Comic Book Review: Convergence by Jeff King


I have to admit, I’ve always loved retellings. 

That’s why I’m so fond of the Elseworlds books. I really liked the annuals that came out in the mid-90s. And that’s why I was so looking forward to reading Convergence. 

Convergence was DC’s big event – where the separate universes converge into one. Or something like that. 

There was so much potential. But I fear it didn’t live up to what it could have. 

This combines Convergence #0-8. 

Unfortunately, the first several issues were all over the place. Telos pitting city against city seems simple enough, but the storyline is a bit confusing and difficult to follow. 

But I have to admit the father-son stuff struck a chord with me. 

But back to the story – I thought it got a little better as the plot completely changes and we move to what this is all about. 

The multiverse. There are a few pages and a few spreads that focused on the different universes and the characters within each. These were wonderful. They might actually make cool posters. 

If we could have had 2 things, this would have been much better: a tighter story bringing the universes together, and better interaction between the heroes of the different universes. There was so much to work with, but it all got lost in a convoluted story. 

Thanks to NetGalley and DC Comics for a copy in exchange for an honest review.


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