Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Trinity #15 Review

The Pits

Written by: Rob Williams
Art by: V. Ken Marion, Sandu Florea, Dinei Ribeiro and Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 15, 2017

It's the Dark Destiny finale and now that Circe has shown her true colors, I'm expecting an all-out battle this issue...between everyone.  I can talk all about the story, but the thing I've been digging the most is V Ken Marion's awesome art.  I know that will continue wowing me this issue, but does the story catch up before crossing the finish line?  Let's find out...

The issue opens with some Circe monologue to get readers minds back to where they should be after a month.  It pretty much boils down to Circe dying, wanting her soul and throwing everyone in the Pandora Pits to get their power.  Yea, it all doesn't jive together completely, but it is at least consistent.

Circe continues with some pretty good interaction with Constantine that almost made me feel bad for him and then the shit hits the fan!  Batman, Red Hood and the Outlaws show up looking awesome and ready for a fight.

We find out just what Batman did to get his Team "unpossessed" and the only thing I wish is that Bizarro would start talking like the clone he is and not the refugee from Bizarro World which he is not.  Oh well, Batman shows once again that science trumps magic, but after freeing all the good guys, Circe shows she isn't done just yet.

She creates a giant Ani-Men flesh Mecha (I really don't know what else to call it) and attacks.  It's all a bit anticlimactic until the end when we all realize that Constantine sacrificed himself...until he didn't.  That sentiment continues when Ra's shows up for retribution, but even when he throws Circe into the Pits, Wonder Woman is there to save her.

The issue ends with the best version of Tug of War since Scott Baio was in Battle of the Network Stars, but it felt too rushed and forced to give me the feels I thought it would.

I guess I already let the cat out of the bag.  After such an extended setup starting months ago, Rob Williams just forces an ending that was far from satisfying.  While I love the idea of Batman using science to defeat Circe, he just kept doing the same thing over and over to win the day.  If it ain't broke...  I still think V Ken Marion is an awesome and underused artist at DC and his art was easily the highlight of this issue and the entire arc.  With all the characters involved, this story should have been better than it was.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue ended the Dark Destiny story and while the art remained solid throughout, the story just couldn't keep up.  With all the characters involved, this should have been a fun, kick ass story, but instead, it all fell flat by the end.


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