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DC announces week four of 'Convergence': Pre-Crisis fans, rejoice

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For the past month, DC Entertainment has been slowly rolling out details about Convergence, the publisher’s massive 2015 crossover event. Beginning in April, all of DC’s ongoing comic books will go on hiatus for two months; they’ll be replaced by 40 two-part miniseries that will debut 10 at a time for four weeks. Each of these miniseries will run alongside a main Convergence miniseries, which will carry the bulk of the crossover’s narrative weight.

Thus far, it’s broken down like this: Week One focuses on the DC Universe before the New 52 reboot. Week Two is more of a ’90s kick. Week Three focuses squarely on the 80s. And for Week Four, announced today, we’ll be seeing characters from across the multiverse as it existed before DC’s very first reboot: Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Read on for more details and some exclusive preview art.

The final wave of Convergence miniseries is a gold mine of Pre-Crisis continuity, taken from across the multiverse as it existed before rebooting the whole thing became a regular occurrence. We’re very clearly going to be dealing with characters and stories from multiple versions of a multiverse—which promises to be all kinds of confounding.

At the very least, the creative lineups continue to show some real promise. Shazam by Jeff Parker and Doc Shaner? That’s a book that should last longer than two issues.

Here’s the full list.

WEEK FOUR

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, Earth 2

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Writer: Dan Abnett

Artists: Tom Derenick and Trevor Scott

Colorist: Monica Kubina

Older and in full retirement under the dome, members of the Justice Society get the chance to regain their youths to stave off forces from the Qward Universe. But the promise of youth comes with a deadly price.

INFINITY INC.

Writer: Jerry Ordway

Artist: Ben Caldwell

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

The young heroes of Infinity Inc. must choose between the path set for them by their parents or the one they’ve set for themselves as they face post-apocalyptic Jonah Hex.

DETECTIVE COMICS

Writer: Len Wein

Artists: Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz

Colorist: Felix Serrano

Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson fight side by side in memory of Bruce Wayne as they decide who will become the next Batman.

ACTION COMICS

Writer: Justin Gray

Artists: Claude St-Aubin and Sean Parsons

Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski

Superman teams up with Power Girl, but can they stop a nuclear strike from Lex Luthor and Stalin of Red Son Moscow?

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS

Writer: Paul Levitz

Artists: Jim Fern and Joe Rubinstein with cartoons by Shannon Wheeler

Colorist: Paul Mounts

The Seven Soldiers of Victory regroup to defend their city against the Qward invasion, while cartoonist Scribbly Jibbet transcribes their adventures.

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Earth 3

CRIME SYNDICATE

Writer: Brian Buccellato

Artist: Phil Winslade

Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski

The Crime Syndicate’s absolute control of their city is challenged when the dome comes down and changes everything. Now, Superwoman is on death row while the rest of the team fights One Million Universe’s Batman and Superman!

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH 4

BLUE BEETLE

Writer: Scott Lobdell

Artist: Yishan Li

Colorist: Dave McCaig

Hub City is on the brink of collapse and anarchy! But its heroes—Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and Question—find inspiration and strength from the most unlikely source.

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH S

SHAZAM

Writer: Jeff Parker

Artist: Evan “Doc” Shaner

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

It’s Shazam versus Steampunk, as the world of Gotham By Gaslight takes on the Captain Marvel family and friends.

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH X

PLASTIC MAN AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Writer: Simon Oliver

Artist: John McCrea

Colorist: John Kalisz

Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters are on the gallows in a New York taken over by Nazis, when robot super-heroes attack from Futures End and enemies become allies.

MULTIPLE EARTHS

BOOSTER GOLD

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Artists: Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez

Colorist: Chris Sotomayor

Trapped with Rip Hunter and other time travelers, Booster and his future self must work together to get out of prison and off the planet.

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