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Looks Like We May Get that Renee Montoya Ongoing After All!

DC Comics apparently did something kind of huge with the end of Convergence — which, I admit, I haven’t been reading. This news comes via Newsarama, Bleeding Cool and a bunch of other comic sites that do much better research than I do.

A big ball of superheroes!

I’m going to put the SPOILER after the jump, just in case you don’t want to be spoiled and are reading my blog after the comic came out. I would be interested to know the crossover of people who read my blog and who are simultaneously waiting to read the final issue of Convergence.

Still, join me after the jump!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 5/9/15

Oy, I’m sick. I don’t know if it’s Spring Fever or Just a Fever or what, but I’ve come down with that cough and uggish feeling that’s going around. It’s definitely not dance fever, that’s for darn sure. Fortunately, I had a big stack of my favorite comics to keep me company this week.

We got new issues of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Ant-Man and Amazing Spider-Man, as well as the only Convergence title I’m reading: The Question. Not surprisingly, seeing Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner reunite for a Renee Montoya comic wins Comic Book of the Week. I need this comic in my life on a full-time basis.

Like they need another smash in the head

If nothing else, Convergence at least allowed Rucka to return to one of his best characters, so I guess I’m grateful for that. The rest of the series blows, from what I’m reading around the web.

Speaking of the web, you can check out my review of Secret Wars #1 over at Word of the Nerd this week. I’d planned to add it to this article as well, but that sickness hit me like a ton of bricks. Sometimes the world just doesn’t want you to write about comic books.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #18, Ant-Man #5, Convergence: The Question #2, Spider-Woman #7 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 4/11/15

I’m sorry, DC fans, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to tackle Convergence. I’d considered it, and I read a few of the issues this week, but I have even less interest in covering this beast than I do Batman Eternal Year Two. Now, I am nothing if not easily persuadable, so if there is a Convergence comic you’d like me to review, let me know in the comments. But on my own, these reviews are going to be few and far between.

Such as this week’s Question #1. Greg Rucka returning to Renee Montoya is a dream come true.

In the rest of the comic book world, we’ve got some great books! I highly recommend Kaijumax over at Oni Press, it’s a lot of fun. New issues of Ant-Man and Spider-Woman impressed. And Darth Vader #4 easily won Comic Book of the Week for being one of the most action-packed comics of the year so far. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to look at Darth Vader the same way again.

Elsewhere in the world, you can check out my review of SHIELD #4 over at Word of the Nerd. That series continues to delight.

This is also the first week in a year when I don’t have an issue of Batman Eternal clogging up my reviews! It’s a good feeling.

Comic Reviews: Ant-Man #4, Convergence: Question #1, Darth Vader #4, Kaijumax #1 and Spider-Woman #6.

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DC Comics is Doing Something Fancy

In the Spring, DC Comics will be moving their corporate offices from New York to California for business reasons (business, business, business, numbers!). For reasons I don’t quite understand, this is going to disrupt comic book production for about two months. Rather than not publish anything, DC is putting together a special weekly event called Convergence, revealed today for the first official time by USA Today.

Convergence is going to be about a bunch of different alternate realities coming together to fight Brainiac and a new villain!

Behold the terror of Random Guy!

How this differs from Multiversity, I don’t know. Marvel is also doing a new Secret Wars event with all of their alternate realities at about the same time. But that’s comics for you.

The plot is that Brianiac has been bottling whole worlds instead of just cities, and in Convergence, he’s going to just smash ’em all together to see what happens. So various versions of a whole bunch of DC characters, from classic, to modern, to alternate, are going to fight…maybe. Or they’ll team up to fight Brainiac, probably.

They’re also going to have to contend with new villain, Telos, which is a pretty terrible name.

I believe there’s going to be a main Convergence mini-series, which will come out weekly, and then a bunch of 2-part tie-in comics to fill the months. Writer Jeff King will be making his comics debut on Convergence, with help from Dan Jurgens and Scott Lobdell, which doesn’t fill me with glee.

Basically, I have no idea what to really think about this event. I’ve been slowly abandoning DC Comics for awhile now, and this event just doesn’t sound very interesting. But I wish them all the luck in the world in pulling it off. Maybe they’ll have some fun and sell some comics!

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