ISL’s DC Trident To Launch ‘Legend of the Trident’ Comic Book

The International Swimming League’s DC Trident franchise will release its own comic book, called Legend of the Trident, as part of its year one merchandise line.

The DC Trident franchise announced the comic book on social media last week:

“Packed with photos and information on the team and its members, along with the exclusive comic book story THE LEGEND OF THE TRIDENT, this is a collectible that inspires, entertains, and allows fans to relive the events of D.C. Trident’s first exciting season!” the announcement says.

The book will be created by comic book editor and writer Rantz Hoseley. We’re told it will be an original story, and that the book will also include photos and information about the team and its members. The book was actually inspired by one of the DC Trident roster members: butterflyer Zach Harting, a noted comic book aficionado who made headlines at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for wearing a Batman mask and onesie on his walk to the blocks for the 200 fly final.

The Trident will also share all of its team revenue with its athletes, meaning the money made from the comic books should go directly to the DC Trident athletes. They’re running pre-sales of the book (and some other merchandise) on the team website here. The books should be shipped by the holidays.

The International Swimming League is set to begin this fall, featuring 8 inaugural franchises across Europe and the United States. You can find full rosters, updates and other news on our International Swimming League channel here.

Here’s a refresher on the meet schedule:

  • Indianapolis, IN, USA  – October 4-5
  • Naples, Italy, Europe – October 12-13
  • Lewisville, TX, USA – October 18-19
  • Budapest, Hungary, Europe – October 26-27
  • College Park, MD, USA – November 15-16
  • London, England, Europe – November 23-24
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA – December 20-21

The schedule runs every weekend in October, sometimes on Friday-Saturday and sometimes on Saturday-Sunday. There’s a two-week gap early in November before two more consecutive weekends, and then about a month gap to the league championship in December.

Here’s which teams will compete in each meet:

GROUP A GROUP B DERBIES FINALS
DATE October 4-5, 2019 October 18-19, 2019 November 15-17, 2019 December 20-21, 2019
LOCATION INDIANAPOLIS, IN LEWISVILLE – DALLAS, TX WASHINGTON, DC LAS VEGAS, NV
TEAMS Cali Condors LA Current Cali Condors US Team
DC Trident New York Breakers DC Trident US Team
Aqua Centurions Team Iron LA Current European Team
Energy Standard London Roar New York Breakers European Team
DATE October 12-13, 2019 October 26-27, 2019 November 23-24, 2019
LOCATION NAPLES, ITALY BUDAPEST, HUN LONDON, GBR
TEAMS Aqua Centurions Team Iron Aqua Centurions
Energy Standard London Roar Energy Standard
Cali Condors LA Current Team Iron
DC Trident New York Breakers London Roar

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Swimswam: Can we please have some relevant league information?
ISL: Here’s all of our logos! Branding FTW!!
Swimswam: Thats great. Can we have relevant league information?
ISL: Comic books!
Swimswam: Ca-

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Good lord, why?

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