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.
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.