Monday, August 02, 2010

Monday Night Murals: You were one, one of the three

Murals! Sure, we've seen 'em pop up once or twice each on our favorite series, but...can you conceive of...a comic book title whose entire series is a set of murals? Why, you would be better able to conceive of Superman dying, or Batman having his back broken, or Wonder Woman getting a new costume.

Or, you could just take a big steamin' gawk at the eighteen, count 'em, eighteen consecutive murals from DC's weekly event series of 2008-2009, Trinity! Never before have the super forces of Larry, Moe, and Curly Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman been so...interconnected!:

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Trinity #1-3 (June 4-18, 2008), art by Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino, and Allen Passalaqua
Click any image to triple-size


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Trinity #4-6 (June 25-July 9, 2008), art by Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino, and Allen Passalaqua


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Trinity #7-9 (July 16-30, 2008), art by Andy Kubert and Edgar Delgado


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Trinity #10-12 (August 6-20, 2008), art by Andy Kubert and Edgar Delgado


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Trinity #13-15 (August 27-September 10, 2008), art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair


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Trinity #16-18 (September 17-October 1, 2008), art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair


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Trinity #19-21 (October 8-22, 2008), art by Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino, and Allen Passalaqua


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Trinity #22-24 (October 29-November 12, 2008), art by Andy Kubert, Jesse Delperdang, and Chris Sotomayor


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Trinity #25-27 (November 19-December 3, 2008), art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair


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Trinity #28-30 (December 10-24, 2008), art by Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino, and Allen Passalaqua


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Trinity #31-33 (December 31, 2008-January 14, 2009), art by Jim Lee, Richard Friend, and Alex Sinclair


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Trinity #34-36 (January 21-February 4, 2009), art by Shane David and Richard Friend


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Trinity #37-39 (February 11-25, 2009), art by Jesus Merino


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Trinity #40-42 (March 4-18, 2009), art by Shane Davis, John Dell, and Allen Passalaqua


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Trinity #43-45 (March 25-April 8, 2009), art by Jesus Merino and Allen Passalaqua


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Trinity #46-48 (April 15), art by Tom Derenick (#46), Scott McDaniel (#47), Mike Norton (#48), Wayne Faucher, and Allen Passalaqua


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Trinity #49-51 (May 6-20, 2009), art by Shane Davis, John Dell, and Pete Pantazis


And because 52 goes into 3...(counting on my hooves)...with one left over, final issue #52 was a three-part fold-out extravaganza mural all on its own:

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Trinity #52 (May 27, 2009), art by Mark Bagley, John Dell, and Pete Pantazis


So there you have it: the only comic where every three issues was an interconnecting mural. And have you noticed this: if you put them all together, end to end, in a long straight line, folding them carefully and lining them up just right...and take a step back to survey the entire 52-comic panorama, well then...you've got way too much time on your hands.


6 comments:

Jack Roberts, Annabelle's scribe said...

When I click them it goes to a error page.

Bully said...

Try it again now, Jack!

Jack Roberts, Annabelle's scribe said...

Thanks! It's perfect!

Are you planing on doing the Infinity War gatefolds someday?

Kid Kyoto said...

Did anyone read Trinity? Is it any good?

Philip G. said...

I think the cover murals were the only reason I stuck around on Trinity. Fun to see them all together like this. The story itself was kind of a snooze.

Rachel Machbitz said...

Do you own any (or all) of these comics? I have Trinity #1 and #2, they are nice covers!