Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Trinity #21 Review

Seed?  Singular?

Written by: James Robinson
Art by: Patch Zircher, Tyler Kirkham, Gabe Eltaeb and Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 11, 2018

I have gone on and on in these introductory paragraphs about how this book lost it's way due to Superman Reborn among other things.  I won't bore with that and will just get right to the review.  Was this issue any good?  Let's find out...

This book is ending very soon, but first we have to find Steve Trevor.  The issue doesn't open with him and his monsterized self, but instead goes back in time to show the Trinity in Skartaris for no apparent reason.  It's quick, though, and we head back to the present to see the Hulk...I mean Steve fighting the Trinity.

The fight really feels padded out and the dialogue continues to feel off for our heroes.  They eventually gas Steve and his fellow monsters and head off for "act two".  Wait a minute!!!  They were trying to find Steve Trevor and did, but he's a monster and they just leave him laying in the grass?  They don't even check him after taking him down.  Superman says it must have been hard on Diana...what about fucking Steve?!?!

Before anything else, it's back to Skartaris for Warlord to talk sexy and Batman to get a bit SJW to throw shade at him and that's when the issue starts jumping back-and-forth between Skartaris and the present.

The Skartaris stuff is pretty boring and while the present isn't much better, but it is more important.  They break into the Blue Strike base using teamwork and discover it's a magical relic research facility.  While there are no workers our troops they can find, the wraparound is that they find a portal to Skartaris right as Deimos makes his presence known.

The issue ends with Diana having to choose between friends and lovers and I have a sneaking suspicion she will choose both.

I love the art in this issue.  Everything looks great and I could just page through the pretty pictures with a smile on my face.  Then there are the words and such.  This issue is actually not that bad, but the dialogue (especially Batman's) was clunky enough to throw me out of the story. As for the story itself, it was more boring than infuriating which is a step in the right direction, I guess.  Let's all hope for a kick-ass finale that will leave us with a positive feeling to finish up with. 

Bits and Pieces:

Trinity is winding down and James Robinson is showing us the door with the Search for Steve Trevor.  Sounds good, except this issue is hardly a search for him, but more of just a forced setup to get to Deimos and a bunch of fighting.  The art is great here, but I can't recommend anything else about it.


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