Convergence #0

Convergence #0

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Dan Jurgens, Jeff King Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 1, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 44 User Reviews: 20
6.3Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Where do worlds go when they die?The Earthquakes felt round the Multiverse, Supermans lost days after Doomed, the Worlds End all these points will converge as the history of the DCU is spun from a new perspective, the perspective of a mad god and his arrogant child. The biggest story in DC history ties into literally every DC story ever told and it all begins here.Kingdom Come, Red Son, Wild West Justice League, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew all the worlds you remember can still be found on Telos. Everything matters. Every story matters.Dont miss the start of DCs April/May 2015 event with this special issue!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Kara Sorensen Apr 1, 2015

    This is huge! A surprise even for such a huge event! & fitting of one beginning on April 1st!!!!!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Apr 1, 2015

    Convergence marks an event like no other. A merging so monumental that it cannot be ignored. The universe is in danger, and the cities’ citizens even more so. Read along to see what happens to them, and if Superman has any say in their fate. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Apr 1, 2015

    While we've yet to get into the meat of the event, Convergence #0 offers a strong one-on-one story amid what's likely to be a pretty frenetic series. Van Sciver keeps both characters (and all their iterations) looking the best they ever have, and creates a visual feast of some cities we haven't seen in quite some time. DC definitely has me looking forward to the next two months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Apr 3, 2015

    This is a solid prelude issue, which sets up the main events in Convergence. While there could have been more story, this issue provides a glimpse of what is to come. Things are going to get VERY interesting in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Latest Pull - Waylon Piercy Apr 1, 2015

    The guide in the back is a nice touch, as many who will be buying this series will likely be unfamiliar with the long and varied history of DC's multiverse. The excellent Van Sciver art is the true star of the issue, delivering some truly stunning pages. You just might be tempted to take an exacto knife to some of these pages so you can frame them. This issue isn't the slam-dunk many of us were hoping for, but it is solid entertainment, and the stunning visuals make up for some of the story's shortcomings. This issue may well be skippable, as it doesn't seem to contain anything essential to understanding the event, but it's worth checking out for those who are interested. Whether or not it's worth five bucks is something readers will have to decide for themselves. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 8, 2015

    When the story ends, we have several pages devoted to defining which cities and histories exist on this world. In that way it is akin to Multiversity. But it also strikes me as simply a fun sort of side event. I didn't expect to like this issue quite this much. And yet, I turned the pages with some sense of glee. There was a little feeling of nostalgia here. Like any good opening issue to a big miniseries, there were hooks here to keep me interested, wanting more. For a long time reader, there is the promise of seeing older characters again. And it is visually beautiful. I felt like a young reader again ... and that is always a good sign. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 1, 2015

    CONVERGENCE has begun. Get ready to fasten your seat belts as Dan Jurgens, Jeff King, and Ethan Van Sciver prepare to take us (and Superman) on a crazy journey, unlocking the secrets behind Convergence while setting up the direction of the event. The idea becomes more and more interesting as you hear this ultimate version of Brainiac explain what's going on. Ethan Van Sciver's art and Marcelo Maiolo's colors crank up the excitement as we start to think about the possibilities this series could unleash. As a zero issue, it is a bit of a set up one but that's to be expected. Hopefully things will be cranked up even further in the following issues. If you're looking for a taste of what to expect in Convergence, this issue gives you one that will make you feel a little warm inside. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 1, 2015

    This is a issue that does it's job of really getting you into the story and letting you know what you need to know right off the bat.  Cool callbacks to Superman: Doomed and callforwards to Futures End and you know what happens?  They all Converge...... Yeah, it's a good time.  An event due to DC moving or not, this has made me really interested in seeing what else this event holds.  Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 2, 2015

    Convergence #0 is a fabulous insight into what's possibly DC‘s biggest event yet, as though conservative readers may want to wait another week and save $4.99, diehard DC fans will surely love this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Apr 7, 2015

    Presented for your consideration: a question. How can there be action outside of time, outside of space? How can there even be thought under those conditions? After all, action supposes movement through space over time. Thought supposes a set of mental states following one another from moment to moment. Yet, the story of Convergence takes place on Telos, a living planet outside of space and time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Apr 1, 2015

