Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire Talk DC’s ‘Trinity War’

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Buzz Feed recently posted an interview with Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire, the two men who will be writing DC’s next event, Trinity War. Their conversation

The titular Trinity War refers to an upcoming conflict between three different super-teams. There is the Justice League, then there is the Justice League of America, also known as the JLA. There’s also the “non-team” of Justice League Dark. Johns and Lemire took the time to explain the differences between these groups. Johns is currently writing both Justice League and Justice League of America. Lemire is currently writing Justice League Dark.

“Geoff Johns: Actually it’s very easy to define the Justice Leagues. The Justice League is the world’s greatest superheroes. It’s Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, you know — the heroes that are known as the biggest, most recognizable heroes in the world. They save the world on a daily basis. The Justice League of America is a team that is created and recruited by the U.S. government under the guise of being new, young heroes that are protecting our country and our world, but unknown to the members, they have been specifically recruited and are being trained to take down the Justice League when and if the need arises. And this Trinity War is really the event that forces the Justice League of America to become aware of that plan and take on the Justice League.

Jeff Lemire: The Justice League Dark is basically all the magical or paranormal superheroes who tackle all the horror monsters and magical threats the regular superheroes wouldn’t have any capability of dealing with.”

That’s an especially interesting idea that the JLA are the ones the government would use to combat the Justice League. Martian Manhunter would be the natural counterpoint to Superman, and the rest of the team could be matched to the other members of the League.

Trinity War

Pandora

The Justice League Dark seems to be the odd choice here,  but it’s likely that they’ll be involved with another Trinity in the event. Johns and Lemire elaborate.

GJ: Well, it’s called the Trinity War, and obviously it’s a war among the three Justice Leagues in a way, but also there is something that happens with the “trinity” of Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, but then you have the Trinity of Sin, which is Pandora, Phantom Stranger, and The Question — who is a bit of a mystery — but those characters play a role in this as well. The top line is this a war between the World’s Greatest Heroes, the World’s Most Dangerous Heroes, and the World’s Freakiest Heroes, but the mystery within that is “what does Trinity War mean?” And once that’s revealed, it changes the DC universe in a very big way.

JL: For anyone who’s not familiar with a lot of this stuff, Pandora is a character who has been really present in all the New 52 books since the launch. She’s sort of the center of the catalyst for this whole story; she’s a really key figure.”

What do you think of the idea of Trinity War? Are you excited to see what will happen? Which of the teams do you think would have the edge in this war? Why don’t you just tell us what you think in the comments below?

Source: Buzz Feed

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