It’s unclear exactly what DC Comics “Convergence” event is really going to bring. As an attempt to smooth the move from New York to Burbank in April, DC is converging it’s long and storied continuity upon itself. A few years ago now, the New52 did away with all previous storylines and rebooted the entire DC line of books. Allowing origins to be completely rewritten to varying degrees of success. I’m looking at you Wonder Woman.
Now it seems that instead of trying to streamline everything and create a coherent and unified world, DC is taking everything and imploding it. Where we’ll be at after Convergence is anyone’s guess. But as the Multiverse seems to close in upon itself, I sincerely hope we get a mix of everything when we come out the other end.
Let’s hear it for hook hand Aquaman!
During the 2 months of CONVERGENCE, fans will get to see moments they never thought they would, including what’s been happening with some of their favorite characters—Hal Jordan as Parallax, Connor Hawke, and Steel—Pre-Zero Hour Metropolis.
Today, DC Comics has revealed more of those exciting moments with the announcement of the next ten 2-part CONVERGENCE miniseries along with creative teams and 10 incredible pieces of interior art.
SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL
(Writer: Louise Simonson; Artist: June Brigman and Roy Richardson, with color by John Rauch)
Metropolis was taken when Superman was missing, so it’s up to Steel to guard the city from the heroes of GEN13 in his absence.
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL
(Writer: Ron Marz; Artist: Mike Manley, with color by Sotocolor)
The levity of the JLI team collides with the severity of the world of Kingdom Come.
(Writer: Keith Giffen; Artist: Ramon Bachs, with color by Hi-Fi)
What do Supergirl, Lady Quark, and Ambush Bug have in common? Well… nothing really. But that didn’t stop us from sticking them in a story together. You are SO welcome.
(Writer: Tony Bedard; Artist: Cliff Richards, with color by John Rauch)
Trapped in the domed city, Aquaman struggles with the loss of his hand as he confronts a deadly adversary—Deathblow.
(Writer: Tony Bedard; Artist: Ron Wagner and Bill Reinhold, with color by Paul Mounts)
Rookie Green Lantern Kyle Rayner gears up to battle invaders, but is he ready to fight Hal Jordan, also known as Parallax?
BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT
(Writer: Larry Hama; Artist: Philip Tan and Jason Paz, with color by Elmer Santos)
A year ago, Batman got trapped in Metropolis when hunting down Azrael. Now he must team with the man that replaced him, and see how differently they operate as Batmans.
(Writer: Justin Gray; Artist: Ron Randall, with color by Gabe Eltaeb)
A year under the dome can change anyone, even Catwoman. She’s set aside her life of crime to become the protector of Suicide Slum, but when the dome falls she will face her greatest challenge—Kingdom Come Batman.
(Writer: Fabian Nicieza; Artist: Karl Moline and Jose Marzan Jr, with color by Hi-Fi)
Has Kon-El earned the right to be the man of steel? Kon will have to prove his mettle in battle against the Superman of Kingdom Come! But what if the only way to save Metropolis is to lose the fight?
(Writer: Frank Tieri; Artist: Tom Mandrake, with color by Sian Mandrake)
When Kingdom Come’s floating fortress of New Oa threatens Metropolis, it’s up to Amanda Waller to put together a team of the city’s deadliest villains to stop it.
(Writer: Christy Marx; Artist: Rags Morales and Claude St-Aubin, with color by Nei Ruffino)
Oliver Queen meets Connor Hawke for the first time, but is he ready to hand over the Green Arrow mantle to his son?
What do you think, is “Convergence” going to make things better or worse at DC?