The Vanier Report: Tales From A DC Pull List (Convergence #8 Review)

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Crisis on Inifinite Earths, the first major company-wide crossover in mainstream comic books. The cosmic catastrophe destroyed nearly every one of the infinite worlds of the Multiverse and merged the remaining five into a single continuity, forever changing the trajectory of the DCU. It was a landmark event in both narrative and publication, and Convergence – while also a stop-gap event as DC moves offices – is designed to pay tribute to the lasting legacy of Crisis.

The Vanier Report: Tales From A DC Pull List (Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 Review)

“Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.” The famous words of the Duke of Wellington echo loudly through Larry Hama’s concluding chapter of Convergence: Wonder Woman, even going so far as to paraphrase the quote at the story’s conclusion. As Wonder Woman and the vampire Joker square off, Steve Trevor has to fight off a horde of newly turned vampires, as well as Red Rain’s Poison Ivy and Catwoman.

The Vanier Report: Tales From A DC Pull List (Convergence: Justice League International #2 Review)

What can be said about Convergence that hasn’t already been said about many other maxi-series events? The main title is proving to be quite interesting and is driving forward at a great pace, but when it comes to the two-issue tie-ins, despite some relatively strong characterization and art, the books all suffer from a feeling of being inconsequential. Convergence: Justice League International #2 is no different. That being said, there are some very interesting elements that deserve to be highlighted.

The Comic-Verse: Awesome Art & The Top 15 Featured Links (05/07/15-05/13/15)

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The Vanier Report: Tales From A DC Pull List (Convergence: Hawkman #1 Review)

We are now three weeks into Convergence and things are starting to come together. The main title is picking up speed and seems to have a decent pace, and a number of the tie-in issues have been enjoyable reminiscences of continuities long since passed. And yet, despite the obvious nostalgic pleasure of this event, something which has plagued the first issues of nearly every tie-in title has been the sense that none of it matters. That same message of existential dread is woven throughout Jeff Parker’s script in Convergence: Hawkman #1, as Katar and Shayera try to maintain some normalcy in to their lives in the domed pre-Crisis Gotham City.

The Vanier Report: Tales From A DC Pull List (Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1 Review)

Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax opens in the domed city of pre-Zero Hour Metropolis, where a depowered Kyle Rayner arrives at the 8th Police Precinct for his nearly daily visits to one of the inmates. The inmate, of course, is Hal Jordan, formerly the greatest member of the Green Lantern Corps before the destruction of Coast City made him the power-mad supervillain Parallax. Since the dome went up, Hal has been cut off from Parallax’s massive powers, snapping back to normal while retaining all of his memories.