Article by Gregg Katzman; Trinity #1 by Francis Manapul and Steve Wands
When DC Rebirth’s Trinity series was announced, what did you immediately expect from it? You know, aside from amazing artwork, because that’s obvious whenever Francis Manapul is attached to a project. The excellent cover revealed the three iconic heroes (Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman) and several villains reflecting in Diana’s sword. I don’t know about you, but when you have a comic featuring DC’s Trinity, part of me was expecting an epic blockbuster. After all, how many times have we seen these classic heroes save the world? It’s basically what we’ve come to expect at this point. I purposely avoided previews – I wanted to go into this one totally fresh. Would this be just like the many other team-up stories that started with pure action and set incredibly high stakes? Much to my surprise, that isn’t what happened… not even close.
DC Rebirth has done an amazing job re-energizing my interest in the publisher’s fictional universe. The DC Rebirth Special was a brilliant way to begin the new direction and it’s so obvious that DC has a clear focus with each of these titles: celebrate what people love about these characters and teams. Go back to the basics, and then do something fresh with it. Don’t change things just for the sake of changing them. Instead, embrace the positive and run with it! So far, each and every title has managed to capture my interest; some more than others, obviously, but the fact that all of the titles have me wanting to see more proves that the publisher really has given this new direction everything they’ve got. Okay, I could go on and on about why I think DC Rebirth is a step in the right direction (you can read a coworker’s editorial about that here), but that’s not why you’re here. You’re here because you want to see what DC has to offer on this week’s new comic book day! So grab a drink, get comfortable, and prepare to get excited for brand new DC Rebirth issues!
Gregg and Gavin take a deep dive in Suicide Squad, as Gregg gives his review after attending the US premiere! Plus, they chat DC’s upcoming films Wonder Woman and Justice League, as well as Supergirl’s new Superman and Legends of Tomorrow’s Commander Steel. All that and Telltale’s Batman and top picks!
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After years of anticipation, Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is finally in theaters! We’ve created two spoiler-free reviews – watch us talk about it above and click here to read our extended thoughts – and now you have the chance to see the film and judge it for yourself. Maybe it’ll be one of your favorite comic book movies, maybe it won’t. But if you are reading this article, it should mean you’ve already seen the movie! If not, go away! There’s potential spoilers ahead! Seriously, shoo! For everyone else, here are the comics you should read after you’ve watched Batman v Superman. Not only will it allow you to appreciate some of the nods that popped up in the film, but they’ll also help you prepare for some of the future DC Comics and Warner Bros. movies.
Some of the below collections are currently out of stock online, but they’re still available in the three Midtown Comics stores!
As the release date of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gets closer, we continue to see more and more of what the movie will offer. The latest trailer was loaded with new footage, and now Warner Bros. and DC Comics have released character posters featuring the Trinity: Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), and Superman (Henry Cavill). Check ’em out below!