Countdown #50- The first issue of this series has a fantastic opening (Darkseid anyone?), this issue has a similar fantastic opening. Jimmy Olsen being guided by Superman to the Red Hood. Nice!
Thus far Countdown has tried to put together a series of events and character interactions that showcase both the well and lesser-known players in the DCU. Jimmy Olsen's scenes with the Joker are great. The Joker is locked up in a mental institution, but knows more than anyone how screw up the world is. That was just priceless.
Some scenes are not as well done, but all in all, Countdown has been solid more than anything. After the great 52, this series has a lot to live up to. So far, so good.