Trinity 13 continues the magic based story, which sees Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman get the aid of Deadman, Zatanna and John Constantine to deal with Circe and Ra’s Al Ghul, who have made Red Hood, Bizarro and Artemis get possessed by demons.
With so many characters the story just whizzes by. But the art is strong, and there is some very good dialogue, so that is all well and good. There are also some strong twists towards the end of the issue. It all makes for a very fun read.
Is there any depth or greater purpose? Doesn’t really look like it. That means the story has to rest on its own action/magic merits, and it manages that well.
I have nothing to complain about, but also not an awful lot to praise. While I enjoyed the chapter in the larger story, it is not one that has very many stand out moments.
Perhaps the best bit of dialogue comes when Superman has been battling Artemis, and comments on how the woman reminds her of Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman replies that Artemis is possessed by a demon, to which Superman responds, “apart from that bit.”
Now some might take issue with this, as Wonder Woman does not generally act like she was possessed by a demon. But I see the line as the kind of friendly barb that good friends fling at each other. It’s not an insult, it’s the banter that reveals how close the two are.