It seems that fans of the pre-52 universe or pre-crisis multiverse are destined for disappointment if I'm correctly interpreting what I've been reading. It seems the heroes of previous worlds brought back for Convergence will only be brought back for closure. They will, it seems, be called upon to go back to their oringinal times and experience the same deaths, or be retconned out of existence, as before. And here I was hoping they'd be given another chance and that the 40 cities plucked from dead worlds and brought together on Telos would have a future. But it sounds as if it's the same old stuff like when the Golden Age Superman and Lois were brought back in Infinite Crisis only to die again. Just a nod and honorable mention of a past that is never to be again.
I still hope I'm wrong. Like other fans, I would love to see the old and new multiverse exist side-by-side. But if DC does bring all these characters back only to wrap up their stories and kill them off again, I wonder if that is some kind of metaphor on DC's part. Maybe they're making a statement of how fans of the old DC must allow their old heroes to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. Again, I hope I'm wrong.
All that being said, here are the two-parter titles starting in April that interest me because of either a retro or Bat-Family connection:
Week One: Early 2000s characters [after multiverse ended with the first Crisis] versus the Flashpoint characters:
Superman by Dan Jurgens. Superman and Lois married and expecting their first child. Let me guess. They'll have to sacrifice a bright future together so that the New 52 can continue. I hope I'm wrong.
Batgirl. Stephaine Brown, Cassandra Cain, and Red Robin versus Flashpoint Catwoman. Will this be the comeback or the ultimate send-off of the two interim Batgirls?
Nightwing and Oracle by Gail Simone. Will Dick Grayson and a still paralyzed Barbara Gordon take their relationship to the next level? Nightwing and Oracle versus Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman.
Titans. Starfire, Donna Troy, and Roy Harper.
Justice League. Supergirl, Zatanna, and Jade at Jessie Quick's baby shower face a threat from Flashpoint Aquaman.
Batman and Robin. Bruce Wayne, Damian Wayne, and the Red Hood.
Week Two: 1990s characters versus the Kingdom Come characters:
Batman: Shadow of the Bat. Batman teams up with Azrael Batman.
Justice League International. Collides with the Kingdom Come world.
Catwoman. Versus Kingdom Come Batman.
Superboy. Connor Kent versus Kingdom Come Superman.
Harley Quinn. versus Captain Carrot. What?!?!?!?
I'll put what interests me about weeks 3 and 4 of April in my next post.