Saturday, October 8, 2016
DC Rebirth: Trinity #1
author: Francis Manapul
average rating: 4.35
book published: 2016
read at: 2016/10/08
date added: 2016/10/08
'Trinity #1' with script and art by Francis Manapul is a thing of quiet beauty. It's also a risk that I think pays off very well.
While most times, a first issue would launch with a big battle, this one starts with a dinner party. Lois has invited Wonder Woman and Batman over to their house, unbeknownst to Superman, for a chance for a friendship to build. Jon is so surprised over the visitors (Diana shows up with a dead boar on her shoulders as a gift) that he acts before thinking. This sets up some fun banter between Batman and Superman about training the young. There is also some tension between Lois and Wonder Woman. The issue ends on a weird note, but it's not enough to ruin the issue for me.
The cover to this issue is great, with our three prominent heroes in front and Diana's sword reflecting their greatest villains. I'm also blown away by someone who writes and illustrates their own work so deftly. The art fits the story very well. This was a good story.
I received a review copy of this issue from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this comic book.
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