Convergence #1

Convergence #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Scott Lobdell, Jeff King Artist: Jason Paz, Carlo Pagulayan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 33 User Reviews: 22
5.9Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

This is it! The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time through The New 52, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Your favorite characters from every era and every forgotten series are all here! But are you going to say hello again just to say goodbye forever? The stakes have never been higher as the heroes of Crisis, Zero Hour, Elseworlds, and more are brought together for Convergence!

In the first issue of this weekly series, Brainiac has collected cities of doomed and forgotten worlds, who must battle each other – and the losers will be destroyed! But why is he forcing this conflict? more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Apr 10, 2015

    Convergence #1 is a definite improvement over last week's zero issue. Though it is really similar to a story going on over at Marvel, the core idea here is interesting, especially if it plays out the way I would like it to. The art is also very good and this issue should be a definite buy for those of you that followed Earth 2: World's End. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brad Bell Apr 8, 2015

    The beginning of the end is here in Convergence #1, and if the book proves anything it is that the doubters were wrong. Rather than being a book of big messy moments it feels like that Convergence will be about small character driven moments that regardless of what multi-verse they take place in will remind us all of why we love theseHeroes so much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Herotaku - Frankie Rodriguez Apr 10, 2015

    Convergence #1 does not disappoint. It tells you what it plans on doing in the first issue, gives you background on the heroes we are seeing while advancing character development. The art is stunning and the writing was strong! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 10, 2015

    Convergence #1 features some excellent artwork and a story that is good enough to make the issue work as a whole. I think the series will need to pick up to really take off in the future, but the foundation needed to be built for this main book and all the tie-ins, so that is what we've got from issue #1. If I can get more artwork like this from Carlo Pagulayan I will be a happy camper, and I'm looking forward to issue #2 of Convergence. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 8, 2015

    The story as presented is solid and the art is incredible, but if you aren't ready to jump off the cliff and dive headfirst into the Convergence event, you may find this issue lacking. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Overmental - Matt Overstreet Apr 8, 2015

    This first issue is big, dumb fun, and I can't fault it for that. What I can fault it for is for trying to be anything else. If you're here to see batman fight batman, you'll almost certainly be pleased. If you're here for something a little more concrete or intellectually stimulating, though, you may want to look elsewhere. But let's be real, who doesn't want to see batman fighting batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Apr 13, 2015

    Is there such a thing as a 0.5 issue? AfterConvergence #0last week one would have expected the story to move into first gear. Instead, we roll along in neutral as this issue, authored by Jeff King and Scott Lobdell, piles yet more background and exposition atop that we already had. To be fair, it's pretty good exposition, and necessary for the story, but it would have been better if the information here and in last week's book could have been presented more efficiently. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Apr 9, 2015

    Convergence is a weekly series, and by the end May, we'll have a new DCU without the New52 stamp. DC won't be renumbering, but the status quo will change as it's very possible older and more classic characters will replace their present counterparts. Imagine a DCU with Kingdom Come Superman, Flashpoint Batman, and the Flash from Li'l League. That might excite some and dismay others, and I hope the next issues in this series has a compelling narrative that ends up being less a two-month distraction and something a little more like Crisis on Infinite Earths " something that's still remembered by fans today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 10, 2015

    I think the real sell for this series is directly proportional to how invested one is in the DC Universe in total. It finally feels like DC is making something directed at readers like me. With that said it feels like Two Thumbs Up! This could preclude newer DC readers who have only come aboard in the past few years. However, I would remind readers of The Flash (Vol.1) #123 and Justice League of America (Vol. 1) # 21 that looked back at DCs past and engaged new readers with older characters. With the re-introduction of so many iterations of DC characters, this could happen again with Convergence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Apr 29, 2015

    Overall, nothing extraordinaire here happens, just a start of the competition of existential survival that we are so familiar with. The positive side here is there are loose tie-ins that can be read independently. Again, if one wants to follow the main event, follow Convergence. If otherwise, then go to your favorite DC character tie-in Convergence stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Apr 9, 2015

    Convergence #1 works fine as a set up issue, but I'm not sure how relevant or interesting the actual event looks at this point. Decent art and writing make this a worthwhile read, but if you're not particularly invested in the DCU you may not care that much, and even if you are and want to see how it will shake up the status quo at this point I can't really see how it will. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Apr 8, 2015

    The story presented here doesn't really move the plot forward too much, or provide us with any new information. In that respect, it's kind of a doppelganger of issue #0. Carlo Pagulayan does deliver some genuinely worthwhile art, but other than that, there isn't much material here worth sinking your teeth into. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 9, 2015

    Two weeks in, and Convergence is still struggling to move past the setup phase and develop a compelling conflict. This is a story where the characters and the combinations of alternate worlds are the driving force rather than plot. The early scenes in this issue are proof enough of that. Hopefully this event will capitalize more on that quality as it moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Apr 9, 2015

