NewThe New 52 Universe

Last Updated: April 24, 2018

In 2011, DC decided – yet again – to reboot its universe.
They even went a little further, and specified that the characters who had previously lived in the WildStorm Universe (already one of the 52 Earths) and the Vertigo Universe (never previously officially acknowledged as a separate Earth) would be folded in to the rebooted universe. The relaunch proceeded amid much hoopla, under the umbrella title of The New 52. It has been a commercial success, if not a great artistic success. And – yet again – DC would apply the reboot selectively: the Batman, Green Lantern and Legion of Superheroes titles in particular were barely touched, while other characters would be in name only versions of their earlier incarnations, and all the previous era of superheroes was compressed into a five year span.

DC New 52 Justice League

They would also spread out the action of the New 52 across multiple Earths, of which Earth One and Earth Two are the most important.

The Main Universe Side Stories
  1. — Before the Superheroes
  2. — The First Six Years
  3. — The New Beginning
  4. — Crossing Over
  5. — Year Two begins
  6. — Counting to Three
  7. — Trinity War and Forever Evil
  8. — Towards the Future
  9. — All That Rises
  10. — Convergence
  11. — DC You
  12. — Rebirth
  13. — Reborn

 

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18 Comments

  1. Some pages are not loading properly, thanks for the reading order. Thanks in advance for fixing it.

  2. when will this be updated again?

    • Hi Argel. At the current time, I’m still in the process of migrating the content over from the original site. Once that’s completed, I will be updating the New 52 stuff with missing books and new pages for the DC You and Rebirth eras.

  3. Hi, could you please make a timeline for the DC Golden Age?

  4. hello,
    thanks for this amazing list ! it seems to be that it missed these tpb:
    DC Comics: The New 52 Villains Omnibus
    Green Arrow Vol. 6: Broken
    Green Lantern:New Guardians Vol. 5: Godkillers
    Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead
    Green Lantern Vol. 6: The Life Equation
    Green Lantern Corps Vol. 6: Reckoning
    Green Lantern:New Guardians Vol. 6: Storming the Gates
    Red Lanterns Vol. 6: Forged in Blood
    Sinestro Vol. 2 Sacrifice
    Teen Titans Vol. 5: The Trial of Kid Flash
    Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 6: Lost and Found
    Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 7: Last Call
    Superman Vol. 6: The Men of Tomorrow
    Batman/Superman Vol. 4: Siege
    Lobo Vol. 1: Targets
    Wonder Woman Vol. 6: Bones
    Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 6: Icarus
    Catwoman Vol. 6: Keeper of The Castle
    Justice League Dark Vol. 5: Paradise Lost
    Gotham by Midnight Vol. 1: We Do Not Sleep
    Gotham Academy Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy
    Swamp Thing Vol. 6: The Sureen
    Aquaman Vol. 6: Maelstrom
    Swamp Thing Vol. 7: Season’s End
    Wonder Woman Vol. 7: War-Torn
    Flash Vol. 6: Out of Time
    Flash Vol. 7: Savage World
    Earth 2 Vol. 5: The Kryptonian
    Teen Titans (2014) Vol. 1: Blinded by the Light
    Worlds’ Finest Vol. 6: The Secret History of Superman and Batman
    Constantine Vol. 3: The Voice in the Fire
    Constantine Vol. 4: The Apocalypse Road

    it is a choice ?
    Micka

    • Hi Micka, it’s not a choice so much as it is me being a bit behind. I’m migrating content from the old site to the new site, and I’ve fallen behind on updating existing content while I’m doing so. But I haven’t forgotten about it, and I will be catching up – the New 52 / Rebirth universe is the first one I’ll be tackling once the migration is completed.

  5. This list is amazing!

    I know you are in the process of updating, but do you intend on including Batman and Robin Eternal? Also, are the nine sections up to convergence completed or will you be adding any more to them in the future?

    • Hi Harry,
      Thank you, I try to do my best.

      I will indeed be including Batman and Robin Eternal when I reach the DC You era (which immediately follows Convergence). The first six sections are up to date, but the next three are only about half completed so far.

  6. This list is really great and it’s saving my life. Really great work.
    Do you have any prediciton for when the rest of the list will be in the site?

    Again, thank you for doing this.

  7. will the bat-mite, justice league united vol.3: reunited and lobo vol.3: paid in blood be back? 🙂

    • also world’s finest vol.5 homeward bound and infinity man and the forever people? 🙂

    • To answer all your questions in one place: Infinity Man and the Forever People doesn’t seem to have been reprinted (at very least, comicbook.db has no record of it being collected), Bat-Mite seems to be non-canon (although I should look at it again to see if it should be listed on any alternate timelines), Homeward Bound is listed on the page for Earth-2, and there only seem to be 2 volumes each of both Lobo and Justice League United (I think they were advance solicited by Amazon but then the titles got cancelled – comicbook.db lists only 2 collections each of those series. If you have more information regarding them, pls tell me 🙂 .)

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