Welcome to Convergence Week 2. If you read my coverage of week 1 of Convergence you saw that my Pre-Flashpoint DCU knowledge was nothing impressive. Thanks to Tom Kelly for filling in some knowledge gaps and for an extensive comment on the Extremists of Angor.
Hopefully this week is a little more in my wheel house as the main combantants are Metroplis from the pre-Zero Hour universe and the world of Kingdom Come. It’s been awhile but I have read Kingdom Come, and pre-Zero Hour would be right around the time I was actually collecting some DC books with the Death of Superman and Knightfall. One of the side universes in the spotlight this week is the San Diego of Jim Lee’s Wildstorm universe, from which I read a handful of books back in it’s Image Comics days. So things are looking up, time will tell.
Be sure to catch up on all the Convergence happenings with coverage of Week One: Part 1, Part 2
Read on for spoilers after break for Convergence #2, Batman Shadow Of The Bat #1, Supergirl Matrix #1, Green Lantern/Parallax #1, and Superboy #1.
I’m a sucker for big crossover events. I’m not sure why. Maybe they appeal to the collector/OCD/completist side of me. I have to have check lists of all the tie-ins and make sure I read every single one. As such, I have read A LOT of crap over the years. Nothing worse than picking up a branded crossover issue and it having little or nothing to do with the main event. But I never learn. I’ve even tried the “I’ll just read the main story and not bother with the tie-ins” schtick…and I always fell like I’m missing something and end up getting all the tie-ins anyway. I’ve also tried the “I’m not going to read this crossover” approach…with minimal success. I wasn’t going to read Forever Evil…totally did. Avengers and X-Men: Axis…I have no interest in that…read the whole thing. You get the picture. (Side note: one of my few success stories of recent years is not reading The Black Vortex Guardians/X-Men crossover…don’t tell Jenny!)
With all that said, I am gearing up in an attempt to read all of DC’s Convergence as they are released. May is going to be real tough as I’m also going to attempt to read all of Marvel’s Secret Wars and if I can manage to lift the keys to my cell from Watson’s belt, I might escape for a weeks vacation in there as well. I’m sure there will be hits and lots of misses in both events. But it seems hypocritical if I don’t read them, seeing as they are what 80% (Editor’s note: 90%) of what my Gabbing Geek posts so far have been about.
So let’s get to it. Spoilers throughout for Convergence #0, New 52 Future’s End #48 and Earth 2: World’s End #26.