Art By: Ron Wagner, Jose Marzan Jr., Chris Sotomayor
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 6, 2015
Daddy Daughter Day
So the Titans are fighting The Extremists and Roy makes it back to his bunker with his daughter and after having confirmation that Lian is in fact Lian by hearing her say something that only she would say.......... Everything goes to shit. Dreamslayer followed Roy back to his bunker and because he didn't follow the agreement, Dreamslayer "poofs" Lian away and forces Roy to actually make a decision about what Dreamslayer proposed to him last issue. Kill your friends and get your daughter or just simply die. This leads to us seeing what Roy spent the majority of the Wayne grant he got when the dome appeared, when we see him push a button and cannons throughout Gotham come out of hiding. At first I was completely thrown off guard when Roy targeted his friends and fired on them, especially since at the beginning of the book where the narrative says that he'd never attack his friends, but it all turns out alright when Roy decides "screw this guy" and starts firing on The Extremists, who then make like an banana and split.
In the end, Dreamslayer tries to get Roy to play ball with his sick scenario and conjures up Lian again, but Roy isn't having any of it and activates a EMP within his bunker, frying everything electrical inside and displacing Dreamslayer's teleportation field, causing him to vanish. With the Extremists on the move, our Titans get ready to pursue, but they tell Roy that this isn't his fight anymore now that he has his daughter back. It's a really nice ending even though this means the last of our time with the Pre-Flashpoint Roy Harper............ but surprisingly, it's not the end of our story with the Pre-Flashpoint Titans as we find out that their story continues in next week's Convergence #6.
That's it for this issue of Convergence: The Titans and even though it didn't have the same personal vibe that the first issue had because of all the fighting that needed to happen here, this was still an excellent issue and was able to maintain a touch of what I loved so much in the last issue..... Just not nearly as impactful. These are still the Titans we know and love though and seeing them all together here should be enough to satiate fans. Like last month, this issue's art was just fantastic and the colors popped right off the page...... Yeah, I know that sounds cliche, but it's the truth and even though Convergence has been a mixed bag for me so far, I know that I'm going to miss these characters when the event is over.
Bits and Pieces:
Roy Harper takes center stage again as we find out what he's willing to do to get his daughter back and even though we lose a little of what made the last issue so personal and emotional due to the fighting that needs to take place here, it does sport excellent art and a surprise about where this story is going at the end, this is definitely a Pre-Flashpoint Convergence book you should pick up.