This morning it was officially announced by DC Comics that its entire superhero line will be put on hold in April and May for a nine week event series called, “Convergence.”
According to USA Today, “Convergence” will launch April 1 with a zero issue that leads to an eight part main series with a 40 two-part miniseries that examine the worlds from the past eight decades of the DC Universe.
The event will answer questions that fans have been asking since DC rebooted its universe in 2011. Some of the most important questions that will be answered are: do key stories in DC history still matter in continuity, and what happened to some of the characters that have not been introduced in the past three years.
“It captures the full essence and scope of DC’s incredible history and storytelling,” says co-publisher Dan DiDio. He also adds, “There is a story and a character for every generation of DC Comics fan.”
Jim Lee, who is the Co-Publisher for DC Comics had this to say, “What we’re really addressing is they all exist and have existed and existed and exist within the framework of the New 52. ‘Convergence’ is in many ways the most meta epic event we’ve done.”
A new villain, Tellos will be introduced into the miniseries. He is “born of Brainiac and this mysterious planet.”
“Convergence” will feature a variety of creators, who will be announced soon, television writer Jeff King, who is making his comic book debut, will handle the main plot. Dan Jurgens will co-write the zero issue with him, while Scott Lobdell will help to layout the overall outline of the story.
“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.”
Source: USA Today