Despite reading and reviewing comics for a few years now, I am still a novice in the realm of comic books. So, when I stumbled upon my husband’s copies of “Trinity,” I geeked out.
This comic features Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman working together as a team. The logo at the top of the covers have Batman’s, Superman’s and Wonder Woman’s symbols on top of one another.
My inner geek is dancing around like a little child.
The first issue begins with Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Diana Prince meeting in a neutral, public location to discuss an issue all three are having: Each night they are haunted by a peculiar dream with an evil presence wanting to escape. After trying to formulate a plan about what to do, each go their separate ways for now. However, all three suddenly and simultaneously hear a loud cry while their are still awake, in the middle of their patrolling duties in their respective towns. Things are about to get much worse.
We suddenly jump to a new storyline, where we see a mysterious man approach Morgaine Le Fey, and the two discuss strange dreams occurring to both of them. The man, now called Enigma by Morgaine Le Fey, tells her about the “Trinity” (Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman), and the two devise a plan to form their own superpower trinity, enlisting Despero.
What is this mysterious cry from the universe’s abyss and will the superheroes be able to stop the evil trinity?
Though the story hasn’t received good reviews online, I think this first issue is a good one, especially for someone unfamiliar with DC universe storylines and facts. I think for the time, writer Kurt Busiek had a great idea for an action-packed, extended storyline that could lead us in many directions and incorporates many characters.
The art was typical comic book style: sleek, action-packed and full of detail. I don’t mind this type of art from time to time, especially since comic book artists are trying to draw outside the box these days. Mark Bagley is a great artist and should be commended for his work on “Trinity.”
The now trade-paperback, volume editions would make great holiday presents, and you can get them at your local comic book shop or on Amazon.com.
Comic Book Wednesday is a feature that will showcase a variety of visually based books that fit into this wide category, to give a taste of this other form of reading.