Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #5 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: Francis Portela
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 20, 2013

It's All About Her Box

Pandora made her way to Happy Harbor last issue where she planned on double tapping the back of Outsider's head.  But before she she puts an end to the evil Alfred, she wants some answers.  Let's see what The Outsider has to say.

Explain It!:

So Pandora has a gun to Outsider's head, and instead of the answers we want.  What we get is Pandora's origin again as described through the Outsider.  So Pandora does the only thing that makes sense if someone started telling you your life story.  She pistol whipped him.  Outsider is wasting time of course because he knows that the Crime Syndicate will come and save him, and show Pandora why you let a wookie win.  So to continue The Outsider tells us that when Pandora let out the seven deadly sins, she didn't unleash evil unto the world.  The world has always had evil, and the sins merely enjoy it when evil happens.  He goes on to say that the Council of Eternity wrongly cursed her, and her whole life pursuit has been for nothing.  So with all this narrative going on it seems the Syndicate has finally arrived, but all we see is a giant explosion that would seem to kill The Outsider, but I doubt that happened, and you shouldn't believe it either.  Before the fire can engulf Pandora she is teleported away.

Back in Baltimore Pandora's weaponsmith Marcus is pondering on how he's supposed to put the box back together, especially now that he lives in a world without power, or technology.  But you don't have to worry he's pretty good at what he does, and before we leave him, he has an eureka moment.

Pandora got teleported away you say... Yeah but Pandora finds herself with a void dimension, hearing all her old masters who taught her how to properly fight evil.  But these thoughts are interrupted by HORRIBLE ENERGY TENTACLES THAT WANT TO PULL HER INTO THE UNKNOWN!  Well it's not that bad, but Pandora is now back in time, witnessing the destruction of her village after she unleashed the seven deadly sins.  But she's not alone.  A single figure picks up a rock and rushes at Pandora, and a moment before she is teleported away again, she sees that the person trying to kill her, is herself.

In the end, with all teleporting behind us.  Pandora is chained side by side with the Trinity of Sin, deep within the Rock of Eternity.  In front of her is Swamp Thing, Nightmare Nurse, and John Constantine.  Who wants her to help him kill evil.  Next up Forever Evil: Blight.  See you then, and be careful while teleporting.

Bits and Pieces:

I love the character of Pandora, and can't wait to see what we get in Forever Evil: Blight.  But sadly I don't think the writers can wait either, so what we get is a issue with little more than a villain monologuing, and rehashing a origin story only five issues in.  Francis Portela's artwork is solid, and really works for this title, but the plot was just lacking overall.  Still looking forward to continuing this title, and so should you.


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