DC Comics Reveals ‘Convergence’ Event Details

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n April 2014, Dan Didio, co-publisher of DC Comics announced that the weekly comic series that were currently being published in DC’s lineup would be taking a 2 month hiatus beginning at the end of March 2015. Why? Because of the blockbuster story beginning in the Spring–Convergence.

Now that Spring is just around the corner, let’s recap what exactly Convergence is, as well as some recent developments from DC Comics.

Beginning this April, all of DC’s comics will go on hiatus to make way for 40 2-issue miniseries, with 10 issues being released each week. These issues will serve as tie-ins to the primary Convergence storyline, which will begin with a #0 issue and run for eight issues.

The series will focus on heroes and villains from all-throughout DC Comics history, including their pre-Flashpoint incarnations, as well as characters who were not carried over to the New 52, and even some who existed pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths.

The narrative begins on a world outside time and space, the villain Brainiac has used his access to Vanishing Point to roam the history of the DC Universe. Using it to abduct heroes from different lost and defunct eras from across the multiverse, Brainiac amasses a collection of 40 worlds and forces them into conflict. The ensuing chaos pits various DC heroes and villains and their historic or multiverse counterparts against each other, as a villain known as Telos arises to take advantage of it all.

Check out the official solicitation details for Convergence #1-4, plus Issue #1‘s foldout cover art below–courtesy of EW!

Convergens #1 foldout cover art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
Convergence #1 foldout cover art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

CONVERGENCE #1

Written by JEFF KING and SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
Foldout cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1:25 Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
1:100 BATMAN sketch variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
Blank variant cover
On sale APRIL 8 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 8, $4.99 US • RATED T
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!

CONVERGENCE #2
Written by JEFF KING
Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1:25 Variant cover by JAE LEE
1:100 WONDER WOMAN sketch variant cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale APRIL 15 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T
As Telos, the Planet Incarnate, easily defeats the survivors of Earth-2, Thomas Wayne and Dick Grayson set off to find help in the pre-Flashpoint Gotham City. The emotional implication of these worlds colliding comes crashing down when Thomas Wayne confronts this world’s Batman, as father meets son!
Plus, Alan Scott’s attempts to connect with The Green yield unexpected results, setting our team on a quest to escape the planet. And the cyborgs of Futures End engage in a battle to the death against the reimagined heroes of the Just Imagine Universe, while the city of Superman Red and Blue takes on the opposing forces from GENERATIONS!

CONVERGENCE #3
Written by JEFF KING
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1:25 Variant cover by DAVE McKEAN
1:100 AQUAMAN sketch variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale APRIL 22 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T
Death comes calling as an injured Telos takes out his rage on the people of Kandor, while the Earth-2 team endures another brutal casualty. And major plans are set in motion as Green Lantern and the others follow Deimos into the lost city of Skartaris to find Rip Hunter and the missing Time Masters, who could be their only hope of escape from this apocalypse for Infinite Earths!

CONVERGENCE #4
Written by JEFF KING
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1:25 Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:100 GREEN LANTERN sketch variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale APRIL 29 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T
Inside Skartaris, the heroes of Earth-2 must face the only man who can stop them from finding the missing Time Travelers—but why would Travis Morgan, aka The Warlord, want to kill them?
Meanwhile, Telos takes the captive Dick Grayson to several of the battling cities to prove the futility of challenging him. And whatever you do, do not miss the final page, as the surprising return of an unexpected villain could crush all hope for salvation and seal the doom of everyone on the planet!

It sure is going to be an exciting time in DC Comics. Fans can expect to see a lot of forgotten characters and titles return, plus a lot of surprises. What’s more, we could see the beginning (or end) of a lot of DC titles when the event concludes at the end of May 2015. Who knows who will be left standing?!

Will you be checking out Convergence when it hits shelves? What tie-in titles are you excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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