DC Comics and USA Today annouced today that “Trinity War” is officially on the way this summer, running six issues in just two months, July and August 2013.
DC’s “signature supergroups enter into a combustible situation when a hero’s death causes sparks to fly,” reports the national newspaper. “Justice League of America”, “Justice League”, and “Justice League Dark” will play host to the summer event from DC instead of a traditional separate miniseries. Geoff Johns will write the “Justice League” chapters alone, Jeff Lemire joins as co-writer for “Justice League of America”, and Lemire writes the “Justice League Dark” chapters on his own. Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Doug Mahnke, and Mikel Janin are the series artists.
“We really want to find and carve out the Justice League corner of the DC Universe,” Johns told USA Today. “It is a universe all itself with these three teams, and it feels big enough to be worthy of a Justice League story.”
The story, when first announced, was billed as the first major universe-wide crossover in the DC Universe since the reboot in September 2011 reset all series to new first issues, and is now firmly focused on the three Justice League teams — though they do reach into most corners of the DCU. Johns is excited for many of these individual team members — and the full team lineups — to meet for the first time in the series, but promises that the big-fisted fights will be balanced by personal drama, calling the story an “action mystery.”
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Constantine, Zatanna, Shazam, Atom, Element Woman, Frankenstein, and more were all specifically called out in the announcement, implying large roles for each. Shazam has “no allegiance to anybody” while Frankenstein is Lemire’s “favorite” and his interactions are specifically “a lot of fun.”
Don’t expect this to be the end of conflict between these three teams, however. Johns promised “It’s not going to end wrapped up in a bow. Something really, really major happens that kicks off some pretty crazy stuff at the end of August.”
“Trinity War” starts July 2013!