Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Trinity Of Sin: Pandora #12 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: Francis Portela, Tom Derenick
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 18, 2014

A Savage Change

When we last looked in on Pandora she had decided that she was going to begin "Taking It To The Streets."  But it wasn't all fun and games like when Rog, Dwayne, and Rerun met the Doobie Brothers, no this little foray into the world of superheroism would leave Pandora up against a rogue Agent Kincaid.  Agent Kincaid with the help of a stolen weapon from SHADE known as the immortal killer was able to un-curse Pandora and now our age old heroine is mortal for the first time since she opened the dreaded box.  Even with the handicap Pandora holds her own against Agent Kincaid, and in the end Vandal Savage finally catches up with Pandora and we see him holding her love and weaponsmith Marcus Severin by the neck.  Hopefully Pandora will be able to survive this confrontation with the first immortal Vandal Savage.

Explain It!:

Okay this is going to be a quick Explain It!: half because I'm running late on my reviews, and half because this issue is pretty direct.  The story begins with the first panel simply being black with the sound effect "CRACK".  Vandal Savage just killed Marcus Severin in front of Pandora.  It's like Joss Whedon wrote this because Pandora just professed her love for him.  Pandora freaks out and tries to keep his soul in his body but it's too late.  As you can imagine Pandora is a little peeved, and her and Vandal Savage fight for the majority of this book.

The two tussle and you'd think that the tide would turn to Pandora's favor when Agent Kincaid shoots Vandal Savage with the immortal killer as well, but you have to remember he's the Vandal Savage for a reason, and nothing is going to stop him from killing Pandora it seems.  All this animosity towards our hero comes from "The Trinity War" story where Vandal Savage grabbed Pandora's box and it made him realize that he still has a conscience and he dropped to the ground weeping.  So what you can take from this is Vandal Savage looked like a pussy in front of a bunch of people and now he's trying to get his rep back.

In the end Pandora is almost killed but saves herself with one last ditch spell that blinds Vandal Savage, but even that doesn't seem to be enough to stop this monster, so it's a good thing another monster shows up.  Giganta makes her appearance in this issue by throwing Vandal Savage clear to the river, and demands that Agent Kincaid save Pandora's life by reversing what she did to her.  One of Pandora's new powers is a lot like what happened to Vandal with the box, but she's able to do it and make people good if she has enough time.  Well she started with Giganta a few issues back, and now she wants to talk about it.  Yeah I think Pandora's new power is the ability to make people need therapy.  That's it for this month, make sure you join me in thirty to see if Pandora is re-cursed, if she continues "Taking It To The Streets", and what size sofa Giganta will need for a therapy session.

Bits and Pieces:

Pandora's changed a lot in only twelve issues, and I hope that after this series concludes we continue to see this character in the New 52 and see her come into her own.  Prime character for the JLD DC, hint hint.  While I enjoyed this issue it was basically just a beat 'em up, and I hate to think that when we get to the ending it's rushed simply so a few fights could take place prior to it.  Make sure you get this series while it remains, because it was really worth the read and I wish it would continue.  


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