Convergence is officially underway in the Universe of DC Comics as issue 1 hits newsstands. We’ve heard it before and I’m sure we’ll all hear it again. The ever so familiar catch phrase, “Everything we know is about to change,” is delivered once again. Can we truly expect something that will alter everything we know and keep it that way forever? Probably not, but the whole temporarily earth-shattering event can be a lot of fun to take in as it unfolds before us in the meantime.
The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time to the present, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Our super heroes from every era and every alternate world are all brought together for Convergence! The stakes have never been higher or more deadly!
Writers Jeff King and Scott Lobdell partner up with artist Carlo Pagulayan to give readers a comic book that will make them want to come back for more and mentally (and financially) invest in the massive undertaking it will involve to digest and collect every piece of the puzzle known as Convergence. The melding of the different Multiverses and their characters is pure genius and a perfect way to lure older readers to revisit and possibly stick around and get involved in comics again. If they don’t, it won’t be the fault of either the writers or illustrators of this first issue.
The rating for Convergence #1 is rated “T” for Teen. There’s violence, intense and scary sequences, profanity, and mild adult situations involved. We really don’t get anything too over the top that anyone would be offended by. The only “adult situation” happens when the Red Avatar of Earth is REALLY happy to see Dick Grayson after being trapped underground for a long time.
Convergence #1 is as good as it can be for a premiere issue carrying the heavy responsibility of laying the groundwork for a major DC Universe event. We get as much action as possible in a 40-page comic that also has to kickstart a multifaceted storyline. I’m sure we’ll get much more action in future entries in the saga. Although I think the general concept for Convergence is interesting enough, sometimes I wish we could just get separate storylines for our favorite characters and titles.
Convergence #1 is available now in print and Kindle editions.