When Trinity War was being unrelieved it was described as a self-contained New 52 Justice League centred event – however, it soon became clear it was a lead up for Forever Evil (Forever Evil reading order here). It intoduces the mystery of Pandora and the introduction of the Crime Syndicate from Earth-3 – the main antagonists of Forever Evil.
Trinity War refers to the three Justice Leagues – Justice League, Justice League of America and Justice League Dark.
The series is short and both reading orders are easy to follow and flow nicely. Let’s get to it.
Trinity War Trade Reading Order
Justice League: Trinity War
Easy peasy, all you’ll need from a trade point of view is the Trinity War: Justice League book. Collects Free Comic Book Day 2012, Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1-#3, Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #11, Justice League #22-#23, Justice League Dark #22-#23, Justice League of America #6-#7, and Constantine #5.
- Johns, Geoff (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 320 Pages - 12/02/2014 (Publication Date) - Dc Comics (Publisher)
That’s 12 issues in total which matches the issue by issue reading order making it complete!
Trinity War Issue by Issue Reading Order
This is the list of issues in Trinity War and what order they should be read to get the story as intended by DC and the writers.
- Free Comic Book Day 2012
- Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1
- Justice League #22
- Justice League of America #6
- Justice League Dark #22
- Constantine #5
- Trinity of Sin: Pandora #2
- Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #11
- Justice League of America #7
- Trinity of Sin: Pandora #3
- Justice League Dark #23
- Justice League #23
That’s 12 issues in total which matches the trade.
Trinity War Reading Order FAQs
Geoff Johns was the main writer for Justice League and Trinity War, with tie ins by Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes and J.M. DeMatteis.
Trinity of War started in earnest with Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1 which was released July 3rd, 2013.
The final issue of Trinity War was Justice League #23 which was published August 28th, 2013.
Trinity war lasted 56 days or 8 weeks from the first issue to the last.
12 if you count the Free Comic Book Day issue which served as a glimpse rather than a prelude. 11 otherwise.
Trinity War is a prelude to Forever Evil as it introduces the Crime Syndicate and Earth-3.
Trinity War was the first New 52 Justice League event, the previous event would have technically been Flashpoint.
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