Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Trinity of Sin #3 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Yvel Guichet, Jason Gorder, Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 17, 2014

Becoming A Bird Monster's Sex Slave

When we last stepped into the world of the Trinity of Sin we saw the Earth reshaped and reformed into a darker twisted nightmare of itself and it was done by using a the combined power of the Trinity of Sin's talismans anointed with their blood.  So some big bad dark magic was going on from the last survivor of the world when it was engulfed in darkness; Nimraa.  Let's see if our sinners can work together to take this ancient bird monster down and hopefully put the world right............. and hopefully we can get some definitive answers about who The Question is and what he can do and just for good measure, why he can do it.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

This issue of Trinity of Sin begins with our heroes being weak as hell from Nimraa's spell and since they're too weak to fight, Phantom Stranger figures that if they're still alive it's probably because they need to be alive for the spell to finish, so he very casually creates an energy knife and plans on murdering himself.  Too bad big old bird monster Nimraa didn't go through all this trouble just to be foiled by a little suicide, no she takes control of the situation and robs Phantom Stranger of his memories and tells us that he will now become her sex slave.  Pandora on the other hand will have her memories stolen and be put to work as a slave and Question will simply be tortured for eternity.  The Trinity of Sin really knows how to have a good time don't they?

So after what looks to be a long time for our heroes having to be empty sexy shells, we see that before Pandora had her memory wiped she created a spell that would leave a fragment of herself behind and eventually allow her to have total recall.  Speaking of Total Recall, I was talking to a kid who had just turned twenty and he was telling me how much he liked the Colin Farrell version and when I asked him what he thought about the original, he just looked at me blankly because he had no idea that the newer movie was a remake.  So I know this has nothing to do with the Trinity of Sin but go out into the world and do your part.  Make sure that kids get their asses to Mars and know about the original movie and if you can prevent them from watching the remake.  Okay I think I wasted enough time with this, let's get back to the story.

With Pandora's memory retrieved she magics Phantom Stranger and Question out of their sex slavery and tortures and gives them back their memories.  Now that they are back together they figure out that Nimraa didn't bring her race and her world back, she merely transformed the people of Earth into these monsters and neanderthal people, but they realize that there's still a chance to save everyone.  Pandora feels that there's still a box out there that contains the light of the world and if they retrieve it, they can send Nimraa back to the darkness she came from.  Kind of like a anti-Pandora's box.

In the end, the trio searches for what seems like a really long time and right before they're about to find the box, The Question betrays them and summons Nimraa.  Pandora realizes that The Question they knew died during his tortures and all that's left is an empty husk that serves a giant bird monster.  So I guess we'll never get the answers we want for the Question now....... or we'll just have to wait longer and man do I hate waiting.

That's it for this issue of Trinity of Sin and man I really don't get this book.  It's not that I don't get the plot or anything it's that I love J.M. DeMatteis's writing and I love these characters but I don't get why I don't like this book with those two things going for it.  Like every other issue to this series this was another boring long winded read and instead of me getting behind a adventure with characters I love, I find this series to be a chore to read each month.  That's no way to live.  The art though is amazing, so at least it has that working for it.  The best part of this story to me is that Nimraa actually makes Phantom Stranger into her sex slave and before the interwebs erupts in claims that I approve sexual abuse or date rapery, I find the situation that a giant bird monster making Judas Iscariot it's suck puppet a hilarious notion.  So in conclusion, rape is bad, making me read and write about a scene like that is a once in a lifetime chance and it's comical in it's absurdity.  See you next month when we see if our heroes will have to go back to their lives of servitude or if they can overpower Nimraa with the power of this mysterious box of light.  See you then.

Bits and Pieces:

It's very sad to me that I can't get behind this book.  I mean all the pieces are there for this to be a brilliant book but somewhere along the way it simply became something boring and a chore to read.  Since it's already cancelled it seems useless to try and get excited about it turning around in another story arc, but hopefully these characters will find a place in the New 52 after this book is finished and Convergence does it's thing.  I'll remain hopeful but as of right now, it's just not for me.


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