DC Comics's Upcoming Big Event 'Convergence' Features Hundreds of Heroes and Villains
DC Comics has announced the monster of all crossovers with their upcoming "big event," Convergence, which will feature "hundreds of heroes, hundreds of villains, numerous worlds, and universe altering events all in one place, one time."
Convergence, a spin-off of the Earth 2: World's End and The New 52: Futures End series, will be a nine-week miniseries written by Jeff King, a longtime TV writer who will be making his comics debut. He is the executive producer of White Collar and has worked on acclaimed science fiction shows such as Stargate SG-1 and Continuum. According to a DC Comics press release, Convergence will be "one of the most epic and inclusive events DC Comics has ever constructed - touching upon every facet of DC Comics' rich publishing history."
As the New 52 series, which saw supervillain Brainiac unite characters from different timelines on a planet that exists outside of time and space, effectively relaunched the entire DC Universe in 2011, the new series comes partially as a response to fans' concerns about the continuity with the iconic DC moments- Bane breaking Batman's back, the death of Superman, etc- as well as the fates of some of their favorite characters, such as Donna Troy, Blue Beetle and the Justice Society of America, all of whom have not been reintroduced in the new universe.
"What we're really addressing is they all exist and have existed and exist within the framework of the New 52," said co-publisher Jim Lee. "Convergence is in many ways the most meta epic event we've done."
This series also introduces a new Big Bad, a supervillain named Telos. Little is known about him, except that he is "born of Brainiac and this mysterious planet - even taking on traits of that world - but becomes a character unto himself," according to USA Today.
Convergence #0 comes out on April 1, 2015. (Let's hope this isn't an elaborate April Fools joke.)