Written by Paul Dini and others Breakdowns by Keith Giffen 51 written by Paul Dini; art by Jesus Saiz 50 written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray; art by Jim Calafiore 49 written by Tony Bedard; art by Carlos Magno 48 written by Adam Beechen; art by David Lopez Covers by Andy Kubert & Tim Townshend The event of the year is here! This brand-new, year-long weekly series features a cast of hundreds where anything goes! With head writer Paul Dini and a rotating team of some of the industry's best writers and artists, COUNTDOWN will serve as the backbone of the DCU in 2007. When a character dies in COUNTDOWN 51, it sets off an unexpected ripple that will touch virtually every character in the DC Universe. The COUNTDOWN is on...so begins the end! COUNTDOWN 51 on sale May 9 COUNTDOWN 50 on sale May 16 COUNTDOWN 49 on sale May 23 COUNTDOWN 48 on sale May 30 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Cover price $2.99.