Convergence Begins for the DC Universe

Week One of Convergence is underway! We get a glimpse into some of our favorite multiverses in several notable titles! I took some time to dive into the pages of Convergence: Justice League #1, Convergence: Titans #1, Convergence: Speed Force #1, and Convergence: The Atom #1.

Pre-Flashpoint Supergirl, Zatanna, Vixen and Jade attend Jesse Quick’s baby shower in Convergence: Justice League #1. The event quickly turns into a life-and-death struggle with Flashpoint Aquaman!

Convergence: Justice League #1 gives us a peek at an all-female team from an alternate universe. It provides readers with enough of a story to get to know the characters and their problems. The comic leaves us with an Aquaman-ruled universe. It definitely had me intrigued and I cannot wait for what DC has in store for the future. Frank Tieri’s story is well written, but the art by Vicente Cifuentes is sketchy.

In Convergence: Titans #1, Pre-Flashpoint Starfire and Donna Troy track down Arsenal. He has retreated after the loss of his arm and the death of his daughter. What they find is more terrifying than they ever could have expected!

Convergence: Titans #1 is a pity story trying to make us care for a Red Arrow led Justice League. I just wanted to skip it. It makes the reader feel annoyed having to hear his unfortunate story again and again. Fabian Nicieza’s narrative is mediocre and José Marzán, Jr. while Ron Wagner's art is average.

Pre-Flashpoint's fastest family alive loses its powers in In Convergence: Speed Force #1. Wally West and his kids face an uncertain future while trapped away from home. Will they be able to outrun the chaos that follows the arrival of Flashpoint Wonder Woman?

Convergence: Speed Force #1 gives us a glimpse at Wally West and his family after being under the dome set in place by Telos. All meta humans have been stripped of their powers. The domes are taken down and suddenly everyone has regained them. Wally gathers his children, Jai, and Iris to journey to the other domes. Sean Parsons and Tom Grummett’s art and Tony Bedard’s writing are phenomenal.

In Convergence: The Atom #1, there’s a mysterious voice in Pre-Flashpoint Ray Palmer’s head! Does that mean The Atom is going mad? To find out what’s really going on, he’ll have to go down a road that will pit him against the ever deadly Deathstroke!

Convergence: The Atom #1 gives a glimpse into a dreary future for the hero. Not only has he apparently gone mentally insane, he’s lost his shrinking ability and now has the powers of Plastic Man. Palmer can grow and shrink his hands. First-rate illustrations are provided by Andy Owens and Steve Yeowell. Writer Tom Peyer’ tale is intriguing as well.

Week One of Convergence is sometimes great. It is also underwhelming for some of the issues. Hopefully, the impressive ones will continue the forward momentum and the disappointing titles can improve in the future. (Review written by Everett Shirey)

Convergence: Justice League #1 is available now in print and Kindle editions.

Convergence: Titans #1 is available now in print and Kindle editions.

Convergence: Speed Force #1 is available now in print and Kindle editions.

Convergence: The Atom #1 is available now in print and Kindle editions.




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