Hello readers and welcome to the final installment of the DC Comics “Convergence” overviews. You have safely arrived at chapter eight which is the last of these narratives about the series. For those new to the program, the “Convergence” titles have been running for the past two months and were two issues apiece in addition to a single “Convergence” issue which is now up to its own eighth edition. With the second issues we are getting expanded issues that feature several pages of teaser for what we can expect in the new DC Comics Universe. If you are still missing some issues, don’t worry these extra pages are not the same in each title. There are also variant covers by Chip Kidd on each of the second issues. Let’s get down to the premise from publicity and the cover art. I’ll close it up with thoughts of my own as usual.
Convergence #8: All the heroes of the DC Universe unite to face a crisis of infinite proportions – but when all is done, there can be only one reality. But will even that survive the battle?
Written by JEFF KING and SCOTT LOBDELL, Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and STEPHEN SEGOVIA, Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN, Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
Convergence: Action Comics #2: STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Will Superman and Power Girl meet their demise at the hands of Red Son Wonder Woman?
Written by JUSTIN GRAY, Art by CLAUDE ST-AUBIN and SEAN PARSONS, Cover by AMANDA CONNER, Variant cover by CHIP KIDD
Convergence: Blue Beetle #2: STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! A battle you never thought you’d see: Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and The Question battle an army of Legionnaires!
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, Art by YISHAN LI, Cover by BRET BLEVINS, Variant cover by CHIP KIDD
Convergence: Booster Gold #2: STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Booster Golds…Time Masters…is it possible that the combined might of these heroes can put an end to the Convergence battles?
Written by DAN JURGENS, Art by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ, Cover by DAN JURGENS and DANNY MIKI, Variant cover by CHIP KIDD
Convergence: Crime Syndicate #2: STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! The Crime Syndicate from the past and the heroes from the farthest future of DC One Million clash on the Convergence battlefields!
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO, Art and cover by PHIL WINSLADE, Variant cover by CHIP KIDD
Convergence: Detective Comics #2: STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson attempt to keep Bruce Wayne’s memory alive as they come to blows with the powerful Superman Red Son characters!
Written by LEN WEIN, Art by DENYS COWAN and BILL SIENKIEWICZ, Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ, Variant cover by CHIP KIDD
Convergence: Infinity Inc. #2: STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Jade, Obsidian, Nuklon and the rest of the Infinity Inc. team try to prove that they deserve their place among the Earth-2 heroes as they fight the post-apocalyptic Jonah Hex!
Written by JERRY ORDWAY, Art and cover by BEN CALDWELL, Variant cover by CHIP KIDD
Convergence: Justice Society Of America #2: STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! The original Justice Society is powered up and ready to fight the Weaponers of Qward – but with youth and power comes the ultimate cost!
Written by DAN ABNETT, Art by TOM DERENICK and TREVOR SCOTT, Cover by DAN PANOSIAN, Variant cover by CHIP KIDD.
Convergence: Plastic Man and The Freedom Fighters #2: STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! The fantastic Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters take the battle to the Earth-X Nazis and the robot super heroes from Futures End!
Written by SIMON OLIVER, Art by JOHN McCREA, Cover by HILARY BARTA, Variant cover by CHIP KIDD
Convergence: SHAZAM! #2: STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! The shining city of Fawcett takes on the murky gaslit world of Gotham City as Captain Marvel finds the Victorian-era Batman prepared to take on the mightiest of mortals! At the heart of the battle a new alliance of villains comes together to destroy the future, and one world will be sent to oblivion…
Written by JEFF PARKER, Art and cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER, Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
Convergence: World’s Finest Comics #2: STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Cartoonist Scribbly Jibbet chronicles the battle of the reformed Seven Soldiers of Victory against the Qward invasion in the most unusual story in all of Convergence!
Written by PAUL LEVITZ, Art by JIM FERN, JOE RUBINSTEIN and SHANNON WHEELER, Cover by AARON LOPRESTI, Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
PiercingMetal Thoughts: And so the last chapter in the “Convergence” tales has ended and for those wondering if the DC Universe will ever be the same well the answer is a resounding “No”. It’s a negative because we are not even returning to the universe of “The New 52” that many have been enjoying for the last couple of years and instead a whole new slew of titles are coming up starting next week. I admit that I am a little surprised and then again am a little not at the same time because I was both behind a number of these “52” titles but could care less about an equal amount of them. The frequent cancellation of titles to move another into the mix was getting a little hard to keep up with as well. As far as stories go, this “Convergence” was an interesting storyline that teased us with some of the world’s that have long since gone away and the characters that lived upon them. There was a little part of me that wanted them to just continue along with these ones as opposed to going back to “The New 52” in the first place and it looks as though I got that wish just the same. Alas when it was all said and done we are getting a new revamp that brings a score of new books onto the horizon and into collector’s hands. If you are wondering what is coming next, please stay tuned until next week’s installment of the “Comic Book Insights” as I’ll be discussing the June offerings in full in that narrative. What did you readers think of this whole process? Did you love it, did you hate it? Whatever the case may be I will see you next week.
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