    Too much time is spent retreading what happened #0 instead of moving the event along Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Apr 13, 2015

    Convergence #1 takes a while to become coherent and the characters involved who aren't named Brainiac don't really distinguish themselves. They're not pawns as much as they are a bunch of rats being put in a cage with only a finite amount of cheese. Those not already familiar with these versions of DC's characters probably aren't going to become cos-players at the next Comic Con. But they still play a role and they succeed in that role, triggering the conflict that kickstarts the story. Like a juicy steak without the steak sauce, it's still edible and it still has the potential to become part of an epic feast. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 8, 2015

    We may have had a zero issue last week but this is where Convergence really begins. If you're wondering what the story is about and why different versions of DC characters will be fighting each other for the next two months, this is where you find out why. There are some familiar faces as some EARTH 2 survivors take the spotlight against Telos, the being behind all of this. There might be too much of a focus on the EARTH 2 characters and the decision for everyone to fight each other might feel a little sudden. There is a sense of curiosity to see what transpires next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Apr 10, 2015

    Overall an issue that does its job, which is all about the set up. Let's hope for a more memorable issue next week. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Apr 9, 2015

    While not the strongest of starts, definitely not gonna turn me away. As a person who usually enjoys events like this, Im onboard, and hopefully the story will updated in dialogue a little. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Mike McPhillips Apr 11, 2015

    That being said, I think it’s fair to note that the general consensus on the main Convergence event is currently lukewarm at best and as someone who legitimately enjoys these humongous, often over-the-top events, I have to agree. After reading every issue of Superman: Doomed, Earth 2: World’s End, & Futures End, I expected a lot from the Convergence storyline but at the end of issue #1, I still feel confused and bored. On the other hand, and I know I’m not alone in this either, the artwork is phenomenal. Brainiac is the most terrifying I’ve ever seen him and the different iterations of him in Convergence #0 were translated from their source material with expert precision. Shout out in particular to the DCAU Brainiac who looks absolutely stellar. All said and done, I do have high hopes for the series as it still is very early on. For now though, I remain unimpressed by all but the art. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    The Latest Pull - Eric Tillirson Apr 9, 2015

    None of my personal gripes are preventing me from enjoying the story, and I do look forward to see how this unfolds. But I do worry that DC might have sent the wrong message for anyone looking for the right hop on point. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 8, 2015

    I'm really glad that we started this event off with an issue #0 because if all we had to this story right now was this issue, I wouldn't be excited at all and would think that we're in for a long two months.  I still have high hopes that this series will rock but this issue was just nonsense that was  making sure that the plot is drilled into everyone's heads.  The only saving grace is that this issue is filled with excellent art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Apr 9, 2015

    Convergence rests in nostalgia from those who have followed DC Comics throughout the decades. As I'm not one of those people, it needs more to bring me in. While the zero issue had my interest perked up, this first issue quickly drained all of that. Here's hoping the tie-in series will bring more excitement. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 13, 2015

    Convergence will take over the entire DCU for the next few months, and like previous events, its tie-ins will form the basis of all releases. However, unlikely the recent Forever Evil, where the core title remained strong even if the tie-ins were sometimes lackluster, Convergence is off to an inauspicious start. The cynical view has been that Convergence is merely a placeholder for editorial convenience, and this water-treading issue really does little to dissuade folks of that notion. Ultimately, Convergence is a concept that literally has infinite worlds of potential, and one hopes that they live up to the promise of the #0 in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Apr 9, 2015

    I am giving the benefit of the doubt to this book because it needs to explain so much, but it seems to have already tripped up on exposition before it even gets out of the gate. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Apr 9, 2015

    The first installment of DC's summer event, Convergence #1, is everything you have already seen before. Literally, this exact plot was in Crisis on Infinite Earths and Countdown: Arena. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 15, 2015

    This does not come anywhere near the hype, with a simple story and average visuals. I expected so much better. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 9, 2015

    This issue didn't spark interest or wonder - all it gave me was a headache. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Apr 8, 2015

    I like a lot of DC fans were shouting from the rooftops fighting over the naysayers of DC's current direction since the reboot that this event was going to fix everything that was wrong with the state of the DCU today. And as of reading the #0 issue and this issue not only have we not moved the story forward but this was nothing more than exactly what the #0 issue conveyed but using different characters and there has been no evidence of this story living up to the anniversary we are celebrating. Do we really need two separate issues to set up what isn't exactly the most difficult plot to grasp? I am already sold on the concept DC. Believe me. I want it all in my eyes right now. Don't oversell and under deliver. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Apr 8, 2015

    Convergence is a series with a lot of great potential. These aren't the words of a critic who just slammed a book and is trying to be nice about it, these are the words of somebody who has read the tie-ins, many of which are spectacular and could not exist without spawning from the main event. But that potential desperately needs to be met. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 8, 2015

