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Spoiler: The Future of the DCU Revealed in CONVERGENCE #8

Warning: This is going to spoiler the finale of CONVERGENCE

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One last warning: The true intentions of CONVERGENCE is about to be revealed here. If you don't want it spoiled, back out now.

With CONVERGENCE ending today, most people thought that DC would be heading into a single universe era, getting rid of all these other universes, since the whole point of CONVERGENCE was putting one world against each other where only the strongest would survive. However, what actually happened was the exact opposite.

In CONVERGENCE #8 Waverider (Booster Gold) brings back Brainiac and he works with Telos to put everything back together or "reset the universe." However, there's a problem...

CONVERGENCE #8 by DC Comics
CONVERGENCE #8 by DC Comics

The First Crisis, Crisis on Infinite Earths, which took the original multiverse and streamlined everything down to one world, needed to be changed. Flash and Supergirl head back, knowing their fates, but the change here is that Parallax/Hal doesn't want to go back. He wants redemption. The whole point of all of this is to prevent the multiverse crashing in on itself.

The collapse of the multiverse is prevented and everything is going to return to the way it was, before their worlds were ripped into Convergence.

CONVERGENCE #8 by DC Comics
CONVERGENCE #8 by DC Comics

CONVERGENCE #8 by DC Comics
CONVERGENCE #8 by DC Comics

All the worlds from Convergence exist, but updated and evolved. That means characters like Captain Carrot, Ted Kord as the Blue Beetle, Kamandi, and many others now exist in their various worlds in the DCU, post-Convergence.

During the final moments of this issue, we learn that the characters of Earth-2, who were homeless after their planet was destroyed, are still on the planet where the battles of Convergence took place, but it's been moved back to their universe and is now sprouting life: New Earth-2.

For a two-month event where these two issue stories felt like throw-away stories, meaning they'd have no long-term repercussions and were nothing more than "fun," the Convergence tie-ins seem to be a looking glass into a world that DC could visit again, since all these characters still exist. Fans of Blue & Gold, Zero Hour, Crisis-era characters, and various others know that there is potential for new stories within the current DCU.

What did you think of CONVERGENCE #8? What are you hopeful for?