DC Revisits The ‘80s In ‘Convergence’ Week 3
Next year, DC Comics is doing a cross-country move from New York to Burbank and suspending all of their superhero titles while they make the transition. To fill the two month gap, the nine week Convergence event will revive several characters who haven’t been seen since Flashpoint.
The first two weeks of Convergence tie-miniseries focused on the DC Universe as it existed right before Flashpoint and a version of DC that resembled the comics that were published in the ‘90s. For the third week of Convergence miniseries, DC is revisiting the 1980s with some of the classic pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths incarnations of their greatest superheroes.
Veteran comic writers Len Wein and Marv Wolfman return to their signature characters in Swamp Thing and New Teen Titans, respectively. Wolfman is also writing the Adventures of Superman two issue miniseries that will apparently tie into Crisis as well.
All ten of these two issue miniseries were unveiled on IGN and Nerdist. The release date is Wednesday, April 22. Given the trends, don’t be surprised if the fourth week of Convergence miniseries resemble DC’s comics from the ‘70s and ‘60s. The full list of Convergence week 3 titles is reprinted below.
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: Roberto Viacava and Andy Owens
Superman and Supergirl try to escape the city through the Phantom Zone, but they enter a portion they’ve never seen before and learn that Supergirl is destined to die if they return to their proper time and dimension. True story.
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS
Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
After a year under the dome, the Outsiders have gone their separate ways, but when OMAC attacks, Batman must find out if they have what it takes to still be a team.
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Federico Dallocchio
Colorist: Veronica Gandini
Trapped in Gotham, Barry Allen has nowhere to run. He fights on, seeking justice as well as a way to save the city. But he faces a Tangent Universe foe that thinks faster than the Flash could ever move.
Writer: Larry Hama
Art and Color: Josh Middleton
White-jumpsuit-clad Diana Prince is in the grips of a Domesday cult when her lover Steve Trevor leaps into the fray to save Etta Candy from vampires of Red Rain.
NEW TEEN TITANS
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: Nicola Scott and Marc Deering
Colorist: Jeromy Cox
Titans Together! Fighting against the might of the Tangent Universe’s Doom Patrol, we are reminded why this is the greatest Titans team of all.
SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
Writer: Stuart Moore
Artists: Gus Storms and Mark Farmer
Colorist: John Rauch
While Brainiac 5 struggles to break through the dome, Superboy tries to keep the Legion of Super-Heroes spirits up—but then the Atomic Knights ride into town.
JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA
Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Colorist: Snakebite Cortez
With their heavy hitters sidelined, Elongated Man must lead the much-maligned “Detroit Justice League” against the overwhelming power of the heroes from the Tangent Universe!
GREEN LANTERN CORPS
Writer: David Gallaher
Artists: Steve Ellis and Ande Parks
Say the Oath, save the world! If only being the Green Lantern Corps was that easy. Hal has resigned, John is busy, and Guy is pissed. Together for the first time—they’ll save Gotham or die trying.
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artists: Tim Truman and Enrique Alcatena
Colorist: John Kalisz
Hawkman and Hawkgirl put their Shadow War on hold as they face the anthropomorphic might of rat-men and bat-men in the deadly land of Kamandi!
Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Kelley Jones
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Swamp Thing struggles to survive when the dome cuts off his contact with the Green.