Review: Convergence #2
As Telos, the Planet Incarnate, easily defeats the survivors of Earth 2, Thomas Wayne and Dick Grayson set off to find help in the pre-Flashpoint Gotham City. The emotional implication of these worlds colliding comes crashing down when Thomas Wayne confronts this world’s Batman, as father meets son!
Plus, Alan Scott’s attempts to connect with The Green yield unexpected results, setting our team on a quest to escape the planet. And the cyborgs of Futures End engage in a battle to the death against the reimagined heroes of the Just Imagine Universe, while the city of Superman Red and Blue takes on the opposing forces from GENERATIONS!
The second issue of Convergence focuses in on the viewpoint of Dick Grayson and his views of what’s happened and what’s happening. This would be an interesting “everyman” point of view, but Grayson isn’t very likeable. After a brief intro to Grayson’s experience, we’re quickly pivoted to mostly a fight between the Earth 2 heroes and Telos. The fight is somewhat lame, and entire segment rather boring, but you need to get these heroes off on their mission. That involves exploring the world and trying to get some allies to help them.
The big emotional punch is supposed to be the meeting between Thomas Wayne and a version of Bruce Wayne. What should have been an incredible emotional punch comes off as cold, distant, and about as touching as a wet fart.
Convergence so far has a feel of a cheap event, thrown together from ideas we’ve seen before in previous comics and other media. The story so far is just not interesting or entertaining, it’s just rather bland and recycled. What has succeeded is some of the tie-ins, so it might be best for those interested to start there.
The second issue gets the comic moving, but it’s not enough to get me excited to see what happens next. Generally the characters aren’t likeable, and the villain is so detached, I just don’t care about him.
For a hyped event, Convergence has me waiting for it to be over to get back to our regularly scheduled program.
Story: Jeff King Art: Jason Paz, Carlo Pagulayan
Story: 6.5 Art: 7 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Pass