Convergence #2

convergence #2

Written by: Jeff King, Scott Lobdell

Art by: Carlo Pagulayan 

Cover by: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis 

Released: April 15, 2015

To bar fair, Convergence #2 does improve on the previous two issues somewhat. The series isn’t quite so burdened by the compulsive need to recap previous events and set the stage for Telos’ forced war of 40 cities. There is a fair amount of rehashing in the early pages as writer Jeff King flashes back to the climax of Earth 2: World’s End and how that world’s Dick Grayson factors into this conflict. It’s redundant to an extent, but it at least paints Dick in a better and more capable light. He seems positioned as the central protagonist of Convergence. If nothing else, King establishes his tragic past and what separates him from the traditional Dick Grayson.

It’s also nice to see the plot actually move forward. The battle between the Earth 2 heroes and Telos is dull, doing little but taking up page space as the characters punch and wrestle with an opponent who clearly can’t be harmed by such conventional means. But after that point, the characters split up and the script focuses on the odd couple team-up between Batman (an aging, grizzled, drug-addicted bruiser) and Dick Grayson (a widower, a pacifist and a journalist) as they venture into one of Telos’ captive cities. The script takes on a more epic tone as the carnage of the war begins erupting around them.

In all I would rate this issue a 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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