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DC Announces 10 CONVERGENCE Mini-Series

By Jeff Ayers

Look! Up at DC Comics! It’s a hiatus? It’s an event? It’s a……. It’s a…… Well, we are a little unsure WHAT exactly DC has in store for fans with their upcoming CONVERGENCE event, planned for next year. Thankfully, they have released some information to help us along, but all will not be revealed until the event actually takes place.

 

We DO know that the entire superhero line of comics at DC will be put on hold during April and May of 2015. This is convenient, because in reality at that time, DC is moving their base from New York City to Burbank, California. But do not fear, for they have announced that a nine issue series detailing Convergence will hit shelves starting with issue 0 in April. This arc will spin directly from the events of “Earth 2: Worlds End” and “The New 52: Futures End” storyline completions.

 

The biggest question on every fans mind since the full reboot in 2011 with “The New 52” is: are these stories contained within the normal continuity? Do they exist in parallel universes, or does every story arc, somehow, make sense in the overall storytelling of superhero DC Comics? Co-Publisher Jim Lee recently told USA Today this about Convergence: “What we are really addressing is they all exist and have existed and exist within the framework of The New 52. ‘Convergence’ is in many ways the most meta, epic event we have ever done.” Dan Dido, also co-publisher, added “It captures the full essence and scope of DC’s incredible history and storytelling. There is a story and a character for every generation of DC Comics fan.”

 

So we are going to see a lot of different versions of superheroes, including pre FlashPoint ones, which harken back to the characters of old. Characters such as Barbara Gordon as Oracle, Dick Grayson as Nightwing, and Renee Montoya as The Question, just to name a few. But thats not all. The nine part mini series will be helmed by Jeff King, a hardened TV writer on such shows as “Continuum”, with DC taking a chance and giving him his first foray into comics. The event will also be helped along by Scott Lobdell and Dan Jergens. There will be new villains, and mysterious DOME to contend with.


The event will also contain 40 (yes FORTY!) 2 part mini series dealing with specific characters. Spanning all different universes, fans will be excited to learn that many will be from the pre New 52 era, so favorite versions of characters will be easily found. DC recently released 10 images from the new 2 part minis, which you can see below, thanks to Comic Book Resources.

 

BATGIRL

Writer: Alisa Kwitney
Artist: Rick Leonardi and Mark Pennington
After a year in the dome, Stephanie Brown is not sure she wants to be Batgirl again. But when Flashpoint Catman attacks, Red Robin and Black Bat call her back into service.

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SUPERMAN

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist Lee Weeks and Dan Jurgens/Norm Rapmund
Superman and Lois deal with the impending birth of their child as he is called in to protect the city.

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SPEEDFORCE

Writer: Tony Bedard
Artist: Tom Grummett and Sean Parsons
Wally West and his kids are separated from Linda, which was bad enough, but when the dome falls, Flashpoint Wonder Woman comes for them.

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HARLEY QUINN

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Writer: Steve Pugh
Artist: Phil Winslade and John Dell
Harley Quinn is enjoying her normal life under the dome until Catwoman and Poison Ivy draft her to fight Captain Carrot.

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BATMAN AND ROBIN

Writer: Ron Marz!
Artist: Denys Cowan and Klaus Janson
Bruce Wayne and Damian have friction with Red Hood before the Extremists attack.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE

Writer: Frank Tieri
Artist: Vicente Cifuentes
When Supergirl, Zatanna, and Jade went to Jessie Quick’s baby shower, they didn’t expect to be taken to another planet for a year, or to be attacked by Flashpoint Aquaman.

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THE ATOM

Writer: Tom Peyer
Artist: Steve Yeowell / Andy Owens
Ray Palmer finds that Ryan Choi is still alive. Together, they meet and confront Deathstroke, the man responsible for “killing” Choi, before fighting the invading Extremists.

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NIGHTWING/ORACLE

Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons
Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon reevaluate their relationship under the dome (wedding!), but Flashpoint Hawkman & Hawkwoman attack, and everything changes.

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TITANS

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Ron Wagner and Jose Marzan
Starfire and Donna Troy come to get Roy Harper who has gone into seclusion since the death of his child and loss of his arm, but then Arsenal has to choose between his team and resurrecting his dead daughter.

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QUESTION

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Cully Hamner
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.

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Jeff Ayers

Both my parents instilled in me at an early age the awesome power and incredible wonder of the written word. My father sat with me when I was four years old and taught me to enjoy reading with classic comic strips like SPIDERMAN, PEANUTS, B.C. and, later, CALVIN AND HOBBES. My mother exposed me to such classics of literature as Poe, Tolkien, Stoker and Doyle, and I started my own comic collection with allowance money from mowing lawns. I liked Wolverine before it was cool, I watched as Superman died and returned, and huddled under the covers as I turned the pages of SANDMAN. Reading is like oxygen to me, and all genres and formats are welcome and devoured equally. I am the co-host of The DW and Incredible Jeff Show, CEO of Permian Productions, and a reviewer at Graphic Novel Reporter. I am 34 and live in scenic Saratoga Springs New York, where I haunt coffee shops and dive bars and the best comic shop anywhere, The Comic Depot.

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