[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Rob Williams
Artists: V Ken Marion, Ray McCarthy, Dinei Ribeiro
Dark Destiny is part of of the new arc of Trinity which explores the first plan from Circe and Ra’s Al Ghul. The detestable duo have tricked Bizarro, Artemis, and Red Hood into the Pandora Pits and poisoned them with whatever evils lay in the pits.
Where this issue picks up is at the meeting of the Mystic Trinity, Constantine, Zatanna, and Deadman. They have met up at a gargoyle adorned house in Gotham where something awaits them, the Batman! He has called them to perform an exorcism on the renegade Robin, Red Hood.
Soon the Mystic Trinity find themselves overpowered by whatever has Red Hood in it’s grasps and not even the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman can help.
The best part of this issue are the odd ball and quirky characters. Right off the bat, no pun intended, Constantine is making jokes and remarks about Zatanna and Wonder Woman which play perfectly into his character. He continues on with more jokes at every other characters expense and flippantly observing the task at hand.
Deadman’s introduction is another great moment as it had this reviewer prepared for some sort of zombie invasion. He first appears in an awkward football player, awkwardly twitching as he walks.
The next fun character that had my jaw agape was the possessed Red Hood. His mouth becomes a giant portal which Superman ratchets wide open. This allows demons to pass through the portal to the Pandora Pits as well as to emerge from them!
While the art is beautiful and the characters are fun to read and see bantering, the issue felt lack luster. The events depicted in this issue were flashy and exciting but while reading it did not bring excitement as one would expect. The banter contained in the first half of the book is more interesting than the second half where all the big events happen.
Trinity #12 was fun to watch but not a exciting read, much like people-watching at the mall. Interesting to observe but not quite fulfilling.