The announcement of DC Comics‘ nine-week “Convergence” event series during its regular superhero line’s hiatus sparked a lot of speculation amongst fans as to which universes would actually be included. The publisher has revealed part of the mystery, announcing 10 two-part miniseries that each give different looks at pre-“Flashpoint” DC Universe heroes — which means old favorites like Stephanie Brown as Batgirl, Cassandra Cain, Donna Troy, Wally West (married to Linda Park with kids), Jesse Quick, Barbara Gordon as Oracle, Dick Grayson as Nightwing, Renee Montoya as The Question are back on the table in full force. The plot synopses for the issues also mention “Flashpoint” versions of characters and a mysterious structure called “The Dome.”
The list of titles includes a vast array of creators, many of whom have a previous association with the pre-New 52 versions of characters — like Greg Rucka on “The Question” and Gail Simone on “Nightwing/Oracle.”
CBR also has exclusive images from five of the upcoming miniseries; “Batgirl,” “Batman and Robin,” “Harley Quinn,” “Justice League” and “Titans.” Check out the art and creative teams/titles/synopses below.
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist Lee Weeks and Dan Jurgens/Norm Rapmund
Superman and Lois deal with the impending birth of their child as he is called in to protect the city.
Writer: Tom Peyer
Artist: Steve Yeowell / Andy Owens
Ray Palmer finds that Ryan Choi is still alive. Together, they meet and confront Deathstroke, the man responsible for “killing” Choi, before fighting the invading Extremists.
Writer: Alisa Kwitney
Artist: Rick Leonardi and Mark Pennington
After a year in the dome, Stephanie Brown is not sure she wants to be Batgirl again. But when Flashpoint Catman attacks, Red Robin and Black Bat call her back into service.
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons
Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon reevaluate their relationship under the dome (wedding!), but Flashpoint Hawkman & Hawkwoman attack, and everything changes.
Writer: Tony Bedard
Artist: Tom Grummett and Sean Parsons
Wally West and his kids are separated from Linda, which was bad enough, but when the dome falls, Flashpoint Wonder Woman comes for them.
Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Ron Wagner and Jose Marzan
Starfire and Donna Troy come to get Roy Harper who has gone into seclusion since the death of his child and loss of his arm, but then Arsenal has to choose between his team and resurrecting his dead daughter.
Writer: Frank Tieri
Artist: Vicente Cifuentes
When Supergirl, Zatanna, and Jade went to Jessie Quick’s baby shower, they didn’t expect to be taken to another planet for a year, or to be attacked by Flashpoint Aquaman.
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Cully Hamner
Two-Face is fighting another world’s Harvey Dent, and it’s up to Renee Montoya as the Question to help him beat the odds.
BATMAN & ROBIN
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Denys Cowan and Klaus Janson
Bruce Wayne and Damian have friction with Red Hood before the Extremists attack.
Writer: Steve Pugh
Artist: Phil Winslade and John Dell
Harley Quinn is enjoying her normal life under the dome until Catwoman and Poison Ivy draft her to fight Captain Carrot.
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