The Beat has the details on DC’s Convergence Collected Editions. The full event will be collected in a whopping nine volumes this October, one collecting the main series and two for each group of tie-ins:
- Convergence (hardcover, featuring the main series)
- Convergence: Flashpoint volumes 1 and 2
- Convergence: Zero Hour volumes 1 and 2
- Convergence: Crisis volumes 1 and 2
- Convergence: Infinite Earths volumes 1 and 2
Convergence: The Flash (featuring 1980s Barry Allen) will be included in Convergence: Crisis Book Two. Convergence: Speed Force (featuring 2000s Wally West and family) will be included in Convergence: Flashpoint Book Two.
A few months ago, Dan Didio said that “we’re leaving every door open” after Convergence. It’s easy to read that as suggesting that all those old versions of the characters are now officially out there somewhere in the multiverse….
…except they aren’t. Not according to Convergence #8 anyway.
Spoilers for Convergence #8 below
The adventures of the Silver Age Flash continue for at least one more issue as we see the conclusion to this CONVERGENCE tie-in. Barry Allen was visiting the present day after the classic “Trial of the Flash” storyline had propelled him into the future with Iris – and of course, before his sacrifice in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, when the dome fell. Now that the dome is down and his powers have returned, we find Barry up against the Tangent Superman! What happens now? Okay, it’s time to say…
SOME SPOILERS AHEAD!
ComicBook.com has the preview for Convergence: The Flash #2, out in stores tomorrow. Barry Allen of Earth-One (1980s, pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths) meets the Superman of the Tangent Universe, and in these preview pages, they discuss the contrived nature of the combat set before them. (I’m pleasantly surprised to see that acknowledged in the text.)
Written by Dan Abnett, art by Federico Dallocchio, cover by Jonboy Meyers.
This tie-in to CONVERGENCE moves to issue #2, with one more look at the Wally West pre-FLASHPOINT fans know and love. This was actually a stronger issue than #1, with a conclusion as good as one could hope for in this CONVERGENCE battle-world setting. Just how does Wally fare against the FLASHPOINT Wonder Woman?
SOME SPOILERS AHEAD
This week the CONVERGENCE tie-ins visit that time just before the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, and with that we get a look at the Silver/Bronze Age Barry Allen. This age of heroes is trapped under their dome in Gotham City, without powers and seemingly without hope. How does the Scarlet Speedster handle living without his speed?
MILD SPOILERS AHEAD