    With a slew of "Convergence" tie-ins over the next two months, they look to be the more attractive option for readers dipping their toes in the event. Perhaps "Convergence" #2 will pick up the pace and excitement level next week now that the exposition dump has come to a close. For now, though, this continues the trend from "Convergence" #0 with an underwhelming comic that's should be hooking us as readers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 8, 2015

    Ultimately, the biggest sin that Convergence has made so far is its tone. While the premise is rooted in DC's long and varied mythology, it feels so self-referential - particularly with its talky villain - that it winds up feeling like naval-gazing rather than high-stakes action. Two issues in means we should already be deep into this story's narrative arc, and instead, we've barely even assembled the main players, let alone had them begin whatever conflict will carry readers through this event. It ultimately makes Convergence feel not like a bad comic, per se, but more of a directionless one. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 11, 2015

    Convergence is definitely schedule filler. The old time DC fan might find a lot to enjoy in this comic book. They might even fall in love with the event. If you aren't up on your DC events and characters from twenty to thirty years ago then skip this. At five bucks you can easily find something else to check out. This one is for the die-hard fans only. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Outright Geekery - Pebblecool May 29, 2015

    The ending to the story arc lacked imagination, and seemed lazily thrown together. Nothing from the story changes anything in the main or any universe for the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supes' soups Apr 8, 2015

    After a somewhat bizarre #0 issue, we get an exposition heavy issue #1 with not that much going on other than the Earth 2 characters trying to orient themselves in a desert wasteland. Telos could potentially be a notable villain but only time will tell. I have my reservations about this issue since it's just setting things up but the premise is intriguing. The official DC Hunger-Games will probably kick into high gear next week. Don't know if this event will help DC tie up some loose ends and gain some old readers back while potentially picking up new ones but may the odds ever be in their favor. Also I'm curious on how Morrison's Multiversity series will tie into this, I mean it HAS to right??

  • 8.5
    Branden Murray Apr 9, 2015

    The 0 issue along with 1 have me very intrigued about Telos and these worlds about to battle each other. The art is fantastic and easy to follow. My only complaint about the last two issues is the 5 dollar price tag with the page count provided. This is my first DC event title Ive really gotten into so Im not sure if this feels like more of the same for long time fans and readers. I also mostly read Batman and Superman related titles and had reservations about this event but so far am really enjoying this. Not reading all the side stories just really the ones that interest me the most but Ill follow this main title all the way through Im sold enough.

  • 8.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Apr 12, 2015

    Earth 2 characters enter Convergence trying to understand what is happening while Telos makes an announcement to all bottled cities. Good first issue but the price is too much for an exposition issue

  • 7.5
    stuffthing13 Apr 8, 2015

    Minus the brief, somewhat pointless cameo of the Injustice characters, the story is off to a solid start. The Earth 2 team arrives on Telos and take stock of their situation before being greeted by the planet itself. Telos explains the rules of his planet wide tournament. That's about it. Not much actually happens. I can't exactly fault this issue for that, however, it's the first chapter and serves mostly to get the ball rolling. I wouldn't recommend this series to newbies to the DCU or even just to Earth 2, as that series spawned our main protagonists and everything they say at the beginning may as well be gibberish to those unfamiliar with the series.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Apr 11, 2015

    Interesting but not earth shattering.

  • 7.0
    LucasMarts Apr 8, 2015

    Convergence has officially begun! This first issue is one of mostly explanations into what Convergence is, and what will mostly likely happen in the main and supplemental stories. It might seem like it is doing the same thing as the zero issue, but it does a better job of laying out the path the main story will travel while introducing the main heroes of the event; the surviving heroes of Earth 2. With consistently good artwork in each page, the first issue establishes a sturdy foundation for Convergence to build off of. My only concern stems from how effective Telos can and/or will be. Will he be as dangerous as Darkseid or the Anti-Monitor? Will he just be a lackey to Brainiac? Can he establish as a unique villian or seem like a Brainiac knock-off? Time will only Overall, I recommend picking it up if you are interested in the Convergence event or in the supplemental reading that coincides with the main comic.

  • 3.0
    Gizmo Apr 21, 2015

    Terrible, the most uneventful five dollars I've spent since last week's Convergence #0. There's really not much else to say, the dialog is awful, the action feels undeserved and the concept is only introduced at the end, leaving the reader and characters to drown until then. At least the artwork is good, that's about the only positive to come out of this. Save your money and skip this, you don't need to read it as much as you think you do.

  • 8.0
    VideoGamerTJM Apr 8, 2015

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  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Apr 14, 2015

  • 7.0
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  • 6.5
    FuzzyCracker Apr 8, 2015

  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 4.0
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  • 4.0
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  • 3.0
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