DC Comics has announced the next wave of titles in their massive "Convergence" event. Hitfix and Blastr debuted five new images each, thus revealing the 10 titles that will go on sale during the second week of April 2015. The new titles see classic DC creators like Louise Simonson, Ron Marz, Keith Giffen and others returning to big name characters like Superman and the Justice League. The latest round of announcements also feature a heavy focus on the "Kingdom Come" version of DC icons, with four of the 10 mentioning the acclaimed 1996 miniseries by name.
"Convergence" spins out of the finales of currently unfolding weekly series "Earth 2: World's End" and "New 52: Futures End." The event will follow Brainiac as he hoards cities from all over the multiverse and captures them in "domes." Starting in April, the entire current crop of DC series will be placed on hold for two months while 40 new two-part series, each one seemingly set in one of the publisher's numerous alternate realities or past continuities, take their place. DC announced their initial lineup of retro-facing limited series on Comic Book Resources last week, which included the return of both the Question (Renee Montoya) and Stephanie Brown.
You can check out the ten titles below, including art/creative teams/synopses from each series below.
SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL
Writer: Louise Simonson
Artist: June Brigman and Roy Richardson, with color by John Rauch
Metropolis was taken when Superman was missing, so it's up to Steel to guard the city from the heroes of GEN13 in his absence.
BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT
Writer: Larry Hamaâ€¨
Artist: Philip Tan and Jason Paz, with color by Elmer Santosâ€¨
A year ago, Batman got trapped in Metropolis when hunting down Azrael. Now he must team with the man that replaced him, and see how differently they operate as Batmans.
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Mike Manley, with color by Sotocolor
The levity of the JLI team collides with the severity of the world of Kingdom Come.
Writer: Keith Giffen
Artist: Ramon Bachs, with color by Hi-Fi
What do Supergirl, Lady Quark, and Ambush Bug have in common? Well... nothing really. But that didn't stop us from sticking them in a story together. You are SO welcome.
Writer: Tony Bedard
Artist: Ron Wagner and Bill Reinhold, with color by Paul Mounts
Rookie Green Lantern Kyle Rayner gears up to battle invaders, but is he ready to fight Hal Jordan, also known as Parallax?
Writer: Justin Grayâ€¨
Artist: Ron Randall, with color by Gabe Eltaebâ€¨
A year under the dome can change anyone, even Catwoman. She's set aside her life of crime to become the protector of Suicide Slum, but when the dome falls she will face her greatest challenge-Kingdom Come Batman.
Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Karl Moline and Jose Marzan Jr, with color by Hi-Fi
Has Kon-El earned the right to be the man of steel? Kon will have to prove his mettle in battle against the Superman of Kingdom Come! But what if the only way to save Metropolis is to lose the fight?
Writer: Christy Marxâ€¨
Artist: Rags Morales and Claude St-Aubin, with color by Nei Ruffinoâ€¨
Oliver Queen meets Connor Hawke for the first time, but is he ready to hand over the Green Arrow mantle to his son?
Writer: Tony Bedard
Artist: Cliff Richards, with color by John Rauch
Trapped in the domed city, Aquaman struggles with the loss of his hand as he confronts a deadly adversary-Deathblow.
Writer: Frank Tieri
â€¨Artist: Tom Mandrake, with color by Sian Mandrakeâ€¨
When Kingdom Come's floating fortress of New Oa threatens Metropolis, it's up to Amanda Waller to put together a team of the city's deadliest villains to stop it.