As I am sure you have heard during April and May all of DC’s current titles are going on hold. This is because DC is moving their offices from the East coast to the West.

During this hiatus we get Convergence which comes with the tag line “where do worlds go when they die?” DC released the following description:

The alien supervillain Brainiac has trapped cities from various timelines and planets that have ended, brought them in domes to a planet outside of time and space, and is now opening them for a great experiment to see what happens when all these folks meet.

Convergence is comprised of a nine part weekly series and 40 two part miniseries and each series stars characters from one of three universes: Pre-New 52, Zero Hour or Crisis on Infinite Earths. These are three of DC’s biggest multiverse events: Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) dealt with countless parallel universes, Zero Hour (1994) with alternate timelines, and New 52 (2011) rebooted every series to a single continuity.

Everyone seems to have a love/hate relationship with DC’s New 52. New readers that couldn’t or wouldn’t jump into the intimidating series with their big issue numbers were happy to start reading when every series started back at #1. It has been far more accessible to new readers than almost anything Marvel has published in the last 4 years, despite their constant renumbering. But on the other hand longtime readers were understandably upset when story lines they’d invested in were wiped out of continuity and series that were once strong and interesting became nothing but crossover collateral damage (I’m looking at you Supergirl). So the fact that the Pre-New 52 universe is one of the ones being featured is very interesting and appealing to readers.

Lets break down the miniseries by universe:

Pre-New52

CONVERGENCE ATOM #1CONVERGENCE_ATOM_1
Writer: Peyer, Tom
Illustrator: Yeowell, Steve
Description: There’s a mysterious voice in Ray Palmer’s head! Does that mean The Atom is going mad? To find out what’s really going on, he’ll have to go down a road that will pit him against the ever deadly Deathstroke!”

CONVERGENCE BATGIRL #1CONVERGENCE_BATGIRL_1
Writer: Kwitney, Alisa
Illustrator: Leonardi, Rick
Description: After a year living under the confinement of the dome, Stephanie Brown isn’t sure she wants to be Batgirl again. But when she’s attacked by Catman and Gorilla Grodd from the world of Flashpoint, she’s forced to put on the cape and cowl to fight alongside Red Robin and Cassandra Cain!”

CONVERGENCE BATMAN & ROBIN #1CONVERGENCE_BATMAN_AND_ROBIN_1
Writer: Marz, Ron
Illustrator: Cowan, Denys
Description: Being trapped in a domed city makes for a tense, inescapable family reunion as Batman struggles to keep the friction between Damian Wayne and Jason Todd from exploding!”

CONVERGENCE HARLEY QUINN #1CONVERGENCE_HARLEY_QUINN_1
Writer: Pugh, Steve
Illustrator: Winslade, Phil
Description: Life for Harley Quinn has become downright normal over the last year. Will she be ready to go nuts when Catwoman and Poison Ivy draft her to fight – Captain Carrot?!”

CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE #1CONVERGENCE_JUSTICE_LEAGUE_1
Writer: Tieri, Frank
Illustrator: Cifuentes, Vicente
Description: The Justice League story you never expected to see begins when Supergirl, Zatanna, Vixen and Jade attend Jesse Quick’s baby shower, which quickly turns into a life-and-death struggle with Flashpoint Aquaman!”

CONVERGENCE NIGHTWING ORACLE #1CONVERGENCE_NIGHTWING_ORACLE_1
Writer: Simone, Gail
Illustrator: Duursema, Jan
Description: Just as they’ve finally been reunited, the romance between Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon is sentenced to execution by Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman!”

CONVERGENCE QUESTION #1CONVERGENCE_QUESTION_1
Writer: Rucka, Greg
Illustrator: Hamner, Cully
Description: Two-Face is fighting another world’s Harvey Dent, and it’s up to Renee Montoya as The Question to help him beat the odds.”

CONVERGENCE SPEED FORCE #1CONVERGENCE_SPEED_FORCE_1
Writer: Bedard, Antony
Illustrator: Grummett, Tom
Description: The fastest family alive loses its powers as Wally West and his kids face an uncertain future while trapped away from home. Will they be able to outrun the chaos that follows the arrival of Flashpoint Wonder Woman? Plus, don’t miss the most unexpected Zoo Crew character of all!”

CONVERGENCE SUPERMAN #1CONVERGENCE_SUPERMAN_1
Writer: Jurgens, Dan
Illustrator: Weeks, Lee
Description: A powerless Superman is called upon to protect Gotham City…and his pregnant wife Lois Lane!”

CONVERGENCE TITANS #1CONVERGENCE_TITANS_1
Writer: Nicieza, Fabian
Illustrator: Wagner, Ron
Description: Starfire and Donna Troy track down Arsenal, who had retreated after the loss of his arm and the death of his daughter – but what they find is more terrifying than they ever could have expected!”

 

Crisis on Infinite Earths

CONVERGENCE ACTION COMICS #1CONVERGENCE_ACTION_COMICS_1
Writer: Gray, Justin
Illustrator: St. Aubin, Jean-Claude
Description: Superman teams up with Power Girl, but can they stop a nuclear strike by Lex Luthor and Stalin of Red Son Moscow?”

