Trinity War Synopses
The big DC Comics event (created in October, 2010 at a editorial retreat) since the new 52 began will finally come to fruition in July and August, 2013.
The following are the solicits for those issues involving this … thing. In September, DC is presenting “Villains’ Month” so apparently the heroes don’t fair too well — what with all the infighting and cross fighting between the different Leagues. Focus, people, focus. But the new 52 really hasn’t been about focus so much. So there ya go.
Phantom Stranger 20
On the eve of “TRINITY WAR,” the Stranger is forced to make the most difficult choice he’s faced in thousands of years walking in the wilderness. What or who could pose such a challenge?
Justice League 22
TRINITY WAR, the action-mystery event of the summer, begins with a full-length epic adventure! The death of a hero ignites a violent war among the Justice Leagues! It’s League vs. League vs. League as an impending darkness approaches the DC Universe. But the truth behind it all will lead to an evil that threatens every hero on the planet. And what does the Secret Society of Super-Villains have to with this? Everything.
Justice League of America #6
TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 2! The War of the Justice Leagues continues as one hero is arrested and another goes rogue. Who is responsible for the evil that has infected the League? And who is the true killer? Only the Question knows the answer…
Justice League Dark 22
TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 3! A member of the Justice League defects to Justice League Dark. But what does Constantine know about this murder that he isn’t telling? And what dark secret does one of our Leaguers hold that could turn the tide of this Justice League War?
As “TRINITY WAR” erupts and battle lines are drawn, Pandora finds herself standing alone against The Secret Society of Super-Villains!
Phantom Stranger 11
The key to ending “Trinity War” may be the soul of a murdered Justice League member, so the Phantom Stranger must lead a covert team—including Batman, Deadman and Katana—into the afterlife to try to retrieve it! But the Stranger made a promise never to return to the afterlife— and when he breaks that promise, he’ll find that the Hosts of Heaven are all too eager to dish out his punishment!
Justice League of America 7
TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 4! The hunt for a murder suspect leads Superman and his new teammates to the secret behind the Secret Society, while Batman finds the key to the crime—and one of the Leaguers will be forever changed by it. Plus, who is the Secret Society of Super-Villains and what are their plans for Pandora?
A “Trinity War” tie-in! As both the heroes and the villains continue to hunt Pandora down, she makes a crucial decision involving the Seven Deadly Sins, one that will affect the entire world…
Justice League Dark 23
TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 5! The Justice Leagues continues to fracture as the murder of a hero is solved—and the line between justice and vengeance blurs as they head off to find those responsible!
Justice League 23
TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 6! Trinity War concludes! But that doesn’t mean all ends well for our heroes. The secret behind Pandora’s Box is revealed and it means the end of the Justice Leagues!
Justice League Director’s Cut of 22
The War of the Justice Leagues is here—and now, DC Comics presents the first chapter in this epic event in a new Director’s Cut, featuring Geoff Johns’ original script from JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 and Ivan Reis’ artwork presented in pencil form!
A Director’s Cut, Really? Why is that necessary? Oh yea, another book to buy.
So will the Trinity War be worth 2 years (3 if you count its inception) of characters being out-of-character for bad ideas? Will Superman take his rightful place within his own mythology during his 75th anniversary and while he has a box office hit film this summer? We don’t think the comics will compare to that.
By October, 2013, will the suffering end for the readers?
These are the questions we have concerning the Trinity War. Will it live up to the hype and the rebooting of a universe and the Man of Steel? Time will tell.
Superman Calendar for June 2013
6/3 Adventures of Superman digital
6/5 Action 21
6/7 Smallville Season 11 digital
6/10 Adventures of Superman digital
Smallville Season 11 #14 print (Argo)
Superman Unchained #1
6/13 Man of Steel Walmart Preview night
Man of Steel Opening night
Smallville Season 11 digital
6/17 Adventures of Superman digital
6/21 Smallville Season 11 digital
624 Adventures of Superman digital
Adventures of Superman #2 print
Batman Superman #1
6/28 Smallville Season 11
thedarkdamsel asked: Preach! I have been banging my head against a wall saying the exact same thing for a year and a half now. I gave them a chance, I really did... But I stopped wasn't my money on the fauxSuperman and the Fauxmance along time ago. I really did respect Jim Lee, but after the slap in the face of copying the Clois kiss (for tomorrow) and slapping FauxWW in there I felt like really committing murder. Fact remains: Man of Steel is going to be a hopeful Superman, and he's gonna rock. Learn from Zack DC!
Yep, you gotta vote (or not vote) with your money. Don’t encourage bad behavior.
