The prospect of Lois and Clark having their second first date – a mere 973 issues after their seminal first first date – imbibes Jurgens’ Action run with some much-needed excitement.
An intriguing possibility is that the man behind the cowl is not Bruce Wayne, but rather an impersonator… This theory is the only possible salvation for an otherwise plodding and pointless plot.
Cullen Bunn’s Maul is nothing more than anger, hatred, and vengeance without reason or purpose. He’s robbed of his mystique when we find there’s nothing hidden beneath the mask.
The concept of a mythological expedition in the style and structure of ancient epics and set in the DC universe is an absolutely inspired idea worthy of better writing and art than is found here. At their best, both Benjamin and Grevioux rise to the occasion of this premise, but fail to maintain that greatness consistently throughout.
Jurgens’ Superman is the ultimate exemplar, whose very example makes others more morally like him, both the characters in the story, and those of us reading the text.
Trinity is bold in attempting to continue a beloved work by Moore, and is an earnest sequel to “For the Man Who has Everything,” benefiting greatly from its connection to that classic but hindered by its connection to the current continuity.
Most of this issue is spent paving over plot holes which Jurgens should never have created to begin with.