3 Reasons You Should Be Reading DC Comics' 'Convergence' Series

Sunday, 10 May 2015 - 2:03PM
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Sunday, 10 May 2015 - 2:03PM
3 Reasons You Should Be Reading DC Comics' 'Convergence' Series
It's a great time to be a fan of DC Comics. In the past month alone, DC and Warner Brothers have released the first trailer for Batman v Superman, the first image of Jared Leto's Joker, and the first official shots of the Suicide Squad. Then there's the fact that the Arrow/Flash spin-off, Legends of Tomorrow, and CBS's Supergirl were both greenlit for their first seasons this week alone. But it's not just DC's on-screen presence that is giving fans a reason to smile. DC's comics are currently going through one of their biggest changes in history, and their making headlines in the process.

Convergence is the eight week special event that DC has been using to lead in to their new lineup of comics which are planned to premiere in June. New, special issues are being released weekly, with Convergence #5 hitting the shelves on this week. The main sequence of Convergence comics aren't the only products being released for this momentous event; DC has 40 additional two part stories that tie into Convergence, with all of your favorite comic book characters making an appearance. If you haven't been staying up to date with all the Convergence happenings, it's about time you did- and here's why.

It Pits DC's Mightiest Characters Against Each Other



One might say that the good old fashioned notion of team death matches is the entire foundation that Convergence is built on. The Superman villain, Brainiac, has uprooted certain cities throughout the DC multiverse and placed them under respective domes upon a sentient planet called Telos. But Brainiac isn't just keeping these cities for trophies - in fact, if he has it his way, only one will survive. Thanks to Brainiac's elaborate scheme, the heroes, antiheroes, and villains of DC must fight for their cities in this cosmic grand tournament.

This all means that fans may finally be able to see the results of their favorite "who would win" fantasies. Ever wonder who would win in a fight between Superman and the heroes of the Flashpoint Paradox universe? Convergence has got it. Want to see what happens when the Supes from Red Son is pitted against Robin and Huntress? Convergence has got it. Have you ever thought about which team would come out on top if Nightwing and Oracle took on Hawkman and Hawkwoman? Yes, Convergence has got it. If you're into the whole epic team deathmatch thing (and which self-respecting comic book fan isn't?) then Convergence is the series for you.

This is Multiversity at It's Finest



While the multiple-universe theory already played an astronomical role in DC Comics, Convergence puts it on display in all its glory. If you're one of those people who just haven't been able to embrace DC's comics since the New 52 reboot, you might be interested in knowing that many of your favorite characters are back and battling for their cities in Convergence. Similarly, if the heroes from the 'Injustice Universe' are some of your favorites, you'll be glad to know that they've been thrown into this event as well. Or perhaps you're one of the many individuals who believe 'Kingdom Come' to be one of the greatest story arcs ever written? You'll certainly be glad to hear that the heroes from that particular universe are also a part of Brainiac's maniacal tournament. You might just want to do some catching up with Convergence and its tie-ins to see what other heroes and universes have been thrown into the mix.

Some of the Biggest Moments in DC History



If huge battles aren't enough to convert you to Convergence, then maybe the fact that it also contains some of the most momentous occasions in DC History might persuade you? Convergence offers up some truly bizarre and historic moments, such as giving us a chance to see what happens when Bruce Wayne meets his father from the 'Earth Two' universe, and giving us the first meeting between Green Arrow and his son, Connor. Convergence even has Clark Kent delivering his own son in the bat cave. These are all the types of events that comic book fans will be talking about for years to come, and while some of these events have been imagined in other titles, you'd be crazy to not want to be a part of these monumental occasions in DC History.

So, on your next trip to your local comic shop, it might be wise to pick up a few issues from DC's Convergence series, because believe me, you're going to want to be a part of this. If you want to know where to start, check out the DC Comics Guide to Convergence and get reading!
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