DC's CONVERGENCE Week Four: Pre-Crisis Multiverse is Back, Baby

DC's Convergence: Week 4
Art from Convergnce: JSA
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Update: The other images have been added via Entertainment Weekly's Popwatch blog.

Today marks the final reveal for DC Comics’ Convergence event. The fourth week of the event, running in April and May 2015, will see two-issue limited series that focus on the original DC Comics multiverse: the Pre-Crisis Earth 2, Earth 3, Earth 4 (Charlton), Earth S, and Earth X. There’s also one surprise series - that probably isn’t much of a surprise to anyone paying attention. Newsarama has an exclusive look at the five Pre-Crisis Earth 2 series art, plus information on the other five. The eight weeks of forty two-issue mini-series will run alongside an 8 issue (9 including #0) weekly series by newcomer Jeff King to tie it all together. Multiple worlds from multiple eras of DC's multiverse will come together on Brainiac's Blood Moon to fight for their relevance.

So far we’ve been regressing through time and this week follows the theme. Week one saw the early 2000s pre-New 52 characters featured, week two focused on the 90s “lost generation” characters, week three saw the 80s characters from the Crisis-era, and now week four goes strictly Pre-Crisis. There’s not quite as much theme to each era’s opponents, though there are multiple mentions of Flashpoint as “villains” for week one, Kingdom Come for Week two, and Tangent for week three. Week four sees a couple of Qward Universe invasions, but then mixes things up with battles against various futures like One Million and a post-apocalyptic Jonah Hex (not to mention Futures’ End), and battles against other classic Elseworlds like Red Son and Gotham by Gaslight.

The big exception to the rule is Booster Gold by Dan Jurgens and artists Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Chris Sotomayor. This series will take place on and from “Multiple Earths” with Rip Hunter, Booster, and other time travelers from throughout DC Comics history. Here then are the five Pre-Crisis Earth 2 series with exclusive interior art (that, despite exclusivity is unaltered), plus the full details on the other five series. Notable creative teams include Jeff Parker and Doc Shaner taking a go at the classic Marvel Family in Shazam, Jerry Ordway hitting the classic Infinity Inc., and the aforementioned obvious inclusion of Dan Jurgens and Booster Gold.

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, Earth 2

Art from Convergence: JSA
Art from Convergence: JSA
Credit: DC Comics

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artists: Tom Derenick and Trevor Scott
Colorist: Monica Kubina
Older and in full retirement under the dome, members of the Justice Society get the chance to regain their youths to stave off forces from the Qward Universe.  But the promise of youth comes with a deadly price.
 

Art from Convergence: Infinity Inc
Art from Convergence: Infinity Inc
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INFINITY INC.
Writer: Jerry Ordway
Artist: Ben Caldwell
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
The young heroes of Infinity Inc. must choose between the path set for them by their parents or the one they’ve set for themselves as they face post-apocalyptic Jonah Hex.
 

Art from Convergence: Detective Comics
Art from Convergence: Detective Comics
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DETECTIVE COMICS
Writer: Len Wein
Artists: Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz
Colorist: Felix Serrano
Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson fight side by side in memory of Bruce Wayne as they decide who will become the next Batman.

Art from Convergence: Action Comics
Art from Convergence: Action Comics
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ACTION COMICS
Writer: Justin Gray
Artists: Claude St-Aubin and Sean Parsons
Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski
Superman teams up with Power Girl, but can they stop a nuclear strike from Lex Luthor and Stalin of Red Son Moscow?
 

Art from Convergence: World's Finest
Art from Convergence: World's Finest
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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS
Writer: Paul Levitz
Artists: Jim Fern and Joe Rubinstein with cartoons by Shannon Wheeler
Colorist: Paul Mounts
The Seven Soldiers of Victory regroup to defend their city against the Qward invasion, while cartoonist Scribbly Jibbet transcribes their adventures.

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Earth 3

Art from Convergence: Crime Syndicate
Art from Convergence: Crime Syndicate
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CRIME SYNDICATE
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Artist: Phil Winslade
Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski
The Crime Syndicate’s absolute control of their city is challenged when the dome comes down and changes everything. Now, Superwoman is on death row while the rest of the team fights One Million Universe’s Batman and Superman!

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH 4

Art from Convergence: Blue Beetle
Art from Convergence: Blue Beetle
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BLUE BEETLE
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Yishan Li
Colorist: Dave McCaig
Hub City is on the brink of collapse and anarchy! But its heroes—Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and Question—find inspiration and strength from the most unlikely source.

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH S

Art from Convergence: Shazam
Art from Convergence: Shazam
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SHAZAM
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Evan “Doc” Shaner
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
It’s Shazam versus Steampunk, as the world of Gotham By Gaslight takes on the Captain Marvel family and friends.

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH X

Art from Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters
Art from Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters
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PLASTIC MAN AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Writer: Simon Oliver
Artist: John McCrea
Colorist: John Kalisz
Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters are on the gallows in a New York taken over by Nazis, when robot super-heroes attack from Futures End and enemies become allies.

MULTIPLE EARTHS

Art from Convergence: Booster Gold
Art from Convergence: Booster Gold
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BOOSTER GOLD
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artists: Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez
Colorist: Chris Sotomayor
Trapped with Rip Hunter and other time travelers, Booster and his future self must work together to get out of prison and off the planet.

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