We’re trying to keep up here! Please believe us! Weekly storylines divided up by titles are a daunting task to review. Week 2 of Convergence has come and gone, but here’s our two-cents worth on the massive DC Comics event.
Convergence: Justice League International #1 is brilliantly drawn by Mike Manley and colored extremely well. The story is exciting and entertaining. It lets us see what it’s like for these heroes to be fighting alternate versions of themselves.
Convergence: Suicide Squad #1 gives us a glimpse into the team and how they are dealing with this universal dilemma. Waller sends the team up against Kingdom Come world and we are shown how they react to the challenge. Tom Mandrake’s art is sketchy at times. However, Frank Tieri’s writing makes up for it.
Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #1 was quite a surprise for me. We get a glimpse into how Supergirl and Lex Luthor are staying occupied during the event. Supergirl then fights two superheroes who find their way into her city. It is an interesting read penned by Keith Giffen and Timothy Green II’s art is enhanced by its brightness.
Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1 is extremely lackluster. It looks at how Guy Gardner and John Stewart fare without their power rings. John is doing wonderful, but Guy is in a stage of depression it seems. David Gallaher’s story is average but Ande Parks and Steve Ellis’s art is great.
Convergence: New Teen Titans #1 was a thrilling tale. Marc Deering and Nicola Scott's art was colored bright and cheery. Marv Wolfman’s amazing talent shines through as the writing is straight and to the point. It gives us a look at a more Retro team. We get to see them researching their foes and some extraordinary fight scenes.
Convergence: Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes #1 is a well-crafted tale by Stuart Moore. Mark Farmer and Gus Storms’ art is fabulous as well! The story is paced nicely and very refreshing. We get to witness what the team has been up to this past year during the crisis. It is a very solid comic and a definite recommendation.
Convergence: The Flash #1 gives us a look at another Scarlet Speedster. It’s reminiscent in quality to all the other Flash storylines and titles. He doesn’t have Iris anymore and has just been doing forensic work. Federico Dallocchio’s art and Dan Abnett’s story is passable making it an average issue.
Convergence: Superboy #1 is definitely one to seek out. We get to see how people view Superboy with Superman no longer around. Let’s just say he isn’t looked upon nicely. The emotional torment and psychological hurt that puts on the Boy of Steel is explored. Both Fabian Nicieza’s narrative and José Marzán, Jr. and Karl M Moline's illustrations are boisterous making the issue a definite read.
The whole Convergence experience is a lot to take in and keep up with. Overall, it’s been largely satisfying so far. Here’s hoping DC and it’s fine staff of writers can keep up the momentum!
You can buy any of the issues by clicking on the titles above. (Review written by Everett Shirey)