Review: Trinity Annual #1

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Rob Williams

Artist: Guillem March & Tomeu Morey

 

Summary

While the “Dark Trinity” of Cerci, Al Ghul, and Luthor are squabbling over power and if they should work together, the Trinity, is having a dinner date. Bruce has invited the alien and the Amazonian goddess to a luxurious dinner to discuss their current lives and their human connection.

Meanwhile, a mysterious cloaked figure stalks the “Dark Trinity” in an effort to confront them. Who could this shrouded figure be, other than Jason Blood! What does he hope to gain from tracking down the worlds greatest assassin and a supreme witch?

 

Positives

The first thing that struck me when I opened the pages of Trinity Annual #1 was the art. Each character is portrayed in an Olympian way, their physiques are godly while their expressions and poses are theatrical and performance worthy. They feel powerful and to be admired, as the pinnacle of idealism, heroism and power. Yet the scene at the restaurant makes them feel connected and friendly, like you could meet them and talk to them as friends.

Negatives

For all its detailed and immense beauty, I did have problems with a number of things in this issue. The first is with the demon’s appearance. The character is meant to rhyme with every word, and yet only half or less of his speech is written in that way.  The ending of this issue felt unnecessary, it creates another enemy that the Trinity must face, when they already have quite a number of challenges laid at their feet. It also beckons a largeness to the conflict that the series wasn’t intended to have.

 

Verdict

Overall, Trinity Annual #1 is a great read. While it does have some issues, it has action, heart, and a ton of beautiful art that readers will enjoy!

 

 

 

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Konrad Secord-Reitz

Konrad (@KonradSR) is a comic book fan for all genres. Staring with superheroes and moving toward more non-traditional characters and stories he has read a little of everything. Growing up Konrad watched Batman:TAS and all the other WB cartoons. That childhood love of Batman spread into gaming and comics. In 2011, with the New 52, Konrad picked up his first comic and started collecting, not stopped since. Konrad loves to review comics and interview your favorite artists and writers!