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"The Island of Professor Morrow": Day 1:

52 #23 is an issue of the series 52 (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 2006. It was published on October 11, 2006.

Synopsis for "The Island of Professor Morrow"

Day 1:
Will Magnus is brought to Oolong Island, where he meets all the mad scientists who had gone missing in the past months. T.O. Morrow explains that their employers have provided the mad scientists with limitless resources and have encouraged them to design and build whatever they can imagine.

Day 5:
The Question and Renée Montoya have tracked Intergang to Yemen, where they observe the ritual beating of Isis' brother Amon. They are discovered, but manage to stay alive until the arrival of Isis and Black Adam. They rescue Amon, who is healed by his sister. At first it appears that he will never walk again, but Black Adam grants him a portion of his own powers, and he becomes Osiris.

Day 6:
After returning to Kahndaq, the Black Adam Family departs for China.

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  • Unidentified giant robot (see Notes)



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  • The giant robot that appears at the beginning of this issue bears a large resemblance to a Silver Age foe of the Metal Men. Its exact name is unclear, but appears to have been B.O.L.T.S., or perhaps just BOLTS.
  • "The Island of Professor Morrow" is reprinted in 52 Vol. 2 of the 2007 4-volume edition, 52 Volume One of the 2016 2-volume edition, and 52 Omnibus.


  • The ticker-tape at the bottom of the cover reads, "The Island of Dr. Morrow... Renee Montoya - Is SHE the Answer?... "

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