Happy New Year!
I took the opportunity for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to do some Convergence sleuthing. There’s been a lot of interviews over the past few months that had DC Comics Convergence nuggets in them despite the interviews themselves not focussing on the 2015 DC Comics event.
One such interview conducted with fan favorite writer Gail Simone over at Newsarama hints at the post Convergence DC Comics Universe. This tidbit may actually make comics retailors worst fears about Convergence materialize: that Convergence is a good reason for fans to “pause” and not read any of it for the two months it takes place.
The question Gail Simone was asked was: “Speaking of fitting into time constraints of shared universes, you’ve got a two-month break coming up in April/May for Convergence. Anything you can tell us about what to expect from Secret Six in the months before/after Convergence, and how you’re making the break work for a new series?”
Gail Simone’s response was eye-opening: “We aren’t really addressing it, the story carries right over. But I am writing two Convergence issues with Nightwing and Oracle and holy crap that’s fun.”
Not addressing Convergence in an ongoing DC Comics title after that event? Now, it very likely could be that since Secret Six is not a cosmic book for DC, it shouldn’t have any residual Convergence plot points to deal with; that other more appropriate DC books would deal with Convergence fallout. Or, it could be that Convergence is very contained and not integral to the post Convergence DC Comics New 52; that it’s a fan service event to let lapsed fans know that all the old pre-New 52 stories they loved still matter and happened “somewhere” in the multiverse. Time will tell which scenario comes to pass, but Simone’s comments on their surface seem to point to the latter. It certainly doesn’t appear any kind of reboot, soft or hard, follows Convergence.
As a reminder, in addition to the two month weekly Convergence series, DC Comics is putting out 40 two-shot mini-mini-series:
- Week 1 – Pre-Flashpoint
- Week 2 – 90’s
- Week 3 – Post-Crisis
- Week 4 – Pre-Crisis and Boost Gold worlds’ hopping
Lastly, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio has confirmed that not only are the ends of two of their weekly series, namely New 52: Futures End and Earth 2: World’s End, key to setting up Convergence, so is the end of writer Grant Morrison’s Multiversity as we noted months ago. DiDio’s comments can be found in this DC All Access video clip.
I hope you all are having a great start to 2015!