Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Dear 'Trinity': We're Through
It's not you; it's me.
Actually, it is you.
Maybe I expected too much. After all, you're a weekly comic revolving around three iconic D.C. characters, and the inherent limitations are considerable. And it's not your fault that "Countdown" gave the weekly comic such a bad name before you came out of the gate.
But those two-page promos made you look so exciting! You all but promised that, in exchange for $2.99 each Wednesday, you'd take me on a weekly thrill ride with my two favorite characters, Batman and Wonder Woman, and that other caped guy I tolerate. You had Kurt Busiek! How could it go wrong? Remember that great scene where Wally West told Bruce Wayne that his wife said he had a mad sexy phone voice? Those were good times.
But it all seemed to go downhill from there. The tiresome battle with Konvikt that would not end. Konvikt's yappy sidekick, Graak, who made Jar-Jar Binks seem likeable by comparison. I tried to care about Marguerita and her Tarot cards, but by the time Gangbuster made his costumed reappearance, I think we both knew it was over.
Maybe I'll regret booting you from my file once the rave reviews start rolling in. But there are so many comics vying for my attention, and my budget is limited. I hope you'll understand.