Yep, another weekly series. This time instead of four awesome writers and multiple artists, and instead of a lot of mediocre-to-terrible writers and awful artists we get one awesome writer and artist team on the main story (Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley), and another awesome writer (Fabian Nicieza) with multiple artists on the back-up story.
A lot of people have a bad taste left in their mouths from Countdown (and rightfully so), but they're avoiding the problems that plagued Countdown: Trinity is entirely self-contained, and the creative team (aside from the artists on the back-up story) are set. It's a year of Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley.
but also it's mark bagley. he draws like a hundred pages an hour
edit: and since it's self contained, they've been working on it for a while, i believe
I'll believe that when I see it. 3-4 months time, I'm positive we'll see tie-ins to either the Big 3's books, one-shot specials or other books in the DCU for the characters guest starring in Trinity.
He's only doing like 12 pages a week, if I recall correctly. The other 10 pages should be back ups by Fabian.
That should be the first issue's cover for those interested. Yes, they madea logo worse than Superman / Batman's.
The first issue will have to absolutely blow me away in order to get me to stick with this book. I refuse to get invested in another potential dud and 2 years worth of weeklies has kind of soured me on the idea. I wish they had gone with a quarter or half year instead of year long series again. I'd probably jump all over a 12-24 issue weekly with less trepidation. Bagley is awesome, but he's not enough to sell me on faith alone.
Yeah because 52 had so many tie-ins.
They've come out and said that they made that mistake with Countdown and that they won't be doing it with Trinity.
but yeah the logo is awful
well the problem is wonder woman doesn't really have a symbol. her chest looks like a w because of her boobs
i don't know what they do for the fourth week of the month
Have you ever seen Weekend at Bernie's?
No, but I've seen Bachelor Party.
Yeah I thought that to. Maybe Batman will just hang out with Supes and WW and let Nightwing take care of Gotham.
I'm mildly positive about this new series. The hype isn't as extreme as Countdown's, which will hopefully provide some perspective. It has good writers and there are signs DC actually put some thought into it, instead of just rushing it through.
I'm just sad it won't be about c-list characters. I loved the way 52 handled it. The world needs more Renee Montoya as the Question.
also the fact that the backups dont sound that interesting probably means I will give this a miss
I'll just get the rundown on it by reading the thread
this is true for me as well, and its only compounded by the fact that I'd be paying for extra stuff I dont want (the backups) when the Bagley stuff is what I would buy
DC did decide that they'd like to have an event at the end to answer all the questions that 52 was supposed to answer about OYL and introduced those pointless WW3 tie-ins. But ya, 52 barely had any, but I'm assuming the WW3 "success" lead to all the Countdown tie-ins and we'd see a similar repeat here.
Thats stupid logic and you're a stupid person.
What. The. Heck?
Yeah, it was revealed in the 52 tie-in that dealt with the Four Horsemen.
I hope they explain how he went from his last starring role in Hourman, where he was basically a grungy hippy in flipflops, to joining a UN peacekeeping force. Or maybe they did in the mini. I haven't read it yet.
I really hope that Enigma turns out to be Riddler somehow, considering they were hinting it like crazy.
So yeah good first issue, lets hope the quality keeps up.
What is wrong with me?
Disagree. I liked it all. Especially the backup.
Who's Enigma? New character?
A lot of people are speculating that it's Riddler, due to the name, green in the collar of his suit, and the question mark shaped staff. I'm saying Cluemaster though, due to the question/riddle theme and this solicitation image.
I suppose the last bit can't be helped since the writer only has so many pages to work with. Still...
I loved the first half, though.
The backup was odd. I liked Morgan Le Fay, but Enigma, who I've heard is from the future and some kind of Riddler meets Two-Face character, but sounded more like fan musings than fact (could be from that weird future where Green Arrow was in Gotham and what looked like Hanged Man from Astro City), was just downright annoying for me. I loathed the character and could only groan at just about every bit of dialogue. McDaniel continues to be one of the worst artists and I don't know if he broke his hand or what, but he used to amazing back in the 90's, specifically on Nightwing.
To sum up, not a fan of magic, loved the dialogue and interplay between the big three, hated Enigma and it wasn't good enough to make me come back next week or for the next year to find out the rest of the story.