Thursday, April 9, 2015

Convergence #1

   What a mess.

   Convergence seems, on the face of it, to be an olive branch offered to traditional DC fans who miss "the good old days."

   So, through mysterious means, they're resurrected a vast number of alternate realities from DC's past - each one captured in a city and transported... somewhere.

   I admit, I don't understand how (or why) it's happening. These different realities / cities are apparently not taken from the 52 alternate Earths being cleverly explored in the Multiversity series.

    Instead, this is a strange hodgepodge of Elseworlds, DC history and alternate Earths - several pages at the end of the issue are devoted to a scorecard to explain the source of the different characters.

   And then they thrown in some Earth-2 characters (but they're not in a city)!

   The upshot is, the heroes in each city must fight the other cities for survival. (So expect a high body count.)

   Perhaps future issues will explain why any of this is happening, but I'm not sure I can hang on that long.

   This issue didn't spark interest or wonder - all it gave me was a headache.

Grade: C



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