John Byrne’s New Super-Hero Team TRIO Debuts In May – Targets His Alpha Flight & Fantastic Four Fans?

As a huge fan of iconic writer-artist John Byrne, I have really enjoyed his Next Men series and was so glad IDW encouraged him to have that series return and wrap up it up as Byrne had intended. With Next Men wrapping up after a few issues of Next Men: Aftermath in the early part of 2012, many have been wondering what new super-hero’ish Byrne book was on the hortizon.

We learned last month that TRIO was the answer and IDW was going to be its publisher. Following some interior art reveals, we now have IDW’s solicit for the May 2012 shipping debut issue.

John Byrne has done a lot of work across many companies in his storied career. He’s had classic runs for Marvel with Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four, Alpha Flight, West Coast Avengers and others. He’s also done some great work at DC Comics most notably his stewardship of the post Crisis of Infinite Earths Superman reboot,Wonder Woman, New Gods and others. And, naturally, in the 1990s with Dark Horse and now with IDW he’s done Next Men, as well as some Star Trek for IDW.

So, why does IDW’s solicit ONLY mention fans of two books of Byrne’s from Marvel Comics tenure? WHA…. ??? Fantastic Four is a no-brainer, but why not mention a non-Marvel book to to try cast a wider net?

I’m still intrigued, and I will pick it up, but that part of the solicit seems… odd.

TRIO #1 Solicitation:

Trio #1
John Byrne (w & a & c)

ZAP! POW! BAM! — are sound effects you may actually see in this series, as John Byrne returns to his roots with a brand-new superhero series. Their code names are simple ONE, TWO and THREE, but the world calls them ROCK, PAPER and SCISSORS. Together, they are Trio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

* Variant Covers:
Variant cover penciled by John Byrne and inked by Joe Sinnott

Bullet points:

  • ¥ John Byrne’s return to classic superheroes!

  • ¥ Fans of Byrne’s Fantastic Four and Alpha Flight especially, this is for you!M

  • ¥ Variant cover art on each issue inked by past Byrne favorites! Up first: Joltin’ Joe Sinnott!

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