Convergence #2

Convergence #2

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Jeff King Artist: Jason Paz, Carlo Pagulayan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 29 User Reviews: 13
6.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

As Telos, the Planet Incarnate, easily defeats the survivors of Earth 2, Thomas Wayne and Dick Grayson set off to find help in the pre-Flashpoint Gotham City. The emotional implication of these worlds colliding comes crashing down when Thomas Wayne confronts this worlds Batman, as father meets son!Plus, Alan Scotts attempts to connect with The Green yield unexpected results, setting our team on a quest to escape the planet. And the cyborgs of Futures End engage in a battle to the death against the reimagined heroes of the Just Imagine Universe, while the city of Superman Red and Blue takes on the opposing forces from GENERATIONS!

  • 8.5
    GWW - Brad Bell Apr 15, 2015

    Convergence #2 may be a bit handicapped by Artist's Carlos Pagulayan and Jason Paz choice to illustrate their action scenes with heavy doses of DC house art. Thisultimately makes for some wonky action between Telos and the Justice League. However Jeff King's ability to subtly, but superbly give DC readers the emotional encounter between Bruce and Thomas Wayne that they have been wanting to see since the end of Flash Point is what defines this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Apr 22, 2015

    Prophecy is one of the most interesting themes an author has in the traditional literary repertoire, and one of the hardest to use effectively. For one thing, there are many different kinds of foretelling. There is the literal prophecy, handed down in cryptic form by a deity and ever subject to ironic misinterpretation. Of such are both religious epics and fantasy series constructed. There is the self-fulfilling prophecy, the engine of many a moral fable, in which the protagonist's fears and longings shape hisfate despite his conscious will. Finally, there is the de-facto prophecy, or maybe this one would be better called the iron hand of destiny. In literary terms, this is when foreshadowing becomes so long and deep that the outcomes for characters seem predestined as surely as if by the decree of a god. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 15, 2015

    An improvement over last issue, but still not the caliber of a mega-series. I'm hopeful the improvements continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos May 13, 2015

    Indeed, there a couple of lines that are forced, similar to the last two issues, but these are minimized and hopefully that would decline further as the rest of the event progresses/intensifies more. Admittedly, there are some minor artistic lapses, like some scratchiness or littering of unnecessary lines. Nonetheless, these are mere nitpickings to the overall quality that may prove encouraging to the hype that is the Convergence. I don't mind the hefty price at all since chapter two delivers really. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 17, 2015

    Character trumps story and Convergence #2 is well worth the read. Even if one missed #0 and #1, this book is easy enough to understand, and especially engaging through the focus on character. Nicely done, Mr. King. This issue was a bit of a step up from issue #1, give it 4 and 1/2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Apr 21, 2015

    I still have a lot of doubts about this issue as a whole, but even if it winds up just being a collection of cool moments like the one we got in this issue, that could very well be satisfying enough. And after the long, slow buildup of the Worlds End story, this issue gave me hope that we may actually get to see Earth 2s Dick Grayson become something more. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Latest Pull - Greg Pryce Apr 17, 2015

    So far Convergence hasn't done much to excite or intrigue; however, with a developing plot and consistent art, hopefully the series will improve into something worthwhile. Definitely an improvement from the previous two issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 15, 2015

    At least the art is good. If you are fully onboard with Convergence, then this issue is one you will want/need to get. If you want to be casual about it and only read the issues you are interested in, the tie-in potential with other comics this week is relatively low. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Apr 16, 2015

    While the story does feature a ton of action and an absorbing commentary as delivered by Grayson, I just feel like the Convergence tie-ins are so much more engaging than the main title at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Apr 15, 2015

    Final ThoughtsOverall, CONVERGENCE #2 was good. I really enjoyed how Jeff King is trying to build this mystery world. We get a taste of how powerful Telos is in this issue and it will be very interesting to see how they fight him in the future. The overall story of this event is starting to show and it seems pretty good. While it may be hard to follow for new readers, I think that DC has tied themselves up with how they can present this story. I really do think that readers just need to read the books for the entertainment they are. Things may not be perfect in this event but so far its been fun. I am really liking the fact that we are seeing other versions of the familiar characters taking front and center stage. The art in this issue byCarlo Pagulayan,Jason Paz, and Peter Steigerwald is exactly what it should be – neat, colourful and well done. Overall, this issue of Convergence was good and I hope that people are giving it a fair chance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Apr 20, 2015

