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DC reveals 'Convergence' #1 cover and official synopses for issues 1-4

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Convergence

Remember Convergence? DC’s giant blockbuster of a comic book story set to begin this Spring? Spring is coming, friends, and as it creeps nearer, so does more details about Convergence.

If you don’t already know the gist of what Convergence actually is, take a deep breath and we’ll walk you through it: Starting this April, all of DC’s comic books will go on hiatus for two months. They will be replaced by 40 two-issue miniseries, with 10 issues being released every week. These miniseries all focus on different aspects of the titular Convergence and feature versions of heroes from all of DC history—this includes their pre-Flashpoint incarnations. The main thrust of the narrative will be chronicled in a nine-issue Convergence miniseries, which would be the headliner if this were a weird sort of summer music festival I guess.

Up until now, what actually was going to happen in that main Convergence miniseries remained a mystery. Today, courtesy of DC Entertainment, Entertainment Weekly is able to share with you the official solicit synopses for Convergence #1-4, as well as an exclusive first look at the first issue’s foldout cover art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

Take a look below!

CONVERGENCE #1

Written by JEFF KING and SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ

Foldout cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES

1:25 Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

1:100 BATMAN sketch variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

Blank variant cover

On sale APRIL 8 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 8, $4.99 US • RATED T

This is it! The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time through The New 52, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Your favorite characters from every era and every forgotten series are all here! But are you going to say hello again just to say goodbye forever? The stakes have never been higher as the heroes of Crisis, Zero Hour, Elseworlds, and more are brought together for Convergence!

In the first issue of this weekly series, Brainiac has collected cities of doomed and forgotten worlds, who must battle each other—and the losers will be destroyed! But why is he forcing this conflict? Join the refugees from Earth-2 as they unlock the truth behind this world that exists outside time and space and is very much alive! Is Brainiac really in control—or is this planet named Telos an unparalleled force of evil?

This extra-sized issue is packed with twists and turns and appearances you NEVER thought you’d see—including the heroes from the hit series INJUSTICE!

CONVERGENCE #2

Written by JEFF KING

Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES

1:25 Variant cover by JAE LEE

1:100 WONDER WOMAN sketch variant cover by DAVID FINCH

On sale APRIL 15 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T

As Telos, the Planet Incarnate, easily defeats the survivors of Earth-2, Thomas Wayne and Dick Grayson set off to find help in the pre-Flashpoint Gotham City. The emotional implication of these worlds colliding comes crashing down when Thomas Wayne confronts this world’s Batman, as father meets son!

Plus, Alan Scott’s attempts to connect with The Green yield unexpected results, setting our team on a quest to escape the planet. And the cyborgs of Futures End engage in a battle to the death against the reimagined heroes of the Just Imagine Universe, while the city of Superman Red and Blue takes on the opposing forces from GENERATIONS!

CONVERGENCE #3

Written by JEFF KING

Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES

1:25 Variant cover by DAVE McKEAN

1:100 AQUAMAN sketch variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale APRIL 22 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T

Death comes calling as an injured Telos takes out his rage on the people of Kandor, while the Earth-2 team endures another brutal casualty. And major plans are set in motion as Green Lantern and the others follow Deimos into the lost city of Skartaris to find Rip Hunter and the missing Time Masters, who could be their only hope of escape from this apocalypse for Infinite Earths!

CONVERGENCE #4

Written by JEFF KING

Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES

1:25 Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

1:100 GREEN LANTERN sketch variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale APRIL 29 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T

Inside Skartaris, the heroes of Earth-2 must face the only man who can stop them from finding the missing Time Travelers—but why would Travis Morgan, aka The Warlord, want to kill them?

Meanwhile, Telos takes the captive Dick Grayson to several of the battling cities to prove the futility of challenging him. And whatever you do, do not miss the final page, as the surprising return of an unexpected villain could crush all hope for salvation and seal the doom of everyone on the planet!

Sound confusing and excessive? That’s because it is! But there’s a lot of fun to be potentially had in the midst of all this chaos—some of those two-issue miniseries sound really great, after all. And what’s more, the most interesting part of big crossovers like this isn’t necessarily what happens during them, but what they leave behind: exciting new creative teams, interesting new titles, and hopefully a bold new status quo.

I mean, it could also be a disaster. A crisis, if you will.