ByBrad Dee, writer at

Convergence JLA #1: Prior to the events of "Flashpoint", the Justice League team had some strange line-ups. They tried to being in characters that either worked or didn't work. Vixen, Supergirl, Zatanna, Congarilla, and Jesse Quick are all back in a world where everyone had lost their powers the moment the dome came down. But, as they quickly learn, trying to lead a normal life won't last as tides they have no control over begin to surface. On the other side, we have the "Flashpoint" world, where Aquaman was seen as a madman. But, readers of the storyline know that he became that way due to the death of his love, Mera. But, as the domes come down, Aquaman is given a second chance with Mera and he will not let anyone or anything stand in his way of happiness.

As a story, the issue hits on many of its points. It allows readers to revisit a JLA team that had it's fans and we are given a chance to see how their lives continued following the events of "Flashpoint". In a way, that's what this spic has been mostly about. We get to peer through the window and see what they have been doing in the time that we last met them. Jesse Quick got pregnant. Zatanna opened up a nightclub. Congarilla stood as their friends and watcher. For Aquaman, he continued to lament on his major failure which caused the destruction of much of the planet. Good writing and good art help this issue, but I feel this would have been better with a team of JLA that we were more fond of. Missing is Green Lantern, Flash, Green Arrow, etc. But, in a way, the goal of Convergence is the battles that will ensue, and the purpose of this battle is personal. Aquaman wants his love back. The ladies want to protect their friend. A giant cliffhanger is shown that will show just how far Aquaman will go to keep his one true love. Good issue overall. I give this issue a 7 out of 10


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