Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DC Reveals the Hooded Girl's Name

Yesterday on DC's The Source Bob Harras posted the inked version of Jim Lee's sketch of the Hooded Girl with the quote “Her name is Pandora.”
Another tease about who this mysterious character is, but way more than we have known prior. The last time we heard anything about Pandora was back in October 2011 when Harras posted Jim Lee's Hooded Girl image, and told the fans that we would be seeing more of the Hooded Girl in the year to come (mainly in the pages of Justice League) and her involvement will have the ripple effect across the "New Rejiggered" DC Universe.
On an unlikely site MTV: Geek they mention two Vertigo references to Pandora before yesterday's reveal:

"Pandora #1: She’s the former lover of Shade The Changing Man, from his self titled series… In that, she was a statue made flesh, who disintegrated once Shade’s curious friends opened the box at the base of her pedestal. A few plot points that lend credence to this: Shade is back in the DCU after a long break, first turning up in a Flashpoint mini, then in the currently running Justice League Dark. Additionally, Shade was outside the Universe while the Flashpoint event was happening. We haven’t seen if that had any effect on him (cause he’s a nutbag), but it certainly would explain why the quirky cult character is so front and center in the New 52.

Pandora #2: This option peaks our curiosity, actually, as Pandora was the alias of none other than Eve, the first woman, in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and all other “Dreaming” related books. In fact, Eve is the first inhabitant of The Dreaming, and potentially a strong candidate to bring that part of the Vertigo Universe back to DC, big time. And what’s a bigger threat to all inhabitants of all worlds than something that threatens the fabric of our minds? Certainly, Eve would want to protect us against that, right? By the way, saying that Eve being Pandora peaks our curiosity was a very funny joke. Didn’t want you to miss that one.

Both of these points are valid, but we can only guess as to this Pandora's history and overall intent in this "New Rejiggered 52." So, for now we must wait and see what is going to happen with this mysterious character in 2012. Personally...I'm excited to see what happens!

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