    Convergence 0 was a pretty fun read for me, and I definitely want to check out issue 1. While I dont see why it had to be extra page, and therefore $5, it still was much better than I was expecting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Apr 3, 2015

    This was a great set up to the 30th Anniversary arc of Crisis On Infinite Earths. You can definitely tell that they are looking to knock this story out of the park and it may be even to the detriment of the weekly stories that came before it as they specifically set up this event. I am glad they took the time to explain why Superman didn't recognize Brainiac when he showed back up in Future's End and even went so far as to give him the beginning of that lumberjack's beard he had in the series. I am licking my chops for this series as I am such a big fan of DC Comics and relish in it's history. Thankfully I wont have to wait long not only to read this story but to also get what is hopefully a satisfying conclusion in the next eight weeks of exciting comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Apr 1, 2015

    This zero issue is set-up and lets us know what's to come. Does it have potential? Yes, looks like this could be a fun event for fans of DC's very iconic history. For others, it'll be mixed. The first issue is drawn out a bit and could have done with more of plot infusion from Archaia's Tales of Sand, but it did what its goal was. It got me to understand what Convergence will be about. It got me to get a bit excited to see some of the new series. So, mission accomplished. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 1, 2015

    If you're hoping to see heroes from various timelines interact and do battle, come back next week for issue #1. As I said, this week served as setup. At least we get some explanation as to how and why it will go down. The folks at DC were also wise to include brief profiles of various timelines and universes that we will likely see in some fashion during this mega event. Although we've yet to get to the meat of the story, I consider this to be a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Apr 5, 2015

    Superman is determined and refuses to quit. He's desperate to get home and save Metropolis. The Brainiacs have an interesting secret behind them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Apr 1, 2015

    This was an enjoyable read, but most of that enjoyment came from my love of nostalgia. The absolutely beautiful artwork provided by Ethan Van Sciver also went a long way to making this a memorable and worthwhile issue. The main purpose of this issue is to introduce readers to the concept of Convergence. While the information provided is done in a relatively enjoyable narrative fashion, I can see how this whole issue could be a waste of time for some readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Apr 1, 2015

    While not as accessible as some events, Convergence #0 is a fun start to the event Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Apr 2, 2015

    Convergence #0 doesn't offer much in terms of story, but it's still an experience. It's hard to tell from this issue what the overall quality of the story will be, but if this is a "blockbuster" comic, it certainly captures all the good details of a blockbuster: High-quality visuals and lots of hype. If you're a longtime DC Comics fans, it's hard not to get pumped from this issue. Just seeing all the toys come out of the toy chest is worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Apr 2, 2015

    I'm not going to call Convergence #0 terrible. For a massive exposition dump with a disposable story, it is oddly readable. Ethan Van Sciver does his best to elevate this tale with his amazing art, but unless you are completely new to DC and have absolutely no idea what is going on then you may want to just skip to Convergence #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Apr 4, 2015

    With the whole Convergence event, and the fact it's interrupting some ongoing storylines, my concern is that in two months we will have either change for change sake OR the more things change the more they will stay the same. That's a worry for another day, which much like Superman's memory in this book, will return when “it is time to remember”. For now, strap in and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Apr 5, 2015

    All in all Convergence number zero wasn't all that I hoped it would be in terms of storytelling, but the art as well as some interesting ideas make it worth the read especially since it's leading into such a line wide event. The interesting ideas introduced are unfortunately stronger than the way their presented throughout the story. Longtime DC fans like myself will love seeing all the interpretations of Brainiac, but new readers looking to jump on in may be left scratching their heads and wondering if they really need to jump in just yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Apr 9, 2015

    Not much happening, other than the Supes/Brainiac reveal, and the back pages laying out the different worlds is really helpful. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Apr 22, 2015

