Convergence #0

convergence #0

Written by: Dan Jurgens 

Art by: Ethan Van Sciver

Cover by: Marcelo Maiolo, Ethan Van Sciver 

Released: April 1, 2015 

Though Convergence itself looks to largely ignore the main New 52 universe, this issue focuses on New 52 Superman as he finds himself prisoner of Brainiac. As he fights to escape his predicament Superman (and by extension, the reader) learns more about the strange world where Brainiac has gathered 40 bottle cities culled from different universes. The decision to use Superman as the “man on the ground” makes sense, though the execution falls a little flat. 

With the way he stumbles about and makes idle threats to the various incarnations of Brainiac he encounters, he doesn’t come across as especially Superman-ish. And with the way he’s unceremoniously written out of the conflict, it’s enough to wonder why this Superman even appeared in this issue. At the very least, his dialogue needed some fine-tuning. Let’s hope that’s not an indication of what’s to come with the rest of Convergence.

This issue was ok it wasn’t a very exciting issue but a good prologue into the actual convergence event. In all I would rate this issue a 7.5/10 that’s all for today and as always keep on marveling. 

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