Details on 'Trinity War' Revealed

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Posted by G-Man (30664 posts) - - Show Bio

Ever since the 2012 New 52 Free Comic Book Day issue, we've been wondering what Trinity War would be about and when we'd actually get to read it. Some information has finally been revealed.

Because of the word 'trinity,' there's a lot of things in threes involved. The first thought many had was it would involve DC' Trinity of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. The FCBD issue also introduced the idea of the Trinity of Sin consisting of Pandora, Phantom Stranger and the Question. Another trio involved will be three different teams - the Justice League, the Justice League of America and Justice League Dark.

The crossover story will run through six issues the three Justice League titles in July and August. It all begins in JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 written by Geoff Johns with art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA will be co-written by Johns and Jeff Lemire with art by Doug Mahnke (which Mahnke did hint in our video interview that he'd be working with Johns again). JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK will be written by Lemire as well.

Geoff Johns told USA Today the following:

"We really want to find and carve out the Justice League corner of the DC Universe. It is a universe all itself with these three teams, and it feels big enough to be worthy of a Justice League story.

It's going to be really interesting when these characters do come together, because some of them haven't met, some of them have, and what happens and unfolds in this is going to force them to choose sides."

There will be plenty of tension as we'll see more on the relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor's reaction as well as some conflict between Constantine and Zatanna. Of course the involvement of the Trinity of Sin will also complicate things. Pandora was on hand for the creation of this DC Universe at the end of Flashpoint and we know there's something going on with her box she liberated in the FCBD issue. Shazam will also finally meet up with the others and Johns mentions while he won't have an allegiance to anybody, he will "come into conflict with Superman in a very big way."

Readers shouldn't simply dismiss this as a two month event in the three titles. Johns also teased that this will affect the DCU.

"It's not going to end wrapped up in a bow. Something really, really major happens that kicks off some pretty crazy stuff at the end of August."

We'll have to wait for July for the action to begin.

Source: USA Today

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#2 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

is that dr.light fighting Madame X in the back there?

#3 Edited by Backflip (2256 posts) - - Show Bio

Exciting stuff

#4 Posted by Backflip (2256 posts) - - Show Bio

@ganthetsward20:It appears. Wonder which team she'll be joining up with, also, by Pandora, seems we have a new female Atom?

#5 Posted by TommytheHitman (2897 posts) - - Show Bio

I think I can see Dr Light in the background. Also still no Hal.

#6 Posted by G-Man (30664 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by Equonox (964 posts) - - Show Bio

No Hal Jordan? No Shazam?

"we know there's something going on with her box"...lol

#8 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

What a load of crap. Typical Marvelisation of DC by Johns. Justice League won't be worth reading until Johns is gone.

Dark is cool though.

#9 Posted by Nightflash (713 posts) - - Show Bio

When it comes to events like these, DC sure knows how to handle them unlike Marvel.

#10 Posted by Z3RO180 (6331 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought jim lee was doing the art ?

#11 Posted by Lvenger (18429 posts) - - Show Bio

Whilst I'm not too keen on big events given that they're difficult to execute right, this one has been planned for in a year's worth of titles so it has some build up unlike most Marvel events of the past half a decade. Nonetheless, the whole hero vs hero thing is getting old suffice to say and something new is needed in its place. Still it'll give the opportunity for the DC universe's characters to meet and connect with each other on panel if only for a slug fest.

#12 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

Turning the question into some sort of angel/demon thing is still one of the dumbest moves of the DCnU. They gave up Renee Montoya Question for this? I could at least understand going back to Vic, but this?

#13 Posted by Sidious (61 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh just drop the New 52 already!

#14 Posted by dondave (34595 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait

#15 Posted by sinestro_GL (3066 posts) - - Show Bio

What about the members of the former JLI?

#16 Edited by DeadpoolTattooGuy (23 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess Black Orchid will no longer be in Justice League Dark

#17 Edited by Zeeguy91 (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

@backflip said:

@ganthetsward20:It appears. Wonder which team she'll be joining up with, also, by Pandora, seems we have a new female Atom?

It actually looks like its Arthur Light, the male version. If you look closely, you can see that he has a beard.

#18 Posted by Lamenoire (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the ony one seeing a male Doctor Light here ? Or do I have a really poor sense of sight?

Having a supernatural Question doesn't bother me. he can stil handle his own in a fight. He questions everything (conspiracy theorist like in JLU perhaps)...

But having him always talk using question like Phantom Stranger will really be a pain in the ass...

#19 Posted by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking forward to it

#20 Edited by Black_Claw (2915 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal still isn't back? *sighs* oh well, this still sounds interesting regardless.

#21 Edited by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't like this new image-viewing format. It doesn't really enlarge much. It is actually smaller then the one you posted.

#22 Edited by kennybaese (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

I look forward to reading this in trade. I think this is the first time a dark book has really crossed over with any of the main DCU books. I wonder if Lemire is going to be co-writing JLA from here on out, or if it's just for this event? I'd guess the latter.

#23 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks so awesome! I can't wait!

#24 Posted by jwalser3 (4798 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks so awesome!

I really don't like this new image-viewing format. It doesn't really enlarge much. It is actually smaller then the one you posted.

I agree!

