Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #4 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: Francis Portela
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 16, 2013

One Woman Vs. The World, and Some Of Another World

We're still playing catch up since Forever Evil #1 started some time after the Trinity War.  We have Phantom Stranger, Constantine, and now this.  Pandora picks up at the end of the Trinity War when the box is opened by the Outsider.

Explain It!:

Pandora finds herself standing on top of skulls, faced by Earth 3's Martian Manhunter.  The Martian curses the Syndicate for leaving him behind, but as we see half of his body as been burned away, and before Pandora can get any answers from him he dies.  Then her pesky curse gets going and transports her back to Earth 1.  There she finds the shattered pieces of the box.

Pandora takes the pieces to her weaponsmith Marcus, so that he might put the box back together again.  After some convincing he agrees, and Pandora sets off in search of the one person she knows that can activate the box; The Outsider.

Pandora's hunt takes her to a small Mexican town, where Vandal Savage showed up the night before, and killed its populace.  He hasn't been the same since he touched the box, and started weeping.  So what better way to go and prove to yourself that your a bad man, than execute a village.  So Pandora and Vandal fight per usual, and Vandal agrees to help her find the Outsider.  He tosses her the Secret Society coin, and Pandora makes her way to Happy Harbor, to see the orientation meeting of the Crime Syndicate.

In the End we see what happens in Forever Evil #1, but Pandora goes inside the fallen Watch Tower to confront The Outsider.  The issue ends with Pandora putting a gun to his head, telling him, she has a few questions for him.  Now time for speculation.  In Forever Evil #2, the Outsider has someone tied up with a bad over their head, who the Crime Syndicate seems to want to keep around in case something from their world comes here.  Is Pandora that person?  Also how the hell did Pandora open the box in the first place thousands of years ago, if the only people who can open the box are from Earth 3?  Is Pandora from Earth 3?  More questions, hopefully in the future we get the answers.

Bits and Pieces:

I'm really enjoying this title, and hope it continues after Forever Evil.  With all the catch up work we're doing to get us to Forever Evil, it's fun putting the pieces together, and seeing what happened behind the scenes.  Now this issue takes us from the end of Trinity War to the beginning of Forever Evil, which we find out has only been two days.  Good stuff.  Anyone out there trying to follow the complete set of Forever Evil should totally get this issue, it seems to be filling in the gaps nicely.  Check it out.


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