I don’t get the whole ‘we love the controversy’ bullshit - especially when it’s damaging to the characters and billion dollar franchises. Is controversy more precious than readership? Pissing people off is not the same thing as controversy. Maybe that should be a lesson learned.
The whole telling a fan that they were considering putting Lois on a variant cover with Perry and Jimmy and ‘Do you think a Lois Lane cover would sell?’ I’m not lessening the #LoisLane75years campaign by any means, but if Lee knew that Lois was getting multiple covers then why the lie? Controversy? Sorry, Jimbo, but not all publicity is good publicity. You piss people off, they’re not going to buy the product. Quit blaming the character or rather your perceptions of what he is for diminishing interest or sales. Your editorial vice on the character and bad ideas are killing him in the comics.
Here’s a tip: Start celebrating this icon that started it all!!! Respect the S. And if you don’t know what that means — then maybe you should find a new job. That goes for Didio, too, who’s probably devising yet another Batman book.
I’m so glad Man of Steel didn’t use the Mr. Majestic collar on the Superman suit.
Yea, DC Entertainment is either going to have to get their shit together in a hurry or suffer the consequences. The new CEO of Warner Brothers has them on his radar. Why do you think Diane Nelson now has to report to the WB CEO & her old boss? That’s corporate politics. She’s being tested. And there’s a possibility that the entire leg could be ripped away from the film division if she can’t pass. DC Comics was supposed to operate without interference from film about story creation. That stopped under Nelson — now film is using DC Comics for storyboarding possible film ideas before the stories get written. Editorial interference and then some.
Everyone has seen the destruction of DCE with that modus operandi. Nelson is on the hot seat as is all the admins from DCE.
If … when the Trinity War fizzles, heads will probably roll. More than 3 years in the making and they can’t get book sales to soar? Even with a blockbuster movie this summer? Pitiful. Waiting to see it all take place.
Man of Steel will be groundbreaking in more ways than one & DC Entertainment can take no credit for it — other than trying to destroy Supeman so fans will flock to a film that is the REAL DEAL.
thedarkdamsel asked: Superman: Unchained... I was thinking (hoping) it's like he was chained to the ridiculousness of the New 52, and he's breaking free, saying "Nuff of this poop!" Just a suggestion :)
LOL. If only!
I’m kind of doubting it, since Jim Lee probably thought of it and hasn’t even told Scott Snyder the meaning. Lee thought it sounded modern, edgy. (Django Unchained had just come out.) So now this book is harnessed with this ‘thing’ — unless all will be revealed later — which I doubt.
TRYING to be ‘modern’, edgy, and ‘gritty’ where the new 52 is concerned just leads to crap. It’s a bullshit title. How about looking to the character or his mythology for a title?
Jim Lee and Dan Didio don’t think Superman is cool enough or modern enough — that’s why their tightly editorialized version (new 52) is failing.
Maybe DC Entertainment should take a cue from Zack Snyder:
RESPECT THE S!!!
because they certainly haven’t done that in almost 2 years.
Superman doesn’t need fixed. The DC Entertainment administration does!
so what terribleness transpired in todays comics?
SPOILERS!!! — as River Song would say.
The fauxmance still is making Superman and Wonder Woman out of character.
Superman threatens Orion’s life over … nothing, other than attacking him. He’s a god, so good luck with that, Clarkie.
WW & Orion discuss their kiss in her book (she kissed him) in front of superears.
Orion used a mother box on Supes to get rid of Hector Hammond. But is he still in the game?
Superman is realizing Diana has other men. Orion is a new god, not human so — maybe WW/Supes weren’t made for each other. She has other options, obviously, if she is still unwilling to follow her heart to the human, Trevor.
WW wants to be assured that she & Supes can be alone for the rest of the evening. Uhhh, aren’t they superheroes? Isn’t that like their job? She’s clingy. I blame editorial who knows squat about Wonder Woman or Superman. Also wasn’t the argument that Clark couldn’t be with Lois because she would expect to spend alone time with him????
Lana appeared in a fantasy in Clark’s mind in the beginning — along with the ‘dead’ Kents & at the end of the book, she reappears as a ‘mechical’ being who looks real. This is very similar to what was revealed in JLA 3 last week.
So there’s a Lana running around (not the real one) and this may alleviate the Lois vs WW thing by having WW realize Superman has other women. She really doesn’t know about Lois. And whether they give WW that much insightfulness is questionable. She’s all over the place in the books. She’s only WW in her own book, it seems — but even there — too much maleness going on.
In JL 20, WW seems like an overprotective harpy when she finds out Bats has/had kryptonite. Clark confesses he gave it to him. Which is YAY — something from old continuity that was awesome still exists. Bats & Clark are better bffs than we’ve seen — because Clark gave Bruce the kryptonite ring in the JL/Supes 5 year gap. The stuff that happened b4 new 52 present continuity.
