Convergence #5

Convergence #5

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Jeff King Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 6, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 13
5.3Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

The threat to the Multiverse grows as Brainiac confronts his creation Telos, and the surviving heroes of Earth-2 are stuck in the middle! Plus: A specific moment in time signals a call to all the cities that have been battling each other! Witness the final fates of the winners and losers of Convergence!

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher May 7, 2015

    Though I'm not overly impressed that one overlord has been replaced with a new one, I want to see how this series wraps up. This week's tie-in issues have little to do with the main story, so readers may want stick with the spine book if you are at all interested to see if heroes come together to fight the new big bad. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 9, 2015

    This was the best issue so far, with one character picking up a fallen hero's identity, while several characters meet their fates. The multiverses are finally converging. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck May 9, 2015

    Convergence #5 is a great transitional point in the main story and an overall enjoyable comic with some absolutely great art. It's not one of the best comics books ever made, but it does what it set out to do almost-perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 6, 2015

    Convergence #5 is the strongest issue of this “main” event book that we've seen since the first and Earth 2 fans will still be very intrigued by this comic. The issue does change the game for Convergence as a whole, and justifies it's worth as a main event book. There are some parts of the issue that seem to fit awkwardly into the plot but overall this I found the issue to be entertaining. There's a new baddie on the block, kids…time to see what he's got in store for the cities of Convergence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand May 7, 2015

    This issue boils down to not much more than a series of fight scenes with a quick aside to introduce Telos' backstory. If all you want is action, then you can't go wrong with this issue, but the intellectuals among us might find it somewhat lacking. In my opinion, the insight that we gain into Telos just shot him to the head of the line as the most interesting element to come out of Convergence thus far. I can't wait to see how his story plays out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 7, 2015

    This is probably the most entertaining issue of Convergence yet, due in part to Andy Kubert's artwork doing a lot of the heavy lifting. Jeff King's plot is still of questionable quality but at least the character dynamics at play are becoming fun to watch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG May 12, 2015

    There finally feels to be a slight sense of danger and consequence that the series badly needed. Hopefully the creative team will build on this in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 6, 2015

    Convergence continues to suffer from the same flaws that have dogged the series from the beginning. And while the art boost is appreciated and the ending holds new potential, there's little hope that things will truly improve in the final few weeks of this event. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 6, 2015

    "Convergence" #5 is a real improvement but, at the same time, the series has a long way to go to pull itself completely out of the hole that the first month dug. Hopefully, this will be a real turn-around, with the final three installments continuing to step up the proverbial game. Overall, the main "Convergence" miniseries has been a bit of a letdown but, if you had to pick the best issue to date, look no further than "Convergence" #5. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III May 6, 2015

    And so Convergence #5 adds up to another dud in a long line of duds. While DC has been hyping Convergence as another event in the vein of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the actual product has been anything but. Perhaps Jeff King and his team can pull the nose up and make the home stretch of issues something truly special with genuine stakes and rousing superhero drama, but there isn't much evidence of that to be found in Convergence #5. Dick Grayson wondered if there was a point to it all and audiences are starting to wonder the exact same thing when it comes to Convergence. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers May 7, 2015

    High marks for the art and the action sequences, but the character development, or lack there of, feels forced and unearned on the page. Three more issues to go. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 7, 2015

    At this point I'm not sure if there's anything that can save this event from....... itself actually.  Where as I thought this issue would open up the story to a whole new epicness, instead we got more of the same, fighting and speeches and the only difference being a brand new speech.......  That's about it.  The only saving grace to me for this issue is the art.  So if you're only looking for good art, go pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers May 7, 2015

    High marks for the art and the action sequences, but the character development, or lack there of, feels forced and unearned on the page. Three more issues to go. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas May 9, 2015

    “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,” or so said William Butler Yeats in 1919. Yeats died the year Batman was born, and he was reflecting on the carnage and hypocrisy of World War One, not the adventures chronicled in four-color comics. Nevertheless, readers of Convergence might well feel some sympathy with the Irish poet this week. In Convergence #4, the weekly series finally seemed to find its rhythm, particularly in terms of characterization. In Convergence #5, the story breaks apart and appears to lose all momentum. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan May 7, 2015