    Ethan Van Sciver's artwork has the grand scale that an event comic like this needs. The giant Braniac is filled with detail, and has the menacing feel of an event villain. The big city scenes have a nice chaotic feel to them, although it was a little hard at points to tell what was going on in the background. It looked like random pictures of buildings were meshed together instead of having a rhyme and reason to them. I noticed that Superman's beard disappeared a couple of times. Much like the writing, the the artwork feels a lot like Blackest Night. The designs of the different Braniacs aren't afraid to be a bit odd and strange instead of grounded and realistic. It all feels very comic book-y, and this is something I wish DC had done a while ago. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Apr 2, 2015

    The issue, a bit confusing and slow, is still a decent one that has me looking forward to the event. It's great to see multiple versions of Brainiac, and the biggest, ultimate Brainiac is truly terrifying. Yeah, this issue is only a setup, and it might not be a good one due to confusing dialogues from Superman, and a lack of engaging story, but it doesn't mean I'm not excited for Convergence. Hopefully it's because this is the prelude, and issue one next week will be different. Otherwise, I might have to stop buying DC Comics for the next two months. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Apr 4, 2015

    This isn't the story that blows your mind or redefines art; it's the story you enjoy while it happens. It wants you to reminisce about better days and simpler times; hence why so much of the appeal bases on catching classic continuity references. After all, it is fully possible the long-lasting effect ofConvergencewill be DC hermetically sealing itself in a warm bath monument to their own glory days. It makes senseConvergencewould start by looking back not with regret or contemplation but fondness and contentment. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 2, 2015

    Convergence #0 isn't quite the epic start this event needed. Visually, this issue definitely does the trick, allowing Van Sciver to tackle classical DC heroes and settings for a change. But apart from the neat depiction of Brainiac, the story in this issue simply isn't that engaging. Superman stands out like a sore thumb, and the script doesn't even establish the premise as well as DC's various marketing materials did. Hopefully this issue isn't too indicative of what to expect from the main series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Joey Garces Apr 8, 2015

    Convergence is here! After the initial glee of nostalgia #0 left a lackluster taste in my mouth. It does it's job of setting the reader up with the conceptofConvergence but I'm hoping #1 does a better jobof bringing the oomph that is supposed to surround this event. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Apr 1, 2015

    Overall, this is the definition of a comic that would've been celebrated as a free digital supplement " a little backstory on the cities involved, a nice looking Superman story, and a way to get a reader who has stayed off the internet for the better part of a year up to speed on the event. As a five dollar comic, it feels a bit light, both in terms of page count and in terms of impact. And there's the rub: the content is ok, but the price is insulting " and if that isn't the story of too many Big 2 comics in 2015, I'm not really sure what is. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Apr 3, 2015

    Will a reader who skips this issue feel left out " probably not. While the issue is set up to kickstart Convergence, a synopsis would do far less damage in terms of cohesiveness and time spent. I wish this issue was much better in its pacing and scripting because there was a lot of missed opportunities. I think the mystery could have been kept without the characters spending the issue beating around a bush, and the development on the final pages would have gained a lot more with a lead-in that was far heavier and concerted. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Apr 2, 2015

    For all of Dan DiDio's trumpeting, the truth about Convergence is that it isn't really for aspiring new readers. It's an event meant for the old dogs, the people who will need the most coaxing in order to feel confident aboutthe nextera of DC Comics. And that's fine. Buttheevents of this issue offer little in that respect;instead it only addstothe nagging feelingthatConvergence just might be the cynical rush job a lot of folks fear it will be.DCis going to toe the line between commerce and art for the next two months (becauseL.A. is calling)by attempting to make everybody happy, and there's no reason to believe they won'tsucceed. Butnothing is more condescending to a faithful reader — especially thosethat said goodbye to characters they loved years ago — than to tell them, “Well, here. Now everything matters.” Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 2, 2015

    With the zero issue clocking in at five bucks, it doesn't do much here to feel compelling or engaging. It's like Brainiac(s) and Superman are having a tense afternoon tea as they talk about the reality of things, with Brainiac being the smart guy in the room and Superman just wanting to go home to presumably more interesting things. And I'm kind of in Superman's camp here. There's not a lot really going on here and we get a good chunk of time with wastelands and barren backgrounds while playing with some light philosophical ideas. The general idea of the series is one that's certainly fun since it plays to what I find used to be one of DC Comics' strengths in its multiverse. But it's executed in such a bland way here that it's practically turning me off from looking at the other books all that much, though I might pick and choose a couple. I can't imagine myself picking up any further prime Convergence issues if it's like this one though. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 2, 2015

