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Convergence Week Four: Batman, Beetle and Booster

Convergence Week Four: Batman, Beetle and Booster

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

In the month since we’ve announced CONVERGENCE, our massive crossover publishing event hitting the stands next April and May, we’ve revealed which two-issue miniseries will be released during Week One, Week Two, Week Three and Week Four.

What? You missed the Week Four announcement? Then clearly you didn’t visit Entertainment Weekly or Newsarama today. Otherwise, you would have heard all about the Pre-Crisis goodness taking place throughout Week Four. Goodness that includes Len Wein writing a Detective Comics miniseries featuring Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson fighting together to honor the legacy of the now-deceased Bruce Wayne. And Paul Levitz scripting a Seven Soldiers of Victory tale for World’s Finest Comics. And freakin’ Plastic Man leading the Freedom Fighters in a story that finds them fighting both Nazis and the creepy Futures End robot superheroes. Plus, the return of Booster Gold as written by Dan Jurgens which will almost certainly continue the story set up in September’s Booster Gold Futures End comic.

You can check out the art, teams and synopses for all of Week Four below. Look for issue #1 of the below titles to hit stores on April 29th with issue #2 landing on May 27th.
 

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH 2

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Writer: Dan Abnett

Artists: Tom Derenick and Trevor Scott

Colorist: Monica Kubina

Older and in full retirement under the dome, members of the Justice Society get the chance to regain their youths to stave off forces from the Qward Universe.  But the promise of youth comes with a deadly price.

INFINITY INC.

Writer: Jerry Ordway

Artist: Ben Caldwell

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

The young heroes of Infinity Inc. must choose between the path set for them by their parents or the one they’ve set for themselves as they face post-apocalyptic Jonah Hex.

DETECTIVE COMICS

Writer: Len Wein

Artists: Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz

Colorist: Felix Serrano

Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson fight side by side in memory of Bruce Wayne as they decide who will become the next Batman.

ACTION COMICS

Writer: Justin Gray

Artists: Claude St-Aubin and Sean Parsons

Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski

Superman teams up with Power Girl, but can they stop a nuclear strike from Lex Luthor and Stalin of Red Son Moscow?

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS

Writer: Paul Levitz

Artists: Jim Fern and Joe Rubinstein with cartoons by Shannon Wheeler

Colorist: Paul Mounts

The Seven Soldiers of Victory regroup to defend their city against the Qward invasion, while cartoonist Scribbly Jibbet transcribes their adventures.

 

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH 3

CRIME SYNDICATE

Writer: Brian Buccellato

Artist: Phil Winslade

Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski

The Crime Syndicate’s absolute control of their city is challenged when the dome comes down and changes everything. Now, Superwoman is on death row while the rest of the team fights One Million Universe’s Batman and Superman!

 

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH 4

BLUE BEETLE

Writer: Scott Lobdell

Artist: Yishan Li

Colorist: Dave McCaig

Hub City is on the brink of collapse and anarchy! But its heroes—Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and Question—find inspiration and strength from the most unlikely source.

 

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH S

SHAZAM

Writer: Jeff Parker

Artist: Evan “Doc” Shaner

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

It’s Shazam versus Steampunk, as the world of Gotham By Gaslight takes on the Captain Marvel family and friends. 

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH X

PLASTIC MAN AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Writer: Simon Oliver

Artist: John McCrea

Colorist: John Kalisz

Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters are on the gallows in a New York taken over by Nazis, when robot super-heroes attack from Futures End and enemies become allies.

 

MULTIPLE EARTHS

BOOSTER GOLD

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Artists: Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez

Colorist: Chris Sotomayor

Trapped with Rip Hunter and other time travelers, Booster and his future self must work together to get out of prison and off the planet.