DC Comics Announces New Event: Convergence
DC Comics has announced their event for 2015 with Convergence, which will be spearheaded by Jeff King, a veteran TV writer known for working on White Collar and Continuum.
According to USA Today and DC Comics' blog, Convergence will kick off with a zero issue on April 1st and spins out of the finales of the Earth 2: World's End and The New 52: Futures End weekly series.
The main Convergence series, written by King, will consist of a 9-part weekly series that runs April through May in addition to 40 brand-new 2-part miniseries "written and drawn by an exciting and diverse array of star talent, whose teams and titles will be announced in the coming week."
The article also states DC Comics is "putting its line of superhero comic books on hiatus for two months" for the Convergence event, which obviously means a host of new #1 issues.
The series will introduce the new villain, Telos, and is described as: "The alien supervillain Brainiac has trapped cities from various timelines and planets that have ended, brought them in domes to a planet outside of time and space, and is now opening them for a great experiment to see what happens when all these folks meet."
And regarding Telos: "Named after the Greek philosophical term for 'end' or ''goal,' he is born of Brainiac and this mysterious planet — even taking on traits of that world — 'but becomes a character unto himself,' says DiDio."