DC Comics has a whole lot of new material coming this June, with a couple dozen new series launching and new story arcs in its ongoing titles. In an effort to ease readers into this incoming era at the publisher -- now based in Burbank, CA rather than New York City and no longer using the "New 52" branding that had been in place since 2011 -- DC is offering eight-page previews of new series and new arcs in its May offerings, encompassing the second half of the currently ongoing two-month "Convergence" line-wide event.
On Monday, DC released information on the comics that will get eight-page previews in issues released the second week of "Convergence," arriving May 13. That lineup follows, and the first week lineup was released last week.
"Action Comics" (Written by Greg Pak Art by Aaron Kuder)
"Convergence: Superboy" #2Low on power, Superman battles mysterious assailants - Shadow Ninjas - as he tries to reach his Fortress of Solitude.
"Aquaman" (Written by Cullen Bunn with Art by Trevor McCarthy)
"Convergence: Suicide Squad" #2Aquaman is mysteriously on the run from Atlantis. His main tormentor: his former consort Mera. This prequel introduces new characters that Mera has tasked to hunt down the Sea King.
"Bat-Mite" (Written by Dan Jurgens with Art by Corin Howell)
"Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix" #2The Dark Knight has a new partner -- whether he wants one or not! Bat-Mite arrives at the scene of a Gotham robbery with the goal of helping Batman be a better crime fighter and spreading his "sound advice" all over the DC Universe.
"Bizarro" (Written by Heath Corson with Art by Gustavo Duarte)
"Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel" #2Introducing the hero no one wants! And Jimmy Olsen's assignment is to help get him out of Metropolis and into Bizarro America A.K.A. Canada!
"Deathstroke" (Written by Tony Daniel with Art by Tony Daniel)
"Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat" #2Slade Wilson reflects on his recent family troubles as he is drawn into another family's conflict - the Gods of Olympus!
"Dr. Fate" (Written by Paul Levitz with Art by Sonny Liew)
"Convergence: Aquaman" #2Twenty-something Egyptian-American med student Khalid "Kent" Nassor becomes the newest wearer of the helmet of Fate.
"Gotham By Midnight" (Written by Ray Fawkes with Art by Juan Ferreyra)
"Convergence: Catwoman" #2It's an all-new Gotham, but Batman still needs the help of the Midnight Shift. A typical assignment comes through.
"Green Lantern: The Lost Army" (Written by Cullen Bunn with Art by Jesus Saiz)
"Convergence: Green Arrow" #2On a planet more alien than they can begin to imagine, John Stewart and a small group of Green Lanterns encounter new life, new dangers, and a mission of survival unlike anyone's faced before!
"Justice League 3001" (Written by Keith Giffen with Art by Howard Porter)
"Convergence: Justice League International" #2It's one year later for the Justice League. Superman and Teri, aka the Flash, are finally having their first date - it's a good thing Batman and Ariel decided to tag along. What could possibly go wrong? Maybe the appearance of a sexy new female Leaguer named - wait a minute, this can't be right - GUY GARDNER?!
"Lobo" (Written by Cullen Bunn with Art by Cliff Richards)
"Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax" #2The intergalactic hit man fulfills one contract, while taking a new one that could be the death of him.