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Trinity Special #1

65
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Featuring DC’s brightest new star, Trinity! Discover Lizzie’s earliest adventures as she takes the world of heroes by storm! Reprinting the character’s first appearance alongside hilarious tales of the little Amazon and her Super Son babysitters, this special will be an instant classic for fans old and new. Plus, a brand-new story from the all-star creative team behind Wonder Woman that will tease the future of Diana’s daughter!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
49 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CR43XCZK

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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    The Trinity Special Is exactly what it says on the tin: Special! I loved every page of it and can’t wait to see more of Lizzie and her two big brothers together.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Overall, these are all brilliant stories, including the main one, but I wish there was more new story here to justify picking this up for regular readers.

  • 85

    Batman-News

    Trinity Special #1 is mostly a recollection of stories that were already printed in Wonder Woman, but that doesn’t change that the stories are a joy to read. So far Trinity, AKA Elizabeth Prince, is a great new character whose character dynamics with Jon and Damian makes for fun hijinks and a welcome status quo. The only new material, “Mothers and Daughters”, is actually the strongest of the bunch, telling a short but powerful story of how Trinity steps into her own as the new Wonder Woman.

  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    A cool collection of stories which will easily acclimatise any reader to this new character. Trinity is fun, exciting and yet not too far away from being deep in to one to the DCU’s biggest contemporary storylines.

  • 76

    The Batman Universe

    I loved this book, and though not every story was my cup of tea, I enjoyed each one, and the more I thought about it, the more things I liked about each one. The two different styles of art reflected the types of stories told. I recommend this book highly and think I may even check out the new Wonder Woman run to see if it connects to this last story at all.

  • 70

    AIPT

    My feelings on Trinity as a concept and as an editorial decision do not reflect my feelings on the actual content here in Trinity Special #1 or the ongoing Wonder Woman. What’s on the page has been fantastic. The character is in the hands of great creators and thus far, I have no reason to think her origin story won’t play out in a satisfying way. Unless you’re a collector trying to get in on Trinity stock when the price is low, I don’t know what this collection offers especially if you have been keeping up with the Amazons.

  • 70

    ComicBook.com

    Trinity Special #1 is a tale of two Tom Kings. The special begins with the three-part “Worlds’ Finest,” a series of vignettes showing Jon Kent and Damian Wayne’s largely unsuccessful adventures in babysitting young Lizzie Prince. These chapters are closer in tone to the Wayne Family Adventures Webtoon series than to the usual DC superhero fare, with their low stakes and character-based humor. That humor is roughly evenly split between hits and misses – the running gag about what the Superman “S” stands for goes on to the point of diminishing returns, but Damian’s threat to hit Jon until he wakes up with a black costume and mullet is the type of gag based in DC lore I can get behind. It’s a sharp contrast to the second half of the issue, which reverts to King’s formalist tendencies to show how Trinity’s coming of age mirrors her mother’s, then adopts the tone of heroic trial and myth as Jon and Damian – now Superman and Batman – aid Trinity in her descent to the underworld in search of answers about her origin. The “Mothers and Daughters” tale is affecting, but the descent feels more like a teaser for King’s ongoing Wonder Woman series than a tale that stands alone. The difference in tone across the issue can be attributed to the difference in art styles, with Belen Ortega’s exaggerated, emotive characters (setting aside the flagrant use of a Batman v Superman magazine cover as reference material) differing drastically from Daniel Sampere’s figures, which appear as if cut from stone. It’s not a bad collection of shorts, especially if you’re interested in catching up on Trinity’s story without hunting down a copy of Wonder Woman #800 or the other places where the bulk of this issue’s contents have appeared previously. However, none of it feels essential, and the new material is the issue’s weakest, making it redundant to those most invested in its title character’s existence.

  • 60

    Graham Crackers Comics

    The brief stories of the next generation of heroes taken from their original sources. The only problem with that idea is that these short tales are not that old. And unless the speculator’s market has sprung to life again, the books that these stories are in should be easy to track down. And to be honest, the only member of this next generation of the Big 3 that has any interest for me is Lizzie. Anf the only reason for that is due to the mystery behind her father and her three lassos. With a Son of Superman and a Son of Batman, there was always going to be a Daughter of Wonder Woman. Especially these days when each of them has an entire “family” of related characters in their respective titles. Heck, even the Flash and Green Arrow have “families” these days. But at the end of the day, this is a reprint book. Plain and simple.

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About the Author: Tom King

Tom King has emerged as a beacon of narrative brilliance in the comic book world, weaving tales that resonate deeply with both long-time enthusiasts and newcomers alike. With a unique blend of emotional depth and complex storytelling, King’s work has redefined what it means to engage with the medium of comics. From his groundbreaking run on “Batman” to the introspective “Mister Miracle,” King’s portfolio is a testament to his ability to explore the human condition through the lens of the superhero genre.

Before becoming a household name in comics, Tom King embarked on a path far removed from the world of capes and villains. As a former CIA officer, King’s experiences have infused his storytelling with a palpable sense of realism and gravity, setting his work apart in a crowded field. His transition from espionage to comics might seem unexpected, but it’s this very background that enriches his narrative voice, allowing him to craft stories of heroism and sacrifice with authenticity.

King’s ascent in the comic book industry began with “The Vision,” a series that turned the Marvel android into a tragic figure struggling with the concept of family and humanity. This work, characterized by its melancholic exploration of identity, laid the foundation for King’s reputation as a storyteller capable of blending superhero action with deep, literary themes. His ability to humanize iconic characters, making their struggles and triumphs resonate on a personal level, has earned him critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.

However, it is perhaps his work on DC Comics’ “Batman” that has most profoundly impacted the comic book landscape. King’s Batman is a figure shaped by vulnerability and introspection, a departure from the invincible hero trope. Through arcs like “City of Bane” and the poignant “Batman Annual #2,” King explores themes of love, loss, and redemption, offering a fresh perspective on the Dark Knight’s mythos.

In addition to his superhero narratives, Tom King has ventured into the realm of creator-owned projects, such as “Strange Adventures” and “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.” These works further showcase his versatility, delving into science fiction and cosmic drama while maintaining his signature emotional depth and complex character studies.

Beyond the pages of his comics, King’s presence in the industry as a thought leader and advocate for the medium is undeniable. His candid discussions about the challenges of mental health, the creative process, and the importance of storytelling in contemporary culture have made him a respected figure among peers and fans.

Tom King‘s contributions to the comic book world have not gone unnoticed, earning him multiple Eisner Awards and solidifying his status as one of the most influential writers of his generation. As he continues to push the boundaries of comic book storytelling, King’s legacy is that of a visionary who reminds us that at the heart of every superhero story lies a deeply human tale waiting to be told.

For those who seek to explore the depths of narrative artistry within the comic book genre, Tom King‘s body of work offers a rich, introspective journey into the soul of modern heroism, proving that within the fantastical, the most profound truths of our existence can be found.

[Latest Update: April 8, 2024]