Trinity #2

Writer: Francis Manapul Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 43
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

“BETTER TOGETHER” part two! Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman have uncovered a window into their very souls: and the power of temptation proves to be stronger than any villain they could battle! The bonds of friendship and trust between the most formidable heroes on the planet will be tested to their breaking point, with the lives of innocents hanging in the balance! 

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 19, 2016

    This comic and this issue is proof that things dont have to be big on action to be good, but also that deeply emotional stories can exist within the context of cape comics. I highly encourage you to pick up this story, and I hope you enjoy it from its startling beginning to its shocking end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Oct 22, 2016

    After an initially awkward family dinner at the Hamilton County farm, the pre-Flashpoint Man of Steel began forming bonds with the Caped Crusader and the Amazing Amazon from the New 52 continuity. As soon as the titular trio coalesced into a team for the Rebirth DC Universe, though, they found themselves staring across the threshold of another world. Did they pass through the looking glass in Smallville? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Oct 19, 2016

    Loving a comic book is easy when it's truly special. The kind of story that stands out on the shelves; the kind of art that pops right out at you. That's what brings the audience in. Francis Manapul has had a storied career with DC for the last few years. Some of his titles may not have the same impact as others, but his creations are always of an incredibly high quality. It's no surprise Trinity #2 continues his hot streak. The work he puts into both words and art shows how much he cares for these characters. Here is a superhero story unlike any other being told right now. One that just so happens to look stunning without having any major fights. Instead, it's a simple story set on a farm in Kansas. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Oct 25, 2016

    The symbiosis between the story and the art make issue #2 of Trinity an overall great comic. Everything about it is damn near perfect and I am looking forward to see what happens when the trio returns to the present to face the threat that has them on a time run. Will Poison Ivy's seedlings cause a change in Clark Kent/Superman? Will the timeline be forever changed for the worse? Will there be a Jon Kent and/or Lois Lane in his life in the future? So many questions and such a worthy story arc to wait and find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Oct 19, 2016

    After a first issue I didn't love, Trinity #2 is superb, dialling up the mystery, intrigue and jeopardy while continuing to nail the disparate voices and personalities of the three main characters. Manapul clearly understands how these characters work, and how they work in relation to each other, the result being an issue that builds upon the considerable promise the first issue showed in this regard, even as the plot has become more compelling and mysterious. Throw in some beautiful art and you've got a stellar issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Oct 19, 2016

    Next up is: “Murder in Gotham,” which leads me to believe each character will be led through a version of their past to explore their identity and, perhaps, to gain some sense of closure? If my hunch is correct, I would welcome this storyline and look forward to where Francis Manapul takes these characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Oct 21, 2016

    While all of this is too good to be true, it's hard not to get wrapped up in the warmth and charm that this issue brings to the table. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 17, 2016

    At the end of the issue, we see who is partially responsible for these crazy events. And although her motivations aren't clear this far, Poison Ivy wants something with the three titans of the Justice League. It's insinuated that she's not alone in her siege on the minds of the heroes – but we're not aware of who this second party is. No doubt that will slowly come to light in further issues.We're loving this smaller storyline from DC Comics, it's a breath of fresh air against the larger plots dominating the Rebirth run right now. Don't missTrinity #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 22, 2016

    As with the first issue, I am not entirely certain where this story arc is going, but I really dont mind not knowing the direction when the ride is so much fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 19, 2016

    Francis Manapul has a winner with Trinity.  The story is full of smiles and mysteries and the pacing is just about perfect.  That combined with his incredible art makes me wish this was a bi-monthly book because I can't wait a whole month for the next issue.   Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Matthew J. Theriault Oct 19, 2016

    Whether intentional or not, Trinity #2 is an excellent example reverence done right. Instead of merely referencing comics which were popular in the past for the sake of nostalgia and nothing more, as other Rebirth titles have done with the Dark Age's Death of Superman storyline, Manapul makes use of the same motifs as a truly timeless tale, Alan Moore's "For the Man Who Has Everything" and juxtaposes such with his own unique take on the character, thereby producing a genuinely novel and worthwhile work of his own. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Oct 19, 2016

