I was a little bored at first and the entire premise of man’s evil coming from sinful spirits is too hokey for me to suspend my disbelief but by the midway point of this issue I found that I was enjoying myself.
Is it a necessary part of the Trinity War storyline? Probably not. You can really just skip these tie-ins and stick with the six core chapters and be fine but what Pandora #2 does offer us is plenty of new info regarding Pandora’s abilities. If getting a better understanding of the character at the heart of all of this interests you then I say yes, go pick this one up. You’ll also get to see more from Vandal Savage, who was only hinted at in the previous issue but here we see him in modern times and playing a pretty big part in the Secret Society of Super Villains.
The artwork is also much improved in this issue now that there aren’t any fill-in artists and that gives the comic a nice, consistent look. Daniel Sampere and Vicente Cifuentes work well together and and it seems anytime I see Hi-Fi’s name in the colorist credit I’m going to get some quality work.
This is an okay comic, but one that I can’t imagine I’ll have that much interest in when the Trinity War event concludes. Speaking of which, here’s the complete reading order for Trinity War.
If you want to see more members of the Secret Society and learn a little more about Pandora’s powers then this should interest you. It’s a better illustrated and far less exposition heavy installment, but at the end of the day I just don’t find Pandora all that interesting so I have a hard time giving it too high of a score.