Convergence #4

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Jeff King Artist: Jason Paz, Stephen Segovia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 16
6.0Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Inside Skartaris, the heroes of Earth-2 must face the only man who can stop them from finding the missing Time Travelers but why would Travis Morgan, aka The Warlord, want to kill them?Meanwhile, Telos takes the captive Dick Grayson to several of the battling cities to prove the futility of challenging him. And whatever you do, do not miss the final page, as the surprising return of an unexpected villain could crush all hope for salvation and seal the doom of everyone on the planet!

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor May 1, 2015

    It is interesting that Dick almost convinced Telos to rebuff his programming and fight against Brainiac. I am incredibly interested in seeing just what will happen once Brainiac returns and finds that his spawn has let all of these heroes loose. There is going to be hell to pay. Hell to pay indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 1, 2015

    I feel deeply connected to this mini-series, and relate very closely to the characters and basic concept that is being explored. It is strong on character and allows this to drive the story. Keeping this event small is a stroke of genius and allows for readers to get involved easily without feeling overwhelmed with the vast scope of the consequences. 4 1/2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas May 6, 2015

    Everyone has had days when they don't feel quite like themselves. Worse, everyone has had days when nobody else seems quite like themselves. It is like the world has fallen under an evil spell, or reality has taken a step to the left while you weren't looking. The word “alienation” perfectly sums up such days. But the good part of such uncomfortable episodes is their end. When the spell breaks and the sense of strangeness lifts, it is as if the world suddenly snaps back into its proper place. And all those people who momentarily seemed soodd are revealed to be old friends after all. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Apr 30, 2015

    I feel like we have reached a turning point in the Convergence storyline and things are finally starting to happen. To me, the first 3 issues felt rather repetitive, but this felt like it was covering some new ground for a change. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Apr 29, 2015

    Convergence went from bad to good with the previous issue, and if Convergence #4 is any indication, it intends to stay there. The series had a very rough start, but now that the plot is moving and the characters are developing, the whole affair is much more palatable. This event is turning out to be a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos May 13, 2015

    Due to the continuing mistakes or flaws plaguing the Convergence, I decide to skip the last three issues until the ultimate one. Call this a patriotic or nationalist part of me, but Pagulayan, Segovia and Paz are the reasons why I pick the Convergence hype in the first place. And due to the sneak previews of future DC titles or the post-Convergence aftermaths, there's nothing to expect more than a rebooting (last since 2011, the New 52) or re-numbering of sorts. I commend the Filipino trinity abovementioned of taking part of this comic event. If only the quality overall is good to begin with, and inspiring at the same time. I will come back on Convergence #8. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 2, 2015

    I enjoyed the big group's adventures, but was bored by Grayson's scenes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Apr 29, 2015

    Finally, it feels like the story is on it's way. Thanks to some character development and story twists and turns, the story begins to feel likea fight for survival among the players involved. With only four issues left, I hope this upward momentum continues and Convergenceends on a high mark. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 29, 2015

    While maybe not up to the "holy shit" momentum that we had in last week's issue, this certainly has kept my interest and solidified some ideas that were out and about that were keeping me guessing.  We're halfway through Convergence at this point and while I can't say that this first half has blown me away, I still remain optimistic for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Brad Bell Apr 29, 2015

    As the story progresses the character of Telos becomes ever more intriguing, as he has been fleshed out by Jeff King to be somewhere in between Marvel counterparts: Silver Surfer and Galactus. The character would be best described as a necessary, but compassionate force. Besides powerful DC character moments Telos has been the best part of Convergence. However a reveal at the end of this issue that is reached by what can only be described as messy storytelling leads readers to wonder just how much of Telo's current actions are tied to Brainiac's will? Or has Telos been playing God all along. This twist leaves hope that the action and consequences of Convergence have a chance of matching the magical character moments moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 29, 2015

    I really went into this issue hoping it was going to be better than the last, but sadly, it just feels empty. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG May 4, 2015

    Overall, this issue, while a slight improvement in terms in pacing and plot, is still not enough to make me care about the characters and their fates. Nothing feels at stake, and it reads more like a spinoff than the main event. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Apr 30, 2015

    Better. Things are getting better. We're moving from bad to more of a neutral when it comes to this series' quality. With the way this issue ended, I'm optimistic for issue 5. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Apr 30, 2015

    "Convergence" #4, while still sharing some of the overall series' weaknesses, is nonetheless a noticeable improvement over past issues, enough to give pause to those deciding whether or not to stay with the series. While not a tremendous issue on an absolute scale, it still bodes well for the remainder of the series' run. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 30, 2015

    Jeff King is finally starting to explain some things with Convergence #4, but some out-of-left-field storytelling choices still make this an increasing case of too little, too late. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 29, 2015

    Convergence isn't seeing much in the way of net gain as it reaches the halfway mark. This issue picks up the pace and fleshes out the lead villain, but the series is still mired in poor dialogue and characterization. Meanwhile, the visual quality only worsens with so many inkers handling one issue. Things aren't looking bright for the series in Month 2. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Apr 30, 2015

    Convergence continues to stall and set up with no payoff in sight Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie May 6, 2015

    Its honestly hard to take this series seriously when it seems significantly incapable of adhering to its own ruleset. Theres still a touch of hope though. As out of left field as it was, the reveal at the end of the issue does have the potential to become something very interesting. I did just say that about what they did to Dick Grayson though didnt I. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 30, 2015

    This has been a pretty disappointing event so far and it most likely wont get any better. The audience keeps waiting around for something important to happen and we havent had any payoff four issues in. If youre not that invested in this series, you can probably skip it and pick up the DC titles after the event ends. Read Full Review

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