Via Hitfix  and Blastr 10 more of the Convergence 2-issue mini series have been released.  Once again it’s an all-star panel of writers and artists many not seen at DC in forever—Larry Hama! Louise Simonson!—, and some old characters like purple suit Catwoman, plus-size Amanda Waller, peekaboo panties Supergirl and the old Superboy.

As you may recall, 40 of these 2 issue “battle” minis will fill the gap while DC relocates to the West Coast and figures out where to find good pizza. (Hint: there isn’t any.) The gimmick will be set up in a framing mini series that explains why heroes from all kinds of multiverses and costumes changes at DC new New 52 are battling one another in some kind of timeless arena. And here you go:

 

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SUPERBOY

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Karl Moline and Jose Marzan Jr, with color by Hi-Fi
Has Kon-El earned the right to be the 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?

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CATWOMAN

Writer: Justin Gray

Artist: Ron Randall, with color by Gabe Eltaeb
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.

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GREEN ARROW

Writer: Christy Marx
Artist: Rags Morales and Claude St-Aubin, with color by Nei Ruffino
Oliver Queen meets Connor Hawke for the first time, but is he ready to hand over the Green Arrow mantle to his son?

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Writer: Frank Tieri
Artist: Tom Mandrake, with color by Sian Mandrake
When Kingdom Come’s floating fortress of New Oa threatens Metropolis, it’s up to Amanda Waller to put together a team of the city’s deadliest villains to stop it.

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BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT

Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: Philip Tan and Jason Paz, with color by Elmer Santos
A year ago, Batman got trapped in Metropolis when hunting down Azrael. Now he must team with the man that replaced him, and see how differently they operate as Batmans.

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SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL
(Writer: Louise Simonson; Artist: June Brigman and Roy Richardson, with color by John Rauch)
Metropolis was taken when Superman was missing, so it’s up to Steel to guard the city from the heroes of GEN13 in his absence.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL
(Writer: Ron Marz; Artist: Mike Manley, with color by Sotocolor)
The levity of the JLI team collides with the severity of the world of Kingdom Come.

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AQUAMAN
(Writer: Tony Bedard; Artist: Cliff Richards, with color by John Rauch)
Trapped in the domed city, Aquaman struggles with the loss of his hand as he confronts a deadly adversary—Deathblow.

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GREEN LANTERN/PARALLAX
(Writer: Tony Bedard; Artist: Ron Wagner and Bill Reinhold, with color by Paul Mounts)
Rookie Green Lantern Kyle Rayner gears up to battle invaders, but is he ready to fight Hal Jordan, also known as Parallax?

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SUPERGIRL: MATRIX

(Writer: Keith Giffen; Artist: Ramon Bachs, with color by Hi-Fi)
What do Supergirl, Lady Quark, and Ambush Bug have in common? Well… nothing really. But that didn’t stop us from sticking them in a story together. You are SO welcome.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, I’m a sucker for classic DC stuff, but they lost me with these. I’ve bought every Connor Hawke or Aquaman book for the past 20 years. But the moment Connor and Ollie first met? Aquaman dealing with the loss of his hand? I’ve already read those. By creators I was more interested in. And without continuity errors — Arthur didn’t get his gold hand until LONG after he got a harpoon. And Ollie worked with Connor LONG before anyone suggested Connor become Green Arrow.

    I’m glad to see Weezie doing new work, but sad I don’t see Chuck Dixon, Peter David, or John Ostrander. Also don’t get why you hire Ron Marz and Keith Giffen, but don’t put them on the books they’re known for.

    What audience do these appeal to? They violate too much of the past to appeal to old readers, and they’re too buried in the past to appeal to new readers. I don’t get it.

  2. Or, to put it another way, why put Keith Giffen on the book he’s known for (Ambush Bug), but not put the character’s name in the title?

    Goes on the “maybe” list, alongside Rucka’s Question from the last batch. Nothing has made it onto the “definitely” list yet.

  3. I will check out some of these books, which is a huge thing for me to say about comics from DC. But Chuck Dixon should be writing Batman. John Ostrander should be writing Suicide Squad, and Giffen/DeMattias should be writing Justice League International. And no one should be writing Parallax. I believe these writers have phones, DC …

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