Superman has to be told to save the WT — what was he waiting for? Still he didn’t exactly save it — age old problem — kryptonite.
Bruce has a batcave in a batcave and it’s big enough to put parts of the WT in. *rme* He and Clark discuss why he has these boxes of destruction for each JL member. And Bats expresses his concern that with Supes dating WW and she not having any ‘kryptonite’/weakness — then he’s the only one that can take her out if she goes rogue. Kind of hard to do that when you’re dating that person. And they really played up the sentimentality of Superman (and Green Lantern) which is true. And Bruce told Clark if he ever went rogue, he’d want Superman to take him out.
So maybe that will be part of the Trinity War dilemma for Clark. Or maybe not — could be dropped like a hot potato. It’s the new 52, afterall.
Someone has a sliver (or chunk) of kryptonite and we don’t know who.
Also, Steve Trevor, the big deal, was back in Justice League — looking out for his ‘original’ baby. Remember Bats said Trevor was the Justice League and even though Waller wants to destroy it, Trevor doesn’t.
Back to Supes 20
The fake Lana is an interesting way to have WW realize Clark has other affections. In the fantasy, Lana was his wife. Yea, UGH! But whoever could be creating these mechanical fantasy beings doesn’t know it isn’t true (especially if they are using thoughts or wishes). Anyway, it’s a good way to affect WW and Superman emotionally. Clark may be able to tell it’s not real with x-ray vision if magic is not involved. But WW would not.
Orion is being used the same way as the fake Lana. As long as Lois and Steve Trevor are end game, I’m okay with that.
I just want Trinity War and Villains Month to be over already. Sheesh. Don’t know what Superman Unchained will bring to the mix.
Smallville Season 11 and Adventures of Superman seem to be more true Superman — as always.
Definitely excited about Man of Steel next month. At least we’ll be getting the REAL DEAL there. Can’t wait. The new 52 just isn’t doing it for me.
Then in July, Superman Annual #2 with 75% of it involving Lois. We’ll see. At least Dan Jurgens is drawing it. :D
lol thanks for answering! ngl the bit about superman/batman trusting each other and giving each other access to their weaknesses kind of makes my heart swell b/c i love their relationship too! and hmm i think its telling we needs to be ask clark if they could have some time together. i just want this fauxmance to dissolve into a black hole tbqh
Totally with you there!
But WHY do we have to have these things pop out of the 5 year gap when it would be so much richer storytelling for us to see it in actual panels. It was YAY, it still exists, but it was used as a slap to WW since she didn’t seem to realize how close Superman and Batman were. Which makes sense if you’re still writing Superman ‘alienated’ from humans, (Bats is human) but ridiculous characterization for WW — making her uninsightful and not observant. What am I saying? Wasn’t it in the first year of JL (in the past) Superman and Batman said they were friends in front of the whole Justice League? Did she forget? Did she (or rather the editors) think the kiss trumps all? Why does that remind me of Superman II, the Lester version? But mostly, it disproves WW & Superman are so simpatico since they are ‘super’ beings. They have personalities and different emotional and intellectual makeups — that don’t necessarily mesh.
We should get a sign with this saying:
The fauxmance is the root of all evil. Damaging icons since Justice League 12. (well actually before that for Superman since creators weren’t allowed to even insinuate he had affections for Lois)
So Superman trusts Batman more than he trusts Wonder Woman. He obviously came to that decision before the kiss in 12 and possibly 5 years before the current timeline. And he didn’t tell her about it — even though they work together, night & day — but without ‘alone time’ — yeaaaa
There is no one vision for each character across the books. Superman is not the same in Action (still waiting to get in the present), Superman or Justice League. And we’ll probably get another version in Superman Unchained (still hate that tile — chained to what exactly?).
But the 5 year gap may eventually work in our favor since Diggle’s 1 year previous to present timeline story shows a Clark/Superman very much into Ms. Lane. They could backfill the history but who truly believes the current administration gave that much thought?
I have no faith in DC Comics where the new 52 is concerned.
So enjoying Adventures of Superman and Smallville Season 11. :D
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Speaking of that huge event in June, fans can get preview tickets at some Walmarts on May 18th at 8 am for a show on June 13th. Plus all kinds of merchandise regarding Superman’s appearance on the silver screen.
For those of you not keeping score, last week we saw the appearance of not one, but two kisses between Clark/Superman and Lois Lane in Superman 20 and Superman Family Adventures #12 (the final issue).
What did this week bring for the classic romance? Man of Steel seems to be a symbol of hope for many reasons.
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