Monday, April 21, 2014

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #10 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: Ig Guara
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 16, 2014

Killing Them With Kindness

At the end of Forever Evil: Blight we saw our Dark heroes survive the Son's of Trigon, Project Thaumaton, and Nanda Parbat itself.  Now the Crime Syndicate is gone, (even though we haven't seen it yet DC!) and it's time for the world to put itself back in order.  For the heroes of the DCU that means picking up the pieces, and applying the glue to a frightened populace.  Now that the Seven Deadly Sins are dead, Blight is contained, and Pandora has some badass new powers which make her the embodiment of light and good in the world, she has some new choices to make herself.  Let's see what Pandora gets into next.

Explain It!:

So it's time for Pandora to make her way back to Baltimore, and back to her weaponsmith; Marcus Severin.  With this reunion we also find out that Pandora loves Marcus, and seals it with a kiss.  Which really makes sense, if you don't know, Marcus is reborn every time he dies with the knowledge that he had before and is destined to always help Pandora with her fight against evil.  So the two have some history together.  Now that the Sins are destroyed, Pandora feels it's finally time to give into her feelings, but sadly Marcus (even though he loves her too) doesn't feel it's the right time.  You know with all the people out there that are survivors of all the Earth shaking events of Forever Evil.  Hell Baltimore actually looks worse than it does in reality, and I didn't think that was possible.  So it's time to do some super heroing and save some lives.

Do you know what would hinder a good rescue mission?  Giganta, that's what.  It seems that Giganta is holding some sort of a grudge from when Pandora blew her eye out back in issue 2.  But don't worry the Secret Society grew her a new one, so it's not like she looks like a giant pirate or anything, she's mostly pissed about the pain Pandora caused her.  Well our cursed hero takes a pounding, and even gets ripped in half before she goes all embodiment of light on Giganta.  One of Pandora's new gifts is like that of a Blue Lantern, she's able to tap into the light inside of someone, and bring it to the surface, healing them in a sense.  But the healing process is interrupted because all Marcus saw was his friend getting ripped in half, so being the expert on weapons he is, he pulls out a bazooka.  Pandora see's the projectile coming and jumps in the way, because she's figured out now that she's done with killing.  She just plans on helping those in need, and right now Giganta's in need.  Once the smoke clears Giganta is gone, but you could see that she was deeply affected by Pandora's power.

We also see in this issue two side stories.  The first dealing with Agent Kincaid from ARGUS.  Before Forever Evil we saw her and an Agent Chang of SHADE team up to find out about Pandora.  Well it looks like Agent Chang died during Forever Evil and now Agent Kincaid is taking it personally against Pandora.  We'll have to wait and see why she has the major hate on for our hero.  The second side story has to do with Vandal Savage, who seems to be just wandering around murdering folk.  If you remember from The Trinity War, when he grabbed a hold of Pandora's Box the goodness inside of him came out, and like Giganta it seriously affected him.  So it looks like he's trying to get his bad mojo back by killing everyone he comes across.  I really don't know if this is a good plan, but he looks like hell so I guess not.  I for one love Vandal Savage and hope he sticks around for awhile.  That's it for now, see you next month as we try and see where this third of sin is going.

Bits and Pieces:

This was a great change for Pandora since Forever Evil: Blight, and I loved seeing all the pieces to the story getting started right away.  Pandora's got new powers, a new direction, and I love the fact that I'm going to be there the entire way.  This issue starts tying up loose threads we were left with when Forever Evil started, and it looks like it's going to be a tough road ahead for our hero.  But like me you should trust Ray Fawkes to get us there the most interesting way possible.  For all intents and purposes we have a new Pandora and you'll want to be apart of that, go check it out.


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