writer: Alisa Kwitney / artists: Rick Leonardi, Mark Pennington / DC Comics
Be sure to check out Taj’s CONVERGENCE #1 review for back story to this crossover event.
I have this habit of describing my feelings about DC Comics like a bad on-again, off-again relationship (whether that says way too much about my love life or how I prioritize comics is anyone’s guess). That being said, if you know anything about my personal fandom of one Cass Cain then you know this feels like DC’s way of buying me flowers, chocolate, and a professional massage all attached to a thoughtful apology letter and an expensive steak dinner.
The comic opens with Stephanie Brown narrating the doubt of her prowess, because rather than the perfect warrior Cass or the genius Tim Drake, it’s she who has been chosen to be a champion of her reality. To me, this gives us a perfect reason to still have Steph’s trademark battle with self esteem (which surprisingly doesn’t annoy me here as it does in other depictions) without allowing Cass or Tim to come to her rescue, yet still allowing these fan favorites to remain part of the action.