Friday, December 05, 2014

TASTE OF HOME: Classic Amanda Waller, Azrael, Steel, Hook-handed Aquaman, Parallax And More Star In 'Convergence' Wave 2 Minis

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 announced the line-up for the second batch of four, the ten two-parters include with the return of many classic characters, as well as artist Tom Mandrake's return to Suicide Squad, Darkhawk artist Mike Manley on Justice League International and writers Louise Simonson and Larry Hama on Steel and Batman respectively.

Set for April 2015, here are the Wave 2 deats thanks to Hitfix and Blastr:

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL Metropolis was taken when Superman was missing, so it’s up to Steel to guard the city from the heroes of GEN13 in his absence. (W) Louise Simonson (A) June Brigman and Roy Richardson

BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT A year ago, Batman got trapped in Metropolis when hunting down Azrael. Now he must team with the man that replaced him, and see how differently they operate as Batmans. (W) Larry Hama (A) Philip Tan and Jason Paz

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL The levity of the JLI team collides with the severity of the world of Kingdom Come. (W) Ron Marz (A) Mike Manley

SUPERGIRL: MATRIX What do Supergirl, Lady Quark, and Ambush Bug have in common? Well... nothing really. But that didn't stop us from sticking them in a story together. You are SO welcome. (W) Keith Giffen (A) Ramon Bachs

GREEN LANTERN/PARALLAX Rookie Green Lantern Kyle Rayner gears up to battle invaders, but is he ready to fight Hal Jordan / Parallax? (W) Tony Bedard (A) Ron Wagner and Bill Reinhold

CATWOMAN (W) Justin Gray (A) Ron Randall
A year under the dome can change anyone, even Catwoman. She's set aside her life of crime to become the protector of Suicide Slum, but when the dome falls she will face her greatest challenge—Kingdom Come Batman.

SUPERBOY Has Kon-El earned the right to be the man of steel? Kon will have to prove his mettle against the Superman of Kingdom Come! But what if the only way to save Metropolis is to lose the fight? (W) Fabian Nicieza (A) Karl Moline and Jose Marzan Jr

GREEN ARROW Oliver Queen meets Connor Hawke for the first time, but is he ready to hand over the Green Arrow mantle to his son? (W) Christy Marx (A) Rags Morales and Claude St-Aubin

AQUAMAN Trapped in the domed city, Aquaman struggles with the loss of his hand as he confronts a deadly adversary—Deathblow. (W) Tony Bedard (A) Cliff Richards

SUICIDE SQUAD When Kingdom Come's floating fortress of New Oa threatens Metropolis, it’s up to Amanda Waller to put together a team of the city’s deadliest villains to stop it. (W) Frank Tieri (A) Tom Mandrake

 What do you think? 


  1. Hahaha!: Sad, fully-clothed Aquaman in the shower with a hook-hand. I can't stop laughing at that image.
    "Aquaman struggles with the loss of his hand as he confronts a deadly adversary—Deathblow." Ugh, that stopped me laughing. Is it just me that's immediately put-off every time they fold in another Wildstorm character? It's like DC is making a puzzle by just jamming pieces that don't really fit in! Is it just because I remember where all these horrible characters came from? I had his comics... for the Cybernary stories printed on the flip-side!

  2. I have those issues too King! I think the Deathblow issue that mosts springs to mind, is the one where Jim Lee explained in the letters section why there was a burning American flag on the cover behind Deathblow, and that the book would be going quarterly from there because he had to focus on WildC.A.T's.

    It was different to cut complainers off in the letter section and be so open as to the behind the scenes processes and sacrifices that go on. Maybe that was part of Images charm.

    I still hold out hope Wildstorm will return as it's own universe, aimed at an older audience than your standard DC book. I think that would be awesome. Even though it has almighty characters like Mr Majestic, W.S. was never really a superhero world, rather a Sci-Fi/action movie one and trying to make the characters work as superheroes isn't proving too successful.

    1. I remember that issue- but not the controversy- I'll have to go back and check that out. Yeah- Image gave no fucks! They definitely did not placate to unruly "fans", and The Maxx and Savage Dragon had the best letter-columns in the business. Even Spawn's were pretty good. Sometime as entertaining as the comic itself.

      Damn, DC is already aimed at older teens what with all the unnecessary violence. WildStorm is gonna be rated X in that case! -And I STILL wouldn't give a crap about those characters.
      But I'm glad to see someone else agrees that in any case- they do not fit into the DC universe... What was that Sci-Fi imprint DC tried? Helix or something like that- there you go- bring that back- shove them in there...