— Jeff King (@JeffKingTV) October 31, 2014
We now understand that Convergence will be twice as large as we previously reported, an eight part weekly miniseries, and forty two-part series running across two months, making up 88 issues in total, for April and May 2015.
We had also previously reported that veteran comic book Scott Lobdell would be writing the weekly series running through the two month Convergence event to cover DC Comics’ move from New York to Burbank.
And while we are assured that he was the writer for a considerable period, I understand that he has been replaced on the weekly comic by executive producer and writer on White Collar, Shattered and Continuum, Jeff King, making his comic book debut. He also write and produced on Due South, Total Recall 2070, Stargate SG-1 and Relic Hunter.
Which is probably a searing allegory for the move of DC from East to West Coast. Expect more of this sort of thing.
Edited by Dan DiDio and Marie Javins, we have reported a number of creators as being Tim Truman, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Grey, Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, David Gallaher, Adam Beechen, Larry Hama, Marv Wolfman, Dan Abnett, Len Wein and Jeff Parker.
But I am told to also expect a number of creators new to DC, with a background in webcomics and the like.
I understand that the series will see various multidimensional versions of DC characters pitted against other versions of said characters, from Red Son to Gotham By Gaslight to the Pre 52, as part of some plan by Brainiac, who has gathered the various realities as “bottle earths”.
And I’m also to expect an announcement from USA Today on Monday to this effect. With interviews, art and everything….