Writer: Francis Manapul
Pencils: Emanuela Lupacchino
Inks: Ray McCarthy and Matt Santorelli
Letters: Steve Wands
Better Together Finale:
Mongul has taken over Superman’s body and is using his powers to fight Ivy, who he has tricked to let him escape from the Black Mercy’s world. Meanwhile White Mercy is trying to convince Batman and Wonder Woman that it can help them get out of here, but she needs to get out and stop Mongul for them. Because Wonder Woman can see the truth of the dream world White Mercy has to use Batman’s body, and because of what it has learned of Batman it knows he is the best suited to take down Superman. While this fight is going on Wonder Woman is carrying the lifeless bodies of Batman and Superman trying to find the hidden place of White Mercy to get out. Bruce takes down Clark and rips the Black Mercy plant off of him pulling him back into his body and kicking Mongul out. Then, after telling Ivy that this body has people he cares for and cares for him, Ivy rips the Mercy plant off of Bruce's body. Finally, after finding the truth Wonder Woman escapes from the Black Mercy. This issue ends with a weird creature poking its head out of the corn field, and Next: Trinity of Evil.
Finally, the first story arc of Trinity has come to a close, and even with the middle three issues not being my favorite it was pretty enjoyable. Lupacchino’s pencils in this issue was fantastic, nothing against Manapul’s art but I feel like it was leaps and bounds better than the last few issue, especially with the character’s facial expressions. Most of all though, I love how this story ended, White Mercy betraying Mongul because it learned something other than hate from our hero’s and inspired it to help them escape and save Superman. This book had everything; killer art, a great wrap up of the arc and a little hint as to what was coming next…
Carl Hamlin | NCR