Talking at CBR, Kurt Busiek puts minds to rest about Trinity:
‘Trinity’ is not ‘Final Crisis’ related. It is a relatively self-contained story that follows its own track. It’s part of the DC Universe, but it’s not one thread in the giant plot structure that is a big event. It is its own story. It has a beginning, a middle and an ending. There will be repercussions, yes. It has new characters that are introduced that I sure hope will spin off into their own mini-series or series or things like that, but it’s not leading to ‘Final Crisis 2: This Time It’s Personal.’ …Each time DC does a weekly, they want to do it differently. ‘52’ was about a world without the heroes, ‘Countdown to Final Crisis’ is building up to an event about the heroes and ‘Trinity’ is about the heroes. Front and center.
But it’s not leading up to, spinning out of something. This is its own event. It does draw on things that have been established in the DC Universe over the years but not anything that has the drums beat for it and said, ‘Look here, building up to or counting down to.’ It’s just the way I use history and continuity threads to explore the rich possibilities of the DC Universe.
Someone, somewhere, is preparing to say that Kurt is lying and that all DC books are part of a massive crossover, even if their creators don’t think so, I can tell.