Promo art for DC Comics’ “Convergence”
Convergence is DC Comics’ two-month crossover event that will take over their publishing schedule during April and May 2015 to accommodate the company move from New York to Burbank, California. The event will consist of a core 9-issue weekly series (starting with issue #0) and 40 separate two-issue miniseries each focusing on specific characters from all the different universes and timelines that existed before The New 52. If that sounds terribly confusing, it is. Readers who aren’t deeply invested in DC Comics back history will probably want to skip the whole thing and wait until the regular schedule resumes in June.
The story’s premise is that Brainiac has pulled cities and characters from different points in time and from different realities, and trapped them in domed cities for a year. In Convergence we will see them dealing with having been trapped in a limbo for a year and having to confront characters from different realities.
The main storyline in the core Convergence series is still murky, but DC Comics has announced the full line-up for all 40 miniseries. (Visit Newsarama for the full list in reverse-order.) A Pre-Crisis Earth-2 version of Power Girl will appear working together with Superman in Week Four.
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?
Convergence: Action Comics interior art
Starting Sep 30 and running for 7 days, you can get the full run of the 1999-2006 JSA series where Power Girl made her home from 2001-2006. That’s a damn good deal.
As for Worlds’ Finest…I’m still not sure if I want to try out this series after reading The Huntress DCnU‘s reviews.
ComiXology recently added the 2007-2011 Justice Society of America series to its store, including the collected editions previously published in hardcover and trade paperback. This is a great opportunity to check out a major run where Power Girl made her home for many years pre-New 52.
High quality images of all the covers have been added to the site cover gallery, as part of an overhaul of the galleries as I switch from NextGen Gallery to the FooGallery WordPress plugin. It’s pretty awesome.
The Power Girl: Power Trip is also available on ComiXology (it was released a week following the print release). For me, this is one where I prefer the print version for my shelf. Looks fantastic.
Power Girl & Huntress Action Figure 2-Pack
This action figure two-pack was recently announced by DC Collectibles for release in July 2014. The figures come as a set for $44.95 USD. I’m really happy to see these two paired up again. It’s hard to believe, but these are the only figures of these two released together in their post-Crisis incarnations. The face sculpts and Power Girl’s hair look really great, at least as shown in these prototypes. You never know what the final production models will turn out like.
I’m a little sorry that we never got a Power Girl action figure in her New 52 redesign. The redesign had some interesting ideas, even if it wasn’t a complete success. I liked the pants with the wedge boots and the blue stripe. With DC reverting back to Power Girl’s boob-window leotard, there isn’t a whole lot to distinguish these figures visually from their pre-New 52 incarnations. I’d really love a matching set of their Earth 2 Supergirl and Robin versions to go with this set. Those are pretty unique.
POWER GIRL & HUNTRESS ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK
“The Worlds’ Finest team of Earth 2 burst from the pages of their comic book series and onto your display case with these articulated action figures based on the designs from their monthly series.”
POWER GIRL – 6.75″
HUNTRESS – 6.75″
$44.95 US · On Sale July 2014
via DC Comics