Exclusive: Get The Scoop On DC Comics’ Next Big Crossover, ‘Convergence’

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02.12.15 5 Comments
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Convergence is, if you haven’t been following, DC’s upcoming April event wherein a bunch of DC’s heroes from all across its various books, from the ’90s continuity of Zero Hour to Elseworlds books like Kingdom Come, team up to save their various universes. And we’ve got the solicits for the central series, #5 through #8, as well as a reveal of the cover for Convergence #2!

It’s worth keeping an eye on this as often, these crossovers and the resulting changes are a rich source of ideas for adaptations. Man of Steel, for example, drew from a huge number of comics to come up with its story. Furthermore, if you’ve seen the movies and you’re curious as to how heroes have changed over the years, or if you want to see some different takes on the heroes you know, Convergence ranges across an enormous number of continuities and heroes. And, of course, the main book has lots of fights, which is why we all show up.

First, the solicits:

CONVERGENCE #5
Written by JEFF KING
Art by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1:25 Variant cover by JEROME OPENA
1:100 Cyborg sketch variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale MAY 6 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T

The threat to the Multiverse grows as Brainiac confronts his creation Telos, and the surviving heroes of Earth-2 are stuck in the middle! Plus: A specific moment in time signals a call to all the cities that have been battling each other! Witness the final fates of the winners and losers of Convergence!

CONVERGENCE #6
Written by JEFF KING and SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by ED BENES
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1:25 Variant cover by STEVE RUDE
1:100 Starfire sketch variant cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale MAY 13 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T

Free of the reign of Telos, a pantheon of heroes unite at last in an effort to defend their collective cities – but they did not count on the threat of Deimos, who suddenly seems to possess the power to tear the Multiverse apart at the seams!

CONVERGENCE #7
Written by JEFF KING and SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MARK MORALES
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1:25 Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:100 Green Arrow sketch variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale MAY 20 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T

The largest battle in the history of the Multiverse is here! Who will win and who will lose when Deimos battles the combined might of the Earth 2 survivors, the heroes from Kingdom Come, the Titans and Parallax? All this and more, as the heroes of The New 52 join the fight!

CONVERGENCE #8
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
1:25 Variant cover by JILL THOMPSON
1:100 Superman sketch variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR.
On sale MAY 27 • 40 pg, FC, 8 of 8, $4.99 US • RATED T

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?

As for what may have come before, the cover for Convergence #2, from Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, offers a fairly substantial hint:

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Of note, after Convergence, DC’s revamping many books; 25 books are being kept, but it’ll be launching 24 new ones this summer. We’ll keep an eye on those books as it gets closer to the April event.

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