DC's major springtime event this year sees all of the company's staff pack their belongings into boxes and ship them across country to Burbank. (Good luck!) While that's happening, all of the characters in DC's comics will be summoned to Battleworld by the Beyonder (or... close enough) for Convergence, a two-month pause in the company's New 52 publishing schedule, filled with a sort of nostalgia coleslaw of fresh chopped continuity from before Flashpoint, before Zero Hour, and before Crisis, with stories by Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, Keith Giffen, Nicola Scott, ChrisCross, Joshua Middleton, Jeff Parker, Bill Sienkiewicz, and many more.
All this week, DC has been unveiling covers for the first month of titles through various outlets. We've collected them here with the solicitation copy, so you can admire some fun throwback art -- including great pieces by Babs Tarr, Becky Cloonan, Steve Lieber, Pia Guerra, Jill Thompson, and Mike Allred -- and get out your Sharpie and use this as a checklist. (Tip: Don't draw directly on your screen.)
On sale April 8th Starring heroes from the pre-Flashpoint DCU Covers via HitFix, CBR, EW and IGN.
Above: Week one variant covers designed by Chip Kidd.
CONVERGENCE: NIGHTWING/ORACLE #1
Written by GAIL SIMONE Art by JAN DUURSEMA and DAN PARSONS Cover by JILL THOMPSON Just as they’ve finally been reunited, the romance between Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon is sentenced to execution by Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman!
CONVERGENCE: THE ATOM #1
Written by TOM PEYER Art by STEVE YEOWELL and ANDY OWENS Cover by STEVE DILLON There’s a mysterious voice in Ray Palmer’s head! Does that mean The Atom is going mad? To find out what’s really going on, he’ll have to go down a road that will pit him against the ever deadly Deathstroke!
CONVERGENCE: THE QUESTION #1
Written by GREG RUCKA Art and cover by CULLY HAMNER Two-Face is fighting another world’s Harvey Dent, and it’s up to Renee Montoya as The Question to help him beat the odds.
CONVERGENCE: SPEED FORCE #1
Written by TONY BEDARD Art by TOM GRUMMETT and SEAN PARSONS Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND The fastest family alive loses its powers as Wally West and his kids face an uncertain future while trapped away from home. Will they be able to outrun the chaos that follows the arrival of Flashpoint Wonder Woman? Plus, don’t miss the most unexpected Zoo Crew character of all!
CONVERGENCE: SUPERMAN #1
Written by DAN JURGENS Art and cover by LEE WEEKS A powerless Superman is called upon to protect Gotham City…and his pregnant wife Lois Lane!
CONVERGENCE: BATGIRL #1
Written by ALISA KWITNEY Art by RICK LEONARDI and MARK PENNINGTON Cover by RICK LEONARDI and DAN GREEN After a year living under the confinement of the dome, Stephanie Brown isn’t sure she wants to be Batgirl again. But when she’s attacked by Catman and Gorilla Grodd from the world of Flashpoint, she’s forced to put on the cape and cowl to fight alongside Red Robin and Cassandra Cain!
CONVERGENCE: BATMAN AND ROBIN #1
Written by RON MARZ Art and cover by DENYS COWAN and KLAUS JANSON Being trapped in a domed city makes for a tense, inescapable family reunion as Batman struggles to keep the friction between Damian Wayne and Jason Todd from exploding!
CONVERGENCE: HARLEY QUINN #1
Written by STEVE PUGH Art by PHIL WINSLADE and JOHN DELL Cover by STEVE PUGH Life for Harley Quinn has become downright normal over the last year. Will she be ready to go nuts when Catwoman and Poison Ivy draft her to fight – Captain Carrot?!
CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
Written by FRANK TIERI Art by VICENTE CIFUENTES Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM The Justice League story you never expected to see begins when Supergirl, Zatanna, Vixen and Jade attend Jesse Quick’s baby shower, which quickly turns into a life-and-death struggle with Flashpoint Aquaman!
CONVERGENCE: TITANS #1
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art RON WAGNER and JOSE MARZAN, JR. Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO Starfire and Donna Troy track down Arsenal, who had retreated after the loss of his arm and the death of his daughter – but what they find is more terrifying than they ever could have expected!
