Convergence #2

by Mike McPhillips on May 04, 2015

Convergence #2 cover
Writer: Jeff King
Pencils: Carlo Pagulayan
Inks: Jason Paz
Colors: Aspen MLT’s John Starr & Peter Steigerwald
Letters: Travis Lanham

What an absolute train wreck.  I had a glimmer of hope that Convergence might find its footing as it went on but issue #2 is the worst issue so far.  The issue is plagued with stale and, quite honestly, terrible dialogue, cookie-cutter storytelling, awkward introspections, and an underwhelming scene between Earth-2’s Thomas Wayne and Earth-0’s Bruce Wayne. Though I really disliked most of the book, I must say that I did enjoy the exploration of Alan Scott’s newfound powers as Earth-2’s Green Lantern and Avatar of the Green. Other than Earth 2: World’s End, I haven’t had too much exposure to the Alan Scott and I really appreciate the level of respect they show for his character.
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.

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