Trinity – Volume 1 – 3


Trinity – Volume 1 – 3

General Info

Issue No:
3
On Sale Date:
June 2008
Cover Date:
August 2008
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Kplow

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Penciller:
Mark Bagley
Inker:
Art Thibert
Letterer:
Pat Brosseau
Colourist:
Pete Pantazis
Editor:
Mike Carlin, Elisabeth V. Gehrlein (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent), Wonder Woman (Diana Prince/Princess Diana)
Heroes:
Justice League: Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce), Firestorm (Jason Rusch), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders), Red Arrow (Roy Harper), Vixen (Mari McCabe)
Villains:
Morgaine le Fey, Enigma (Edward Nashton), Konvikt, Graak
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
N/A
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This was a weekly year-long event, similar to “52” and “Countdown”  but unlike the latter, it was an entirely self-contained story. Unlike either of its predecessors, however, it focused on the major super-heroes of the DC Universe, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, instead of the lesser developed characters.

Each issue of Trinity had two stories; the main one, focusing on the Trinity themselves, and the backup, focusing on other characters involved in the overall storyline.

Synopsis

Konvikt continues to wreak havoc on the small Massachusetts town, while Graak shouts encouragement from his shoulder. With Green Lantern John Stewart unconscious, the Black Canary leads a Justice League team comprised of Black Lightning, Firestorm, the Flash, Hawkgirl, Red Arrow, and Vixen in to combat the alien.

While the Flash utilizes his speed to rescue people, Firestorm constructs a titanium steel band around Konvikt’s wrists. Unfortunately, when he smashes his clasped hands into the ground the concussion causes both Firestorm and Red Arrow behind him to go flying, the latter of whom had been attempting to find out exactly who Graak is–Konvikt’s “official mediary and speaker-advocate”. Graak continues to boast about Konvikt’s pending ruling of the world, which Konvikt doesn’t agree with. After a conversation, mostly silent on Konvikt’s side, Graak yells to the assembled that Konvikt was attacked first, and honor demands he destroy his attackers until he’s left in peace.

Black Lightning blasts the creature from behind, only to have his attack thrown back at him. When Red Arrow shoots him from the top of a building, Konvikt shrugs off the arrows and leaps at him, knocking down part of the building as he jumps over it, putting him on the outskirts of town. Firestorm and Vixen’s attempt to flank the beast but are blindsided by thrown rubble. A now free Flash runs in, circling Konvikt and Graak and throwing punches, but a stomp from Konvikt sends him flying. Hawkgirl and Black Canary do their best to slow the creature down, and just as Black Canary acknowledges that they could use some help Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman arrive, much to her relief and both aliens confusion.

In Castle Branek, Morgaine le Fey and Enigma observe the proceedings, with le Fey commenting how interesting it is that team leader Black Canary and “pugnacious, willful” Hawkgirl immediately defer to the Trinity when they arrive, though Enigma is not shocked, since he thinks it’s their nature to be dominating. Le Fey further observes that Wonder Woman and Batman defer to Superman, having left Konvikt to him while they tend to others. When Enigma defends the decision as a sound one tactically, she accuses him of sticking up for his “beloved Batman”. As they discuss it, Superman and Konvikt begin their fight, with Superman coming close in answer to a challenge and being knocked to the ground from one punch.