Written by JEFF KING and SCOTT LOBDELL Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ Foldout cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO Variant covers by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES, BRIAN BOLLAND, GREG CAPULLO 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!
On sale April 15th Starring heroes from Zero Hour Covers via Blastr and ComicVine
Above: Week two variant covers designed by Chip Kidd.
CONVERGENCE: AQUAMAN #1
Written by TONY BEDARD Art by CLIFF RICHARDS Cover by BECKY CLOONAN Aquaman has lost his home, his powers, and his hand -- but now he faces his most difficult challenge: a battle to the finish with Deathblow!
CONVERGENCE: GREEN LANTERN/PARALLAX #1
Written by TONY BEDARD Art RON WAGNER and BILL REINHOLD Cover by STEVE LIEBER A powerless Kyle Rayner visits a Metropolis prison to see a devastated Hal Jordan who believes he has murdered the Green Lantern Corps. But if the dome falls and powers are restored, will Parallax return to defend the city or destroy it?
CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1
Written by RON MARZ Art by MIKE MANLEY Cover by PAUL RENAUD Ted Kord, Martian Manhunter, Fire and Ice star as the levity of the JLI team collides with the severity of the world of Kingdom Come!
CONVERGENCE: SUPERGIRL: MATRIX #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN Art by TIMOTHY GREEN II Cover by HOWARD PORTER What do Supergirl, Lady Quark and Ambush Bug have in common? Well ... nothing, really. But that doesn’t stop them from appearing in this story together. You are SO welcome.
CONVERGENCE: SUPERMAN – THE MAN OF STEEL #1
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON Art by JUNE BRIGMAN and ROY RICHARDSON Cover by WALTER SIMONSON Superman is missing, so now it’s up to Steel to defend Metropolis from the GEN13 kids!
CONVERGENCE: BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #1
Written by LARRY HAMA Art by PHILIP TAN and JASON PAZ Cover by PHILIP TAN Fresh out of recovery from a broken back, Bruce Wayne infiltrates the organized crime underworld, but the outlaw sent to test his mettle is none other than Azrael!
CONVERGENCE: CATWOMAN #1
Written by JUSTIN GRAY Art by RON RANDALL Cover by CLAIRE WENDLING A year under the dome can change anyone – even Catwoman. She’s set aside her life of crime to become the protector of Suicide Slum, but when the dome falls she will face her greatest challenge: Kingdom Come Batman!
CONVERGENCE: GREEN ARROW #1
Written by CHRISTY MARX Art by RAGS MORALES and CLAUDE ST-AUBIN Cover by RAGS MORALES Don’t miss the first meeting between Oliver Queen and his son, Connor Hawke! Father and son may be united, but is their world about to end?
CONVERGENCE: SUICIDE SQUAD #1
Written by FRANK TIERI Art by TOM MANDRAKE Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON When Kingdom Come’s floating fortress of New Oa threatens Metropolis, it’s up to Amanda Waller to assemble a team of Metropolis’s deadliest villains to stop it.
CONVERGENCE: SUPERBOY #1
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art by KARL MOLINE and JOSE MARZAN, JR. Cover by BABS TARR Has Kon-El earned the right to be the new Man of Steel? Kon will have to prove his mettle in battle against the Superman of Kingdom Come! But what if the only way to save Metropolis is to lose the fight?
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Written by JEFF KING Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO Variant covers by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES, JAE LEE, and DAVID FINCH 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!
On sale April 22nd Starring heroes from Crisis On Infinite Earth Covers via io9 and Nerdist
Above: Week three variant covers designed by Chip Kidd.
CONVERGENCE: NEW TEEN TITANS #1
Written by MARV WOLFMAN Art by NICOLA SCOTT and MARC DEERING Cover by NICOLA SCOTT Titans Together! The greatest Titans team of them all takes on the might of the Tangent Universe's Doom Patrol!
CONVERGENCE: BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1
Written by MARC ANDREYKO, Art by CARLOS D'ANDA Cover by ANDY KUBERT After a year under the dome, the Outsiders have gone their separate ways, but when OMAC attacks, Batman must find out if they have what it takes to still be a team.