    So far the series has still to deliver on the multiverse wide drama and epicness it promises but it has picked up a bit. Hopefully it will find its feet in the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Apr 16, 2015

    Even though we're as lost as they are in figuring out exactly what's going on, King takes steps in this issue to create clear objectives for the survivors of Earth 2 to meet and that's helped wonders in building up moments. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 15, 2015

    While this issue has a couple problems dealing with all the inconsistencies that were abound in Earth 2: World's End, it eventually found it's rhythm and turned into a good issue that I'm happy I read.  The art was solid and the story moved us forward while using the domed cities to show a really moving scene that will leave people exciting and sad at the same time.  The issue is a mixed bag but I believe the good outweighs the bad. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Apr 18, 2015

    For a hyped event, Convergence has me waiting for it to be over to get back to our regularly scheduled program. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 18, 2015

    For a hyped event, Convergence has me waiting for it to be over to get back to our regularly scheduled program. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 15, 2015

    Convergence is finally picking up some steam in its third chapter, but this event still has a ways to go before it truly satisfies. Despite Pagulayan's eye-pleasing visuals and the generally improved pacing, this issue stumbles through a lot of pointless narration and an underwhelming first battle with Telos. King really needs to take a "less is more" approach if this book is going to live up to its potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Apr 17, 2015

    Overall this issue moved things along further than both of the previous issues so that is progress at least. With six issues to go let's hope for the best and for Telos's sake let's see some of the World's we were promised! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 15, 2015

    The main story of Convergence continues. Fans of the EARTH 2 characters will rejoice in the follow up with the survivors that found themselves facing Telos right before the domes were dropped. The good and the bad thing is it feels like this event is starting to have a bigger focus on those characters and the upcoming EARTH 2: SOCIETY series. There is some difficulty in figuring out exactly where this story is going but thankfully we are getting more of characters from one world forced to fight another world's heroes. This issue also has some nice art and colors that makes the story's flow move quicker. We might not be sure where things are going but our curiosity is still aroused. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Apr 15, 2015

    Father Bats and Son Bats meeting was cool, but leaving the actual conversation out was a dumb play. The confusion just outweighs the scope of the story, yet again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 20, 2015

    While I still have no idea where the overall story is heading, the sophomore release of Convergence gives readers a fair amount of meat on the bone with little fat to cut around. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Apr 17, 2015

    Convergence #2 is a book that will be known more for what it lacked than what it did right in terms of story. The series thus far has been a disappointment with a plot that has meandered around the important details and action sequences. Even witha premise as strong as this one, King has managed to deny readers the goods, opting instead to tell readers what they're missing. With art hungry for action, Convergence #2 feels more like a digression. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Apr 17, 2015

    In sum, "Convergence" chugs along in issue #2. While I've been surprised and impressed by the storytelling possibilities in the tie-ins, this main title needs some more mojo to take it from have-to-read to must-read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 18, 2015

    Convergence is definitely a mini-series for the die-hard DC fan. The reader that knows all of the characters from all of the universes and that's kept up with all of the major events through the years. If you are one of those readers then you will know how these characters should act and how the plot fits together. If you pick this up on a lark and are a casual DC reader then you are left to your own devices. You won't find a recap page or footnotes or any information to help you understand what's happening or the characters that are involved. You are left to sink or swim based on the material in the panels. Quite frankly there isn't enough for my entertainment. I can't recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Apr 16, 2015

    A frustrating comic that squanders it's potential Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Apr 20, 2015

    Carlo Pagulayan's pencils are strong in this issue despite the lackluster setting and world the group of Earth 2 heroes are trapped within. Pagulayan has to draw a lot of different characters and he makes it look easy, but despite the art it's never enough to make up for writing. When DC announced this series I questioned the choice of newcomer to the world of comics Jeff King, and so far it looks as though I was justified in those concerns. I'm holding out hope that this series still has time to turn around, but this is one event where the main series is the weakest point of the line-wide event. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Apr 16, 2015

