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I’ve attempted to accept the fact that this series is going to be sub-par, that way anything quality that comes out of it will be a happy surprise. Last we left off, the Earth 2 villains were being led into Skartaris by Deimos and the now seemingly handicapped Grayson was about to have a friendly chat with Telos himself. Is it good?


Convergence #4 (DC Comics)


The majority of the issue takes place in Skartaris with Deimos convincing the team to infiltrate the main castle and take on Warlord’s guards. It’s during the battle the team gets the sneaking suspicion that Deimos may not be exactly who they once thought and later he officially reveals that he just wanted control of Skartaris and to usurp the power of the imprisoned Time Masters. Meanwhile, Grayson and Telos discuss the villain’s plan which is essentially repeating the entire premise of the event. Telos provides Grayson a body coating which not only makes him mobile, but enhances his strength. The two begin to discus the true point of having the worlds battle and Telos flirts with the idea of calling it off, but as persuasive as Grayson’s butt is, Telos remains headstrong and whisks them both to Skartaris, planting them in between a confrontation with Deimos and the heroes.


“Shhhhhh, sleepy Grayson”

Nothing is that blatantly bad in this issue, but it’s just not that good either. King seems to be walking us through the motions of the event rather than getting us hooked and devoted to the storyline. The art was just above par this time around, but did feature some awkward-looking movement and body positions. Thankfully this issue did pose an interesting cliffhanger as Deimos collects the power to release Brainiac and allow him entrance into this world. Now that is exciting. I can get on board with that.


We get it Telos, we’ve heard the premise every single issue now.

On the flip side, it’s hard to get into the whole Skartaris storyline personally. Characters like Deimos, Shakira, and Warlord are too out there for me to become invested in. My personal opinion is that events such as Convergence are supposed to feature more of the popular heroes and feature unique interactions that you normally wouldn’t get within their independent series or even crossovers. Instead, Convergence has employed C-list heroes to assume the limelight and the majority of the readers couldn’t care less about these primitive heroes.

Convergence had the opportunity of featuring some amazing crossovers and so far only the single-shots have tapped into the potential. I want to see Green Arrow battling a vampire Grodd. I want to see some Flashes teaming up. I actually want to see Thomas and Bruce Wayne actually have a conversation! That isn’t what we’ve gotten. (My tantrum is over).

Is It Good?

Better. Things are getting better. We’re moving from bad to more of a neutral when it comes to this series’ quality. With the way this issue ended, I’m optimistic for issue 5.

Is it Good? Convergence #4 Review
A potentially exciting ending allows for an optimistic hope for the series
The plot feels empty as it walks you through the premiseI don't like Skartaris and I don't feel invested in any of its characters
5Overall Score
Reader Rating 3 Votes
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  • Mordalo

    With regards and respect to the reviewer, you obviously aren’t familiar with more of the history of DC. Skartaris and its denizens are a part of DC’s history, and when I found out they were being referenced in Convergence, I couldn’t be more pleased.

    DC’s entry in the sword-and-sorcery world in the 70’s, created by Mike Grell (a legend himself) is a lost world in and of itself. Speaking for this old DC fan, it was wonderful to see it once more.

    I would respectfully submit you go find some Warlord back issues or collections. If, as your bio indicates, you were “born” into DC, learn of its history and expand your horizons. You’d find quite the adventure waiting for you.

    • Tyler Sewell

      I respect your opinion. I am glad that there are DC fans that are happy to see these characters, but based off the majority of responses it appears to be a small population. I personally am not a fan of the genre, but I agree that should give it a try. I’m a 90’s kid so I still have a lot of catching up to do.

      • Mordalo

        Good to hear. I hope you don’t think I was disrespectful. I’m one of the old guard, an old fart who misses the old DC.

        If you can find the collection, give it a try, and thank you for posting the review!

        • Darrell

          What a pleasant exchange. You guys win the internet.