Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Trinity of Sin #6 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Yvel Guichet, Jason Gorder, Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 18, 2015

Light Up The Darkness

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

All right all you "Dark" fans, this is it for our Trinity of Sin and their very brief series.  Now I have to admit that even though I love each of these characters, I have not been a fan of this series at all and this isn't a title that I will really miss with the exception that I have no idea when we'll see any of this trio again............ and man is that sad as hell.  Okay, in the last issue of this series, our Trinity found themselves trapped within the Redemption Box, where at first it seemed like a living hell, but once they overcame their guilt of........... Well, actually being the Trinity of Sin, the world was reshaped into a paradise that our trio had to decide to leave in order to fight for the Earth once again.  Let's see if these heroes can finally work together and pull the world out of Nimraa's darkness.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our final story begins with our Trinity popping out of the Redemption Box like some sort of terrifying Jack in The Box and I don't know if it's because all these beings on this new Earth are dark, but man did they take it really well.  The surprises keep coming though when we find out in this final issue that Nimraa isn't the all encompassing overlord we thought she was.  It turns out that Nimraa has a boss and this three headed monster is the no nonsense sort and since it believes that the "Dark Earth" has always been there and Nimraa is just telling stories about going through all she has to bring the world back to the darkness that it once was,  Venna the Queen of the Dark Earth, sentences Nimraa to death for all her stories and if it wasn't for the Trinity's experiences in the Redemption Box, Nimraa might have gotten her bird neck ringed.

That's right folks, on top of all the pain and torture that our heroes endured in the Redemption Box, the Guardian of the box gave them one final experience when they decided to go back and save the Earth and that was the all inspiring light of mankind and with this power our Trinity attempts one final act of heroism by using the light to beat back the darkness but even when it seems that this won't be enough to bring the world back to what it was, we have a callback to the first issue where our Trinity reached out to one another and amped up their power and here they use this to absorb the darkness of the world within themselves and truly become the Trinity of Sin.

In the end, the darkness is gone and our heroes see Nimraa represented as a beautiful angel like being that gives the Phantom Stranger the sword of her minion Zalkoat that killed Dr. Thirteen in the first issue and before the Trinity can celebrate with pinatas and RC Cola, the Question seems to betray them again and knocks them out............. but when they awaken it seems that the Question has given Pandora and Phantom Stranger a peace offering when they realize that he's taken the darkness out of them and into himself.  So that's it for the darkness and before we leave this series forever, we see that Phantom Stranger uses Zalkoat's sword to bring Dr. Thirteen back to life and everything is wrapped up with a nice little bow and it's as if nothing really happened at all......... Except for The Question that is but it seems like no one really wants to talk about him so I doubt we'll find out anything more about him in the future or even see any repercussions of him absorbing all the darkness into himself.

That's it for this series of Trinity of Sin and while I was over the moon when this series was announced, I can't say that I really enjoyed any of the issues.  I thought it would be a great way to explore more of what made the Trinity the Trinity or what was up with the New 52 Question, but all we got was a strange story about a bird monster making the Earth dark and our trio of heroes pretty much being powerless throughout Nimraa's conquest.  While this issue's story and the rest of the series have been a let down for me, the art was good throughout and this seems like the kind of book that I would have bought as a young kid just to look at the pictures.  Hopefully we'll see these characters again in the future but after having Pandora, Phantom Stranger and now this book cancelled, it doesn't seem very likely.

Bits and Pieces:

It's the finale to Trinity of Sin and while this issue does it's best to tie everything up with a nice little bow, it wasn't a strong story to begin with so there is no real strong way to end it.  Pretty much, it just puts our characters back to where they began and we don't learn anything really new about these characters like I had hoped we would at the start of the series.  Even though I was disappointed, the art and colors were decent throughout it's run and thankfully this issue was the same.


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