52 #40

Writer: Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Artist: Keith Giffen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 7, 2007 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
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8.3User Rating

Steel leads his crew on an assault of LexCorp to bring down the super-powered Lex Luthor and save his niece Natasha Irons. But can the man of Steel stand toe-to-toe against a superman Luthor? Find out in Week 40!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - John Hays Feb 9, 2007

    We can only hope that these and other questions will be addressed in the upcoming installments of 52! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Feb 8, 2007

    52 #40 was another good read. This title just keeps getting better and better. DC has done a phenomenal job with 52. This issue delivered a resolution to one of the main plotlines running through 52. This is the first sign that the writers are beginning to wrap up certain long running plotlines as we head to WW III and the climactic ending of this title. 52 is a wonderful title that is definitely worth your money. If you haven't been reading it then I would certainly recommend getting the trade paperback whenever it comes out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Feb 11, 2007

    Marvel and DC Comics really differ. When you look at a Marvel comic book with a no holds' fight, things are messy. Here Batista drew a clean fight, although much of it occurred under rain. Looking at this issue without a Marvel comic book next to it, the fight looks spectacular. But comparing it with say, New Avengers #27, it feels dry. Nevertheless, the storytelling here is solid and it's far easier to understand what was going on in this issue, than it was in the other title mentioned above. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Beard Feb 8, 2007

    Mr. Wanty: gets just what he wants next issue, looks like. The word is convergence, and if thats just one of those symbolic covers (what we used to call misleading when I was a kid), then Mr. Wanty will want blood. Dig? Read Full Review

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