This weeks confrontational comic-cover is drawn by one of the Precinct1313’s all time favourite artists, the astounding Amanda Conner. Convergence: Action Comics #2 features a colossal struggle between what are quite possibly the world’s two most powerful female superheroes, the amazing Amazon, Wonder Woman versus the girl of steel, Power Girl. Be prepared for a battle royale of immense magnitude as these two titans of the DC Universe duke it out in an alternate reality clash between the ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ and ‘Red Son’ universes.
Convergence is a two month long maxi-series of comics that brings together heroes and villains from multiple timelines and alternate realities, to battle it out under the control of the villainous Braniac. Convergence: Action Comics #2 is written by: Justin Gray. Interior art by: Sean Parsons and Claude St. Aubin. Cover art by: Amanda Conner. Alternative cover by: Chip Kidd.
Well, my comic collecting cohorts, this is the big one, the entire DC Universe from the dawn of time through the ‘New 52′ reboot will come together against a threat that will bend the multiverse to its own will. Every character from DC’s past, including alternate reality variants of existing heroes and villains (including classic Elseworld characters such as vampire Batman from
Red Rain) will be brought into this massive ongoing saga that runs the entire month of April, this will lead up to next months addition of 25 new ongoing comic series to the DC Comics line.
Convergence gathers together all existing and forgotten storylines and characters from DC’s past and present, and thrusts them together in an attempt to determine where do worlds go when they die. After Braniac gains access to the Vanishing Point, (a dimension that exists outside of space and time, occurring in the last possible moment before entropy ends everything in the universe) he gains the ability to look back at the histories of worlds that are now deceased. He determines to gather these long lost worlds together, and pit them against each other so he can observe the eventual outcome.
Convergence titles available this week are: Convergence #1, Titans, The Question, The Atom, Superman, Speed Force, Nightwing/Oracle, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Batman and Robin, and Batgirl.
DC’s regular monthly titles will be taking a one month hiatus whilst this epic time spanning saga unfolds. As of next month, the DC universe you thought you knew, will be a whole new beast indeed my friends. It is an exciting time to be a DC fanatic!!