CONVERGENCE: GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
Written by DAVID GALLAHER Art by STEVE ELLIS and ANDE PARKS Cover by TONY HARRIS Say the Oath, save the world! If only being in the Green Lantern Corps was that easy. Hal has resigned, John is busy, and Guy is pissed. Together for the first time, they'll save Gotham City or die trying!
CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA, Art and cover by CHRISCROSS With their heavy hitters sidelined, Elongated Man must lead the much-maligned "Detroit Justice League" against the overwhelming power of the heroes from the Tangent Universe!
CONVERGENCE: WONDER WOMAN #1
Written by LARRY HAMA Art and cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON Diana Prince is in the grip of a Domesday cult when Steve Trevor leaps into the fray! But can he save Etta Candy from vampires of Red Rain?
CONVERGENCE: ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1
Written by MARV WOLFMAN Art by ROBERTO VIACAVA and ANDY OWENS Cover by MIKEL JANIN Superman and Supergirl attempt to free their city via the Phantom Zone but learn that if they succeed, a terrible fate awaits Supergirl in Crisis on Infinite Earths!
CONVERGENCE: THE FLASH #1
Written by DAN ABNETT Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED Trapped in Gotham City, Barry Allen has nowhere to run. He fights on, seeking justice as well as a way to save the city, but he faces a Tangent Universe foe who thinks faster than even The Flash can run!
CONVERGENCE: HAWKMAN #1
Written by JEFF PARKER Art by TIM TRUMAN and ENRIQUE ALCATENA Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE Hawkman and Hawkgirl put their Shadow War on hold as they face the might of anthropomorphic rat-men and bat-men in the deadly land of Kamandi!
CONVERGENCE: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1
Written by STUART MOORE Art by GUS STORMS and MARK FARMER Cover by PIA GUERRA While Brainiac 5 struggles to break through the dome, Superboy tries to keep the Legion of Super-Heroes’ spirits up – until the Atomic Knights ride into town to cause mass destruction!
CONVERGENCE: SWAMP THING #1
Written by LEN WEIN Art and cover by KELLEY JONES The dome has cut off all the heroes from their powers – but what happens when Swamp Thing is cut off from his life source in The Green?
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Written by JEFF KING Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO Variant covers by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES, DAVE McKEAN, and JIM LEE 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!
Above: Week four variant covers designed by Chip Kidd.
CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1
Written by DAN ABNETT Art by TOM DERENICK and TREVOR SCOTT Cover by DAN PANOSIAN 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.
CONVERGENCE: INFINITY INC. #1
Written by JERRY ORDWAY Art and cover by BEN CALDWELL 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.
CONVERGENCE: DETECTIVE COMICS #1
Written by LEN WEIN Art by DENYS COWAN and BILL SIENKIEWICZ Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson fight side by side in memory of Bruce Wayne as they decide who will become the next Batman.
CONVERGENCE: ACTION COMICS #1
Written by JUSTIN GRAY Art by CLAUDE ST-AUBIN and SEAN PARSONS Cover by AMANDA CONNER Superman teams up with Power Girl, but can they stop a nuclear strike from Lex Luthor and Stalin of Red Son Moscow?
CONVERGENCE: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #1
Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by JIM FERN, JOE RUBINSTEIN and SHANNON WHEELER Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ The Seven Soldiers of Victory regroup to defend their city against the Qward invasion, while cartoonist Scribbly Jibbet transcribes their adventures.
CONVERGENCE: CRIME SYNDICATE #1
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO Art and cover by PHIL WINSLADE 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!
CONVERGENCE: BLUE BEETLE #1
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art by YISHAN LI Cover by BRET BLEVINS 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.
CONVERGENCE: SHAZAM #1
Written by JEFF PARKER Art and cover by EVAN 'DOC' SHANER It’s Shazam versus Steampunk, as the world of Gotham By Gaslight takes on the Captain Marvel family and friends.
CONVERGENCE: PLASTIC MAN AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1
Written by SIMON OLIVER Art by JOHN MCCREA Cover by HILARY BARTA 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.
CONVERGENCE: BOOSTER GOLD #1
Written by DAN JURGENS Art by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ Cover by DAN JURGENS and DANNY MIKI 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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Written by JEFF KING Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO Variant covers by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES, FRANCIS MANAPUL, JIM LEE 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!