    Despite a few technical quirks and a reveal that I did not personally care for, I love this book. It's beautiful in appearance and in spirit, as Francis Manapul puts his focus on the Man of Steel and the man who raised him. The plot moves a surprising amount given the emphasis on character, so even if you're less-interested in the relationships than I am, there are enough strong beats here to satisfy fans of a more straightforward narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Oct 19, 2016

    The relationship between the three continues to be a high point of this comic. This is a pre-New 52 Superman interacting with a post New 52 Batman and Wonder Woman. They don't know this Superman like they know each other and it brings Batman and Wonder Woman close together in a way that is really surprising. There is an interesting scene where the two are comparing notes with each other over what to do with this Superman that shows how close they are without having to state it overtly. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 22, 2016

    Manapul really is making a strong passion project here that while it may not be a huge thing from issue to issue as it works through all this material, it'll be something that I can see being a very strong work when read in full. It's a title that definitely warrants the monthly treatment to be given the time it needs to be told as beautifully as it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 19, 2016

    The responsible party for the Trinity's situation is a pretty interesting reveal. It's definitely not the first name that would come up as someone who'd go after DC's three Big Guns. I'm intrigued how this plays out and what Manapul has in store next issue. So far, Trinity has delivered. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Oct 19, 2016

    Trinity #2 is a treat for the eyes but doesn't forget to include a compelling narrative that makes these three DC icons shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 19, 2016

    This is a must read book and definitely one of the better books on the market. Yes it is more of a Superman book for now, but there are so many twists and surprises in store for us I don't think that will last for long and we will finally have our Trinity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Oct 21, 2016

    I enjoyed the emotional elements that this issue presented with Clark getting to see his dad again but also the twilight zone quality that this series is starting off with all-to-perfect settings the Trinity finds themselves in. The introduction of Poison Ivy and the mystery behind her partner in crime still leaves enough suspense for the overall plot and the “big bad” they will eventually have to fight. Overall, I am loving this series and would recommend anyone to jump on board this title now to see their heroes presented in a much more personal way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 20, 2016

    For a book that purports to star Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, Trinity #2 reads very much like a Superman book that just so happens to co-star the other two. That's not to say it's bad, if anything it's further evidence that Rebirth is the best thing to happen to Superman in decades. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - John Arvedon Oct 24, 2016

    In the closing pages of the issue, Manapul picks up on a seemingly throwaway moment from Trinity #1 that quite literally planted the seeds for not just this issue, but presumably the remainder of the story arc. This expert instance of foreshadowing serves to show that even the most minute of details require the utmost scrutiny as this tale continues to unfold. Manapul's ability to tell a story that feels so separate, yet still so connected to the post-Rebirth DCU, is unparalleled, and Trinity #2, while not quite as strong as its predecessor, is another solid outing that both deconstructs and rebuilds the bond between DC's three most iconic heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Oct 21, 2016

    While it wasn't the spectacular outing that the inaugural issue was, this wasn't bad either.The art by Francis Manapul is just wonderful to look at and I think he handles the Big Three up there with some of the best writers ever. The more calm story beats were the most enjoyable, but I'm not sold on this storyline yet. Also, the cliffhanger reveal at the end left me very underwhelmed. There were some issues following the pace of the story particularly when it comes to distinguishing between Young Clark and Jon. I have faith he can turn it around but I just wish there was a better end of the issue reveal. Here's to hoping that Manapul injects more Lois and Jon in the mix because they are a delight on the page. Every installment can't be super but it was still much better than Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Oct 25, 2016

    Simply put, Trinity has everything Geoff Johns promised about the Rebirth line. Hope, fun and optimism are on the menu, and this dish is tasting more delicious with each passing issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Oct 19, 2016

    I really enjoyed this issue. While being a little hard to get into at first, it turns out to be a good story with a great twist at the end! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Oct 25, 2016

    I wish I could wake up and say that reading Trinity #2 was all just a dream, but sadly it can't. It's reality, and I'm stuck with it. Read Full Review

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