This past Monday, DC Comics announced its next huge event: “Convergence.” Beginning on April 1, 2015, the event will consist of a 9-part main series written by Jeff King and 40 2-part tie-in miniseries.
Here’s the full press release from DC:
Comic book fans have a lot to be excited about! Today, DC Entertainment and USA TODAY announced the next major DC Comics event: CONVERGENCE.
Comprising a weekly comic book series with veteran TV writer Jeff King (Executive Producer of White Collar and Continuum) making his comic book debut as the lead writer on the 9-part series and 40 brand-new 2-part miniseries written and drawn by an exciting and diverse array of star talent, whose teams and titles will be announced in the coming weeks, CONVERGENCE is one of the most epic and inclusive events DC Comics has ever constructed—touching upon every facet of DC Comics’ rich publishing history.
If you’ve been reading THE NEW 52: FUTURES END and EARTH 2: WORLD’S END, now is the moment you’ve been waiting for. All things converge as readers get to experience the DC multiverse like never before—hundreds of heroes, hundreds of villains, numerous worlds, and universe altering events all in one place, one time.
Taking place outside of time and space—on the question mark, just below Earth 29 and above Chaos, on the Map of the Multiverse—and introducing the new villain—Telos, this massive event will be published throughout April and May.
Head on over to USA TODAY (or pick up a copy of the paper) to get the full details and find out what co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee have to say about this event.
Look for CONVERGENCE beginning April 1, 2015. CONVERGENCE #0 will be co-written by Dan Jurgens and Jeff King and illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver. CONVERGENCE #1-8 will be written by Jeff King with art by Carlo Pagulayan and Stephen Segovia. All issues will include covers by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
And check out the promo art above by Carlo Pagulayan and Jose Marzan, Jr with colors by Hi-Fi.
The event comes right after the conclusions of “Futures End” and “World’s End,” so expect some major repercussions from those events, but will Grant Morrison’s “Multiversity” tie-in as well? It seems likely, especially considering DC has linked to the Multiverse map in their announcement, but time will tell. Expect more information here at Batman-News.com as we hear it.
For now, we’ve done our best to figure out each world represented in the teaser image. The list is below, but if you know the Earth numbers or of any corrections, let us know.
- “Red Son” Superman.
- I know the characters, save for the girl in the immediate foreground, but don’t know what this is representing. Maybe the “Countdown”/”52” era, since Montoya is the Question?
- “Kingdom Come” Red Robin (Dick Grayson), Red Arrow, Donna Troy, Wonder Woman, and Superman.
- Kamandi and his allies.
- “Future’s End”-bots, I guess? I haven’t been reading it.
- Not sure. Looks like Hawkman, Wonder Woman, a female Flash (Jessie Quick?), and a male I can’t identify.
- “Flashpoint” Wonder Woman, Professor Zoom, Captain Cold, and Aquaman.
- Nineties characters, probably around “Zero Hour”-“Final Night” or so. Az-Bats, hook-hand Aquaman, Steel, and Parallax.
- No idea.
- Justice Society.
- No idea.
- No idea.
- Tangent Comics characters. I vaguely remember this line, and only through ads. Never read any of it, but I know the black guy is Superman and the hooded girl is Green Lantern.
- I’m guessing “Red Rain” vampiric Batman characters.
- Old-school Crime Syndicate.
- Not sure which Batman this is supposed to be.
- Not sure. The wizard Shazam, maybe?
- Charlton Comics characters. Blue Beetle, the Question, and Captain Atom.
- Justice Legion A from “DC One Million.”
- No idea.
- Other than it being the Daily Planet, I have no idea which Earth it represents.
- Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew. Fitting since he was in “Multiversity.”
- The Marvel Family, acquired from Fawcett Comics.
- Freedom Fighters (Uncle Sam, the Human Bomb, Phantom Lady, Ray, and that looks like Plastic Man.
- Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes.
- No idea.
- Telos himself. He looks like a hodge-podge of different things: arm spikes from Doomsday, the chest piece is very New Gods, his face kind of reminds me of Mongul, and the rest could easily be referencing Monitor and Anti-Monitor, at least loosely. In fact, as easy an answer as it is, it wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up being a Monitor, especially with Anti-Monitor appearing at the end of “Forever Evil.”
Keep in mind, too, that “convergence” means for things to come together from separate places. Could this be a whole new Crisis, or a Zero Hour-type soft reboot? Let’s speculate in the comments.