CONVERGENCE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1CONVERGENCE_ADVENTURES_OF_SUPERMAN_1
Writer: Wolfman, Marv
Illustrator: Viacava, Roberto
Description: Superman and Supergirl attempt to free their city via the Phantom Zone but learn that if they succeed, a terrible fate awaits Supergirl in Crisis on Infinite Earths!”

CONVERGENCE BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #1CONVERGENCE_BATMAN_AND_THE_OUTSIDERS_1
Writer: Andreyko, Marc
Illustrator: D’Anda, Carlos
Description: After a year under the dome, the Outsiders have gone their separate ways, but when OMAC attacks, Batman must find out if they have what it takes to still be a team.”

CONVERGENCE BLUE BEETLE #1CONVERGENCE_BLUE_BEETLE_1
Writer: Lobdell, Scott
Illustrator: Li, Yishan
Description: Hub City is on the brink of collapse and anarchy! But its heroes – Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and The Question – find inspiration and strength from a most unlikely source.”

CONVERGENCE BOOSTER GOLD #1CONVERGENCE_BOOSTER_GOLD_1
Writer: Jurgens, Dan
Illustrator: Martinez, Alvaro
Description: Trapped with Rip Hunter and other time travelers, Booster Gold and his future self must work together to get out of prison and off the planet.”

CONVERGENCE CRIME SYNDICATE #1CONVERGENCE_CRIME_SYNDICATE_1
Writer: Buccellato, Brian
Illustrator: Winslade, Phil
Description: The Crime Syndicate’s absolute control over their city of a bygone era comes crashing down when Superwoman is on death row while the rest of the team fights the One Million Universe’s Batman and Superman!”

CONVERGENCE DETECTIVE COMICS #1CONVERGENCE_DETECTIVE_COMICS_1
Writer: Wein, Len
Illustrator: Cowan, Denys
Description: Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson fight side by side in memory of Bruce Wayne as they decide who will become the next Batman.”

CONVERGENCE FLASH #1CONVERGENCE_FLASH_1
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Illustrator: Dallocchio, Federico
Description: Trapped in Gotham City, Barry Allen has nowhere to run. He fights on, seeking justice as well as a way to save the city, but he faces a Tangent Universe foe who thinks faster than even The Flash can run!”

CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1CONVERGENCE_GREEN_LANTERN_CORPS_1
Writer: Gallaher, David
Illustrator: Ellis, Steve
Description: Say the Oath, save the world! If only being in the Green Lantern Corps was that easy. Hal has resigned, John is busy, and Guy is pissed. Together for the first time, they’ll save Gotham City or die trying!”

CONVERGENCE HAWKMAN #1CONVERGENCE_HAWKMAN_1
Writer: Parker, Jeff
Illustrator: Truman, Timothy
Description: Hawkman and Hawkgirl put their Shadow War on hold as they face the might of anthropomorphic rat-men and bat-men in the deadly land of Kamandi!”

CONVERGENCE INFINITY INC #1CONVERGENCE_INFINITY_INC_1
Writer: Ordway, Jerry
Illustrator: Caldwell, Ben
Description: The young heroes of Infinity, Inc. must choose between the path set for them by their parents or the one they’ve set for themselves as they face postapocalyptic Jonah Hex.”

CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1CONVERGENCE_JUSTICE_LEAGUE_AMERICA_1
Writer: Nicieza, Fabian
Illustrator: ChrisCross,
Description: With their heavy hitters sidelined, Elongated Man must lead the much-maligned ‘Detroit Justice League’ against the overwhelming power of the heroes from the Tangent Universe!”

CONVERGENCE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1CONVERGENCE_JUSTICE_SOCIETY_OF_AMERICA_1
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Illustrator: Derenick, Tom
Description: Older and in full retirement under the dome, members of the Justice Society get the chance to regain their youth to stave off forces from the Qward Universe. But the promise of youth comes with a deadly price!”

CONVERGENCE NEW TEEN TITANS #1CONVERGENCE_NEW_TEEN_TITANS_1
Writer: Wolfman, Marv
Illustrator: Scott, Nicola
Description: Titans Together! The greatest Titans team of them all takes on the might of the Tangent Universe’s Doom Patrol!”

CONVERGENCE PLASTIC MAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1CONVERGENCE_PLASTIC_MAN_FREEDOM_FIGHTERS_1
Writer: Oliver, Simon
Illustrator: McCrea, John
Description: You have to see this story to believe it! Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters are on the gallows in a New York City taken over by Nazis, when robot super heroes attack from Futures End and enemies become allies.”

CONVERGENCE SHAZAM #1CONVERGENCE_SHAZAM_1
Writer: Parker, Jeff
Illustrator: Shaner, Doc
Description: It’s Shazam versus Steampunk, as the world of Gotham by Gaslight takes on the Captain Marvel family and friends!”

CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY #1CONVERGENCE_SUPERBOY_1
Writer: Nicieza, Fabian
Illustrator: Moline, Karl
Description: Has Kon-El earned the right to be the new Man of Steel? Kon will have to prove his mettle in battle against the Superman of Kingdom Come! But what if the only way to save Metropolis is to lose the fight?”

CONVERGENCE SWAMP THING #1CONVERGENCE_SWAMP_THING_1
Writer: Wein, Len
Illustrator: Jones, Kelley
Description: The dome has cut off all the heroes from their powers – but what happens when Swamp Thing is cut off from his life source in The Green?”

CONVERGENCE WONDER WOMAN #1CONVERGENCE_WONDER_WOMAN_1
Writer: Hama, Larry
Illustrator: Middleton, Joshua
Description: Diana Prince is in the grip of a Domesday cult when Steve Trevor leaps into the fray! But can he save Etta Candy from vampires of Red Rain?”

CONVERGENCE WORLDS FINEST COMICS #1CONVERGENCE_WORLDS_FINEST_COMICS_1
Writer: Levitz, Paul
Illustrator: Fern, Jim
Description: Read the most unusual tale in all of Convergence! The Seven Soldiers of Victory regroup to defend their city against the Qward invasion, while cartoonist Scribbly Jibbet transcribes their adventures.”

 

Zero Hour

CONVERGENCE AQUAMAN #1CONVERGENCE_AQUAMAN_1
Writer: Bedard, Antony
Illustrator: Richards, Cliff
Description: Aquaman has lost his home, his powers, and his hand – but now he faces his most difficult challenge: a battle to the finish with Deathblow!”

CONVERGENCE BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT #1CONVERGENCE_BATMAN_SHADOW_OF_THE_BAT_1
Writer: Hama, Larry
Illustrator: Tan, Philip
Description: Fresh out of recovery from a broken back, Bruce Wayne infiltrates the organized crime underworld, but the outlaw sent to test his mettle is none other than Azrael!”

CONVERGENCE CATWOMAN #1CONVERGENCE_CATWOMAN_1
Writer: Gray, Justin
Illustrator: Randall, Ron
Description: A year under the dome can change anyone – even Catwoman. She’s set aside her life of crime to become the protector of Suicide Slum, but when the dome falls she will face her greatest challenge: Kingdom Come Batman!”

CONVERGENCE GREEN ARROW #1CONVERGENCE_GREEN_ARROW_1
Writer: Marx, Christy
Illustrator: Morales, Rags
Description: Don’t miss the first meeting between Oliver Queen and his son, Connor Hawke! Father and son may be united, but is their world about to end?”

CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN PARALLAX #1CONVERGENCE_GREEN_LANTERN_PARALLAX_1
Writer: Bedard, Antony
Illustrator: Wagner, Ron
Description: A powerless Kyle Rayner visits a Metropolis prison to see a devastated Hal Jordan who believes he has murdered the Green Lantern Corps. But if the dome falls and powers are restored, will Parallax return to defend the city or destroy it?”

CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE INTNL #1CONVERGENCE_JUSTICE_LEAGUE_INTNL_1
Writer: Marz, Ron
Illustrator: Manley, Mike
Description: Ted Kord, Martian Manhunter, Fire and Ice star as the levity of the JLI team collides with the severity of the world of Kingdom Come!”

CONVERGENCE SUICIDE SQUAD #1CONVERGENCE_SUICIDE_SQUAD_1
Writer: Tieri, Frank
Illustrator: Mandrake, Tom
Description: When Kingdom Come’s floating fortress of New Oa threatens Metropolis, it’s up to Amanda Waller to assemble a team of Metropolis’s deadliest villains to stop it.”

CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY & THE LEGION #1CONVERGENCE_SUPERBOY_AND_THE_LEGION_1
Writer: Moore, Stuart
Illustrator: Storms, Gus
Description: While Brainiac 5 struggles to break through the dome, Superboy tries to keep the Legion of Super-Heroes’ spirits up – until the Atomic Knights ride into town to cause mass destruction!”

CONVERGENCE SUPERGIRL MATRIX #1CONVERGENCE_SUPERGIRL_MATRIX_1
Writer: Giffen, Keith
Illustrator: Green, Timothy
Description: What do Supergirl, Lady Quark, and Ambush Bug have in common? Well…nothing, really. But that doesn’t stop them from appearing in this story together. You are SO welcome.”

CONVERGENCE SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #1CONVERGENCE_SUPERMAN_MAN_OF_STEEL_1
Writer: Simonson, Louise
Illustrator: Brigman, June
Description: Superman is missing, so now it’s up to Steel to defend Metropolis from the GEN13 kids!”

 

What do you think? Are you going to check any of them out? Personally I find Detective Comics (with Helena and Grayson), Batman and Robin (with Damian and Jason), Harley Quinn (with Harley, Poison Ivy and Catwoman), Batgirl (with Stephanie, Cassandra and Red Robin) and Nightwing and Oracle (with Grayson and Barbara) really interesting.