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Convergence

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Convergence is DC Comics’ latest attempt to try to sort out some of their timeline issues. As usual, the main plotline is confusing as hellbasically, Brainiac has kidnapped cities from various doomed timelines in domes and shipped them to a single planet, where their heroes will do battle to determine which city/timeline is worthy of being given a new lease on life. The Earth-2 characters are given the primary story beats, so if you haven’t been keeping up with Earth-2, good luck!

The problem with stories like these is that if the architecture is shaky, then the entire story falls apart and becomes a thin excuse to bring back dead heroes. For every Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinity Crisis, there’s a Zero Hour or Final Crisis, filled to the brim with every kind of MacGuffin that make non-comic fans roll their eyes and subscribers wonder why they even bother with a pull list. Convergence falls into the latter categoryunanswered questions, convenient powers revealing themselves at the last moment, bad art (if you’ve ever wanted to see how much a dead Superman would resemble a Jack Chick tract, check out Convergence), and the expectation of familiarity with alternate-world heroes make this event into a slog. It picks up a bit toward the end during the chapters where Batman gets top billing, but overall, just read a Wikipedia summary. (www.dccomics.com)

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