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“Convergence ” issues 3 – 8

Written by Jeff King and Scott Lobdell

Wildstorm Concepts: WSU authority-engineer authority-apollo stormwatch

All-Star WesternSo Telos is making cities from all over the multiverse fight each other, but don’t be mean to him. He’s just a poor brainwashed slave; he used to be called Arak, and he gave his life to save his loved ones from Brainiac’s wrath. Wow, it’s the exact same origin as Silver Surfer. Anyway, the real villain in the story is Deimos, the villain from “Warlord”. He’s using a bunch of time travellers and stealing their “time energy” to get unlimited power. However, Hal Jordan-Parallax kills him and ends up releasing that “time energy” which starts causing reality to break. This turns the planet into a bullet that would “shatter the Multiverse,” so the Time Masters have to free Brainiac. The God redeems himself and decides to use the “time energy” to send all the domed cities back to their own realities and planets. But the original “Crisis on Infinite Earths” is preventing him from sending back those characters, acting like a wall. So a bunch of heroes go back in time to the Crisis to prevent the destruction of the multiverse so that Brainiac can send the other cities back. This way they manage to save the Multiverse, and then Brainiac sends everyone home, except for the Earth-2 heroes who get the Convergence planet as their new home. Scattered here and there are some Wildstorm cameos… Wow, this sucked..

Next: “Grayson” issues 1 – 8, written by Tim Seeley and Tom King.

“Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat” issues 1 – 2

Written by Larry Hama

Wildstorm Concepts: Wetworks Wetworks - Pilgrim Wetworks - Mother One Wetworks - Jester Wetworks - Flattop Wetworks - Dozer Wetworks - Dane Wetworks - Crossbones

All-Star WesternI’m going to go through the events from the point of view of the Wetworks, since Batman is irrelevant to this blog. As with every Convergence tie-in, Telos forces two groups to fight each other, and this time it’s Wetworks versus Batman. These are rookie Wetworks, still not fully used to their symbiotes. After hearing about the challenge, they don’t struggle with it or try to reason with the other side — no, Wetworks go for the kill, because the Wildstorm characters are a bunch of psychopaths compared to the high and mighty DC characters… sigh. Every time the universes cross-over this happens. Anyway, the Wetworks guys want an advantage, so they time-slip a day before the announcement of the challenge and do some recon on Batman, seeing the way he takes down a mobster called Whale. As they’re doing that, another time-slip shows up all of the sudden… Never mind, this is never explained. The following issue begins in an entirely unrelated situation.

Afterwards, they send Crossbones and Flattop against Batman’s companion, Azrael. This isn’t seen, only mentioned, by Azrael takes them down. Still, they guide Batman and Azrael to San Diego, Wetwork’s turf, where they’ll have the advantage. Dozer and Dane spot Azrael and get ready to throw a missile at him, but suddenly a kid shows up and gets in the way. Not caring about the child, Dane says it’s one kid versus the whole city getting wiped if Wetworks loses, so they take they shot anyway. Crazy. Luckily, Batman sneaks up on them and makes them miss the shot. They start fighting, and Batman can take down both Dane and Dozer, which is just dumb.

Afterwards, Batman and Azrael hide in a sunken carrier. Wetworks’ sensors that there are innocent civilians living on the ship, but Dane keeps saying the few need to be sacrificed for the good of the many. They enter and threaten everyone if they don’t reveal Batman’s location, so obviously some people rat them out. They’re hiding with a woman who used to work in the ship. After hearing this, Mother One gets angry that the woman is betraying her city and declares her dead meat. The team splits up and searches for Batman and Azrael. Mother One is the first one to find them, but she gets taken out quickly enough. Talk about no stakes.

Still, Azrael is like an anti-batman; doesn’t have a no-kill rule, loves using guns. He steals Mother One’s “Hydrostatic shock blaster” and they go after the rest of Wetworks. Wetworks finds the mother and her child and try to catch them, but they’re foiled by Batman and Azrael. Batman is winning, but that’s not enogh. He wants to force Dane’s hand, convince them to work together. He doesn’t want either city destroyed. The woman believes him, and gives him her knowledge of the ship to know how to defeat Dane.

They split up, and Batman entertains the rest of Wetworks while Azrael goes to Dane. Using an activated grenade to keep him quiet, Azrael makes his pitch to work together. Surprisingly and randomly, Dane accepts, and the two teams become buddies. Now all that’s left is to take the fight to Telos!

Next: “Convergence: Superman: The Man of Steel” issues 1 – 2, written by Louise Simonson.

“Convergence” issues 0 – 2

Written by Dan Jurgens, Jeff King and Scott Lobdell.

Wildstorm Concepts:  WSU

All-Star WesternConvergence is a mess. It’s a sequel to various things… “Future’s End”, “Earth 2: World’s End”, “Superman: Doomed”… it’s completely inaccessible. After the pre-Flashpoint Brainiac survived the reboot, he was filled with a desire to become more, so he travelled to the edge of The Source and beyond it, looking into the Multiverse to witness its story. Reaching through the Multiverse – and through time – in an effort to evolve as the Monitors had, he was mutated by the effects of “crisis” events such as the First Crisis and Infinite Crisis before re-emerging transformed into a god-like being. In “Booster Gold: Future’s End” issue 1 Brainiac captured the time travelling hero Booster Gold and tortured him to find out the location of Vanishing Point. Vanishing Point is place that exists during the last possible moment in the universe from where you can access the complete history of the multiverse. He took it upon himself to save a city from each doomed universe, picking them up right before their destruction and collecting them, creating a giant zoo of 40 cities. Among them– the original Wildstorm timeline. To collect them he invaded a planet called Skartaris, the same from Mike Grell’s “The Warlord”, and took over it to create a planet-sized spaceship he called The Blood Moon. He grabbed one of the planet’s inhabitants, Arak, and brainwashed him to think he was actually the planet’s artificial intelligence: Telos.

However, in one venture to collect a city Brainiac was trapped by Future’s End’s heroes, so taking care of his collection of cities falls to Telos. Left on his own, Telos decides to have the captive cities of the Multiverse into fighting each other to deem the one survivor worthy. And so begins the reappearance of classic Wildstorm characters. It’s a basic premise, or at least it should be, but it’s bogged down by how convoluted everything is.

Convergence #1

Next: “Convergence: Aquaman” issues 1 – 2, written by Tony Bedard.