Convergence Spoilers For April 2015! Multiversity Teasers & More Straight From DC Comics’ Dan DiDio! Plus New 52 Solicitations For Convergence #1, #2, #3 & #4!

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio once again teased Convergence over at CBR and how New 52 Futures End, Earth 2 World’s End and Multiversity lead into it.

    On April first — and it’s not a joke! — there’s four key titles coming out. “Multiversity” #2, the final issue of “Futures End,” the final issue of “World’s End” and “Convergence” #0. All four books are very key, and although they are all individual stories — individually stand very much alone in their own right — there are threads that tie them all together. “Convergence” #0 actually takes moments from the “Superman: Doomed” storyline, takes moments from “Futures End” and takes moments from “World’s End” and brings them all together in a single story that launches the “Convergence” event. DC Comics Convergence March 2015 solicitations April 1rst Convergence #0Also in “Convergence” #0 we list all the cities that will be appearing in the course of the story. So you actually have a good guideline to see what cities you’ll be coming across for the next two months. Then what happens also, things like “Multiversity” actually play into the “Convergence” spine book, the main weekly series, and you’ll see reflections of “Multiversity” in that book as well — as well as direct ramifications from “World’s End” and “Futures End.”…

    I’ve always felt that one of the great strengths of DC Comics is the multiple worlds, the multiple sensibilities, just the true cosmic scope of what we do — because if all these things are out there, available to us, it’s great to bring them all together in one grand, epic story. So as “Multiversity” was timing out we started building “Convergence.” Serendipitously, we found a way to really bring them up so one started as the other was coming to a conclusion, because even though they aren’t directly connected in story, they share the same DNA. More importantly, there are aspects of “Multiversity” now that appear in “Convergence” because of how well they fit into the storytelling that is “Convergence.” Did that make sense? When we talk multiverses I feel like I get blank stares from people, but it really all makes sense, I swear!

We’ve been talking about the Multiversity connection since the Summer of 2014 because it just seemed obvious that DC would eventually tie it into Convergence. How can you have a major multiverse limited series not connect with DC’s major 2015 multiverse event? Well, you can’t really.

On the last impact of Convergence, DiDio had this to say, which seems consistent with what writer Gail Simone revealed a few weeks ago:

    We have a plan in place for June following our April and May stories, and honestly it just doesn’t take into account what’s coming in “Convergence.” DC Comics New 52 multiverse map for Grant Morrison's Multiversity #1But it really takes into account what we think is the essence of DC Comics, and really positions ourselves for the future. How’s that for being vague?

However, over at Newsarama, DiDio says that:

    And ultimately, you know, we’re leaving every door open everywhere. We want to see what the reaction is, where the excitement is… because our goal is to reach as many people as possible. So the more people who get excited about ideas, the more that we’ll go back and see whether or not there’s this viable option on how to really capture whatever interest they’re showing in those characters.

Plus, we have the April 2015 solicitations with spoilers for Convergence #1, #2, #3 and #4. This follows the Convergence #0 solicitations released earlier.

Convergence #1 DC Comics New 52 April 2015 solicitations

    CONVERGENCE #1

    Written by JEFF KING and SCOTT LOBDELL
    Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
    Foldout cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
    Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
    1: 25 Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
    1: 100 BATMAN sketch variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
    Blank variant cover
    On sale APRIL 8 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 8, $4.99 US • RATED T

    Retailers: This issue will ship with five covers. Please see the order form for more information.

    This is it! The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time through The New 52, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Your favorite characters from every era and every forgotten series are all here! But are you going to say hello again just to say goodbye forever? The stakes have never been higher as the heroes of Crisis, Zero Hour, Elseworlds, and more are brought together for Convergence!

    In the first issue of this weekly series, Brainiac has collected cities of doomed and forgotten worlds, who must battle each other – and the losers will be destroyed! But why is he forcing this conflict? Join the refugees from Earth-2 as they unlock the truth behind this world that exists outside time and space and is very much alive! Is Brainiac really in control – or is this planet named Telos an unparalleled force of evil?

    This extra-sized issue is packed with twists and turns and appearances you NEVER thought you’d see – including the heroes from the hit series INJUSTICE!

    CONVERGENCE #2

    Written by JEFF KING
    Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
    Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
    Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
    1: 25 Variant cover by JAE LEE
    1: 100 WONDER WOMAN sketch variant cover by DAVID FINCH
    On sale APRIL 15 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T

    Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.

    As Telos, the Planet Incarnate, easily defeats the survivors of Earth 2, Thomas Wayne and Dick Grayson set off to find help in the pre-Flashpoint Gotham City. The emotional implication of these worlds colliding comes crashing down when Thomas Wayne confronts this world’s Batman, as father meets son!

    Plus, Alan Scott’s attempts to connect with The Green yield unexpected results, setting our team on a quest to escape the planet. And the cyborgs of Futures End engage in a battle to the death against the reimagined heroes of the Just Imagine Universe, while the city of Superman Red and Blue takes on the opposing forces from GENERATIONS!

    CONVERGENCE #3

    Written by JEFF KING
    Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ
    Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
    Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
    1: 25 Variant cover by DAVE McKEAN
    1: 100 AQUAMAN sketch variant cover by JIM LEE
    On sale APRIL 22 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T

    Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.

    Death comes calling as an injured Telos takes out his rage on the people of Kandor, while the Earth-2 team endures another brutal casualty. And major plans are set in motion as Green Lantern and the others follow Deimos into the lost city of Skartaris to find Rip Hunter and the missing Time Masters, who could be their only hope of escape from this apocalypse for Infinite Earths!

    CONVERGENCE #4

    Written by JEFF KING
    Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ
    Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
    Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
    1: 25 Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
    1: 100 GREEN LANTERN sketch variant cover by JIM LEE
    On sale APRIL 29 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T

    Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information

    Inside Skartaris, the heroes of Earth-2 must face the only man who can stop them from finding the missing Time Travelers – but why would Travis Morgan, aka The Warlord, want to kill them?

    Meanwhile, Telos takes the captive Dick Grayson to several of the battling cities to prove the futility of challenging him. And whatever you do, do not miss the final page, as the surprising return of an unexpected villain could crush all hope for salvation and seal the doom of everyone on the planet!

Looking forward to this weekly series.

Not sure how many of the 40 Convergence two-shots I’ll also be getting though.

DC Comics Convergence more earths and timelines and logo.

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