Today, Justice League #75 sees the death of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, as well as the rest of the Justice League and the Justice League Incarnate. But just as DC Comics loses its central Trinity, it gains another.
No not the Jon Kent, Jace Fox and Yara Flor, that's for Dark Crisis. No, we're looking at Swamp Thing #12.
Because once upon a time, Trinity was the name of the world's first nuclear detonation of a nuclear weapon, on the 16th of July, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project in in the Jornada del Muerto desert of New Mexico. It was given the name of Trinity by director of the project Robert Oppenheimer, after the poetry of John Donne, whose litany expressed the Christian godhead of God The Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit.
"O blessed glorious Trinity,
Bones to philosophy, but milk to faith,
Which, as wise serpents, diversely
Most slipperiness, yet most entanglings hath,"
The test site became National Historic Landmark district in 1965. And, in Swamp Thing #12, it seems it has been harbouring a rather distinct being.
Lose one Trinity, gain another in the same day?
SWAMP THING #12 (OF 16) CVR A MIKE PERKINS
(W) Ram V. (A/CA) Mike Perkins
Tefe Holland and Jennifer Reece dive into the Green to recover Levi, but soon find that the Swamp Thing may not want to return. Meanwhile, Dr. Woodrue's strange procedure with the remains of the Pale Wanderer has resulted in unintended consequences, and the world itself may never be the same because of it.
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JUSTICE LEAGUE #75 CVR A DANIEL SAMPERE & ALEJANDRO SANCHEZ ACETATE
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Rafa Sandoval (CA) Daniel Sampere, Alejandro Sanchez
Oversize special issue! Superstar writer Joshua Williamson pens the beginning of the next big DCU event! It all starts here! A new Dark Army made up of the DCU's greatest villains has formed on the edges of the Multiverse! The DCU's best and most powerful heroes are pulled together in an epic war to push the darkness back! But in the end, they are no match for it! That's right, you heard it here first: the Justice League are killed by the Dark Army, with only one survivor to warn the remaining heroes of Earth about what is coming for them! FINAL ISSUE!
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