When DC Comics packs up shop in April and heads west to California all regular comics will grind to a halt, while DC plays with the multiverse once more.
The big “band-aid” event is called Convergence as USA Today describes the series, it feels an awful lot like something we’ve seen before.
Convergence spins out of the April 1 finales of the Earth 2: World’s End and The New 52: Futures End weekly series. The alien supervillain Brainiac has trapped cities from various timelines and planets that have ended, brought them in domes to a planet outside of time and space, and is now opening them for a great experiment to see what happens when all these folks meet.
Remember Countdown to 52, and the even that had heroes of the multiverse battling one another? While it doesn’t look like characters are fighting for the fate of their world, it does feel that way from this description. Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Comics, did try to give better insight into this event.
“What we’re really addressing is they all exist and have existed and exist within the framework of the New 52,” Lee explains. “Convergence is in many ways the most meta epic event we’ve done.”
The event not only features Brainiac as the big bad, but introduces a new bad guy called Telos… but don’t confuse the villain with Tellus, the character from Legion of Super-Heroes.
Jeff King is handling the scrpting and storytelling of the big event, with Dan Jurgens and Scott Lobdell lending a hand, as DC Comics puts all of their other titles on hold while the Convergence story hit 40 two-part miniseries and the main book.