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Trinity Annual #1

by Hussein Wasiti on May 31, 2017

Writer: Rob Williams

Artist: Guillem March

Colourist: Tomeu Morey

Publisher: DC Comics

 

DC isn't making it clear what is happening with the Trinity series. Francis Manapul is writing and drawing the current Dead Space arc, but Rob Williams is solicited to do a storyline coming up in August. My theory is that Manapul and Williams will alternate arcs on the series so Manapul has time to draw his stories, but it's just a theory.

 

This annual continues the story introduced by Cullen Bunn and Clay Mann in #7. It wasn't very good, and focused entirely on Circe as she tried to convince Ra's al Ghul and Lex Luthor to join her to do something very vague. That vague plan is just as vague here, and both Circe and our own Trinity of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman go on about how they're connected to each other. It doesn't make much sense as of now, but I'm sure Williams will clear it up come August.

 

I really liked this annual. I think Williams is one of the more underrated writers at DC right now. His work on Suicide Squad is a lot of fun and it seems like it's only going to get better. Guillem March's art was epic as well. Jason Blood appears in this issue and Williams does a good job at making me sympathise for him. It's the tired trope of an immortal man who wants to die but there's a neat little twist to it at the end.

 

That being said, I think the middle portion featuring the Trinity's fight against Etrigan dragged a little bit. The higher page count might have something to do with this, as Williams stretched out the fight scene to reach that page count.

 

If you're going to pick up one of the three annuals releasing today, I'd recommend this one. It feels the most complete since it's a singular story that doesn't require much prior reading, and you can jump in right here. I'm curious as to where the story will go but the ending got me pretty excited for the upcoming story. The art by March was strong and Williams' dialogue was great.

Our Score:

8/10

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