As I’ve become more familiar with the writers working in the comics industry today and the responsibilities of an editor over the past year, I’ve been locking on to all kinds of great ideas, creators’ dream projects and the tidbits of brilliance that surpass even the best other elements of their scripts. It eventually seemed to me that I had singled out a lot of these ideas, but I, naturally, had nothing to do with them besides argue with my friends about whether they were as perfect as they seemed.

I started this blog with two main goals in mind. The first was to open the kind of interesting conversations I have with my friends to a wider audience and to hear from new and interesting perspectives. The second was to keep myself thinking critically about comics while I looked for work as an editor. It occurred to me that these concepts I kept dreaming up were a great exercise in both of the facets Reviews By Lantern’s Light was founded upon. And so I’ve put them down here as the New Year’s 52: fifty-two writers and teams paired to fifty-two books created from DC’s stable of characters and concepts.

For your convenience I’ve included links to each of the articles below, arranged in several ways to suit your preference. First is the original order the articles debuted in, largely apropos of nothing save my attempts to highlight the project. After that I’ve arranged the alphabetically by writer and title. Finally I’ve grouped the books into loose families that might be used to determine their position editorially.

I hope you enjoy them and I encourage you to comment, disagree, or try to put together a 52 of your own.

 

Chronological

Action Comics

The Ray

Justice Society of America

The Flash

Hawkgirl and the Atom

The Shade

Manhunter

Blackhawks

Green Lantern

Lois Lane: Woman of Steel

Booster Gold

Teen Titans

Cain and Abel’s House of Mystery

Shazam!

The Tiger and The Dragon

Beowulf

DC Universe

Omegas

Black Lightning

Ghosts

Justice League

Adventure Comics

Sensation Comics

Strange Adventures

Supergirl

Blue Beetles

The War That Time Forgot

Batman

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

Superman

Green Arrow

Starfire and the Outsiders

Batman/Superman

Wonder Woman/Aquaman

Vixen

All-Star Western

Black Canary

Justice League Unlimited

Showcase

Birds of Prey

Harley Quinn

Zatanna

The Robins

Green Lantern Corps

Mister Miracle and Barda

Wonder Woman

Eternity

Maya

Aquaman

Wonders

Streets of Gotham

Detective Comics

 

 

Alphabetical by Writer

Jason Aaron – All-Star Western

Marc Andreyko – Streets of Gotham

James Asmus – Starfire and the Outsiders

Tony Bedard – Beowulf

Brian Michael Bendis – The Tiger and The Dragon

Margerite Bennett – Vixen

Brian Buccellato – Green Lantern

Cullen Bunn – Batman/Superman

Amanda Conner – Action Comics

Paul Cornell – Adventure Comics

Kelly Sue DeConnick – Wonders

J.M. DeMatteis – Ghosts

Rachel Deering – Starfire and the Outsiders

Warren Ellis – Green Lantern Corps

Al Ewing – Wonder Woman/Aquaman

Sholly Fisch – Shazam!

Matt Fraction – Mister Miracle and Barda

Christos Gage – Justice Society of America

Keith Giffen – Booster Gold

Kieron Gillen – Zatanna

Alan Grant – Green Arrow

Justin Grey – The Ray

Christopher Hastings – DC Universe

Jonathan Hickman – Justice League Unlimited

Kyle Higgins – Batman

Kathryn Immonen – Supergirl

Justin Jordan – Cain and Abel’s House of Mystery

Caitlín R. Kiernan – The War That Time Forgot

Tom King – Blackhawks

John Layman – Hawkgirl and the Atom

Jeff Lemire – Eternity

Marjorie Liu – Manhunter

Francis Manapul – Green Lantern

Bryan Q. Miller – Black Lightning

Christopher Moeller – Strange Adventures

Brennan Lee Mulligan – Maya

Fabian Nicieza – Blue Beetles

Greg Pak – Superman

Jimmy Palmiotti – The Ray

Tamora Pierce – Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

Grace Randolph – Birds of Prey

James Roberts – The Flash

Kim Stanley Robinson – Booster Gold

John Rogers – The Robins

Greg Rucka – Sensation Comics

Mairghread Scott – Lois Lane: Woman of Steel

Tim Seeley – Blackhawks

Scott Snyder – The Shade

Nick Spencer – Omegas

Tom Taylor – Justice League

James Tynion IV – Teen Titans

Brian K. Vaughan – Aquaman

Matt Wagner – Detective Comics

Adam Warren – Harley Quinn

Greg Weisman – Black Canary

G. Willow Wilson – Wonder Woman

 

 

 

Alphabetical by Title

Action Comics

Adventure Comics

All-Star Western

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

Aquaman

Batman

Batman/Superman

Beowulf

Birds of Prey

Blackhawks

Black Canary

Black Lightning

Blue Beetles

Booster Gold

Cain and Abel’s House of Mystery

DC Universe

Detective Comics

Eternity

The Flash

Ghosts

Green Arrow

Green Lantern

Green Lantern Corps

Harley Quinn

Hawkgirl and the Atom

Justice League

Justice League Unlimited

Justice Society of America

Lois Lane: Woman of Steel

Manhunter

Maya

Mister Miracle and Barda

Omegas

The Ray

The Robins

Sensation Comics

The Shade

Shazam!

Showcase

Strange Adventures

Starfire and the Outsiders

Streets of Gotham

Supergirl

Superman

Teen Titans

The Tiger and The Dragon

The War That Time Forgot

Wonders

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman/Aquaman

Vixen

Zatanna

 

 

 

Editorial Family

Justice League

Justice League

Justice League Unlimited

Aquaman

Black Canary

DC Universe

The Flash

Hawkgirl and the Atom

Mister Miracle and Barda

 

 

Golden Age

Justice Society of America

Adventure Comics

Showcase

 

 

Superman Family

Superman

Action Comics

Supergirl

Lois Lane: Woman of Steel

Batman/Superman

 

 

Batman Family

Batman

Detective Comics

The Robins

Harley Quinn

Streets of Gotham

Birds of Prey

 

Wonder Woman Family

Wonder Woman

Sensation Comics

Wonders

Wonder Woman/Aquaman

 

Cosmic

Green Lantern

Green Lantern Corps

Omegas

 

Vigilante

Black Lightning

Green Arrow

Manhunter

Booster Gold

Vixen

Zatanna

 

The Outer Limits

All-Star Western

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

Beowulf

Blackhawks

The Tiger and The Dragon

 

The Dark

Cain and Abel’s House of Mystery

Ghosts

The War That Time Forgot

The Shade

 

Cutting Edge

Teen Titans

Blue Beetles

Starfire and the Outsiders

Eternity

Maya

The Ray

Next Gen

Shazam!

Strange Adventures

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