Some months ago, I lost my interest in the Trinity series, but once I saw an issue with Zatanna, Constantine, and Deadman on the cover, I began to reconsider my decision to skip the series on New Comic Book Day. Figuring that the series was moving in a darker direction, I picked this issue up thinking that I would dig the dark vibes, and thus be convinced to climb back aboard the Trinity train. Was Trinity #12 successful in convincing me to keep reading?
Here’s what Trinity #12 is about. From DC:
“‘DARK DESTINY’ part one! Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman must turn to the mystic trinity of Dead Man, Zatanna and John Constantine when Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro are sacrificed into the depths of the Pandora Pits by Circe and Ra’s al Ghul.”
When Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have to call for backup, clearly, there’s a major problem. In the case of Trinity #12, the Trinity needs more than just an extra set of hands, they need some specialized help. Why you ask? Well, for starters, Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizarro are all possessed by uber evil demons. Nuts, right?
Writer Rob Williams’ newest arc, Dark Destiny, is one that promises to be epic. There pacing of this issue is perfect. I was hooked on the first page, and as the book progresses, I found myself becoming more and more vested in the story. Whether I’ll stick around once this arc ends has yet to be decided, but this issue was exciting enough to make me eager to keep reading.
Also, I especially liked V Ken Marion’s artwork. The very first panel of the book was clearly inspired by The Exorcist, and for me, a fan of William Peter Blatty’s book, seeing this was enough to make me smile. For that, I am thankful.