So, pretty soon after the launch of the New 52, we knew that the next event would be called "Trinity War" and that was about it for nearly a year. Now, we know just what the actual Trinity War will be, and it's kind of surprising.
"Trinity War" will be a six issue crossover between three current titles, Justice League, Justice League of America, and Justice League Dark, beginning in July, and ending shortly there after in August. This is not what I was expecting, at all. I was expecting a Blackest Night or Flashpoint style mini series drawn by
But instead, we're getting six issues that start one month, and end the next, which from a consumer standpoint, is pretty great... where other companies pump out events with 12 issues that could have been told in half the time, or somehow produce 10 issues in two and half months. So, you know... good on DC, I guess? I'm still sort of taken back by the fact that it's just a simple six issue crossover story.
Other details involve the fact that Jeff Lemire will be co-writing Justice League of America with Geoff Johns, and Doug Mahnke will be drawing those two issues (at least) as well. Justice League and Dark's creative teams remain the same (although, I didn't see Fawkes mentioned anywhere, sooo?) and... well, yeah. I'm still just sort of shocked that this is what "Trinity War" turned out to be. Apparently it's not going to end cleanly and will have some shared universe altering repercussions, but what even't doesn't?
So, that's "Trinity War" in a nutshell, and if Batman does anything crazy, I'm sure I'll post it here... as it's what I tend to do. Side note though, this could explain the lack of any new titles that would fill out the spots left in the New 49 (when Inc. ends). Makes absolutely no sense to launch books around or during an event like this, and gives them the perfect opportunity to launch books afterwards too. Just saying.
(Source: USA Today)