The New 52 is a term used to describe the spontaneous creation of fifty-two new super powered Humans. These supernatural humans were given their powers through cybernetic mosquito like bots that transferred uncanny genetic material and injected it into the flesh of their target.
The New 52 are a group of super powered individuals. They were created by Lex Luthers devious geno-bots which carried supernatural genetic material which could create new super powered humans. Their were 60 of these bots but only 52 completed the mission and successfully passed on the gene to worthy human hosts.
The Justice League and the super villans of the world now work to recruit these 52 super powers in order to tip the balance between good and evil in their favor.