With the release of today’s eleven new Convergence titles, we’ve reached the climactic final week of this unprecedented world-shattering—sorry, make that worlds-shattering comic book event. With all of reality unraveling, it’ll fall on a collective of heroes from all eras and avenues of the DC Universe to do what they can to save our existence. Will they be able to do it? What sort of universe will await us when it’s all over?
We don’t know what the future holds for our heroes, but with most of Convergence behind us, we can definitely look back at the recent past. For the past nine weeks, some of the best writers and artists in comics have dipped into DC’s legacy and brought some of the most beloved versions of our heroes and villains back to the comic page for one more big adventure. These were heroes from pre-Flashpoint, pre-Zero Hour, even pre-Crisis, and man, had we missed them. Some of these stories were action-packed and fast-paced, while others were more character driven. Some ended happily, some tragically (we’re still sniffling over Catwoman and The Question, okay?!) and some uncertainly.
However, what wasn’t uncertain was how great these stories looked, particularly the covers. While the main covers were all dynamic and unique, some of the variants were really clever and fun, and drawn by artists as diverse as Tony Daniel, Dave McKean, Jae Lee, Adam Hughes, Amanda Conner, Brian Bolland and Jill Thompson. At the same time, our rare sketch covers gave fans some hints about what awaits us post-Convergence, from artists like Greg Capullo, John Romita, Jr., David Finch, Ivan Reis and Billy Tan.
With so much Convergence going on, many of these great variant cover illustrations may have been missed by you, so we put them all in one single gallery for you to enjoy. Check them all out below and let us know which covers are your favorites in the comments below.