We've known for some time that something big was coming up at DC Comics. With what's been happening in the weekly THE NEW 52: FUTURES END and EARTH 2: WORLD’S END series, we've been seeing the build up for some big shake ups. Throw in other strange images (as in SUPERMAN: DOOMED #2 or FUTURES END: BOOSTER GOLD) and many have been left scratching their heads. DC has finally released some details to what's coming up, via USA Today.
CONVERGENCE begins on April 1, 2015.
You can see there are some strangely familiar faces. In the image above, pencils are by Carlo Pagulayan, inks by Jose Marzan Jr, and colors by Hi-Fi Colour. Different versions of characters we know are present here. CONVERGENCE will be an 8-part series and 40 brand-new 2-part miniseries while the main books go on hiatus (so DC Comics can move from their New York office to their Burbank one). The main weekly series will be written by veteran TV writer Jeff King. Various writers and artists will take on the miniseries which will exam "the worlds of the DC Universe over the decades, as well as the heroes and villains contained within."
Pencils: Carlo PagulayanInks: Jose Marzan Jr.Colors: Hi-Fi Colour
Co-publisher Dan DiDio said the following:
"It captures the full essence and scope of DC's incredible history and storytelling. There is a story and a character for every generation of DC Comics fan."
The story deals with Brainiac having trapped cities from various timelines and planets that have ended. He plans on conducting an experiment and has brought the different cities to a planet outside of time and space in order to discover what happens when all the inhabitants meet.
"We're picking up at points of their lives where we left them and finding out what's gone on with them since then."
Another thing this event will do is answer readers' questions as to what previous continuity counts and which doesn't. Where are certain characters that we haven't seen since the New 52 started? Co-Publisher Jim Lee said the following:
"What we're really addressing is they all exist and have existed and exist within the framework of the New 52. Convergence is in many ways the most meta epic event we've done."
DC has added, on their blog, that this will take place "outside of time and space—on the question mark, just below Earth 29 and above Chaos, on the Map of the Multiverse—and introducing the new villain—Telos, this massive event will be published throughout April and May."
Are you ready for this? Will we get all the answers we've been waiting for?