Over the last few weeks DC Comics have released the first 10 Convergence tie-ins and the second wave of 10 tie-ins as part of DC Comic’s Week 1 and Week 2 of 4 Convergence announcements.
Now IGN has posted DC’s Week 3 titles for DC’s 2015 Convergence event.
That brings us to 30 of 40 titles announced so far. Just a reminder, each of these books will be a two-issue mini-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.
Skitch Commentary: Because of Beware The Batman, I actually have some interest in reading some of the old Outsiders stories. There have been a lot of Batman titles announced so far as part of Convergence, but this one does seem to offer a unique twist to it at least.
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: Roberto Viacava and Andy Owens
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.
Skitch Commentary: I really like the idea for this story. Supergirl’s death during Crisis is one of the most powerful moments in comic history, and I really want to see what Marv Wolfman can do with this one.
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.
Skitch Commentary: I will say this upfront…Barry Allen will never be “my Flash.” I am a Wally West guy through and through (though I do like the TV series a lot). I am much more interested in seeing the return of the Tangent Universe than I am reading another Barry Allen Flash story…even with Dan Abnett at the helm.
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.
Skitch Commentary:Kind of weird they mention “white-jumpsuit clad” Diana Price, but the preview image is her in a more traditional costume. And the pun of Domesday cult amuses me far more than it should. I am really curious to see what Larry Hama can do with Wonder Woman, he’s written a lot of strong female characters during his work on GI Joe through the years.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS
Writer: David Gallaher
Artists: Steve Ellis and Ande Parks
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.
Skitch Commentary: Green Lantern was pretty dull to me during this period of time, so I don’t have a lot of interest in this one at all. Would much rather read a Green Arrow/Green Lantern story.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA
Writer: Fabian Nicieza
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!
Skitch Commentary: ChrisCross has long been one of my favorite artists, and I am always a Nicieza fan. I don’t care at all about the Detroit Justice League, but the creative team and the return of the Tangent Universe definitely brings this one to my attention.
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.
Skitch Commentary: I didn’t think Superboy even existed Post-Crisis, so I’m not even sure what this is exactly. I am a ring-wearing Legion fan, so I am sure I will buy this anyway.
Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Kelley Jones
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Swamp Thing struggles to survive when the dome cuts off his contact with the Green.
Skitch Commentary: Len Wein on Swamp Thing should be pretty cool. My biggest complaint about Convergence is they didn’t get enough writers and artists from the era’s represented back to do the titles they were known for. This solicit doesn’t tell us all that much though.
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.
Skitch Commentary: New Teen Titans is pretty much the only 80’s DC book I have a great affection for, so Wolfman writing this story is a huge selling point for me. As you can tell from my comments, this batch doesn’t excite me all that much, BUT, this book is a big time exception.
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!
Skitch Commentary:I have pretty much never liked Hawkman, and nothing about this announcement grabs me at all. This is pretty much the one title I know there is no chance of me buying at all.
Overall thoughts: Of the announcements so far, this one was the one that I was lease excited about. I just don’t have a lot of connection to this era of comics. Really, the only one on this list that really jumps out at me as must read is New Teen Titans. I do like the variety of titles being offered here, but I just don’t have a lot of attachment to Post-Crisis 80’s DC universe.
I would have preferred they do Silver Age for Week 3 and Golden Age for week 4.
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