Now, USA Today is reporting that DC is indeed pulling off such a project and they're calling it Convergence, a nine week miniseries, helmed by first time comics writer and Continuum scribe Jeff King (with assists from Dan Jurgens and Scott Lobdell) begins with a zero issue on April 1st. The story will also spin-off into forty two-part miniseries written by a number of DC creators past and present focusing on a number of characters in the DC Multiverse, including Donna Troy, Blue Beetle and the Justice Society of America.
The publication describes Convergence thusly:
The alien supervillain Brainiac has trapped cities from various timelines and planets that have ended, brought them in domes to a planet outside of time and space, and is now opening them for a great experiment to see what happens when all these folks meet...Following in the footsteps of Brainiac is Telos, a new bad guy being introduced in Convergence. Named after the Greek philosophical term for ''end'' or ''goal,'' he is born of Brainiac and this mysterious planet — even taking on traits of that world — "but becomes a character unto himself," says (DC Co-Publisher, Dan) DiDio.On its face, the idea is not a bad one, but the talent currently lined up is a little less than overwhelming currently. Rumors have also abounded about who else might be involved, and it unfortunately comes across as a list of fairly steady hands, and not quite DC's top-tier talent. I also have some concerns about King, as DC has a bit of an odd fixation on bringing in writers from other mediums (like television and prose) into their comics with very little success, commercially or critically.