[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer & Artist: Francis Manapul
What do you do when a good friend changes? Normally it’s a slow process that takes place over time. You lose touch eventually and before you know it, they aren’t who they were. It’s not a bad thing, just not the way it was. There’s a ping of sadness sometimes when you lose touch with an old friend. Imagine how the Trinity must feel.
A completely different Superman, Clark Kent, now lives in their world. He lives in the same house, has the same friends, but it’s not their friend, their lover. That’s what Bruce and Diana are dealing with when Lois invites them to a dinner at the Kent house.
Clark Kent has his own problems to deal with as well. His dear old friends whom he knows and trusts are no long the same. They look the same, act the same, but never experienced anything from Clark’s memories.
Watching these characters meet and talk for the first time as people and not heroes, is wonderful. This issue takes place entirely at the Kent house and lays the ground work to explore the friendships between Bruce, Clark and Diana, but also how they interact with Lois and little Jon Kent.
Everything about this book excites me! Since first reading Manapul on Detective Comics for his “Icarus” story, I have loved his art and now having him at the reins of this book will be amazing. In interviews and press releases he has said that Trinity won’t be for giant monsters and global wars, but for the little moments that show you how an Amazonian goddess, the Man of Steel, and the Dark Knight are human and at times, vulnerable.
I have nothing bad to say about this issue and I only see good right now for the series. The art and writing of Francis Manapul has always been awesome to me. I absolutely love his art, it is so rich with color, and the way he draws his characters is interesting and full of expression. His writing has always impressed me with how he puts emotion, relationships, and people over action to really to amazing stories, and not just cool fight choreography.
This issue is a perfect way to start a series which will explore the human relationships between DC and frankly, comic book’s greatest characters!