    The one improvement for #5 is that Andy Kubert is on artwork. His clean, classic line style creates the look that CONVERGENCE should've had from the beginning. Kubert's detail gives the background a life that the previous four issues didn't have. I'm actually interested in the world of Telos and how it looks. A few panels of Morgan fighting lizard people feel rushed, but even rushed Kubert is better than Stephen Segovia before. Dick seems to draw a perfect Bat-symbol on his chest made of ash, which is a bit comical. Continuing my idea that Braniac should have been the main villain, the Superman foe feels frighting with Kubert. Kubert makes the villain feel huge and all powerful. I was sad to see that Kubert won't be on #6 but Ed Benes is a good step. I'd even like Carlos Pagulayan back, as his artwork was great. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie May 12, 2015

    Shockingly, there is still the potential for this event to go somewhere interesting. I even think positioning Deimos as the main antagonist is a good idea, it just should have been that way from the beginning if thats what they wanted to do. That seems to be the thing with this series. It will get where its going, once it figures out where that is, but there are going to be a lot of hiccups along the way. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell May 7, 2015

    I really wanted to enjoy this issue and I just couldn't. The beginning of the issue seems mismanaged and the rest of the issue failed to peak my interest. The art does have some good scenes, but is very hit or miss throughout the issue. With a complete change in direction, maybe our new main villain will bring Convergence what it needs. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - John McCubbin May 8, 2015

    Despite us now being over the halfway mark, I still want to love Convergence, as having invested money in something I had high hopes for, it's sad to see it underperform on such a grand scale. That being said, there are some captivating moments in this issue, with Kubert's art in particular being an eye catcher. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson May 6, 2015

    Each week begs the question as to why this series had to exist or how Convergence warrants 9 issues. This is outside the idea of multiple weeks of sales. With many readers confused and overwhelmed by the event, issue #5 will do nothing to squash their reserve. Save your money and your time. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    GWW - Brad Bell May 6, 2015

    Even at it's weakest moment Convergence#5 brings some redeemable content. The Sandra Hope and Andy Kubert art is stunning and provides some much needed clarity compared to previous wonky action sequences of the story. As has been the usual, Convergence once again provides another moving character moment this time as Dick Grayson realizes he is not only linked to Bruce Wayne in every multiverse, but the hope that the symbol of Batman provides no matter the reality. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 7, 2015

    This event is almost over and it honestly cant come soon enough. This story continues to drag along with drab dialogue and terrible pacing. I cant recall a time since 1991 when Ive been this turned off from a series. Maybe this is DC telling Jeff King what to do, but there has got to be a better way to tell this story. At this point, no one should be reading this event. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor May 8, 2015

    I want to love this story. I really do. But right now it has me wanting to bang my head between my laptop fold. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Supes' soups May 6, 2015

    While Convergence is by no means a great event comic, I also don't think it's as terrible as it's being made out to be. The first few issues had bad pacing issues and Telos wasn't established well in the first act of Convergence. However, I think now that we're filled in on his backstory, I can see Telos having a few surprises as we close out Convergence at the end of the month. Jeff King obviously still needs some time to transition into writing comics but his first effort could've been worse. The pencils have been good throughout Convergence and Andy Kubert keeps that up. Normally I would wonder why Geoff Johns isn't in some way involved but with Darkseid Wars looming on the horizon, I'll give DC a pass because based on the FCBD issue of Divergence, Darkseid Wars is going to be a true epic. Also since the comparison will be inevitable and I have just picked up the first issue of Secret Wars, I'll go ahead and say it: yes, it looks like Hickman will have the better event this go around. Still, I'm committed to reading both events and in terms of Convergence, I'm curious to how the New 52 Earth Prime characters will play out in the next few issues.

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews May 9, 2015

    I like it

  • 3.5
    El Chapulin Colorado May 25, 2015

    Telos is not who we thoight he was but I dont care about him. E2 heroes still do nothing. Brainiac was summoned for nothing. Deimos makes every tie-in pretty much unnecessary

  • 8.0
    Slayer666 May 7, 2015

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA May 20, 2015

  • 7.5
    Stallonelythelonely Jun 3, 2015

  • 6.5
    mrDovydas May 10, 2015

  • 6.0
    Atomichound May 18, 2015

  • 5.5
    Serverarbengan May 7, 2015

  • 5.0
    Jason The Dude May 9, 2015

  • 5.0
    Hydrahead May 17, 2015

  • 4.0
    Juanpk26 May 6, 2015

  • 1.0
    CosmicInkwell May 8, 2015

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