What’s the deal with Convergence?

So, this isn’t necessarily a question that’s been asked of me specifically but rather one I see popping up more and more as we get closer to April: just what the hell is Convergence?

“What is it?” “When’s it happening?” “What comics are involved?” “Do I need to duck and cover?!”  Never fear! I’ve got all the info you could want, and more, and all you have to do is keep reading!

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To make it easier, I’ve split this into the following sections:

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How many Source Walls are there in the Multiverse? Is each ‘Earth’ a planet of a universe? How many Darkseids are there?

On December 1st, 2014, /u/DroppedPJK asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

Could someone explain this Multiversity map thing? From what I understand there is only one SOURCE WALL and all the Earths are somehow separated by this “bleed.”

Does that mean if someone from Earth 2 and Earth 1 went to the same exact point on the source wall they would meet?

Is it safe to assume that with different Earths, that they all have their own sort of universe like Mars 1 and Mars 2?

Is there only ONE DARKSEID that plagues the entire multiverse or multiple versions of him?

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What’s up with Earth-D?

On October 15th, 2014, /u/switchfade asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

Can someone help me? I’m trying to read about earth D! I found the concept amazing but I have no idea how to find out more

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DC history nerd here! I think I can probably help :)

First we need to go way way back to the 60’s. The decision to explain how the the 1940’s Flash (Jay Garrick, the guy with the metal hat) and the new Flash (Barry Allen) could both exist was to say they existed on parrallel Earths, and the two finally met in the seminal story Flash of Two Worlds (1961). This lead to the establishment of Earth-One, where the modern characters lived, and Earth-Two, where Jay Garrick and the Justice Society hung out. The JLA and the JSA the had annual adventures where they’d team up for, basically, the next two decades.

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How does the Anti-Matter universe fit in the multiverse?

On September 15th, 2014, /u/mateogg asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

How does the Anti-Matter universe fit in the multiverse? is it just one of the 52? or is the Matter-Antimatter pair one universe from this perspective?

It has nothing to do with the Earth-3 universe, right?

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Oh man, I love this question. OK kids, this is where it gets complicated…

Krona

Originally the antimatter universe was created billions of years ago by Krona, basically a renegade Gaurdian from before they were the Gaurdians who’s been screwing stuff up since, including in Brightest Day. Anyway:

Billions of years ago, a Maltusian scientist named Krona, performed a forbidden experiment in an effort to see the origin of the universe. His irresponsible actions disrupted the process of cosmic creation, resulting in an additional, opposite universe.

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What is up with the different Earths?

On August 18th, 2014, /u/ihugpotatos asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

What is up with the different Earths? Like what’s importance of Earth2 which I hear about a lot. Does each title from the new 52 get its own Earth (so 52 Earths altogether?)


Oh no, each title isn’t its own Earth. When we talk about earths what we’re really talking about is parallel universes that together make a multiverse.

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