DC’s CONVERGENCE Week Three: JUSTICE LEAGUE DETROIT, NEW TEEN TITANS vs. TANGENT, More

DC' Convergence Week 3
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Via IGN and The Nerdist, DC Comics has revealed the third week of ten April-May 2015 limited series that make up their Convergence event.

Each week in April, 10 of the two-issue mini-series will debut, running for two months and taking the place of the full lineup of DC Comics for April and May 2015. Those will run concurrently with a weekly mini-series that tells the heart of the Convergence story.

Week three keeps the nostalgia theme going - after week one brought us Cassandra Cain, Wally West married with children, Stephanie Brown Batgirl and Renee Montoya Question, and week two brought us 90s versions of Superboy, Green Arrow (Connor Hawke), and the Kingdom Come lineup of characters. It also continues the theme of bringing some creators either long-dormant or new to DC to take on their characters.

Marv Wolfman has two books in week three, but the most notable is an all-classic New Teen Titans lineup. Yes, that includes Donna Troy, one of the last real holdouts for the New 52, plus disco outfit Nightwing and more. The book will be drawn by Nicola Scott, Marc Deering, and Jeromy Cox, and features the team facing the Tangent Universe Doom Patrol.

Indeed, that’s the theme of the week. Week one is (Pre-New 52) 2000s characters taking on Flashpoint. Week two is 90s characters versus Kingdom Come. Week three? 80s characters versus Tangent. Sensing a theme yet?

Amongst the other notables, Josh Middleton does interior art for the first time in years, teaming up with Larry Hama on the Wonder Woman twofer - they’re bucking the Tangent trend, instead fighting “Red Rain” vampires. Carlos D’Anda, character and concept artist for the Batman: Arkham series of video games, provides pencils on Batman and the Outsiders written by Marc Andreyko. David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (with Ande Parks and Hi-Fi) bring their indie and webcomic sensibility to a tale of the Green Lantern Corps featuring an angry (but green-ringed) Guy Gardner.

Here's a look at this week's ten Convergence series.

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS
Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb

After a year under the dome, the Outsiders have gone their separate ways, but when OMAC attacks, Batman must find out if they have what it takes to still be a team.

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ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: Roberto Viacava and Andy Owens
Colorist: Sotocolor

Superman and Supergirl try to escape the city through the Phantom Zone, but they enter a portion they’ve never seen before and learn that Supergirl is destined to die if they return to their proper time and dimension. True story.

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WONDER WOMAN

Writer: Larry Hama
Art and Color: Josh Middleton

White-jumpsuit-clad Diana Prince is in the grips of a Domesday cult when her lover Steve Trevor leaps into the fray to save Etta Candy from vampires of Red Rain.

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THE FLASH

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Federico Dallocchio
Colorist: Veronica Gandini

Trapped in Gotham, Barry Allen has nowhere to run. He fights on, seeking justice as well as a way to save the city. But he faces a Tangent Universe foe that thinks faster than the Flash could ever move.

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SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES

Writer: Stuart Moore
Artists: Gus Storms and Mark Farmer
Colorist: John Rauch

While Brainiac 5 struggles to break through the dome, Superboy tries to keep the Legion of Super-Heroes spirits up—but then the Atomic Knights ride into town.

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GREEN LANTERN CORPS

Writer: David Gallaher
Artists: Steve Ellis and Ande Parks
Colorist: Hi-Fi

Say the Oath, save the world! If only being the Green Lantern Corps was that easy. Hal has resigned, John is busy, and Guy is pissed. Together for the first time—they’ll save Gotham or die trying.

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SWAMP THING

Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Kelley Jones
Colorist: Michelle Madsen

Swamp Thing struggles to survive when the dome cuts off his contact with the Green.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: ChrisCross
Colorist: Snakebite Cortez

With their heavy hitters sidelined, Elongated Man must lead the much-maligned “Detroit Justice League” against the overwhelming power of the heroes from the Tangent Universe!

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HAWKMAN

Writer: Jeff Parker
Artists: Tim Truman and Enrique Alcatena
Colorist: John Kalisz

Hawkman and Hawkgirl put their Shadow War on hold as they face the anthropomorphic might of rat-men and bat-men in the deadly land of Kamandi!

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NEW TEEN TITANS

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: Nicola Scott and Marc Deering
Colorist: Jeromy Cox

Titans Together! Fighting against the might of the Tangent Universe’s Doom Patrol, we are reminded why this is the greatest Titans team of all.

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