Written by Jeff King and Scott Lobdell
So 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.
Written by Dan Jurgens, Jeff King and Scott Lobdell.
Convergence 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.
Next: “Convergence: Aquaman” issues 1 – 2, written by Tony Bedard.