52 #42

Writer: Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2007 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

After weeks and weeks of mental anguish, questionable actions, and great leaps of faith, Ralph Dibny's emotional journey finally comes to a close. How far can one man stretch before he breaks? Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid provide the answer in Week 42.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Beard Feb 22, 2007

    Mr. Wanty: Wants to know what Ralphs wish REALLY was. To be with Sue finally? And who helped Ralph after the fire in the Kryptonian temple? Will the answers to the final mysteries at the end of the Elongated Mans life be revealed? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Feb 25, 2007

    This issue reunited Ralph Dibny with one of the artist who drew him often in the old Justice League Europe / Justice League International series. Although the cartoony look was right for Ralph Dibny, it also took away from the seriousness of this issue. Sure Dibny stretches, but he doesn't have to look weird when he does. At the very least, the team who brings us 52 every month is finally making this series entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - John Hays Feb 23, 2007

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

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Feb 22, 2007

    52 #42 was both a good read and a disappointing read. It all depends on the context in which you read this issue. I applaud the writers for trying to do something interesting with Ralph's character. However, I just wish Ralph's death could have served a more impressive purpose. I definitely think that Ralph's plotline doesn't need to be included into 52. Ralph's storyline could be packaged together in its own trade paperback and be read independently from the events of 52. Read Full Review

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