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Cover date: November 2016
"Better Together" - Part 1: "Family Dinner"
Writer: Francis Manapul
Penciller: Francis Manapul
Inker: Francis Manapul
Wonder Woman hunts a boar and packs it into her invisible jet. Diana radios Batman and warns him not to be late. Bruce assures the Amazonian Princess that he will back her up on the mission as he leaps out of his own Bat-themed plane and lands in Hamilton County. While his mother Lois is doing a little baking Jon hears the doorbell and sneaking a peak he is shocked to see the guests arriving for dinner are a disguised Batman and Wonder Woman, his surprise switches his x-ray vision to heat and it bursts through the front door. Clark in the meantime, soaring over the ocean, tests out a secret passage that takes him fathoms below into a trench through the ground and up into the Smith Farm barn and a secret hatch. Instead of a peaceful greeting Clark meets Diana and Bruce fighting back against Jon's nervous blasts of energy. Jon apologizes but though concerned at the outburst he is more puzzled by the cause. Lois steps out and explains she invited them. Clark is not impressed; this isn't the Bruce or Diana he knew despite their appearance. Lois points out that if he is going to be Superman on this Earth then he must rebuild that bond he once had with the two people who would always have Superman's back. This was something that was destined to happen and they'd all been putting it off. Bruce is his grumpy self while Diana is optimistic. When Bruce tries to intimidate Jon, Clark reveals a story of his Earth's Batman fighting alongside Robin. He doesn't agree with bringing children into crime fighting but Dick Grayson had once revealed Bruce was so protective that he once wore a rainbow batsuit to distract criminals when Robin was injured. Bruce snaps at the humorous revelation and points out that Jon should be trained properly as he had done with all the Robins past. Bruce points out that Jon and Clark are the most dangerous people on the planet. Bruce then goes on to say that he and Superman 'past' grew to be friends, to have a bond, though Clark has the same face, they share no such bond. While the reluctant men dish up dessert, Diana and Lois face the elephant in the room - the fact they both love Clark Kent. Diana reassures Lois that she isn't out to rekindle romance, this Clark is not the one she mourned. They have no feelings of that nature. In fact, with the loss of her friendship with Barbara Minerva, Lois is now more important to Diana to have as a friend. As the night goes on Bruce and Clark realize they are more like brothers... and similarly Lois and Diana realize they are like true sisters. As Lois reenters the house the Trinity look out at the fields of Hamilton County. Clark confides in Diana and Bruce that he is glad to be Superman once more and that they have forged a friendship that seems like it was destined to be. The bonding is cut short as Clark hears a voice from the barn that sends a chill through him. Through a pane of glass Clark, Bruce and Diana see a vision of the past as if it is happening right now. A living Jonathan Kent and a young Clark looking back at them!
Cover date: December 2016
"Better Together" - Part 2: "Smallville"
Writer: Francis Manapul
Penciller: Francis Manapul
Inker: Francis Manapul
Suddenly Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman are holding the body of Jonathan Kent. A young Clark is terrified to find three strangers apparently causing his father to die. He hurls Clark and Bruce around like rag dolls but when Diana tries to comfort him young Clark remembers that his Pa had told him to run if he was ever in danger. As young Clark races away adult Clark tries to resuscitate Jonathan with Diana's help. Bruce, licking his wounds, worries that they might be damaging the timeline and that they should leave but Jonathan comes to and sees the El shield and panics mistaking Superman for Jor-El he begs for Superman not to take his son away. As morning breaks Lois finds Jon asleep at his window. This is the first night Clark has never come home and Lois reassures him that despite the fight last night and high tension, Clark is now Superman, and always comes home no matter what. Also he, along with Diana and Bruce would never let anything happen to him. Clark find his way to Devil's Mouth Falls and a secret little cavern where he worries that his dad's death is his fault. A ghostly voice echoeing through the cavern offers to help him if young Clark helps it first. Jonathan takes Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman down to the barn's cellar. Pa Kent explained he always feared that Clark would be taken from he and Martha but, no matter what, he was still their son. Time was marching on and young Clark was becoming more super as days went by and he was beginning to ask questions. Diana reassures Jonathan that the Trinity wishes the Kents no harm and that Clark is not the boy's father. Jonathan tells them he had to show young Clark the ship and because of the El shield Superman must have the answers he doesn't. Cramped in their 'halloween costumes' Jonathan takes the Trinity to Devil's Mouth in his pick up truck. While Jonathan and Clark lag behind, bonding in some strange way. Bruce meanwhile whispers to Diana that something isn't right. If they were in the past existence would be changing. Bruce also noticed that Clark seeing Smallville was as if he was seeing something idyllic and new, almost fabricated. Diana tells him she is also searching for Themyscira and if she did she would have the same awe in her eyes. In the meantime Jonathan talks to Clark about fatherhood. About the secrets his family keeps and their inability to give him answers to his questions and what lies in the future. Clark is visibly shaken and can only listen as his father talks. Bruce tracks the boy to the cavern and warns Diana to keep an eye on Superman as the falls have a strange glow to them but she chases him racing to confront a rage filled Kryptonian child. The glow is kryptonite in the falls and adult Clark slumps into the water with only Jonathan to help him. Jonathan pulls Superman out and a tearful Clark tells Jonathan that what he and Martha are doing and will continue to do for years to come is all that young Clark will ever need. The two soaked men look up to see Bruce and Diana cradling a surprised boy. The father and son are reunited and hug while the Trinity watch wondering why the Kryptonite hasn't hurt young Clark. Back in Hamilton County Jon approaches the barn and notices it covered in plant life overnight. The pollen the plants scatter over Jon make him faint and a hooded woman enters the barn revealing herself to be Poison Ivy. The Trinity all have Black Mercy plants on their chests and are in a dreamlike state, but Ivy promises to take care of them while 'He' will take care of them on the mental plane.
Trinity Comic Book Index
IntroductionHere is a listing of the Trinity monthly title since its launch in September 2016 until its conclusion in April 2018 with issue #22. The Writer, Penciller and Inker for each issue are listed within the Comic Index pages, directly below each title's name and number.
Note: Remember, the month dates listed are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.
CONTENTS:2016 | 2017 | 2018
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