Worlds live. Worlds die. And nothing will ever be the same.
Where do worlds go when they die? Crisis, Zero Hour, and Flashpoint all saw characters and timelines suddenly disappear – gone, but far from forgotten. They’re all still there, and they’re fighting for their lives.
The Earthquakes felt round the Multiverse, Superman’s lost days after “Doomed,” the World’s End – all these points will converge as the history of the DCU is spun from a new perspective, the perspective of a mad god and his arrogant child. The biggest story in DC history ties into literally every DC story ever told – and it all begins here.
Kingdom Come, Red Son, Wild West Justice League, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew – all the worlds you remember can still be found on Telos. Everything matters. Every story matters.
The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time through The New 52, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Your favorite characters from every era are all here! But are you going to say hello again just to say goodbye forever? The stakes have never been higher as the heroes you love are brought together and it all starts here with Convergence #0.
Kicking off the April/May event Convergence #0 lays the ground work of the
battleworld story that’s set up, as if it’s some sort of secret war that’ll be fought. We find out about the mysterious being behind all of this, as the mystery is uncovered by us the reader, and Superman, who is in the center of it all.
Already there’s some confusion for me as it has a bit to do with the Doomsday storyline and some missing time, but I just ignored that and moved on to see what’s up.
What really drew me, and what will draw me into the numerous serious spinning out of it, is watching the various versions of Superman rendered by artist Ethan Van Sciver. There are lots of iconic moments, some I thought happened in the New 52, but I guess not? All of them rendered solidly by Van Sciver. And that’s the best part of the issue.
The story is a lot of set-up, lots of discussion, and not much else. It’s the moments before the credits role on a film, setting up what’s coming ahead. Is that a bad thing? For a first issue yes, for a zero issue, it’s not so bad. This zero issue is set-up and lets us know what’s to come. That’s its purpose.
Does the Convergence series have potential? Yes, looks like this could be a fun event for fans of DC’s very iconic history. For others, it’ll be mixed. I’m in the middle somewhere as to what I expect. The first issue is drawn out a bit and could have done with more of plot infusion and used some storytelling elements from Archaia’s Tales of Sand, but it did what its goal was. It got me to understand what Convergence will be about. It got me to get a bit excited to see some of the new series, more so than I was at least. So, mission accomplished.
Story: Dan Jurgens, Jeff King Art: Ethan Van Sciver
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read
DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review