Trinity – Volume 1 – 8

Trinity – Volume 1 – 8

General Info

Issue No:
On Sale Date:
July 2008
Cover Date:
September 2008
Modern Age
Story Title:
Have You Tied Him Up Yet?

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Andy Kubert
Kurt Busiek
Mark Bagley
Art Thibert
Pat Brosseau
Pete Pantazis
Mike Carlin, Elisabeth V. Gehrlein (assistant)


Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent), Wonder Woman (Diana Prince/Princess Diana)
Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Robin (Tim Drake), Nightwing (Dick Grayson)
Despero, Enigma (Edward Nashton), Morgaine le Fey, Firebug (Joseph Rigger), The Howlers (Primal Entity)
Etta Candy, Lois Lane, Alfred Pennyworth, Autumn, Martine, Sara
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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.

Diana is featured in her civilian “Diana Prince” guise in this issue.


In the ancient Science-City of the moon Krechin, Morgaine le Fey is decimating Despero’s soldiers while he and Enigma watch and discuss the previously mentioned offer to make him a “lord of creation”. They explain to him their need of a “powerful alien” to complete their version of the “trinity,” and when he asks why him as opposed to others le Fey talks about their shared dreams. Despero, however, thinks they’re after the Cosmic Egg which he is in possession of then tells them that he is not auditioning for them, but they for him.

On Earth, Bruce Wayne is having a fund raising party for a Junior Senator, but spending the bulk of his time in the Batcave researching the recent string of robberies by Gotham City criminals. Eventually Alfred Pennyworth reminds Wayne that he has to at least put in an appearance at the party, so he leaves the research to Oracle.

In Rabat, Morocco, Superman finishes a battle with Firebug and a giant robot and, with no alternative, throws it into orbit to be taken care of later. While signing autographs for the locals he hears the heartbeat of some go up, understandably, but the scared still feels “wrong” to him, like things should be different. He catches up with Lois Lane and shows her a “Techno-Beacon” for a warpgate which the robot was trying to recover. She tells him about similar disappearances and they decide to check them out.

Etta Candy and Diana of Themyscira walk through a mall “dishing” about Diana’s relationship with Tom Tresser and the private lives of superheroes in general prompting Diana to ask what people think about Batman and Superman. Etta says that people view Superman as a cool, protective big brother while Batman is scary but people are glad he exists. About Wonder Woman, Etta says she’s a “warrior, not a buddy” and since she’s hear to change the world, some people may not take that easily. To herself Wonder Woman decides that that is how people see them, but something feels off, like something is going on.

At Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne makes his appearance, flirting with a number of women when three of Morgaine le Fey’s Howlers leap out of the woods screaming that the “dark one” must fall wielding a brand with another mark.