Trinity #8 is an another entry into the Superman Reborn Aftermath. An event that crosses over multiple comics exploring the aftereffects of Superman Reborn. In Superman Reborn Superman from Convergence and New 52 were melded back together creating a new continuity. With this issue we see Superman explaining the internal struggle he had to Wonder Woman and Batman, beginning to expose more of the Rebirth story.
With all of the Rebirth titles going on right now, we are starting to piece together the puzzle that is Rebirth. This story is a follow-up of sorts from Superman Reborn, a filler issue if you will. While there is a lot of fun multiverse stuff explored within this issue, it ultimately isn’t what you would want in the Trinity series. We end up getting some background to what is going on but nothing of substance and a setup for the next arc. Well maybe, whatever happened to the Evil Trinity from issue seven, yea we don’t know either.
There is a lot of retreading what we as readers already know, yet there are some new and interesting things. Superman is becoming aware of what is going on in Rebirth after the events of Superman Reborn. With the realization that their lives could just be a toy in a giant celestial toy box, a single piece in the vast multiverse. Yet again these are all things that we were aware of, but here it confirms that Superman is becoming aware of it as well. This is a tie-in issue that you could largely skip, as nothing revolutionary happens here.
With Trinity getting two back to back filler issues on a monthly title I am beginning to get worried. This book was beginning to get its footing and telling great stories, however, the last two issues have not been promising. Having to do tie-ins certainly isn’t helping the title. But with Francis Manapul returning to the title next month, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Reviewed by Tim Montoya
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Hi-Fi, Steve Wands
Published by DC
Release Date: April 19th, 2017