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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 

Convergence doesn't sound like it'll amount to much

Looking at IO9's list of what'll return from prior continuity remnants in DC's Convergence crossover, I think we can say there's not much to look forward to. In fact, some of the details they've given here, it looks pretty discouraging. Specifically, what's missing:
Ray Palmer finds that Ryan Choi is still alive. Together, they meet and confront Deathstroke, the man responsible for "killing" Choi, before fighting the invading Extremists.
Some might think it's good if Choi is still alive in this version. But how odd they don't advertise that Jean Loring's been acquitted of any guilt in the death of Sue Dibny. Why is Choi important but not Jean? This version also perpetuates the erasure of Slade Wilson's developments over the years from a crook to a man who tried to redeem himself.
Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon reevaluate their relationship under the dome (wedding!), but Flashpoint Hawkman & Hawkwoman attack, and everything changes.
Oh, what's this? Bad takes on the Hawks? Nobody who likes the winged superheroes should feel compelled to read this.
Wally West and his kids are separated from Linda, which was bad enough, but when the dome falls, Flashpoint Wonder Woman comes for them.
So Linda Park, a far more successful idea in diversity than what we see today, has been booted to the curb? Okay, nothing to see here. But then, even if they're reunited, I figure this'll all just be temporary and the older continuity won't be restored anyway.
Starfire and Donna Troy come to get Roy Harper who has gone into seclusion since the death of his child and loss of his arm, but then Arsenal has to choose between his team and resurrecting his dead daughter.
I wonder if they will go through with that to satisfy everyone offended by James Robinson's horrible miniseries, Cry for Justice? But even that's likely to be short lived relief. As long as DiDio's around (and Bob Harras), they cannot be supported anyway. I don't even see any news Sue Dibny and Elongated Man will have their fates reversed. As before, some of the biggest victims of DC's mandates were minor cast members, and still are.

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