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Comic Cover Of The Week: Convergence – Action Comics #2

(DC Comics, 2015)

(DC Comics, 2015)

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. AubinCover art by: Amanda ConnerAlternative cover by: Chip Kidd.

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Bryan Hitch’s Justice League Of America #1 Will Feature Seven Interlocking Variant Covers

(DC Comics, 2015)

(DC Comics, 2015)

DC Comics have revealed the 7 interlocking variant covers by Bryan Hitch that will make up a panoramic scene from June’s new Justice League Of America #1. Superstar writer and artist, Bryan Hitch is going to be fully taking the reins of DC’s premier Super-team, serving as both writer and artist on the title.

With the 2 month epic crossover “Convergence” coming to a close, DC are adding new and fresh takes on popular characters and comic-series, with the star of the line up being Hitch’s take on the League. 24 new series will be added alongside 25 continuing titles, though the continuity established by the “New 52” reboot will continue.

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In an interview with USA Today, Hitch said that “It is a dream come true, the whole reason I have a passion for comics is because of these characters”

Justice League Of America #1 will be available from June 17.

Comic Cover Of The Week: Convergence – Hawkman #2

(DC Comics, 2015)

(DC Comics, 2015)

New comics Wednesday is upon us once more, and this weeks stand-out cover is; Convergence: Hawkman #2. Another fantastic cover from DC’s ongoing, two month crossover spectacular “Convergence”. 

Convergence serves as the concluding chapter to the New 52: Futures End, and Earth 2: World’s End sagas. The aftermath of this event will see the end of the “New 52″ branding, though the established continuity will continue. It also ushers in 24 new monthly comic series to stand alongside the 25 continuing comics series from the New 52 brand.

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Starring the heroes from “Crisis On Infinite Earths”, Hawkman, Hawkgirl and the Thanagarian Shadow Agency must face off against the lethal Bat-people from the distant land of Kamandi. This oversized issue also gives a sneak peek at what is coming up in the DC Universe.

Convergence: Hawkman #2 is available at your local comic book emporium right now. Written by: Jeff Parker. Cover by: Rafael Alburquerque. Variant cover by: Chip Kidd. Interior art by: Quique Alcatena and Tim Truman.

Comic Cover Of The Week: Convergence – Suicide Squad #2

(DC Comics, 2015)

(DC Comics, 2015)

New comics Wednesday is upon us once more, and of this week’s new releases, the stand-out cover for this particular DC fan is; Convergence: Suicide Squad #2. A stunning cover that evokes a real 70’s grindhouse movie poster look.

A classic line up of Suicide Squad members come together to face off against the heroes of the 90’s mini-series, Kingdom Come. With all the attention on David Ayer’s upcoming movie version of the Squad, this line up includes many of the characters that will be appearing in the film adaptation including, Amanda (the Wall) Waller, Captain Boomerang and Deadshot.

Convergence: Suicide Squad #2 is available at your local comic-book emporium right now. Written by: Frank Tieri. Cover art by: John Paul Leon. Alternate cover by: Chip Kidd. Interior art by: Tom Mandrake.

Comic Cover Of The Week: Convergence – New Teen Titans #1

(DC Comics, 2015)

(DC Comics, 2015)

This weeks captivating comic cover is; Convergence: New Teen Titans #1, this particular issue has a real nostalgic resonance for me, starring my personal favourite line up of this classic super team. A return to the mid 70’s version of the Teen Titans, Nightwing, Starfire, Cyborg, Donna Troy and Beast boy, the heroes of Crisis on Infinite Earthscome together to take on the Tangent Universe’s Doom Patrol.

The amazing cover is drawn by one of my favourite artists of all time, the fantastic Nicola Scott, and is written by the legendary Marv Wolfman, this is certainly an issue no DC fan should be without!

Convergence: New Teen Titans #1 is available from your local comic book emporium right now. Written by: Marv Wolfman. Cover and interior art by: Nicola Scott and Marc Deering. Variant cover by: Chip Kidd.

Comic Cover Of The Week: Convergence – Shadow Of The Bat #1

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(DC Comics, 2015)

This weeks exemplary comic-cover has us travelling back to 1993, taking place just after the Knightfall series that saw Supervillain Bane break the Batman (quite literally). Whilst in long term recovery with a broken back, Bruce Wayne grants anti-hero Azrael the chance to become Gotham’s new guardian and take over the mantle of the Batman. Azrael (real name Jean Paul Valley) becomes increasingly more violent and unstable in his new role, designing his own version of the Bat costume he sets out to rid Gotham of crime once and for all, by murdering anyone who gets in his way, literally the antithesis of what the Batman stands for.

Written by: Larry Hama. Interior Art by: Jason Paz and Philip Tan. Cover Art by: Philip Tan. Variant Cover by: Chip Kidd.

Convergence: Shadow of the Bat #1 is available from April 14th at your local comic book emporium, fellow fans of fine fiction!

Comic Cover Of The Week: Convergence – Harley Quinn #1

(DC Comics, 2015)

(DC Comics, 2015)

New comics Wednesday is upon us once more, and having just returned from my local purveyor of stupendous, spandex-clad superheroes with this weeks purchases, I have to say the cover that stands out the most for me is the Harley Quinn Convergence #1, the soft pastels effect is gorgeous. Convergence is DC’s month long epic saga that brings together every single hero and villain who ever existed, across all timelines and alternate realities.

Plot Synopsis: Harley’s life has become mundane and almost normal (!?) over the past year, but will she be ready to return to her crazy old ways when Catwoman and Poison Ivy recruit her to help fight… Captain Carrot!!

Harley Quinn Convergence #1 is available right now at your local comic book emporium. Written by: Steve Pugh. Interior art by: John Dell and Phil Winslade. Cover art by: Steve Pugh. Variant cover by: Chip Kidd.

New Comics Spotlight: Convergence #1

(DC Comics, 2015)

(DC Comics, 2015)

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.

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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!!

Convergence…

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Convergence is DC Comic’s next major crossover event following on from this years Multiversity saga. Beginning in April 2015, this series will comprise a weekly 9 part main title and 40 new 2 issue mini-series featuring classic versions of DC’s biggest characters.

Convergence returns us to a pre-new 52 era and takes us back to earlier versions of characters and storylines, remember the time when Azrael was the Batman or when Green Lantern Hal Jordan became the biggest threat in the universe as the entity Parallax, these issues will take us back to those halcyon days when Ted Kord was the Blue Beetle and the Man of Steel was actually a man in a steel outfit.

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Also a return for some of DC’s fan favourite characters who have been conspicuous by their absence in recent years including former Batgirl Stephanie Brown, Kid Flash Wally West and Renee Montoya as the Question plus many more. The Convergence creative teams includes talented artists and writers like – Greg Rucka, Dan Jurgens, Gail Simone, Fabian Nicieza, Denys Cowan and Keith Giffen.