Madame Xanadu is not the only one who can predict the future. Behold, I, Animal Man, will look into the destiny of the Trinity War. I foresee a saga that DC feels the need to speed through, despite its potential. I see this somewhat interesting crossover event being crammed and rushed. I also see Martian Manhunter needing his own series soon. Come forth, Writer: Geoff Johns & Jeff Lemire; Artist: Doug Mahnke; and Publisher: DC Comics, in June, 2013.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this SECOND PART of 'Trinity War'. 
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: In this Wrestlemania of superhero fights, Superman suddenly evaporates a guy, and disqualifies his team by default. Then the Justice League of America takes a victory lap of exposition type talking, whilst putting Superman in a 'Robocop' lockup device. 
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: I'm not really sure what the objective was! Amanda Waller accomplishes her goal of being a right bitch. But what’s new? Otherwise, yeah, two of the Leagues are in conflict, and Dark makes their entrance. 
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: Vibe got a line. He’s like the Hodor of Justice League of America. Wonder Woman goes full rogue, messing up Hephaestus and getting involved with the Constantine Crew. 
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With more questions than answers (wink wink). Oh, and Dr. Light is still super dead. 

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?After feeling particularly crappy with this recent slip up, Superman asks Batman...

“Did Doctor Light have a family?” 

... only for him to respond with...

“Yes. A wife and three daughters”

Damn, Bats! You're one cold mutha! Ha! But seriously though, it’s great to see some more humanity added to the Kryptonian. Right?

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) Justice League Dark teaming up with Wonder Woman is the coolest thing to happen to them since they teamed up with Flash -- which was just last month. 
(+) Superman’s coughs were actually quite frightening. A god amongst men is put into a holding cell where he’s showing genuine weakness. Not the “Oh I’m temporarily weak now, oh dear” weakness. But more of “the most powerful creature actually put on scale with everyone else” feeling to it. Not too uncommon in comics, but the reboot definitely was hungry for some.
(+) Wahler did appear a little more convincingly behooved by the results of the conflict. If she’s actually not planning anything, her poker face is much-much better this issue.

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) This saga is going way too fast and getting smooshed like crazy. The result of Shazam's fight gets barely two word balloons in, and then is pushed  to one side. This story is dedicated much more to Supes, Bats, and Diana, than the actual JLA, which feels like a bit of a rip off.
(-) As I previously wrote, I’m really hoping Ms. Wahler’s astonished reaction is a genuine one, mostly because this whole illuminati game-plan she’s been running since the beginning of the New 52 has been amusing here and there, but I get the feeling it’s run its course.
(-) The Trinity Wars definitely seems to have potential, yet apart from the fighting, it seems like the JLA and JLD are just side help for the main Justice League storyline. It made sense when JLD was support for Rotworld, although they weren't the main focus of it. But now both sides are moot, and at the moment I feel this odd lack of attention towards the JLA is quite unsettling.

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to SOMETHING YOU CAN BUY ON EBAY
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY AMERICANA DELUXE CD AS MARTIAN MANHUNTER: I remember when I bought my copy for $3 and listened to it, I thought to myself “HOLY CRAP! HOW DID I NOT PAY TEN TIMES THIS AMOUNT FOR THIS AMAZING THING”. That is the kind of the feeling DC bestows onto the Martian Manhunter.

THE ANIMAL MAN 6” ACTION FIGURE AS HAWKMAN: Damn you are cool and I want more of you, but I seem to be the only one... sob.

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'All we are is dust in the wind' -- Kansas. Dedicating their song to the recently disintegrated Dr. Light. Amen.

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'MY EVIL PLAN TO SAVE THE WORLD' BY FIVE IRON FRENZY: You ever wonder if The Outsider and Amanda Wahler listen to the same evil playlists in their spare time? Because I’m sure this is on there.

This issue definitely wasn't that bad, but then again it wasn't quite that spectacular either. I feel we could've seen more from the three teams. They supposedly only have 6 issues to resolve this situation, and with it being 30% done, I feel so little has happened. 

I still don't know why characters like the Question are really involved. And I don’t quite know, outside of freaking Superman out, what role Pandora plays too. I do have some hope for this saga, but I see it giving a really rushed conclusion. A part of me also hopes this wraps up quickly.

While Trinity Was is plenty interesting and all, I’m much more interested in the relationship of this very odd league. J’onn, Hawkman, Vibe, Catwoman, and the rest of the gang, really have some potential for development, and I don't quite feel this has been dug into yet. But I suppose only time will tell...

*** This post was written by the one and only Freakin' Animal Man.