Clarification needed on a couple of points:

1) There are two almost identical categories, this one (The New 52) and another (New 52). The latter has a lot more entries (at present about 1600 compared to about 160), so I suggest that they be merged (and the former re-edited) under the first heading.
2) Does this category include
a) all DC/Vertigo comics published after Flashpoint (date), or
b) all rebooted DC titles starting with their respective #1 (including one-shots and limited series) and excluding titles outside the DC universe (content)? --Lucien61 (talk) 12:23, May 23, 2013 (UTC)

Here's the deal:

New 52 is an era category. It refers to the publication "era" between November 2011 (publication date. the street date was September) and the present. It is analogous with Modern Age, Silver Age, etc.

To answer your questions, everything that was published between those dates is included in the era category, regardless of publisher or continuity.

The New 52 is a bogus category. It was created because some editor decided to call what is obviously an ongoing publication ERA an event by adding it to the event field on the comic template. I think it shouldn't exist, but some of the other admins are suggesting it be used for just the first issues of the first publication wave.

Anyway, that's the difference. One is an era, and the other is an event. - Hatebunny (talk) 15:44, May 23, 2013 (UTC)

That's what I thought. And the bogus category is "mis-used" by containing many non-#1s, anyway. So - actual content is not a factor, right? It does include each and every post-Nov11 DC/Vertigo book? ---Lucien61 (talk) 16:13, May 23, 2013 (UTC)

It includes every book, by any publisher, that was published beginning with November 2011. It does not have any relation to the internal continuity of the books (which don't ever say the phrase "the new 52" anyway). It's just the most obvious name for the new era of publication that began at that time. - Hatebunny (talk) 16:18, May 23, 2013 (UTC)

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