Somehow, DC slipped these announcements past me, so I apologize for getting this to you guys extremely late! In May, we’ll get the second and final installment of Convergence. I was hoping this month’s solicitations would provide additional insight into the stories being released, but there honestly isn’t much here. I’m just going to pray that the stories are better than these covers… Also, Batman is popping up all over the place, so I’m not exactly sure if/how we’ll deal with that, but I promise we’ll have a plan by April and May.
Alright, if you’re still with me, below you’ll find the solicitations for each issue, as well as the cover art (if DC has released it). As a reminder, I’m not putting the talent credits in this post because there’s already a ton of information here. But you know me… I can’t post anything without adding my two cents, so you’ll see some of my randomness for a few titles. Make sure you give me a piece of your mind in the comments as well! I want to hear what you’re excited about, worried about, your predictions, etc… If you have something to say, I want to know!
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!
I’m really hoping this doesn’t turn out to be a cluster.
Convergence: Batman & Robin #2
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! It’s a Bat-Family reunion with Bruce, Damian and Jason Todd, so you know things aren’t going to end well – but it gets a lot worse when Batman and Robin have to fight the Extremists!
If Damian and Jason are written well, then this has the potential of being awesome!
Convergence: Batgirl #2
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! What will be the final fate of Stephanie Brown as she battles both Flashpoint Grodd and Catman? Or is the real fight closer to home, against Red Robin?
This is one of the books that I’m really looking forward to, mainly because I’m DESPERATE to have some Cassandra Cain in my life! That being said, if Stephanie is displayed as being more skilled than Cass, I’m going to be royally peeved.
Convergence: Harley Quinn #2
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Poison Ivy fight Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew – to the death!
Convergence: Nightwing/ Oracle #2
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! The fairy tale starring Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon tries to survive one more night – and a brutal attack by Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman!
I will never complain about a Dick and Babs story! Unless it ends up being absolute trash.
Convergence: The Question #2
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Renee Montoya’s final stand as The Question comes to a head as she helps Two-Face battle Flashpoint’s Harvey Dent…but will her world live on?
Easily the book that I’m most excited to read from Convergence! Renee, Huntress, Batwoman, and Two Face!?!? Yes please!
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: Batman Shadow of the Bat #2
STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Batman and Azrael team up against the original Wetworks lineup from the WildStorm Universe! Armor up!
It will be nice to see Jean Paul again, but other than that, I’m just not sure about this title.
Convergence: Catwoman #2
STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Witness the shocking conclusion to Catwoman’s altercation with the Kingdom Come Batman!
You’ll be happy to know that I’ve purchased Kingdom Come, and I plan on reading it this weekend!
Convergence: Suicide Squad #2
STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Bane and Cyborg Superman join Amanda Waller and her Suicide Squad’s attack on Kingdom Come Green Lantern’s floating fortress of New Oa! And lots and lots and lots of heroes die!
I still think this is a kick-ass line-up, and I’m curious to see how well these characters work together.
Batman: Arkham Knight #4
As clues to the whereabouts of Gotham City’s most mysterious and frightening villain surface, the arrival of the new Batmobiles leads to the deadliest ride Batman will ever take!
The first digital issue was released this week, but I haven’t read it yet. I’m crossing my fingers that it’s good! I love nice surprises.
Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #11
Batman and his team battle Nightmare Batman. Later, the Monitor arrives on the Gaslight world to investigate the Earth Engine. But in doing so, he accidentally unleashes a wave of madness that claims him too. And a mystery villain is revealed.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four #1
Superman’s regime has been opposed by the Green Lantern Corps and by those who wield the power of magic, but the Man of Steel has emerged battered yet still in control. Now he’s about to face his greatest opponents yet: the gods themselves! Hera’s role in awakening Wonder Woman from her coma has drawn the attention of Mount Olympus, and these new players are about to test existing alliances.
Woo hoo! This book just makes me excited in general, but now that Year Three is REALLY picking up, I can’t wait for more!
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!
Heroes from the New 52 join the fight. Hmm, how do you think this will play out? I’m personally feeling a little nervous for the future of DC, so say a little prayer that it all turns out ok.
Convergence: Batman & the Outsiders #2
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Batman leads the Outsiders against a terror from the Great Disaster – Godmaker and OMAC!
Convergence: New Teen Titans #2
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Titans Together – no more, when they face the nmight of the Tangent Doom Patrol! Is this the end of what many consider the greatest Titans team in the history of the Multiverse?
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?
Should I assume that no reality will survive based on DC’s announcement concerning June titles, and that they’ll focus more on stories rather than continuity? I’m growing increasingly uneasy with the whole Convergence thing.
Convergence: Crime Syndicate #2
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! The Crime Syndicate from the past and the heroes from the farthest future of DC One Million clash on the Convergence battlefields!
Convergence: Detective Comics #2
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson attempt to keep Bruce Wayne’s memory alive as they come to blows with the powerful Superman Red Son characters!
This looks pretty cool! I’m down! I’m looking forward to seeing these two again.
Batman ’66 #23
Two villains from Batman’s classic Rogues Gallery get the ’66 treatment in two separate stories! First, Hilda, aunt of Marsha Queen of Diamonds, messes with forces beyond her control and brings forth Solomon Grundy. Then, when False Face goes looking for a shape-shifting formula, he ends up creating Clayface!
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 4 #2
Angered by the losses in the ongoing conflict against Superman, former GCPD Detective Renée Montoya has had enough. Taking an extra dose of the Super Soldier pills, she goes up against The Man of Steel alone. Can her allies save her in time? Meanwhile, Billy Batson gets a surprise visitor at school: Harley Quinn!
This will be worth it just to see Harley Quinn in a school!! Also, I think we might need to say farewell to Renee.
Notes: I’m not sure if we will cover Justice League during Convergence. I can’t find any reference to Batman in it, so we might sit that one out. I’ll leave it up to Terry to decide. Also, it looks like Batman – or versions of him from other worlds – will be popping up in other books as well, but I’m not sure how critical he will be to the plot, so we may not review these titles. So if you still feel like you need a little more Batman this month (or the Joker), then you should check out these titles as well.
- Convergence: Shazam #2
- Convergence: Superman #2
- Convergence: Swamp Thing #2
- Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 (Which has a pretty awesome cover!)