ByBrad Dee, writer at Creators.co

In the face of all things that DC has done in recent years, they have never backed down from their views and ideas. They knew that sometimes, the storylines were confusing and needed clarity. They also knew that when things started to fall apart, the need for a reboot was always present. It happened 30 years ago with Crisis. It happened 15 years ago with Zero Hour. It happened again 4 years ago with Flashpoint. Now, it has happened again, but this time it's different. Please note, there will be spoilers in this review.

Convergence is over. The purpose of this storyline had changed many times, and the real purpose was to make certain fans happy. They had issues with the new 52, and they felt that certain parts of this universe made no sense. Now, DC has done it and changed the life of that universe. But, why stop there? Let's eliminate all the reboots and begin over again. The past is rewritten and anything is fair game now. DC can easily return back to any storyline that they want, and continuity is no more. Comics have been known for bringing back characters from the dead. It's been going on for years. But if the revival of one character no longer surprises, what about the resurrection of a universe? What about the resurrection of multiple universes? In Convergence #8, we have the chance to ponder such issues, although the creators do not deliver the emotional and intellectual challenge the subject deserves. The downside of all of this is that it still feels empty. Sure, we had some changes and alot of future comics can easily come out of this, but, we didn't get the closure that we expected. There was so many dangling plotholes left on the wake of this event, that we are left with many questions that might never be answered. What will the DC universe look like now? Maybe we'll find out next week. Maybe we won't. The comic was picking up steam in recent weeks, and it's almost a shame to watch as it stumbles along the finish line. Yes, we have a happy ending for almost every character that was present in the series. Yes, we have a starting point for the new Earth 2 series that starts next month. But, we also have years and years of storylines and continuity disolved for the sole purpose of a 8-part weekly event. I give this issue a 6 out of 10 and I am curious to see where it goes from here.

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