    King and Lobdell have wasted potential scenarios and refused to take risks thus far into this event. At times the writing appears to be contrived and overtly dramatic and even the fight scenes seem to have a generic nature about them. Pagulayan and Paz do a fine job with the art, no qualms there. This series doesn't look like it'll get better any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Apr 15, 2015

    So far the main Convergence series is a trainwreck with no signs of course correction in the future. With messy writing, characters acting out of character, and a horrendous tendency to over explain were receiving one of the worst event comics ever put to paper. Avoid it this main series at all costs, but check out some of the one shots. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Mike McPhillips May 4, 2015

    Once again, the main Convergence event falls flat in everything but its art. I said it in my last review and I’ll say it again, Convergence has some of the industry’s best linework and colors with an exceptionally modern version of more classic comic art. That being said, it doesn’t redeem the complete snorefest that is Convergence. Despite the poor quality of the series thus far, I really hope DC turns it up a notch. With the (mostly) excellent tie-ins like Convergence: The Question and Convergence: Superman, it’d be a damn shame for the main event to be a total wash. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Apr 15, 2015

    Convergence has not impressed with the quality of the story so far, and this issue in particular is just frustrating. It would be more forgivable if the Batman/Batman sequence wasn't featured as the book's main selling point — instead of opting to focus on Green Lantern and Telos — but it was. Batman may sell, but his moment didn't. That's a real problem; the tie-ins are the only justification for this event. Looking for an interesting story with two Batmen? Pick up the Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1. It's average, but it's leagues better than this. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Apr 17, 2015

    Better than the tie-ins.

  • 7.0
    Supes' soups Apr 16, 2015

    The art is fine but the story is sort of scattered. The action sequences between Telos and Earth 2 Justice League (Society?) seemed out of place. Then again, the alternative is more dialogue between the characters that just translates to more exposition which we already got a heavy dose of in issue #1. The encounter between the two Batmans/Batmen was interesting but they could've done more with it, besides a staring contest, Thomas saying he's proud of Bruce, and then Bruce brooding. I'm hoping issue #3 starts turning things around because right now the main book is sort of a drag. And since there are only 6 issues left, DC can't afford to waste another one on seemingly random scenes with no real connection. I'm starting to hate the weekly format, because while we get a constant stream of storytelling, what good is it, if the story kinda sucks? Forever Evil tested our patience with its releases but that story was well-written and had a good payoff, I'm skeptical about Convergence and I was livid with the way Futures End concluded. While I don't hate Convergence (yet), it is a bit underwhelming given all hoopla behind it.

  • 7.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Apr 16, 2015

    The story continues directly after last one's end, with EARTH 2 heroes trapped and then fighting Telos. There is a lot of focuses on Grayson as he narrates much of the issue, first with a flashback to the last seconds of Earth 2, the fight with Telos and then his travel with Batman as he encounters his son, which was a very brief and as much emotional as one would expect from either Batman. Meanwhile the rest of the heroes travel to a ruined city while just teasing all the action of the different battles. I HOPE THE STORY IMPROVES NEXT TIME

  • 7.0
    FuzzyCracker Apr 17, 2015

    Would be a lot better if it weren't for the godawful Lobdell-inspired narration.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Apr 21, 2015

    A vast improvement from #0 and #1. This issue has some actual emotion and character rather than just a bunch of loosely related action sequences and grandiose. The price tag is more appropriate as well. Hopefully this is a sign that the story will get better from moving forward.

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 16, 2015

  • 8.0
    SwampyCA May 5, 2015

  • 8.0
    Hydrahead May 17, 2015

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Apr 18, 2015

  • 6.5
    mrDovydas Apr 18, 2015

  • 5.5
    Rotivv Apr 29, 2015

  • 5.0
    Juanpk26 Apr 16, 2015

  • 5.0
    Stallonelythelonely Apr 21, 2015

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