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.
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
G2 FACTOR: IT’S SUPERMAN SUNDAY!
DID YOU MISS US?
Sunday, June 17th at 5pmEDT/4pmCDT, G2Factor will be talking SUPERMAN! From our trip to Metropolis, IL for the Superman Celebration TO Superman vs Elite DVD TO Smallville Season 11 digital #7 TO exclusives while chatting with George Perez as he sketched our requests TO the latest in DCnU news.
We’re very excited about this show and the information we have.
Superman vs the Elite DVD released June 12, Tuesday. (Got your Action 775 digital yet? Only 99 cents)
Smallville Season 11 digital #7 June 15th, this Friday.
Smallville Season 11 digital #8 June 22nd, Friday
Superman #10 June 27th, Wednesday
Superman Family Adventures #2, Wednesday
Smallville Season 11 digital #9 June 29th, Friday
Smallville Season 11 print #3 July 4th, Wednesday
For those of you interested in finding out what happened after Superman & the Elite met in Action 775 (basis for Superman vs the Elite DVD), Comixology (any digital comic app) has the ENDING BATTLE on sale. Each of the 8 issues are 99 cents. (cheaper than a trade paperback) Sale ends Thursday, June 14th in the US at 11pm local time. We highly recommend this story!
For the list of comics ENDING BATTLE entails (in reading order):
Superman v2 186
Adventures of Superman 608
Superman The Man of Steel 130
Action Comics v1 795
Superman v2 187
Adventures of Superman 609
Superman The Man of Steel 131
Action Comics v1 796
Join us for a rousing conversation about Superman, what happened, what might have been and what may happen.
Live chatroom and streaming available during show. Downloads on iTunes and talkshoe after show.
G2FACTOR: CATWOMAN 7 & TINY TITANS 50
SUNDAY, March 25th at 5 pm EDT/4pm CDT, G2Factor will discuss Catwoman 7 and the final issue of Tiny Titans #50 on talkshoe. Yes, we do it all from sexy Selina Kyle to the charming kids within the pages of Tiny Titans. We highly recommend Tiny Titans to anyone of any age. This book even gives you a guide as to who the players are, that’s more than you get in Action. This Eisner Award winning series is also available in trade paperbacks and chapter books.
In May, the Tiny Titans’ creative team will be producing Superman Family Adventures. People of all ages are looking forward to its debut. It just may be one of the few examples of a positive view of Superman and his cast of characters in this very dark and hopeless new 52 continuity.
In DCnU news, Wonder Woman fans were rocked with the new origination story presented in issue #7. The Amazons (who will be dead in Robinson’s Earth 2 series) are no longer a benevolent, independent, empowered female tribe. The new 52 continues its onslaught of putting female and female influence in a bad light (that’s putting it nicely) within their 14-to-34-year-old male target audience books.
New 52 Amazons maintain their female tribe by boarding ships, having sex with male pirates and killing the sperm donors. But their treachery and selfishness doesn’t stop there. Nine months later, the female children are kept and the male children are traded with Haephestus for the weapons of mass destruction he and the Amazon ‘failures’ (males) construct. It is Haephestus (male god of technology and craftsmen) who informs Wonder Woman of this centuries long aberration. It is through his perspective (male) that we see the demonization of the Amazons.
Wonder Woman is rated TEEN. As a parent, would you want your 14-to-18-year-old sons exposed to this concept of females/women/girls? Would you want your daughter/sister/mother to read this? The lack of nobility in the new 52 continues. (Majesty should never be solely conveyed in the collar of a costume.)
Interviews with Bryan Q. Miller, writer of Smallville Season 11, this week. Remember this premiere digital-first issue will be available on Friday, April 13th, not the usual Wednesday for comic fans, but the usual Friday for Smallville fans. And if you’re interested in the print compilation (4 issues), May 2nd is the date to mark on your calendar. Keep in mind, if you purchase a digital issue on your device app, you can read it on the web on Comixology.com. For those without smartphones, ipods or other such devices, you can register and ‘download’ on Comixology.com to read your digital issues. If you have a device app but also want to access on the web, it might be a good idea to keep your login name and password the same on the device app account and Comixology account for ease of use.
May 5th (a Saturday) is Free Comic Book Day. But if you want that Smallville Season 11 print, you better go on that Wednesday before they’re sold out. Oh, what the heck, go both days!
A special thank you to Marv Wolfman (author of Crisis on Infinite Earths), who brought DCU Online Legends to a satisfactory end. Lois lives! (as well as millions of others) Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see her alive in Superman’s arms (or at all) in the final issue, #26. Good series despite Lois getting fridged. Still wondering if the writers’ retreat in 2009 said, “Make Lex the star!” After Cornell’s run in Action and this series, it makes you wonder.
June 12th, Joe Kelly’s Superman vs the Elite will be released. Based on Action v1 #775’s “What’s so Funny about Truth, Justice, and the American Way?”, this is a quintessential Superman story. Experience why Superman doesn’t work as an anti-hero especially when the new 52 is shoving anti-heroism upon their icons. All Superman fans will enjoy this truly noble Man of Steel story.
Should be a lively discussion with all the comics and DCnU news. Join us on Sunday. Downloads available on iTunes and talkshoe. Live chat and streaming on talkshoe.