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by Greg Cox
Jan 1, 2010
7 Hours
Ages 13+
Cosmic legend has it that when the primordial gods of antiquity perished in some bygone cataclysm, the universe gave birth to a new breed of gods who reigned from two eternally warring worlds, the heavenly New Genesis and the hellish Apokolips. Now a vast conspiracy of evil is determined to eradicate the New Gods and steal their souls to obtain universal power that can destroy all of reality.

Jimmy Olsen, Superman's pal and the redheaded photographer for the Daily Planet, exhibits powers of his own and, with them, has the opportunity to become a hero. Meanwhile, Mary Marvel awakens from a coma to discover that she's been abandoned by her family and friends-and her magical ability to wield the thunderbolt.

Donna Troy, Jason Todd and Holly Robinson, once super heroes, were forced to retire and rejoin the ranks of humanity. Until the Earth calls upon Wonder Girl, Robin and Catwoman once more to prevent a crisis beyond all imagination.

At the end of an age where time, space and reality may bow before sinister forces, the fate of the Earth lies in the hands of five unlikely super heroes who have one destiny to fulfill: save the world at all costs...

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DC Comics: Countdown

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Director & Cast

Director Richard Rohan
Starring Richard Rohan, Susan Lynskey, Steven Carpenter, Yasmin Tuazon, Amanda Thickpenny, James Konicek, Mort Shelby, Nanette Savard andy Clemence, Danny Gavigan, Margie Tompros, Laura Quinn Anderson, Lily Beacon, Terence Aselford, Ken Jackson, Lilly David, Scott McCormick, Christopher Scheeren, James Lewis, Elizabeth Jernigan, Ren Kasey, Joe Brack, Colleen Delany, Michael Glenn, Nathan Bennett, Barbara Pinolini, Thomas Penny, David Coyne, Laura Reichert, Tim Carlin, M.B.Van Dorn, Tom Simpson, Jonathan Watkins, Casie Platt, Eric Messner and Delores King Williams
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Richard Rohan
Dialogue Editors Chris Rohan and Nathanial Perry
Sound Designers Johann Dettweiler, Nathanial Perry and Chris Rohan
Original Theme Music Dan Sondak
Additional Original Music Dan Sondak and Johann Dettweiler
Cover Illustrator Karl Kerschl
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette


Must. Must. Must. by Marcus (Posted on 7/21/2014)
This is a MUST. I was a little hesitant to get this, but it is SO good. Incredible character development for Holly Robinson (aka Catwoman,) along with Harley Quinn, Donna Troy, Jimmy Olsen, and Jason Todd, and Mary Marvel. I cannot stress enough how great this is. It shows that they aren't just superheros, they are real people, with real problems. You learn to love the characters not for their superpowers and abilities, but for who they are. This is easily one of the best I have heard, and I recommend it to everyone.
I want to hear more by Paul (Posted on 7/5/2014)
The one thing I love about this audio book was the scenes of Harley Quinn. As for the rest, it's as good as any of the others and I hope GraphicAudio would do more crossovers from DC and Marvel comics.
Brings clarity and life to an otherwise convuluted mess of a comic by Idongesit (Posted on 3/5/2014)
GraphicAudio's production combined with Cox's storytelling streamlines Countdown- arguably DC comics' most loathed crossover into a story that makes sense and introduces new comic readers to lesser known characters. i recommend this over reading the comic itself.
review of this book by rick (Posted on 1/18/2014)
spot on acting for the joker and good voice for dark side keep up the good work graphic audio
great by Brian (Posted on 12/18/2013)
Good book to listen to on the road!
Review by Christopher Woods (Posted on 5/23/2013)
excellent voices / excellent production / ok story
Review by Simon Chang (Posted on 5/23/2013)
Very impressive. Countdown adapts a convoluted and much-maligned story arc published by DC Comics from 2007-2008. What author Greg Cox has done is strip the story to its bare essentials, removing all the needless filler and tangents meant to tie into other ongoing comics. The end result is a fast-paced, easy-to-understand and often compelling narrative that gives Superman's Pal and other lesser-known characters a chance to shine. It's still not as good as DC's other year-long opus 52, but it's certainly come a long way from being near-unreadable.

GraphicAudio once again delivers the goods to produce an immersive narrative. Most of the voice acting is spot on - the actress for Mary Marvel handles her duality well, but Harley Quinn can occasionally get a little grating. Ray Palmer's story is one of the standout chapters from the original comic, and it's been adapted here with the right emotional punch. Definitely worth the purchase.
Review by David Roe (Posted on 5/23/2013)
I really liked it. Harley Quinn is awesome! My friend did not like it at all. If you are not a loyal comic book reader and do not know who's who is DC I'd would avoid this title.
Review by Robert Griffin (Posted on 5/23/2013)
I've been blind since birth, and was introduced to DC Comics via the DC Animated Universe--EG Batman and Superman animated series thanks to my little brother when we were much younger. I own all the various animated series on DVD, but I wanted more. I was very frustrated because there just wasn't much of a demand for comics adapted to audio. So I was very excited when I happened upon this gem of a website and am in the process of devouring their DC titles. Graphic Audio, please please please keep the DC titles coming! They're a blind comic consumer's dream come true. And is there any hope of Marvel titles being added some day?

I've always been a bigSuperman/New Gods/Darkseid fan so I absolutely loved this title. The voice actors are so very spot on. The music is excellent. The sound effects draw the listener into the very comic itself. I can't thank Graphic Audio enough for opening this exciting new vista to me. So once again, more DC titles, please! My walet is primed and ready to shell out the cash, GA.

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