DC has announced the first week’s worth of Convergence two-issue miniseries via CBR Tuesday morning, and it’s a doozy, with a heavy pre-52 focus. Basically everyone you’ve been missing is there, with some related creative teams to boot. It also sounds like the villains of the piece will be called the Extremists, and like most of the marooned heroes from other realities and Earths will have been on Blood Moon for at least a year when the mini-series begin.
Yes, during Convergence we’ll see things like Stephanie Brown Batgirl working alongside Cassandra Cain Black Bat and Tim Drake in Cowl no-wings Red Robin costume. Wally West and Linda Park-West are married and have their kids in tow. Superman and Lois Lane? Also married, and she’s pregnant, too (don’t tell the Joker, Injustice fans, am I right?). Ray Palmer and Ryan Choi team-up. Dick Grayson and Barbara “Oracle” Gordon get married in a book written by Gail Simone. Donna Troy tries to help armless and childless Roy Harper (okay, maybe he can be left behind when this is all over). An all-female Justice League? Sure sounds like it. Greg Rucka writes The Question - starring Renee Montoya.
Yeah, this is going to be fan service on a pretty consistent basis.
Check out the full creative teams for all ten week-one Convergence mini-series with descriptions below, and be on the lookout for weeks two through four soon.
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist Lee Weeks and Dan Jurgens/Norm Rapmund
Superman and Lois deal with the impending birth of their child as he is called in to protect the city.
Writer: Tom Peyer
Artist: Steve Yeowell / Andy Owens
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.
Writer: Alisa Kwitney
Artist: Rick Leonardi and Mark Pennington
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.
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons
Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon reevaluate their relationship under the dome (wedding!), but Flashpoint Hawkman & Hawkwoman attack, and everything changes.
Writer: Tony Bedard
Artist: Tom Grummett and Sean Parsons
Wally West and his kids are separated from Linda, which was bad enough, but when the dome falls, Flashpoint Wonder Woman comes for them.
Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Ron Wagner and Jose Marzan
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. (Newsarama Note: Fabian Nicieza says on facebook that this description is "Not 100% accurate")
Writer: Frank Tieri
Artist: Vicente Cifuentes
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.
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Cully Hamner
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.
BATMAN & ROBIN
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Denys Cowan and Klaus Janson
Bruce Wayne and Damian have friction with Red Hood before the Extremists attack.
Writer: Steve Pugh
Artist: Phil Winslade and John Dell
Harley Quinn is enjoying her normal life under the dome until Catwoman and Poison Ivy draft her to fight Captain Carrot.