Thursday, February 12, 2015
Upcoming: Convergence -- Month 2!
Up first is the second issue of Convergence: Hawkman, dropping on "Week 3":
CONVERGENCE: HAWKMAN #2
Written by JEFF PARKER / Art by TIM TRUMAN and ENRIQUE ALCATENA
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE / Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale MAY 20 • 40 pg, FC, 2 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Hawkman, Hawkgirl and Thanagarian Shadow Agents set out to destroy the deadly bat people and rat people from the land of Kamandi!
This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what's coming up in the DC Universe!
Not really tipping much off, is it? Pretty much what I would suspect given the short length of the series and the seeming emphasis on mash-up smash-ups in the tie-in miniseries. The cover is pretty darn awesome though! And I do like the mention of Thanagarian Shadow Agents!
The "sneak peek of what's coming up in the DC Universe" is, I suspect, going to be the same for each issue. Which kinda sucks, but oh well. Maybe some of those pages will also be allotted to the main story in addition to the preview? Yeah, I doubt that too, but a guy can dream.
Also solicited is the second issue of Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle, which features the Bat-kids fighting the Hawkpeople from Flashpoint!
CONVERGENCE: NIGHTWING/ORACLE #2
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by JAN DUURSEMA and DAN PARSONS
Cover by JILL THOMPSON
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale MAY 6 • 40 pg, FC, 2 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
The fairy tale starring Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon tries to survive one more night – and a brutal attack by Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman!
As I said previously, I don't expect much from the Flashpoint Hawks here, as it's Gail Simone writing Nightwing and Oracle. Got a feeling that it will be pretty obvious what to expect in this title. Still, have to admit the concept is a bit intriguing, and Simone has surprised me in the past with some of her more offbeat use of characters. Hope springs eternal.
So, what looks good to you folks about the second month of Convergence?
Image: Convergence: Hawkman #2, 2015, Rafael Albuquerque.