Pandora (DC Comics)
Cover of Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1 (August 2013). Art by Ryan Sook.
|First appearance||Flashpoint #5
|Created by||Geoff Johns
|Trinity of Sin: Pandora|
|Series publication information|
|Publication date||July 2013|
|Number of issues||14 of 14 (As of October 2014 cover date)|
|Artist(s)||Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes, Patrick Zircher|
Pandora is a fictional comic book character appearing in books published by DC Comics, created by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. She first appears in Flashpoint #5 (October 2011) and subsequently makes a cameo appearance in every initial title of The New 52. She is based on Pandora of Greek mythology.
Pandora first appears in Flashpoint #5 (October 2011), the conclusion to the "Flashpoint" event. She is responsible for causing the Flash to merge three separate timelines (the DC Universe, the Wildstorm Universe and select Vertigo titles) in order to create a new universe that is seen in the publications of The New 52. Following, she had made a cameo appearance in the first issue of each initial New 52 title. Pandora was not named until January 2012, when Bob Harras posted a teaser on DC Comics' blog, stating "Her name is Pandora".
Pandora next appears in a back-up feature in Justice League #6 (April 2012), where she has a dialogue with the Phantom Stranger. It is revealed that the two have a connection, via the Circle of Eternity, who cursed them to walk the Earth forever but unable to get involved. In The New 52: FCBD Special Edition #1 (June 2012), their full origin is told; Pandora and those who would become The Question and the Phantom Stranger are summoned to the Rock of Eternity, by the Circle of Eternity. They are labeled as the "Trinity of Sin" and are each given a punishment. For opening a box and releasing the evil contents, Pandora was sentenced to an eternity of loneliness, pain, and being told she is evil. It is also revealed that she has re-obtained her box from ARGUS's Black Room, where it had been stored along with various other mystical items. In Justice League #0 (November 2012), the last wizard of the Council of Eternity appears before Pandora, and tells her that she did not deserve the punishment that she was given. Pandora questioned him on how to open the box, he stated that "only the strongest of heart or the darkest... can open the box and claim its power... and can transform the..." before disappearing in a bolt of lightning. Her own series is set to end in August with issue #14 and a New 52's Future's End One Shot.
- "DC COMICS' NEW 52 MYSTERY WOMAN: PANDORA". Comic Book Resources. January 3, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2013.