Trinity Annual #1
Written by: Rob Williams
Art by: Guillem March
Colors by: Tomeu Morey
Letters by: Carlos M. Mangual
Circe is lamenting the premature end of her “Unholy Trinity” when a new and more interesting scheme seems to fall right into her lap. As she and perennial Batman foe Ra’s Al Ghul discuss the power and strength behind the trinity of Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman, they speak of the possibilities contained in the Pandora Pits that surround them. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne has invited Clark Kent and Diana Prince to dinner at the most expensive restaurant in Gotham City. In a rare moment of levity, Bruce has decided to reach out to his friends more and engage in more human connections with people. The scene is actually quaint. It’s a rare moment captured well in both the pacing and art. But like all things in the superhero world, those rare moments do not last long.
As a lone figure makes his way to a remote location, he finds a painting that depicts something ominous for our trinity of heroes. As he magically relays the information back, he is attacked by ninjas of the League of Shadows. As he fights the warriors, Jason Blood calls his other half, the demon Etrigan. Blood and Etrigan have come upon the same temple that Circe and Ra’s are holed up in and as the demon attacks, he is pulled into one of the Pandora Pits, separating him from his human host and sending the unchecked demon loose on the world. Bringing him to heel will be a task that might cost one or all of them their lives. Succeed or fail, there are other plans afoot that will affect the Trinity now and in the future.
The thing I always liked about annuals was that you could tell a story that was not necessarily canon, but still engaging enough to keep the reader interested. That being said, I enjoy this annual and the story by Williams. There is a real effort on the part of the writer to showcase the teamwork that makes these three heroes special. The art by March is really dynamic and the style works well with the narrative.