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Subj: Re: Thanks for that review! And the news of you-know-who!
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 at 06:29:35 pm EST (Viewed 293 times)
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Thanks for that influencial review! And the news of a (overdue) surprise return of The Warlord!

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If I recall rightly The Warlord was last seen in 'Convergence', I don't have any great fondness or connection to him myself and like his fellow 80's counterpart Arion and Arak his book was one I saw on the shelves regularly yet never once appealed to me. I can see how he and his world are one of DC's great unexploited long neglected areas, but then so are Gemworld, the 31st century, and other worlds. It's insertion here in Trinity came across as entirely too manufactured and forced for me to be at all excited about...

Am i being too hard on this book? I don't think I am no. I tried it when it started and was completely unimpressed with anything bar Francis Manapul's always delightful artwork. It's lack of convincing chemistry between its leads and a firm reason for existing as a book or character clique are reminiscent of the previous Batman/Superman title and to a large degree Superman/Wonder Woman. Jeph Loeb's Superman/Batman title was by far the best example of how to successfully put across a complex but solid friendship of two radically differing leads, and it did so while managing to make the monthly pairing of the two seem a natural event. Perhaps with Trinity the fundamental problem is that that one extra character in the mix renders it all too improboble a monthly book and that three really is a crowd.
Really though I feel the basic problem lies more in the simple fact that no writer as yet has managed a truly good, compelling, story for the three characters to become convincingly engaged within. And that further to the crux of the problem all this book is is another Justice League, pared down obviously, but treading just the same ground and having nothing to say for itself that the regular League books aren't already doing...

It is a book without any actual reason to exist. It offers not a thing that isn't already available out there.

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