Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TASTE OF HOME: Donna Troy, The Atoms, Oracle, A Pregnant Lois Lane And More Return In 'Convergence' 2-Part Mini-Series'

When DC slams the brakes on the 'New 52' and throws all it's previous realities into a blender with nine-week event series Convergence, they will also supplement the void with a four sets of two-issue mini-series'. Having just announced the line-up for the first batch of four, the ten two-parters include with the return of Dick Grayson and Oracle's on again/off again relationship and Renee Montoya as the Question, among many other long missed faces.

What's more it's not just 'Renee as the Question', it's 'Renee as the Question written by Greg Rucka'. It's Oracle written by Gail Simone, The Titans by New Warriors scribe Fabian Nicieza, and Superman written and co-drawn by Dan Jurgens. Sure multi-verses are colliding, but boy oh boy with Pre-Flashpoint-esque creative teams like this, it is good to be home (however temporary). Enough talk - here are the revealed revelations!

SUPERMAN Superman and Lois deal with the impending birth of their child as he is called in to protect the city. (W) Dan Jurgens (A) Lee Weeks and Dan Jurgens/Norm Rapmund

THE ATOM Ray Palmer finds that Ryan Choi is still alive. Together, they meet and confront Deathstroke, the man responsible for “killing” Choi, before fighting the invading Extremists. (W) Tom Peyer (A) Steve Yeowell / Andy Owens

BATGIRL After a year in the dome, Stephanie Brown is not sure she wants to be Batgirl again. But when Flashpoint Catman attacks, Red Robin and Black Bat call her back into service. (W) Alisa Kwitney (A) Rick Leonardi and Mark Pennington

NIGHTWING/ORACLE Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon reevaluate their relationship under the dome (wedding!), but Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman attack, and everything changes. (W) Gail Simone (A) Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons

SPEED FORCE Wally West and his kids are separated from Linda, which was bad enough, but when the dome falls, Flashpoint Wonder Woman comes for them. (W) Tony Bedard (A) Tom Grummett and Sean Parsons

TITANS Starfire and Donna Troy come to get Roy Harper who has gone into seclusion since the death of his child and loss of his arm, but then Arsenal has to choose between his team and resurrecting his dead daughter. (W) Fabian Nicieza (A) Ron Wagner and Jose Marzan

JUSTICE LEAGUE When Supergirl, Zatanna, and Jade went to Jessie Quick's baby shower, they didn't expect to be taken to another planet for a year, or to be attacked by Flashpoint Aquaman. (W) Frank Tieri (A) Vicente Cifuentes

QUESTION Two-Face is fighting another world's Harvey Dent, and it's up to Renee Montoya as the Question to help him beat the odds. (W) Greg Rucka (A) Cully Hamner

BATMAN AND ROBIN Bruce Wayne and Damian have friction with Red Hood before the Extremists attack. (W) Ron Marz (A) Denys Cowan and Klaus Janson

HARLEY QUINN Harley Quinn is enjoying her normal life under the dome until Catwoman and Poison Ivy draft her to fight Captain Carrot. (W) Steve Pugh (A) Phil Winslade and John Dell

 What do you think? 


  1. FINALLY. Donna. Whew.

  2. Yeah I'm the same Random. God I hope this isn't just a temporary thing.

  3. Wow, I'm not sure how to feel about the Pre-NU52 characters coming back, except it's nice to see things look like normal. As in, everything looks just like it did when we left it.

    Hopefully strong sales will follow, furthering encouraging editorial to keep these versions but with updated costumes, or keep the personalities and some history of these versions. God I hope.

  4. Pensol8:50 am

    I think DC is tacitly acknowledging through these shenanigans that the whole New 52 thing might have been a bit of a mistake.

    1. I think so too Pensol - I mean look at all the great character riches and relationships these books could restore. I mean Oracle almost does that on her own. The world's best disabled hero is possibly back!

  5. You'd think so, especially in light of much the demand for the pre-NU52 versions still exists. I still think this is DC's way of fucking with us.

  6. I find it difficult to get enthused about anything that DC does these days. They've messed about with characters I grew up with too often for me to know (or care) what's going on. And how long is this latest turn going to last?

    1. I have to say Kid, I hear that voice in my train of thought too. I honestly think this will determine whether I continue buying modern Big Two comics or stick to back issue bins and other publishers like Image and Valiant.

  7. oh I am so down with the comments that came from Kid and Pensol!

  8. Thanks guys - really, it has to be. The whole idea of rebooting a universe to get rid of burdensome continuity is a self defeating notion. Your new universe only gets a few years, before its continuity is burdensome too. Same thing happened to Ultimate Marvel.

    Hopefully 2015 will be the year where comic companies stop updating classic arcs for milk money, and realise we don't care if Clark Kent had an iPhone in Smallville High, we just want to get on getting great Superman stories.