Wow is 2015 moving fast or what? We are already in April and now that March has hopefully left Winter in its past we can Spring ahead (nyuck nyuck) and get to the comic book store to peruse the offerings from DC Comics. As per usual, the press comes from their publicity side along with the colorful cover art but I will return at the close to speak about some of the stuff I think is the coolest of the cool. I’m going to keep this brief since there are a LOT of titles to browse based on the “Convergence” happening. Here we go with the first week of releases for this storyline.
Convergence #1: This is it! The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time through The New 52, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Your favorite characters from every era and every forgotten series are all here! But are you going to say hello again just to say goodbye forever? The stakes have never been higher as the heroes of Crisis, Zero Hour, Elseworlds, and more are brought together for Convergence! In the first issue of this weekly series, Brainiac has collected cities of doomed and forgotten worlds, who must battle each other – and the losers will be destroyed! But why is he forcing this conflict? Join the refugees from Earth-2 as they unlock the truth behind this world that exists outside time and space and is very much alive! Is Brainiac really in control – or is this planet named Telos an unparalleled force of evil? This extra-sized issue is packed with twists and turns and appearances you NEVER thought you’d see – including the heroes from the hit series INJUSTICE!
Written by Jeff King and Scott Lobdell; Art by Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz
Convergence: The Atom #1: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! There’s a mysterious voice in Ray Palmer’s head! Does that mean The Atom is going mad? To find out what’s really going on, he’ll have to go down a road that will pit him against the ever deadly Deathstroke!
Written by Tom Peyer; Art by Steve Yeowell and Andy Owens
Convergence: Batgirl #1: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! After a year living under the confinement of the dome, Stephanie Brown isn’t sure she wants to be Batgirl again. But when she’s attacked by Catman and Gorilla Grodd from the world of Flashpoint, she’s forced to put on the cape and cowl to fight alongside Red Robin and Cassandra Cain!
Written by Alisa Kwitney; Art by Rick Leonardi and Mark Pennington
Convergence: Batman and Robin #1: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Being trapped in a domed city makes for a tense, inescapable family reunion as Batman struggles to keep the friction between Damian Wayne and Jason Todd from exploding!
Written by Ron Marz; Art and cover by Denys Cowan and Klaus Janson
Convergence: Harley Quinn #1: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Life for Harley Quinn has become downright normal over the last year. Will she be ready to go nuts when Catwoman and Poison Ivy draft her to fight – Captain Carrot?!
Written by Steve Pugh; Art by Phil Winslade and John Dell
Convergence: Justice League #1: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! The Justice League story you never expected to see begins when Supergirl, Zatanna, Vixen and Jade attend Jesse Quick’s baby shower, which quickly turns into a life-and-death struggle with Flashpoint Aquaman!
Written by Frank Tieri; Art by Vicente Cifuentes
Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #1: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Just as they’ve finally been reunited, the romance between Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon is sentenced to execution by Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman!
Written by Gail Simone; Art by Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons
Convergence: The Question #1: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Two-Face is fighting another world’s Harvey Dent, and it’s up to Renee Montoya as The Question to help him beat the odds.
Written by Greg Rucka; Art and cover by Cully Hamner
Convergence: Speed Force #1: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! The fastest family alive loses its powers as Wally West and his kids face an uncertain future while trapped away from home. Will they be able to outrun the chaos that follows the arrival of Flashpoint Wonder Woman? Plus, don’t miss the most unexpected Zoo Crew character of all!
Written by Tony Bedard; Art by Tom Grummett and Sean Parsons
Convergence: Superman #1: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! A powerless Superman is called upon to protect Gotham City…and his pregnant wife Lois Lane!
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art and cover by Lee Weeks
Convergence: Titans #1: STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Starfire and Donna Troy track down Arsenal, who had retreated after the loss of his arm and the death of his daughter – but what they find is more terrifying than they ever could have expected!
Written by Fabian Nicieza; Art Ron Wagner and Jose Marzan, Jr.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Gosh I am not sure what too say yet since I have only briefly gleaned over the premises for these tales but I am wondering where it is all leading us. The DC Universe I grew up with was forever changed with “Crisis On Infinite Earths” and then many years later with “Zero Hour” and then we had “The New 52” initiative its left me with “whew” as an exclamation. As I love first issues I will be hitting the comic store to grab these titles. What do you folks think about this whole process? I cannot wait to hear from you about it. I will be back in a week with the second group of titles that will be coming out. There were just too many to present to let this be an endless posting to read. You don’t mind right? That’s great. See you next go round.
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