21 years ago, Jim Lee illustrated a cover for Batman #608 which has since become nothing short of iconic. Depicting the brooding Caped Crusader watching over Gotham City, the legendary artist followed it two years later with his equally iconic Superman #204 cover.
Like Batman, the Man of Steel stood tall while keeping an eye on his home, Metropolis, and the two pieces of artwork complement each other perfectly. However, many fans have long argued that there's a missing piece: Wonder Woman.
The third member of the DC Universe's Trinity, Diana Prince is every bit as important to this comic book world as her fellow Justice League members.
Well, Lee's Trinity has finally been completed to celebrate the second printing of Tom King and Daniel Sampere's Wonder Woman #1. Set to hit stands on October 24, the DC President illustrated the piece alongside inker Scott Williams and colourist Alex Sinclair.
Perhaps most exciting is the fact this artwork will also be highlighted in a special foil triptych variant cover of the DC Trinity from the 'Jim Lee Icons' cover series.
The first issue of Wonder Woman was released last Tuesday. The solicitation text reads, "After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, Congress passes the Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from U.S. soil."
"To carry out their plans, the government starts a task force, the Amazon Extradition Entity (A.X.E.), to remove those who don’t comply, by any means necessary. Now, in her search for the truth behind the killing, Wonder Woman finds herself an outlaw in the world she once swore to protect!"
While we'd love to see Lee put his unique spin on more DC Comics icons, focusing on the Trinity feels like the right move. Still, adding original Justice League members The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter would be no bad thing.
In DC Studios' DCU, Superman will be played by David Corenswet, though we've yet to learn who will take on the role of Batman in The Brave and the Bold. As for Wonder Woman, we continue hearing conflicting reports about whether Gal Gadot will continue playing the Amazon warrior.
Check out Lee's new Wonder Woman #1 cover below.