Trinity – Volume 1 – 5


Trinity – Volume 1 – 5

General Info

Issue No:
5
On Sale Date:
July 2008
Cover Date:
September 2008
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Great. Now He's Holding His Breath

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

Outside of Thayer’s Notch, Massachusetts, Superman feels like he’s getting a second wind in his battle against Konvikt when Batman calls him to the alien’s ship. He’s reluctant, but Wonder Woman insists he go and she will hold Konvikt.

When Superman arrives at the pod, Batman has Graak bound with Batarangs and is interrogating him. Graak says that he won’t betray Konvikt by speaking about “Jandrum’s death” the “girl” or what “she said” other than they were “all lies”. Batman threatens to turn the small creature over to Superman, who’s power he’s seen, if he doesn’t give him information on the pod life-support systems and Graak admits he doesn’t have any of that information to give because it’s all automatic. Superman scans the ship with his super-vision and finds that the ships sensors haven’t been reset since the crash.

In Castle Branek, Morgaine le Fey admires Batman’s ruthless streak and admits that he “has his uses” while watching the two heroes assemble a device from the ships parts. Enigma says that once again she’s “overvaluing fancy powers” when she begins to question how effective he would be without Superman to back him up.

Wonder Woman is doing her best to handle Konvikt when Superman reenters the area with the device telling her to move away. He blasts Konvikt with a gas and the creature holds his breath, forcing Wonder Woman to punch him in the stomach to make it open its mouth again. Made to breath, the gas takes effect and Konvikt passes out–his armor turning back into hair. Before they can collect the alien and head back in to town, Batman arrives with the beast that burned a symbol into Wonder Woman’s back during the fighting, shocking a watching Morgaine and causing Enigma to laugh. Superman questions the beast’s actions, but he refuses to answer. Calling Superman “Paladin” he says the group of heroes are the “Trinity” and are weakened and breaking soon. He then bursts into flame.

Back in Thayer’s Notch, John Stewart wraps the unconscious Konvikt up with his ring for members of the D.E.O. so they can deliver them to the Slab. In doing so he mentions that he has scanned “off the charts”.

In Mar Vista, California, Marguerita Covas is giving herself a tarot reading and again the cards come up Devil, Strength, and Justice before turning into images of Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.