Trinity – Volume 1 – 7


Trinity – Volume 1 – 7

General Info

Issue No:
7
On Sale Date:
July 2008
Cover Date:
September 2008
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
A Third Symbol Now...

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Andy Kubert
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:
Gangbuster (Jose Delgado), Hawkman (Carter Hall), Flash (Wally West), Nightwing (Richard Grayson), Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Firestorm (Jason Rusch), Vixen (Mari McCabe), Red Tornado, Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce)
Villains:
Despero, Enigma (Edward Nashton), Morgaine le Fey
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

Floating in space Superman scans for traces of the pocket solar system he threw away from Metropolis while continuing to think about trinities and how they relate to himself, Wonder Woman and Batman. His scans find nothing, which jibe with Batman and Wonder Woman’s experiences both fading away, and changing the scan type he locates, also similarly, traces of “primal”, “universe creation” energies. Returning to the Hall of Justice he asks Green Lantern John Stewart to scan the “Cosmic Egg,” which he does and finds that it’s within normal parameters and Krona has not escaped. Firestorm listens in, confused about both Krona and the Cosmic Egg.

Elsewhere in the Hall, Batman is scanning the Justice League’s files for werewolves in hopes of finding the beast they recently clashed with outside of Thayer’s Notch with no luck. In the same room, Hawkgirl is helping Wonder Woman search through more images to identify the shapeshifting brand on her back, which has changed yet again. Hawkgirl feels it is somewhat Egyptian and believes Hawkman would know. Just as Superman suggests contacting him the Red Tornado announces that he has just had a request to open a door to the Hall for Hawkman and a guest.

Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman welcome Hawkman and Gangbuster to the Hall, with Superman extending his regrets that Gangbuster has had to come out of retirement, asking how they can be of service.Gangbusters fills them in on his recent past with Marguerita “Tarot” Covas and his sudden belief that her readings are “real”. Hawkman then asks for use of the JLA computer to display recently stolen items from a rash of global museum robberies–all by Gotham City based criminals–and all involving the four suits of the Tarot, many of occult heritage. Batman cuts him off to call to Nightwing, in the middle of a fight with henchmen of Mr. Freeze, to ask him about recent robberies involving Gotham villains. Learning of some, he orders Nightwing to contact Oracle, the Titans, and mobilize the Outsiders to find out who is behind the robberies as a priority.

As Batman gives Hawkman further orders to go to great lengths to find Covas, which he resents, Vixen cuts them off to ask why it’s suddenly such a priority. Wonder Woman tells her, and the rest of the room, what she’s just realized: the mark on her back are ancient Egyptian Tarot, linking everything to something “very, very, big.”

On Krechin, the largest moon of Itatoq, Despero stands and stares quizzically at his most recent acquisition, which he fought a war to win, and is unsure what to do with. While he considers what it is and how he may be able to profit from it, Morgaine le Fey and Enigma appear behind him, the former threatening to destroy Desparo’s soldiers and the later more calmly telling them to drop their weapons–unless Despero does not wish to become a “lord of creation”.