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In my opinion, If there is something that DC can do better than any other publisher in the last few years is make a comic book event.
Infinite Crisis, Final Crisis, Blackest Night, Brightest Day and Flashpoint. I really think that all of them have been great stories, and miles better than what Marvel have done at the time.
When the New 52 started DC decided to give themselves a break from events to lead people familiarize with the new Rebooted universe, however they had planned an event for the future and that was Trinity War.
What is Trinity War?
Here is the problem.
Im not entirely sure.
so there is this girl named Pandora who has this thing that looks like a gold skull with 3 red eyes, and apparently is a box, if she opens the box something will happen, what? no one knows, we dont know if this is good or bad or whatever.
and there is 3 groups, the Justice League, which only want to do good things in the world, the JLA, which only wants to face the JL in case they go bad, and the Justice League Dark which deals with the supernatural stuff
I would be easy to just say that the Justice League is trying to face Pandora and the JLD wants to help her, but the JLA?
or also that the JLA is facing the JL because they are helping Pandora or perhaps the JL is against the JLA because of the "death" of Catwoman and JLD...
ok im just guessing I have no idea what is going on
AND THAT IS NOT ALL
we also have Superman and Wonder Woman having a romance on the JL, which apparently caused Booster Gold to reboot himself.
We have SHAZAM, who has his own story on the pages of JL, which has been pretty good, and apparently they have a lot to do with this entire thing, but we dont know how..
we have the Secret Society of Villains which has been around since the creation of the JL, and uses the same symbol of the gold skull that Pandora is after, but other than that we know nothing of them.
even the solicits dont help
TRINITY WAR, the action-mystery event of the summer, begins with a full-length epic adventure! The death of a hero ignites a violent war among the Justice Leagues! It’s League vs. League vs. League as an impending darkness approaches the DC Universe. But the truth behind it all will lead to an evil that threatens every hero on the planet. And what does the Secret Society of Super-Villains have to with this? Everything.
so the Secret Society has to do with everything but we dont know anything about themIs just some much build up going to who knows what.
and lets not forget that all of this is going to end on the Villains Month of August also known as Forever Evil.
I just really dont see this event as an event of the likes of Flashpoint, Blackest Night or the others.
Even Infinite Crisis had this Huge build up behind it going on and needed 8 issues and 8 months to wrap it all upTrinity War is going to end after 2 months and 6 issues.
Personally to me this is the part that had me more worried about, because to be honest the preparation for this event has been atrocious.
What do I mean by that? well for example JLA already had 4 issues and Simon Baz is nowhere to be seen
it also doesnt help that Baz was not supposed to be in this event at all the original picture, it supposed to have Hal Jordan
and talking about this picture.
Where is Constantine and the JLD here?
were they not part of the original idea either?
the problem is that it seem like the story is trying to chew more than it can swallow, I know is hard to judge the final idea based on this minor problems on production, specially when hasnt been out yet, but this reminds me a lot of The Culling.
The Culling was a crossover event based on Teen Titans, Superboy and Legion Lost, it lasted for 8 issues and it was one of the worst comics ever done in the New 52. The main problem was that the story was completely sidelined by the necesities of all the books on the crossover, it needed to do something with TT, something with Legion and Superboy and also present a new team name The Ravagers, and at the same time tell this Hunger Games ripoff of story which not even Lodbell thought was good. it had too much to do that it did nothing about anything.
and it seems like a similar case will happen here.
We have the main story with Pandora, then we have the Secret Society which apparently has to do with everything, then we have the Justice Leagues beating each other up for WHO THE F*CK KNOWS, and each of this titles beings a little bit of subplots with them which include romance of Super/WW, the induction of Shazam, etc.
Im not saying that the story will fail for this but it is something to consider.
The Pandora Paradox
there is one more thing I wanted to discuss because I think is funny
Where does Pandora comes from?
As the story of Flashpoint goes, when Barry Allen retconned the world of Flashpoint out of existence it gave a chance to Pandora to change the world by mixing it with Wildstorm and Vertigo.
this to i guess get to her gold skull thingy to take revenge against the wizard Shazam and the council...
that created her.
and Phantom Stranger and the Ques......one moment
If the New Wizard Shazam and this new council didnt existed before the New 52.
not only to mention that The Question was not a supernatural entity and Phantom Stranger didnt had an established orignin before
And Pandora created The New 52, therefore creating the council, which in turn created her...
Then how the hell did any of this happen?
I honestly dont expect an Explanation to this because at the end of all Pandora creating the new 52 is just DC's way of saying "a wizard did it", it doesnt have the logic and creativity that Crisis on Infinite Earths had when it created the Post-Crisis world and since DC shows no intention of looking back at that world then we are left with a kind of unsatisfied conclusion to that world.
I Hope Trinity War be as good as some of the other events created by Geoff Johns, and I was honestly looking forward to it when it was first announced, however it is just a month away and after reading all the titles leading to this event Im not sure what am I looking forward too.
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