#25 Posted by The Average Bear (2071 posts) - - Show Bio

Could it be the Trinity of justice Leagues as well? JL, JLA, JLD? Probably not but I always gotta put in my unlikely two cents

#26 Posted by EvanTheMexiJew (99 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Hal's going to make an appearance near the end of this event. I also think Shazam is going to be trying to get Pandora's Box.

#27 Edited by G-Man (30664 posts) - - Show Bio

@jwalser3 said:

This looks so awesome!

@doordoor123 said:

I really don't like this new image-viewing format. It doesn't really enlarge much. It is actually smaller then the one you posted.

I agree!

Click on the arrows at the bottom right corner.

It also enlarges if you expand your browser to take up the entire screen. It's pretty bit when I look at it.

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#28 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (5345 posts) - - Show Bio

my mistake I did not mean to flag your comment if I did. Smartphones suck.

#29 Edited by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

I am gonna cry when the new 52 occurred it thought we would never witness the trinity war again and it is very unlikely for it to pit all of the leagues against each other as you know who is gonna win.

#30 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6137 posts) - - Show Bio

So, is Justice League Dark actually considered to be a branch of the Justice League now?

#31 Edited by queenfrost_ (2499 posts) - - Show Bio

If there is one thing DC does right, it is crossover events. They blow Marvel out of the water when they do these...So here's hoping the first big one in the New 52 pays off...

#32 Edited by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

So, is Justice League Dark actually considered to be a branch of the Justice League now?

not officially i guess.as it has been formed without the original one being informed

#33 Edited by saoakden (1023 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really looking forward to this story. Sounds cool, looks cool, and it would be great to see the three Justice League team go at each other. The second I heard about the news I was very excited. I've been wondering, are they going to do Trinity War in a mini-series and have the team books tie-in like they did with Blackest Night having the main story happen in the mini-series and having other books tie-in or have it go on in the ongoing like they have been doing with the crossover stories like Night of the Owls, Rise of the Third Army, and H'el on Earth.

#34 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6137 posts) - - Show Bio

So, is Justice League Dark actually considered to be a branch of the Justice League now?

not officially i guess.as it has been formed without the original one being informed

Seems odd for DC to refer to this as "an "action mystery" that will bring all three Justice League teams into conflict." then. Especially as I'm pretty sure they've never once referred to themselves as the Justice League Dark.

#35 Edited by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

who is the guy with the 2 guns attacking the green guy holding flash from the throat

#36 Posted by KnightofSteel (244 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if we'll get a new Shazam! ongoing after this.

#37 Posted by Lamenoire (193 posts) - - Show Bio
#38 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6137 posts) - - Show Bio

who is the guy with the 2 guns attacking the green guy holding flash from the throat

I think that's Steve Trevor. And the green guy is Frankenstein.

#39 Posted by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he is like the new batman of the new team maybe.to balance things

#40 Posted by dreamfall31 (527 posts) - - Show Bio

Element Woman retruns! I loved her wacky character in Flashpoint! I hope this version is still the wacky one who loves juice boxes!

#41 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12583 posts) - - Show Bio

@equonox said:

No Hal Jordan? No Shazam?

"we know there's something going on with her box"...lol

read the article. Shazam will be there, he'll just be on his own side. Hal will be in space leading the GL Corps

@flashdamn said:

who is the guy with the 2 guns attacking the green guy holding flash from the throat

I think that's Steve Trevor. And the green guy is Frankenstein.

this : )

Hal still isn't back? *sighs* oh well, this still sounds interesting regardless.

he's going to be in space leading the GL corps remember? i dont think he'll have time to stay on earth.

#42 Posted by Mucklefluga (2524 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my god oh my god oh my god i cannot waaaaaiiiittttt for this Its gonna be so freakin Epic. In DC i trust.

#43 Posted by Captain13 (3280 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait! I haven't been excited about an event as much as I am for this one in quite some time.

I'm especially psyched for the Cyborg and Shazam stuff!

#44 Edited by AllStarSuperman (20252 posts) - - Show Bio

I dropped justice league 17 for money reasons and cause it wasn't one of my favorites. But I still want to learn about awW and Supes, and whatever happened to shazam....

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#45 Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude (2616 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

Turning the question into some sort of angel/demon thing is still one of the dumbest moves of the DCnU. They gave up Renee Montoya Question for this? I could at least understand going back to Vic, but this?

I couldn't have said it better myself. Personally I was expecting them to go for a more Rorschach-like approach with Vic if they brought him back, mainly because of how much he was like Rorschach in the DCAU. Still why does him being a cosmic/higher plane character now have anything to do with Renee Montoya not being The Question? I mean if they can work Steel into having an origin not so heavily dependent on Superman, then why not an altered origin for Renee?

#47 Posted by DEGRAAF (7870 posts) - - Show Bio

who is Vibe fighting?

#48 Edited by Reignmaker (2233 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180 said:

I thought jim lee was doing the art ?

So did I. Apparently he's busy with that Superman book though.

#49 Posted by JohnnyGat (1561 posts) - - Show Bio

@degraaf said:

who is Vibe fighting?

My guess is he and stargirl are both fighting firestorm, with vibe providing support.

#50 Edited by rasx (242 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad this is shorter than Marvel's AOU, and it has no tie-inns.

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