Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trinity #10 Review

Space Garbage

Written by: Francis Manapul
Art by: Francis Manapul and Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 21, 2017

I usually try to stay positive in these introductions, but this book has been a complete mess.  It has consistently looked great, but the story has been all over the place and it hasn't helped with jumping between stories randomly throughout it's run.  This month we continue the Dead Space story and since I wasn't a fan of the beginning, I was not expecting much here.  Did Francis Manapul surprise me?  Let's find out...

The issue opens with Batman and Flash still trying to save Cyborg.  That's when Aquaman shows up complete with alien parasite head sucker attached to him, but after he holds back from killing Barry, they realize they can save their buddy.

Meanwhile, Superman and Wonder Woman talk to the Big Bad (who looks like an alien version of Bane) about the Sophie's Choice he gave the Justice League or the World.  Of course they want their cake and they want to eat it too (I want cake now), but the Watchtower accelerating towards Earth makes that a moot point...they have to do something and fast!

Back with Batman and Flash, the two are now trying to save Cyborg and Aquaman when Barry starts acting sentimental, waves his arms around (I know it's a Flash power, but it is ridiculous here) and the book veers off into nonsense territory.

Batman keeps mentioning how he can save Cyborg until he is attacked by the alien virus monsters...then Superman tries to redirect the Watchtower until he is attacked by the Green Lanterns (taken over by the alien virus monsters)...then Wonder Woman seems to figure out the Big Bad's plan and turns into an alien virus monster!

This issue looks absolutely gorgeous!  Francis Manapul is a gem and I am a huge fanboy.  Unfortunately, his story here is utter garbage to the point of being an incoherent mess.  Things happen just because and even then, I'm not sure what did happen and how it is connected with everything else.  I'd say to buy the book to look at the pretty art, but I would never do such a thing so why should I tell you to?

Bits and Pieces:

This issue looks fantastic, but any accolades will stop there.  The story is weak and confusing and somehow the end of the world just ends up being small.  Not recommended.



  1. The story's utter garbage so...6.5? Trinity is almost as embarrassing as Justice League, Manapul is a very good artist but a terrible writer...I'm so hungry and desperate for good Wonder Woman stuff I can't even tell you

    1. art is you can say it's a 5/5. Story is garbage so 1.5/5 and that equals a 6.5! Easy math. However, I go with a gut feeling score and the art is good enough for that score alone. I love Francis Manapul as an artist, but not as a writer.

    2. In RT terminology, you gave this comic a "fresh" rating yet you wrote in your review that you don't recommend it..Trinity earned an average score of 7.1 this week on comicbookroundup for an average score of 7.6 overall...crazy (in my opinion)

    3. Don't mix sites...on comicbookroundup, a 6.5 is a "yellow" score which isn't fresh or recommended. Plus, I thought the art was great but can't recommend it for the story. If you want to get into it deeper, my avg score for 1800 reviews is a 7.5/10 So a 6.5 is below avg in my world.

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