Now, I don’t know how Jenny defines “iconic”. I would define it as a character that is so recognizable that even people outside the fan group recognize the character. Superman is an iconic hero. So is Batman, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman. Iron Man probably is thanks to Robert Downey Jr. Other characters may be recognizable to people who are fans of comics in general, but not necessarily of the character itself. Aquaman, the Flash, and Captain America probably all fit that group.
But Madame Xanadu? Well, Jenny had offered to fill in a Misplaced Hero file during my vacation for this character, so Jenny believed that Madame Xanadu is somehow both misplaced and iconic…
(Editor’s Note: Let’s all be kind to Jimmy and pretend it is the week of May 20th. He really does try very hard to get his work done on time. But for someone with commitment issues (ask Ms. Impossible) he can’t seem to say “No” to any project that comes his way. So remember, it’s May 20th, Convergence is not over, and Jimmy is awesome. Thanks from Gabbing Geek.)
Hey everybody! A couple of clunkers in this batch of issues as we finish up the penultimate week of Convergence. I’m looking forward to next week when the finale gets released. I’m sure it will all start making sense at that point. I’m sure nothing crazy and continuity shattering will occur and everything in the New 52 will be just as we left it two months ago.
Be sure to catch up on all the Convergence happenings with coverage of:
Read on for Week Seven spoilers after the break for Convergence Justice League America #2, Convergence Green Lantern Corps #2, Convergence New Teen Titans #2, Convergence Superboy And The Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 and Convergence The Flash #2.
Most big crossover comics events promise big things about how nothing will be the same and a cast of thousands. Most comics crossover events fail to deliver by a wide margin. The only real exception is The Crisis On Infinite Earths, a comic storyline that may not have been the most coherent seeing as how the Anti-Monitor had a new plan every issue, but did deliver cameos from just about every character DC had, whether they fit into the narrative or not, and the multiverse was abolished. Some characters, like Superman and Wonder Woman, were completely rebooted, while others like Batman had their origins modernized. Prominent characters like Supergirl and the Barry Allen Flash were killed and actually stayed dead for years real world time.