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‘Second Coming: Trinity’ #3 review

Like with Russell’s other work, the plot synopsis just can’t do it justice.

The thought provoking and funny take on faith and heroes continues in Second Coming: Trinity #3. Superhero Sunstar and his roommate Jesus Christ carry on taking turns babysitting. Sunstar takes his son on a superhero mission, meanwhile Jesus has his own “with great power” moment. There’s few scripts out there as well written as Mark Russell’s, with artwork from Richard Pace to match. This issue also features back up prose fiction from Tasha Lowe-Newsome and Kirk Vanderbeek. As always, AHOY gives a lot.

The Good

The glory in a Mark Russell story is on full display this month. We’ve seen it time and again where the premise sounds silly, but the meat of the story turns out to be deep and meaningful – from Hanna-Barbera cartoons to Jesus Christ. This issue sees some flashbacks to Jesus’s childhood that show him as a bit of a troubled kid, somewhere between Charlie X from Star Trek and the kid from It’s a Good Life from the Twilight Zone. Jesus has a bit of a Spider-Man moment that ties back around to the themes of the book as a whole. 

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Second Coming: Trinity #3
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Like with Russell’s other work, the plot synopsis just can’t do it justice. No matter how irreverent the story might sound, there’s a sensitivity to the work that has to be admired. The absurdity of the series’s hook draws you in, but once you’re in the surprising poignancy has its way with you. Then you finish and begin convincing your friends to read it using the same hook that pulled you in the first place.

The script is only half of a comic book. Richard Pace’s art perfectly complements Russell’s style. It’s not overly cartoony, but rather takes the subject seriously with room to allow certain expressions a more comical nature. The coloring from Andy Troy also stands out this issue. Particularly the oranges and blues provide a common look that ties the issues together.

Second Coming: Trinity #3
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The ‘Bad’

This is a solid comic. As you might expect with a comic about Jesus, some people may not like his depiction. This is the only real negative, if you can even call it that. Specifically, seeing Jesus as a troubled kid using powers like he’s in the Twilight Zone might put a certain group off of the issue. But it’s their loss, really. Everything else is great.

The Verdict

Second Coming: Trinity #3 is another great issue for an already great series. Continuing on its themes of faith and hero worship Russell and Pace continue to give readers something worth talking and thinking about.

Second Coming: Trinity #3
‘Second Coming: Trinity’ #3 review
Second Coming: Trinity #3
Second Coming: Trinity #3 is another great issue for an already great series. Continuing on its themes of faith and hero worship Russell and Pace continue to give readers something worth talking and thinking about.
Reader Rating1 Votes
9
Poignant and thought provoking
Reverent storytelling
Great art
8.5
Great

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