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Trinity #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 4, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Erik David Norris Jun 8, 2008

    As you can probably tell, I loved Trinity #1. Taking the experiences of their first two weekly series, DC seems to be pumping the best they have to offer into this title to make it a hit as well as wash the bad taste of Countdown out of fans' mouths. We have some of the best writers, artists, and characters in this book, and so far, it's a slam dunk. While for some, committing to a weekly serial is a hard step to take, I beg you to try Trinity #1. With a weekly shipping schedule you have to take into account that the plot might be a slightly slower boil compared to a story shipping monthly for a sixth issue arc, but what Trinity has working for it is that it's the best of the best character wise, and is insanely accessible for casual fans of the DC Universe. Highest recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jun 4, 2008

    Surprising even myself, I'm actually calling this one a success. It's not reliant on lead-in backstory and doesn't alienate any reader who doesn't know Bruce Wayne's mother's stepfather's middle name off the top of his head. I haven't forgotten that it took almost two months before we all realized Countdown was a dud, but all told, Trinity #1 seems to be every bit the auspicious start. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 4, 2008

    I love the weekly comics form, and it's good to see that Trinity is well on its way to redeeming its reputation in the wake of the greatly disastrous Countdown. (Sorry, I couldn't help myself.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Beard Jun 5, 2008

    Supplication: Let us pray. Oh, Lord, please allow this book to be on time, every week, and for Kurt Busiek to remember that though the range and depth of the DC Universe are great, the book is not called "The Two Brats of the Flash," and who his stars are and their power. In the name of Mr. Wanty, we do so humbly pray Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 4, 2008

    Against my better judgment, I'm excited about DC's latest venture into weekly comics. With a top notch cast, both in terms of creators and characters, Trinity has all the makings of a winner. Let's just hope this one doesn't fizzle out halfway down the track. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Jun 8, 2008

    It does help to have a basic knowledge of the DC Universe to completely understand this issue, but it is not essential like it is for something like Final Crisis. While this series is supposed to steer clear of the mainstream DC Universe, I really can't help but wonder how it's going to be able to do that. It definitely takes place in the present day DC Universe and the Trinity plays too big of a role, and this series is too high profile for it not to have a major impact on the mainstream universe. As it stands now, this first issue is a solid start to the series, and the mystery will definitely keep me around for a few issues to come. How this series will turn out remains to be seen, but right now I'm onboard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Caryn A. Tate Jun 8, 2008

    But for now, "Boys and Their Games" absolutely saved my overall opinion of this comic. If the series continues in this vein, this will be a fantastic weekly read that's well worth the money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ben Berger Jun 14, 2008

    Fate has a lot to do with the story, so if that's not your thing this isn't the book for you. A lot of balls are put in the air very quickly, so the question remains as to whether or not it'll pay of down the road. My only complaint with Kurt Busiek's writing is his handling of Batman's dialogue. When he appears as Bruce (which is most of the book) he seems to stay in that persona even when it's just him talking to Superman and Wonder Woman. Luckily, when he's in the suit it feels more at home, the no-nonsense character we know and love. Not much is revealed in this opening chapter but there's room for a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 4, 2008

    While I certainly enjoyed DC's "52," it's "Trinity" that potentially looks to be the most interesting of DC's recently year-long weekly series. It's a strong first issue, and it makes me absolutely want to read 51 more issues. In a market where individual issue sales are more and more giving way to collected editions, that's an impressive feat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jun 8, 2008

    The book sets up a decent enough mystery - albeit one that we're only getting the first inklings of here - and I enjoyed the characterisation of the leads, so I'll probably give it a couple more issues to win me over. However, for people on a tight budget who are still undecided about this title, I'm not sure that it would be easy to justify sacrificing four monthly titles just to follow this one weekly book on the strength of this opener. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 5, 2008

    Some may enjoy this new weekly, but I'm just burned out on them after Countdown and 52. DC should have experimented with shorter versions, like quarter or half year weeklies instead of another 52 marathon. I'd probably pick this book up if it was actually a monthly or bimonthly book with full artwork by Bagley, but a weekly just isn't for me anymore and this opening salvo just didn't do anything for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 6, 2008

    Trinity #1 was a solid debut issue. Trinity #1's strengths are also its weaknesses. This is a technically sound debut issue that is dependable and accessible to new readers. However, this solid workman's effort makes Trinity #1 fall short of being a really exciting or special issue. Still, this is just the first issue and Busiek did just enough to get me to come back for more. Also, the fact that Busiek makes Trinity #1 new reader friendly and that DC is going to keep the story in Trinity confined to this title is enough for me to recommend giving this title a try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 1, 2009

    Ultimately, Trinity is an old-fashioned kind of comic that lacked the kind of polish mature comics readers might be looking for today. There's no denying that it's accessible, full of color characters and cosmic weirdness, and action-packed to the point of excess. In other words, this is a just the kind of comic book that one should consider putting in the hands of a younger reader who's new to comics. Busiek and company's ambitious if scattered story certainly drives home the extensive nature of the world-building and myth-building that goes on in a shared super-hero continuity, and that's the kind of crazy concept that hooked me and so many others on super-hero comics in decades gone by. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jun 4, 2008

    But as a stand-alone issue and an introduction to the overall narrative approach, it really has left a lot to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Christopher Power Jun 8, 2008

    I wanted to like this book, and I will try the second chapter, but this entry just felt unfinished on its own. Perhaps a trade paperback will make this chapter feel more complete. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Doan Jun 7, 2008

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