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Convergence: Justice League #2 Convergence: Justice League #2

Convergence: Justice League #2

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 6, 2015

Cover date: July 2015

"Somewhere Beyond The Sea"

Writer: Frank Tieri
Penciller: Vicente Cifuentes
Inker: Vicente Cifuentes
Cover: Mark Buckingham and Andrew Dalhouse

Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)

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The Justice League contends with a horde of sea-monsters, set upon them by Flashpoint Aquaman. Meanwhile, Mera is Flashpoint Aquaman's captive. Vixen attempts a rescue, but challenged by Flashpoint Aquaman, who defeats her when she decides to use the abilities of sea creatures. The rest of the League is beaten, with the exception of Supergirl, who gives Flashpoint Aquaman a thrashing, until he has his trident radiate Kryptonite. Before Flashpoint Aquaman can kill Supergirl, Mera tells Flashpoint Aquaman that she is convinced by his efforts, and will be his queen. Once close enough, Mera stabs Flashpoint Aquaman, and leaves him to be devoured by the sea creatures no longer under his command.

1Story - 1: This issue is a perfect example of what not to do with superhero comics, and it's exactly the foolish dreck that those who disparage comics expect to read. It's such a painful thing to see someone write characters that he has little inkling about, but it's hard to believe that Tieri honestly believed that Flashpoint Aquaman could mentally control Vixen simply because she had the abilities of the sea-creatures. Or that Mera would wait to be rescued with attempting something. Or that a blade could stop Flashpoint Aquaman, but not Supergirl's thorough stomping of him. The last straw, for me, was the Kryptonite trident, which was beyond lazy. All of the aforesaid gives the inclination that this was a paycheck story, with little interest in its entertainment value, let alone its quality. A very disappointing read, indeed.

3Art - 3: Not the best, not the worst, but plain mediocre.

3Cover Art - 3: This book should have come with a warning label: Convergence: This Time, it's for the Money.

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