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DC announces week four of 'Convergence': Pre-Crisis fans, rejoice

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For the past month, DC Entertainment has been slowly rolling out details about Convergence, the publisher’s massive 2015 crossover event. Beginning in April, all of DC’s ongoing comic books will go on hiatus for two months; they’ll be replaced by 40 two-part miniseries that will debut 10 at a time for four weeks. Each of these miniseries will run alongside a main Convergence miniseries, which will carry the bulk of the crossover’s narrative weight.

Thus far, it’s broken down like this: Week One focuses on the DC Universe before the New 52 reboot. Week Two is more of a ’90s kick. Week Three focuses squarely on the 80s. And for Week Four, announced today, we’ll be seeing characters from across the multiverse as it existed before DC’s very first reboot: Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Read on for more details and some exclusive preview art.

The final wave of Convergence miniseries is a gold mine of Pre-Crisis continuity, taken from across the multiverse as it existed before rebooting the whole thing became a regular occurrence. We’re very clearly going to be dealing with characters and stories from multiple versions of a multiverse—which promises to be all kinds of confounding.

At the very least, the creative lineups continue to show some real promise. Shazam by Jeff Parker and Doc Shaner? That’s a book that should last longer than two issues.

Here’s the full list.

WEEK FOUR
PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, Earth 2
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artists: Tom Derenick and Trevor Scott
Colorist: Monica Kubina
Older and in full retirement under the dome, members of the Justice Society get the chance to regain their youths to stave off forces from the Qward Universe. But the promise of youth comes with a deadly price.

INFINITY INC.
Writer: Jerry Ordway
Artist: Ben Caldwell
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
The young heroes of Infinity Inc. must choose between the path set for them by their parents or the one they’ve set for themselves as they face post-apocalyptic Jonah Hex.

DETECTIVE COMICS
Writer: Len Wein
Artists: Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz
Colorist: Felix Serrano
Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson fight side by side in memory of Bruce Wayne as they decide who will become the next Batman.

ACTION COMICS
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?

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS
Writer: Paul Levitz
Artists: Jim Fern and Joe Rubinstein with cartoons by Shannon Wheeler
Colorist: Paul Mounts
The Seven Soldiers of Victory regroup to defend their city against the Qward invasion, while cartoonist Scribbly Jibbet transcribes their adventures.

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Earth 3
CRIME SYNDICATE
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Artist: Phil Winslade
Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski
The Crime Syndicate’s absolute control of their city is challenged when the dome comes down and changes everything. Now, Superwoman is on death row while the rest of the team fights One Million Universe’s Batman and Superman!

DC-CRIME-SYNDICATE

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH 4
BLUE BEETLE
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Yishan Li
Colorist: Dave McCaig
Hub City is on the brink of collapse and anarchy! But its heroes—Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and Question—find inspiration and strength from the most unlikely source.

BLUE-BEETLE

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH S
SHAZAM
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Evan “Doc” Shaner
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
It’s Shazam versus Steampunk, as the world of Gotham By Gaslight takes on the Captain Marvel family and friends.

SHAZAM

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH X
PLASTIC MAN AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Writer: Simon Oliver
Artist: John McCrea
Colorist: John Kalisz
Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters are on the gallows in a New York taken over by Nazis, when robot super-heroes attack from Futures End and enemies become allies.

PLASTIC-MAN

MULTIPLE EARTHS
BOOSTER GOLD
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artists: Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez
Colorist: Chris Sotomayor
Trapped with Rip Hunter and other time travelers, Booster and his future self must work together to get out of prison and off the planet.

BOOSTER-GOLD

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