Review – Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #4

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Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box #4 COVA_stampedBroken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #4 is an interesting series.  I feel like this is something that should of wrapped up a bit before the recent start of Top Cow‘s event Artifacts.  This series leads into that, and there’s some cool things here when it comes to characters and always the action is entertaining.  While Artifacts leans a bit towards the emotional, this leans a bit towards the action.

The ARTIFACTS lead-in heats up!
The quest to locate and claim Pandora’s Box forces Finn and Glori to face the full depth of Elias’ depravity, while the legacies of the Ember Stone and Glacier Stone draw them into brutal conflict with each other.

From newcomers Rob Levin (Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell, The Darkness: Shadows & Flame) and Bryan Edward Hill (Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell, Broken Trinity: Aftermath), and artist Facundo Percio (Anna Mercury). Featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards (Book of Eli, Turf)!

The most interesting part of this story wasn’t so much the action, but the discussion.  We have a man who’s been given enormous power doubting his destiny and contemplating giving it away to someone he thinks can do better.  That dynamic and discussion is interesting.  I’d love to see a series who’s entire plot is around this.

The point of this series is simple and laid out at Baltimore Comic Con.  It can be enjoyed on it’s own, but along with Artifacts it creates a richer and deeper experience.

Plot: Written by Rob Levin and Bryan Edward Hill, this is an action comic, straight up.  Don’t expect great character development or much depth.  Instead it’s a race to get to Pandora’s Box.  Nothing more and nothing less.  There’s giant creatures and explosions and fantastic action, but that’s about it.  And that’s not necessarily a horrible thing.  Rating: 7

Art: The art by Facundo Percio is great and so much fun to look at.  My only issue is some of his characters look a lot alike, which at times makes it a bit difficult to figure out who is who, a little variation even in something like hair color would of gone a long way here.  Rating: 7.75

Overall: I liked the comic.  It’s entertaining, and does what it needs to do, which is continue the story and keep me engaged.  I was able to turn off my brain and just read something fun and full of action.  This is a summer popcorn movie in 32 pages, and that’s not a horrible thing.  Overall rating: 7.25

Recommendation: Read

Page count: 32 pages    Price: $3.99     Release: Wednesday 11/3/2010

Top Cow provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.