By MyNemesisTotoro 10 Comments
Well there's a lot more coming out about Trinity War recently and I am getting very excited, especially (and mostly) because it means there's more information out there about this event that my favorite character The Question is going to be a big part of and more chances for him to appear or be mentioned. Which also means more comics for me to get a hold of. First is Phantom Stranger #2 which will be coming out tomorrow. In the issue we will be seeing the Stranger come face to face with Pandora who needs his help in finding the "strongest or darkest of heart" who will be able to open her box so she can put back the evils she originally unleashed. From the preview we know that the Stranger refuses to help and states that he will do everything in his power to stop her. Which is understandable because he believes that nothing that comes from that box could do any good. We know from the back-up story in Justice League #0 that the Wizard has forgiven Pandora and sort of gave her his blessing in her mission, but the Stranger doesn't know this. We also know that the Question might be that person who can open the box. Whether he is the strongest of heart or the darkest we will have to wait and see. We will also have to wait and see until tomorrow if there will be any appearance or just a mention of the Question in tomorrow's issue of Phantom Stranger. So we know that Trinity War is obviously going to involve the Trinity of Sin probably fighting over Pandora's Box. The other side of this conflict appears to involve the escalating issues with the Justice League. After their first story arc fighting David Graves we saw Amanda Waller asking Graves to write about how to destroy the Justice League. We also saw Wonder Woman and Superman get together after Steve Trevor was dumped by Wonder Woman and the entire League. Their new arc involving the Cheetah claims to have seeds for Trinity War but after the first part of this arc I have yet to see them. After this arc is going to be Throne of Atlantis which the solicitations don't actually say are involved with Trinity War but it seems pretty obvious. With tension growing within the League itself it appears that the new Justice League of America is going to be formed out of the repercussions of this conflict. A big theme that keeps coming up in regards to the different Justice Leagues part of Trinity War seems to be a decline in the trust of the governments of the world (particularly the American government) in the Justice League and therefore they feel the need to form the new JLA. We know that the JLA is going to be under more direct control by the US government and Steve Trevor and it seems that they may be used to keep the Justice League in check come Trinity War. How this connects to the Trinity of Sin part of the story is yet to be seen. Then we have the Justice League Dark which seems to be doing their own thing in their book. However we seem to come full circle as in Phantom Stranger #4 we are supposed to see the JLD try to solicit the aid of the Stranger who just wants to be left alone. We don't know how this story turns out but in the next issue we again see Pandora and the Spectre who has only been seen once before this. So perhaps the two stories are not unrelated. Then in the solicits for Justice League Dark #17 there seems to be something that at first glance appears to be unrelated but may actually be the beginnings of JLD's connection to Trinity War. While the JLD is stuck on another world, Steve Trevor debates whether it may be safer for the earth if the magic users were to stay there. Again we see the theme of distrust from the government towards the Leagues that are not under their direct control, especially since this League involves magic. Newsarama also released an interview today with JLD writer Jeff Lemire who said that Constantine and JLD are going to have a big part to play in Trinity War. So these are just the thoughts of a comic book fan and could be completely wrong but it seems like the conflict between the Phantom Stranger and Pandora (where the Question fits in I'm not sure yet) is going to be going on sort of behind the scenes and at the same time affecting this conflict between the Leagues as the US government and their JLA seek to keep the JL and JLD in check. Perhaps the members of the Trinity of Sin will each use one of the Leagues in order to fight the others. Pandora has stated that the Justice League would help her with her goals whether they wanted to or not, and we're going to see the JLD and the Phantom Stranger interacting. So maybe the JLA goes to the Question? Very hard to tell this early on and since I'm a collector of the Question I'm going to be getting a hold of the next arc for Justice League as well as the first arc in JLA which the solicits say are involved in Trinity War. I will also be getting all the next Phantom Stranger issues to see how that conflict plays out and affects the rest of the story. I don't know if I should get any of the JLD yet so I'll wait for the March solicitations to see if there's any more of a hint as to how much it will be hinting at Trinity War. Until next time!