    Whatever the case, despite this issue's excellent artwork, there's nothing here that makes me think Convergence is going to be anything but a one-off storyline that will be resolved and forgotten in very short order. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerdist - Eric Diaz Apr 2, 2015

    It's hard for me to truly recommend Convergence #0 with any enthusiasm (apart from the artwork), and yet I'm still totally on board for the regular series and all its spin-off titles when they arrive. As an old-school DC fan who thinks the company really screwed up by flushing all that great historydown the toilet, I remain hopeful for Convergence. But I think its safe to say that you probably won't need the zero issue to understandwhat's going on in the regular title when it arrives next week. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 9, 2015

    After reading Convergence #0 I have more doubt about the event and whether the number of writers and artists tasked can get the right feel for the various characters. I have no doubt there will be gems to be discovered over the course of multiple months but after this incredibly overpriced $5 kick-off issue I'm less sure about the overall event. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Apr 1, 2015

    So I guess I can only recommend this if youre really hungry for Convergence and you really cant wait until it actually starts next week. As with most other #0 issues not much of worth happens here. But if you want to see Superman deliver lines like my powers, wonky then this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 1, 2015

    But after months of build-up, Convergence presents little more than a confused Superman running around punching stuff asking "Why?" I can't say that it's the start I hoped for - maybe it's not even a start at all. It feels like a haphazard attempt at Grant Morrison-esque meta-narrative, but without any of that writer's trademarks. A lot of people are heading into Convergence because they are excited to see their favorite eras of DC Comics represented, (I'm not the only one stoked for '90s Superboy, right?) but this issue doesn't really add to the hype at all. While an A-list artist elevates the book in terms of execution, at the end of the day, Convergence #0 is still a bizarre proof of concept that might actually fail entirely at setting up what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Apr 2, 2015

    If I weren't a die-hard Legion fan, I'd ignore the next two months of DC Comics, based solely on this book. There seems to be no real reason for it, nor for the hype about it. This is not the way to launch a major event. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Apr 2, 2015

    "Convergence" #0 is a weak and faulty introduction wrapped up in a pretty package that reads as though it's cautioning potential readers as much as welcoming them. Even as it tries to sell the idea via broad strokes, the details undermine its own attempt. Readers will have to enter "Convergence" #1 at their own risk. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 2, 2015

    Overall, this book misses the mark because while I'm told that bad things are about to happen, the stakes involved are not conveyed to the degree where I'm counting the days until the first issue. With a reboot happening in June as a result of this event, the maiden voyage of Convergence feels like we are in for a haphazard means to an end. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 5, 2015

    Convergence #0 doesnt seem like it really needed to be made. It essentially set up the series in two pages, which probably could have been done in Futures End or Earth 2. Dan Jurgens and Jeff King didnt do a terrible job, but this is honestly an unnecessary book. The one redeeming quality comes from the art and colors by Ethan Van Sciver and Marcel Maiolo. If you find the price tag a little too steep, feel free to pass on this. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Gregory Goode Apr 2, 2015

    In the end, while the main story could very well end up being a success, Convergence #0 itself is unnecessary at best and alienating at worst. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Apr 8, 2015

    Seriously, this event really feels like DC editorial was just so confused and swamped by what they thought was cool vs what fans liked vs what they thought fans would like, that they just decided to make up an event where they just throw s**t at the walls from their refuse pile and see what sticks. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 4, 2015

    Convergence is pretty much a way that DC will flush away the New 52 and introduce the new status quo. This opening comic makes this seem like it will be a very bumpy road. If you are looking to take a breather from DC then this might be the time to do it. Maybe check back in when the new books hit in June. If you like New 52 Superman then this is your comic book to pick up. If you are looking for a sensible start to a big event for five bucks then this might not be it. Maybe this issue would have been better served as a freebie. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 2, 2015

    Convergence #0 is definitely a low point for DC Comics. I guess the silver lining for the publisher and this event is that the only way to go from here is up. Read Full Review

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