For those living in the DC Universe, the events of the major crossover epic “Trinity War” might be a little tough to experience. After all, Superman, one of, if not the, world’s most powerful being killed a guy; superheroes are punching the heck out of each other left and right; crazy mysterious beings like Pandora, the Phantom Stranger, and the Question are coming out of the woodwork; and there’s a massive battle about to go down over the fate of a skull-shaped box whose contents once contained all the evils of the world. It’s got to be rough.
However, for us comic book readers, it’s less rough and more freaking awesome! It’s the event we’ve been waiting for, ever since the tease way back in the DC Comics—The New 52 FCBD issue in 2012. And now that it’s here, it’s been one hell of a ride for fans.
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For the rest of you, get ready because we’re going to break down the 5.2 Reasons “Trinity War” Excites and Amazes!
1. Geoff and Jeff
We’ve been big fans of both Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire for quite some time (check out the first issue of Trillium on sale now!), so seeing them team-up for the first major Justice League/Justice League of America/Justice League Dark event of The New 52 is pretty great.
2. Amazing Art Teams
Of course the writing is only one half of the equation. It takes a great artist to perfectly convey a writer’s work, and for this event, we have some of the greatest. Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke, and Mikel Janin handle the artistic reigns on JL, JLA, and JLD, respectively, and each one upped their already flawless game to a whole new level—and believe us when we say there’s still some amazing imagery still to come.
The backup Shazam! tale by Johns and Gary Frank that concluded with the full-issue story in JUSTICE LEAGUE #21 re-introduced the character into the DC Universe in spectacular fashion. We wanted more immediately, and with “Trinity War,” we’re getting it. Billy’s playing a pretty big role so far—and if teasers for future issues show us anything, it’s that we can expect some Black Adam heading our way, too.
4. A Lot of Action
Along with mystery and intrigue, there’s a lot of action in this crossover—but most of it has just been a precursor because the big battles are about to go down! With the battle lines drawn and the Leagues split into three factions, we think it’s safe to say, “Let’s get ready to rumble!”
5. The Question Emerges
He’s been pretty much MIA since the FCBD special, but the faceless man known as the Question comes out of hiding in “Trinity War.” We don’t know much about him—heck, he doesn’t know much about himself—but we’re excited to see the part he’s going to play in this crossover’s endgame... and beyond it.
5.1 Who IS this dude?
5.2 WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!
What are your theories on “Trinity War?” What have you enjoyed so far and hope to still see? Let us know in the comments!