With both THE PHANTOM STRANGER and PANDORA ending in August, fans of these two members of the Trinity of Sin have been wondering what the future holds for these characters. On top of that, the third member of the Trinity never got a chance to shine: The Question. Newsarama revealed today, in an interview with writer J.M. DeMatteis, that there is a future for these characters and it's their own on-going series, debuting in October.
This new series, with art from Yvel Guichet, will focus on the Trinity, made up of Phantom Stranger, Pandora, and The Question, coming together to stop a cosmic force that wants to bring the world into a Dark Age. Although these characters hate each other, they are forced to work together.
The first, six issue, arc for TRINITY OF SIN wraps up in March, which is when many other story lines from other books are also ending, which many speculate will be the start to the next DC event. However, TRINITY OF SIN is a jumping-on point because DeMatteis stated that this new series will be new reader friendly.
While fans of PHANTOM STRANGER and PANDORA may be disappointed with the series ending, their stories aren't finished yet. Sure, many want them to continue on and for The Question to have his own on-going as well, but this is better than nothing.
The interesting thing about this book is that these three characters are all loners, so putting them onto the same team is going to cause some friction, especially when these characters all hate each other. However, aside from their birth as these characters, there is a lot of history between them. For example, The Question stabbed The Phantom Stranger, during an early story line in PHANTOM STRANGER.
What will be really interesting to see is how Pandora will play into all of this because she, out of all these characters, has gone through the most changes in the aftermath of Forever Evil: Blight. Writer Ray Fawkes discussed this with Comic Vine at the end of June.
TRINITY OF SIN, written by J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Yvel Guichet, hits shelves in October.