James Robinson and Patch Zircher launch what looks to be a really fun story in the latest issue of Trinity. Much of this one is set up, and dramatic action, all leading to a big reveal finale. Very much a first part of a story, but entirely entertaining nevertheless.
Robinson opens with Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman each being questioned separately. We don’t know where they are, or who is doing the questioning, but this neatly leads to each of the three having narrative “balloons” as the story progresses, allowing the reader to enjoy the contradictory perceptions they all have of the events.
Maybe I should clarify that. It’s not that the three each perceive that something completely different is happening, it’s that each views the same events through the lens of their own lives and feelings. Robinson manages to provide a lot of characterization subtly and effectively through this.
Zircher’s art is top drawer, rendering the heroes extremely well, and also the backgrounds, both the storm in the North Atlantic and the strange region they wind up entering.
I am not going to spoil the big ending, but it does feature a character not seen in quite a while. There is even a damn good teaser hint that the heroes encounter along the way. And I am so looking forward to the next issue, which is the best thing one can say about the opening chapter to a story.