Trinity #1 brings three legendary characters together for a team-up series.
DC’s Rebirth event has mainly been about making their current continuity easily accessible for new readers, it also helps shake up the game a little in an attempt to drive sales. But that’s not why we’re here. They’ve brought three comic titans together for a series that has a lot of potential. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. And what does the first issue do? It sits them down for dinner. At first this felt like a complete anti-climax. They have access to these icons of pop culture, and sit them in Superman’s kitchen? But then it starts to evolve into something more.
As the characters split off across the story, we begin to see that Trinity #1 is a way of bringing all these core players closer as people. And whilst by day (and night) they’re costumed heroes saving the day, they’re also just Bruce, Clark and Diana. It’s their alter-ego’s that are the most integral part of this story, and that’s a rare treat. It’s great to see heroes big and small coming together to forge new friendships. Even if it’s somewhat reluctantly on Batman’s part.
Trinity #1 doesn’t take itself too seriously in places, but also approaches the entire situation quite sensibly. It’s also worth noting that if you’re looking for an action filled adventure – this issue might not be for you. It’s a conversational delve into how these three intimidating heroes can get along as friends and allies. The writers even addressed the love story that occasionally sparks between Supes and Wonder Woman. It’s done in a delicate way that cements a friendship between Lois and Diana. This is a huge step in the right direction. As a character analysis, this issue works perfectly. If you’re looking to get to know three of the biggest characters in pop culture history, this is a great place to start.
Trinity #1 manages to make an unconventional family dinner into great reading.
- Character Development