It's time for....
Well, comics geeks will get the joke anyway.
You see, for the past couple of decades or so, major comic companies have gotten in the habit of reinventing their lines every so often--tossing out everything that has gone before and starting it all over. This is why the Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, et al that you see today are very different from the ones that were being published in the 90's, the 80's, the 70's, and so on and so on.
It's also one of the reasons why I prefer to stick to reading pre-1990 super-hero books. It's gotten way too confusing to try and keep up.
Anyway, in 2011, DC comics did a relaunch they called "The New 52."
Since this is my 52nd birthday, and thus the start of a whole new year for me, I decided that would also be a pretty nifty theme for this birthday.
Not to mention allowing me to do a birthday post and a Comic Book Friday post in one fell swoop!
EDIT: Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that there's a theme song too. All good birthdays have one, you know.
Just take out "New Zoo Review" and sing "The New 52" in its place. Totally works.
Singing pink hippos optional. (But who wouldn't want one?)