Details About DC Comics Event, CONVERGENCE!

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DC Comics, via USA Today, have released information regarding their big event in 215, Covergence.

The company is putting its line of superhero comic books on hiatus for two months for Convergence, a nine-week miniseries kicking off with a zero issue April 1. The story line will spill into 40 two-part miniseries in April and May featuring a variety of writers and artists examining the worlds of the DC Universe over the decades, as well as the heroes and villains contained within.

“It captures the full essence and scope of DC’s incredible history and storytelling,” says co-publisher Dan DiDio.

“There is a story and a character for every generation of DC Comics fan.”

Convergence spins out of the April 1 finales of the Earth 2: World’s End and The New 52: Futures End weekly series. The alien supervillain Brainiac has trapped cities from various timelines and planets that have ended, brought them in domes to a planet outside of time and space, and is now opening them for a great experiment to see what happens when all these folks meet.

“We’re picking up at points of their lives where we left them and finding out what’s gone on with them since then,” says DiDio.

Since the New 52 reboot fans have been wondering about certain characters, such as Donna Troy, and why they haven’t been reintroduced into the new continuity.

“What we’re really addressing is they all exist and have existed and exist within the framework of the New 52,” Jim Lee explains. “Convergence is in many ways the most meta epic event we’ve done.”

A new supervillain, Telos, will be introduced in the series. Named after the Greek philosophical term for ”end” or ”goal,” he is born of Brainiac and this mysterious planet — even taking on traits of that world — “but becomes a character unto himself,” says DiDio.

As previously here, this event marks the comic book writing of Jeff King. King is the executive producer and head writer of USA’s White Collar TV series, has a background in science fiction with his work on the shows Stargate SG-1 and Continuum. Dan Jurgens is writing the zero issue, while Scott Lobdell is helping with the series’ outline.

“Because this involved so much deep lore and fiction from DC Comics, it was great to have someone come in with a fresh set of eyes to look at it and make sure that it’s as open and accessible to all fans,” DiDio says. “Not just the people who have been reading DC throughout the years.”

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