Trinity War: New Details Emerge

To the surprise of most fans, it appears as though Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire's Trinity War storyline will not have a stand-alone miniseries associated with it and will only very loosely be an "event" story. That's the word from the writers themselves, who tell USA Today that the story will be a six-parter taking place in the July and August issues of Justice League, Justice League of America and Justice League Dark. "We really want to find and carve out the Justice League corner of the DC Universe," Johns said. "It is a universe all itself with these three teams, and it feels big enough to be worthy of a Justice League story." But don't let the manageable size of the story convince you it'll have a beginning, middle and end.

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"It's not going to end wrapped up in a bow," he told the newspaper. "Something really, really major happens that kicks off some pretty crazy stuff at the end of August." That, of course, lines up nicely with rumors that have been circulating for a while that DC was looking to do another line-wide stunt in September like last year's zero issues. Those issues nominally celebrated the first anniversary of the post-Flashpoint relaunch of the DC Universe, but it also set the standard that after the big summer event cycle is through, DC has had a major sales push in September for two years in a row. The writers call the story an "action mystery," which in no small part is driven by the Trinity of Sin--particularly The Question, the only member of the Trinity who won't yet have his own monthly title in July. The Question is "a bit of a wild card," said Lemire, while Johns added that Pandora is " an enigma, completely," adding, "In a lot of ways, she's been a pawn for most of her existence. She was tricked into using the box and she's being tricked into doing something now, in a way. The Justice League, that becomes another part of it."