Pandora (DC Comics)

For other uses, see Pandora (disambiguation).

Cover of Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1 (August 2013). Art by Ryan Sook.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Flashpoint #5
(October 2011)
Created by Geoff Johns
Andy Kubert
Partnerships Phantom Stranger
The Question
John Constantine
Trinity of Sin: Pandora
Series publication information
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Publication date July 2013 – August 2014
Number of issues 14
Creative team
Writer(s) Ray Fawkes
Artist(s) Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes, Patrick Zircher

Pandora is a fictional comic book character appearing in DC Comics. She is based on Pandora of Greek mythology.

Publication history

She first appears in Flashpoint #5 (October 2011) and was created by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert Since then, she subsequently makes a cameo appearance in every initial title of The New 52.

Fictional character biography

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".[1]

Pandora next appears 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.[2]

The origins of 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 A.R.G.U.S.'s Black Room, where it had been stored along with various other mystical items.[3]

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 was only 14 issues and a New 52's Future's End One Shot.[4]

Pandora's box was later revealed, in Forever Evil, not to be a mystical artefact at all, but a device for accessing Earth-3, underlining Pandora's innocence. Pandora recurred throughout the Forever Evil: Blight crossover event, taking place in Constantine, the Trinity of Sin titles, and Justice League Dark. After visiting Heaven with the Justice League Dark, Pandora begins to understand more about her true nature, which has something to do with the lights, and she uncovers an ability to manifest a much more powerful, golden angel form. Ultimately, her discovery of these powers is instrumental in defeating Blight, a powerful evil entity made up of humanity's dark side and potential for evil.

In the DC Universe 80-page special, Pandora is murdered by a mysterious assailant after she realised that he was the one responsible for all of the sins for which she has been blamed.

Powers and abilities

Pandora's powers consist of immortality, magic and supernatural knowledge. She is skilled in martial arts and is also a weapons expert, having access to magical weaponry. She is omnilingual as well.[5][6]


  1. "DC COMICS' NEW 52 MYSTERY WOMAN: PANDORA". Comic Book Resources. January 3, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  2. Justice League Vol. 1 #6 (April 2012)
  3. The New 52: FCBD Special Edition #1 (June 2012)
  4. Justice League Vol. 2 #0

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