Trinity #5

Writer: Francis Manapul Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 25
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"BETTER TOGETHER" part five! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must battle for their lives against their greatest foes in an arena of their own making! And the fight won't be done until they confront each other in this deadly match. The mastermind behind this attack has revealed himself at last: Mongul is back!

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jan 22, 2017

    Francis Manapul moves the story forward while looking backward, delving deeper into the dream while building a new reality in this excellent issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 24, 2017

    All in all an excellent issue, which leaves one eager for the follow up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Jan 19, 2017

    Overall I think this issue is great, it has action, a little bit of Lois Lane being awesome, and some creepy body hijacking action. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Jan 19, 2017

    Overall, this was the briefest and brashest issue of TRINITY to date. It was a radical departure from the tone and storytelling structure of previous installments, but considering the wonderful character development we've gotten over the past four issues, that's A-OK. The mystery had been stretched out for long enough, and it was about damn time we got some answers. Granted, those answers might be more whacked out than readers anticipated, but they'll certainly keep us wanting more. With this arc concluding next issue, I'm predicting a stellar finish to a wonderfully explorative and uniquely rich addition to the post-REBIRTH DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Jan 19, 2017

    Trinity #5 was an enjoyable encounter with a uniquely sympathetic and humanized villain, Poison Ivy. The issue is absolutely stunning and smoothly paced. However, the trajectory of the story veers sharply.The true nature of Mongul's plot and the roles Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman will play in them remain unseen. The addition of a new character added emotion, but raised more questions than answers. Still, Francis Manapul is a trustworthy creator/artist. I suspect the story will progress seamlessly in subsequent issues, but this onefelt disjointed from the others. Despite lingering questions and seemingly new direction of the arch, the beauty of Trinity #5 earns it high praise. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 19, 2017

    After three issues of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman getting in touch with each other's origin stories we finally get some story progression with Trinity #5. Mongul's appearance in this opening story actually moves the story on several fronts as we also got to learn why Poison Ivy is involved with taking out DC's Trinity. While there are some confusing plot holes thrown in at the last minute they don't take away from the positive momentum this issue gives the overall story. Add that to the always fantastic artwork that Francis Manapul provides us than we have an issue in Trinity #5 that delivers on the potential of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Jan 20, 2017

    Overall, this issue was mostly just action directed and back-story driven. Hearing more about the Black Mercy was interesting and Manapul has certainly introduced a new element to it with Monguls daughter, the White Mercy. My hope going forward is that Manapul has found an interesting way for the Trinity to overcome the daughters control over their bodies. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 18, 2017

    While this book continues to look fantastic, the story is still a bit convoluted and confusing.  Sure, we do get some answers we've been waiting for, but the big picture is still kind of hazy.  If it all clears up next issue, I'll be happy because somewhere in their is a very interesting story that is begging to come out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Jan 18, 2017

    Finally, we get some answers! This issue is by far myfavorite of the arc so far, and I love how one issue can flip that switch.Honestly this book was on my list of books I was considering dropping and I amso glad this issue came about when it did. Manapul did a great job all aroundwith this book and I cannot wait to see what happens now that the dream isover. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jan 18, 2017

    Perhaps out of necessity,Trinity #5 never forges the sort of emotional connection we've grown accustomed to in this series. What we get instead is the intriguing revelation of what's driving our heroes' dreams, and a pile of beautiful pages from Manapul. It isn't the best installment ofTrinity, but it will likely prove an important step in moving the story forward"just don't expect it to move you as much as the chapters that came before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Matthew J. Theriault Jan 18, 2017

    Trinity is bold in attempting to continue a beloved work by Moore (cf. Before Watchmen and the reaction thereto to see the fire towards which Manapul has willingly run), and is an earnest sequel to "For the Man Who has Everything," benefiting greatly from its connection to that classic but hindered (or at least not helped) by its connection to the current continuity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West Jan 18, 2017

    Overall, Trinity #5 wasn't bad. It just didn't use the strengths of the previous issues to it's advantage. The result is a decent plot development with very little heart. Read Full Review

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