Convergence is here! But is this the event that comic fans deserve? Or should they stick with Marvel‘s Secret Wars? Read on to find out.
The official description from DC:
Where do worlds go when they die?
The Earthquakes felt round the Multiverse, Superman’s lost days after “Doomed,” the World’s End – all these points will converge as the history of the DCU is spun from a new perspective, the perspective of a mad god and his arrogant child. The biggest story in DC history ties into literally every DC story ever told – and it all begins here.
Kingdom Come, Red Son, Wild West Justice League, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew – all the worlds you remember can still be found on Telos. Everything matters. Every story matters.
Don’t miss the start of DC’s April/May 2015 event with this special issue!
It’s here. The event that DC fans have been crucially waiting, as universes collide. Having been both excited, and if I’m honest, slightly scared for this comics release, I was overjoyed to find it entertaining. Yes, this is only a taster of things to come in Convergence, with the event as a whole still having a lot to prove, but as far as first impressions go, it could have gone much worse. That being said, there were some predictable moments throughout this brief, yet extensive series of events.
Giving a teasing look into the events of Convergence, whilst refraining from going into real depth, Dan Jurgen and Jeff King‘s script works like any zero issue should. That being said, the duo also manage to give a somewhat intriguing one-shot tale that sees a confused Superman (from the New 52 continuity), traipsed around the multiverse by various Brainiacs. This results in some dramatic dialogue, as though Superman’s intense state of frustration is a little tedious, it shows the grave nature of Brainiac’s plans, and how they’ve affected Superman’s pure and just nature.
The artwork on this zero issue is handled by none other than comic veteran, Ethan Van Sciver. Having astound over the years with his work on Batman, it was refreshing to see how he handled the Man of Steel, as though we’ve seen it on pre-New 52 work such as Superman/Batman, as well as New 52 covers, it’s wonderful to see these interiors. Having a great sense of depth, these detailed pencils more than capture the eye, as though the facial expressions are at times a little jarring, or ill fitting next to the context, the general layouts allows for brilliant drama. The colours of Maceo Maiolo also manage to give a sleek, vibrant finish, with the mixed palette showing the varied tone throughout.
Convergence #0 is a fabulous insight into what’s possibly DC‘s biggest event yet, as though conservative readers may want to wait another week and save $4.99, diehard DC fans will surely love this.