From DC Comics—
Earlier this month, we announced CONVERGENCE, DC Comics’ two-month massive crossover event landing in stores in April. Last week, we revealed the titles and creative teams making up the first week of miniseries, which you can see here if you missed it. Well, fans and readers, it’s time to pull back the curtain just a little further as we reveal the exciting wave of two-issue miniseries that will be released in Convergence Week Two!
Revealed earlier this morning on Hitfix and Blastr, Week Two also consists of ten titles. But where Week One’s titles focus on the DC Universe prior to The New 52, this week’s comics are set in the DC Universe prior to 1994’s Zero Hour. Yes, we’re talking about the days when Steel kept the streets of Metropolis safe, Azrael went from fighting Batman to temporarily replacing him, and Hal Jordan became one of the single biggest threats the DC Universe had ever faced. But what role will the heroes and villains of the acclaimed Kingdom Come graphic novel play in everything? We’ll find out when issue #1 of the below miniseries hits stores on April 15th, followed by issue #2 on April 22nd.
Check out the art, teams and synopses for Week Two below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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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