Who is REALLY DC's Trinity?
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Who is REALLY DC's Trinity?

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They keep saying the Trinity is Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. But is that really true today? Has it been true for the last 20 years? I think that they are clinging on to old views which no longer work. Sure Superman and Batman are definetly their two biggest, but I'd say Green Lantern is and has been the 3rd rated character since Emerald Twilight happened way back in the early 90s, and Geoff Johns run on GL since Rebirth has cemented that 3rd place position (arguably the #1 position right now). Wonder Woman hasn't really had any memorable books or storylines since George Perez's run in the mid-to-late 80s.

This was just an observation.

-Nate-

Posted by BurningDoom
on Thursday, December 10, 2009
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BurningDoom -
Friday, December 11, 2009
It's been happening for decades. It's not gonna end anytime soon. Marvel did the Crossover Event first with Secret War, then DC did it bigger with Crisis on Infinite Earths. DC created Green Lantern, so Marvel created Captain Marvel/Quasar. Marvel had Wolverine, so DC created Lobo. The list goes on and on.

-Nate-
Therapist -
Friday, December 11, 2009
war of supermen reminds me way to much of world war hulks DC and marvel really need to stop copying each other . First Blackest Night turns into necrosha now this?
BurningDoom -
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I'll be getting War of the Supermen, Iron Man/Thor, and Doctor Solar/Magnus (Jim Shooter returns to comics).

-Nate-
MrBlu -
Friday, December 11, 2009
Hal of coarse. 9 out of 10 people will think Hal Jordan when you mention Green Lantern.

Honestly I think of John Stewart when I hear Green Lantern.But thats just me.
Green Skin -
Friday, December 11, 2009
lol, ok makes more sense now.
Therapist -
Friday, December 11, 2009
Well its more a joke but Arisia did use her power ring to advance her physical age so she could be with hal and he also had thoughts of hitting on supergirl up until he thought of who her cousin was
Green Skin -
Friday, December 11, 2009
How is Hal Jordan a pedophile? News to me.
Therapist -
Friday, December 11, 2009
Hal can't be the 3rd member come on DC would get so much flak (lol I like that word flak flak flakity flak). He is a PEDO! First Arisia uses her ring to change her body (no excuse Hal) and also Supergirl who's next Lian Harper???
Green Skin -
Friday, December 11, 2009
Both Queen Hippolyta and Artemis have been Wonder Woman. And yeah, Hal is definetly THE Green Lantern. And who says they'd get flak? Marvel doesn't get flak, and their flagships are all males. Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk; all dudes.

-Nate-


Donna Troy was also WW for awhile.
leafman343 -
Friday, December 11, 2009
But marvel doesn't have very many mainstream female characters with their own comic. Marvel doesn't have many major female characters that a person off the street can name. Honestly I can only think of 1 that doesn't play second fiddle to a male character or isn't on some sort of team like the x-men. and that's Elektra, but besides her DareDevil spin-off movie she isn't widely known.
(someone is going to show me up, I just know it )
BurningDoom -
Friday, December 11, 2009
Both Queen Hippolyta and Artemis have been Wonder Woman. And yeah, Hal is definetly THE Green Lantern. And who says they'd get flak? Marvel doesn't get flak, and their flagships are all males. Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk; all dudes.

-Nate-
leafman343 -
Friday, December 11, 2009
Right, I'm just saying a lot of people on the boards prefer Kyle over Hal and I've only ever heard of one person having the mantle of Wonder Woman.
I think what it really comes down to is that WW is a feminist icon and DC would probably get a bunch of flak from feminists if they didn't have a woman in the top 3.
Punstarr -
Friday, December 11, 2009
It's true, I will never consider James Barnes to be the real Captain America...

Though thanks to the Justice League cartoon, there are probably folks who immediately think of that black guy (not sure what his name is) when they think of Green Lantern. Then again, there are still folks like my mother who gets Green Lantern and the Green Hornet confused.
Green Skin -
Friday, December 11, 2009
Hal of coarse. 9 out of 10 people will think Hal Jordan when you mention Green Lantern.

You could say the same for Wonder Woman, or Batman. Or even Captain America for that matter. Multiple people have held the mantle but you always think of the classic.
leafman343 -
Friday, December 11, 2009
You also have to consider that when you say Green Lantern, the question becomes which one? Hal? John? Kyle? Guy? or Alan Scott? There has only been one Clark Kent, or Bruce Wayne, or Diana Prince.
Therapist -
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Call me old school but Wonder Woman is by far the best pick for 3rd member of the trinity. Not only does she represent the strength of females but also makes the trinity work playing moderator to bats and supes. The trinity also represents the greatest DC has to offer if you ask me Superman the best of the aliens Batman the greatest mortal and Wonder Woman the best of the Gods characters.
BurningDoom -
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I'd say that people that are middle-aged and older know Wonder Woman better than GL, thanks to the TV show. But I bet if you ask people in the 20s or younger then they'd know Green Lantern better. It's how Marvel went with Captain America. In the 70s and for decades before, Captain America was a huge face for Marvel Comics. Then slowly The Incredible Hulk and Amazing Spider-Man became more recognizable. And even today, The X-Men has replaced Hulk for Marvel's image. I'd bet in the next 10 to 20 years Wonder Woman won't be in the forefront so much, unless they do something drastic with her.

-Nate-
Green Skin -
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Good point!
Punstarr -
Thursday, December 10, 2009
WW still had the live action show decades before Green Lantern's movie. Ask the average American who doesn't read comics who Wonder Woman and Green Lantern are. I guarantee you more people know who Wonder Woman is. That's why she's in the trinity.
Green Skin -
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I agree with Green Lantern being part of the Trinity. After all he's going to have a live action movie before Wonder Woman.
MrBlu -
Thursday, December 10, 2009
maybe they added wonder woman up there so that DC didn't seem like a sausage-fest.
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