DC Comic News: Convergence Will Have Alternate Reality Batman Meeting His Dad, Marked Similarities To Marvel’s Secret Wars
The DC Convergence event is coming and it will spell the end of the DC Universe as we've come to know it. The event will replace two months worth of storylines with 40 two part stories that all tie into the Convergence event. The kickoff for the events actually steams from two weekly stories: The New 52: Future's End and Earth 2: World's End.
Basically, Convergence will be what happens when two really broken parts try to fit together, writer Jeff King described to Entertainment Weekly:
"Without spoiling anything, my story begins with the survivors of Earth-2 coming out of World's End, ripped from their familiar surroundings and thrown into an environment that is completely alien, foreign, unexpected-and they're faced immediately with a major challenge; not only from Brainiac but also the new villain of this piece, Telo," King explained.
Over the course of this storyline, various heroes will meet each other in ways they haven't before. But there will also be characters that were never able to meet due to death that will have a chance to come face to face.
"I'm going to have Thomas Wayne and Bruce Wayne to meet for the first time; generations of Batmen, fathers and sons," says King.
This is possible because Thomas Wayne never died in one version of reality, and now will be faced with a one in which he did, able to interact with a Bruce that never knew his father.
Some fans may draw a similarity to the what Marvel has announced with their Secret Wars storyline.
"Marvel is just having its first Crisis--the DC Universe is very experienced in them," King said.
Indeed, this isn't their first time at the rodeo. How successful they'll be still remains to be seen.