While Final Crisis‘ first issue was a bit disappointing the appearance of DC’s new weekly series Trinity was a welcome surprise. Out of the gate it is already better than both 52 and the abysmal Countdown to Final Crisis. The title refers to DC’s big three: Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. It also plays with the religious like mythology that surrounds and ties together those three characters. It isn’t a perfect series by any means but a solid creative team of Mark Bagely (Ultimate Spider-man) and Kurt Busiek(too many to name) keep the series from the sprawl and sporadic narrative that made 52 drag and ruined Countdown. Like both of the previously weeklies it is tied strongly with the history and unified mythology of the DC Universe. New DC fans might not like that but I imagine comic fans of all types will find something to like in the series.
To aid the newbie to DC, one not quite familiar with the lesser known faces of the DCU, one of the writers over at Newsarama is doing an annotation feature to exaplain/point out interesting facts about the characters and events in the story. Check out the series for a fun read and stop by the annotation entries for the first three issues:
Annotations for Trinity issue #1
Annotations for Trinity issue #2