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Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Variant cover by MIKE CHOI
Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

This book has really taken me by surprise. Everyone always talks about how amazing Sinestro is when Johns writes him, and it’s true – he’s purty great. This first five-issue arc has been a very tight little story that’s completely won me over with Sinestro as the main Green Lantern out of all the titles.

I’ve liked Sinestro before when he was a bad guy, when he was space Hitler, and finally as he kept out-duking Hal Jordan in Blackest Night. Now we have him as the legitimate star of the main Green Lantern line, and it’s amazing. Don’t get me wrong, I like Hal Jordan in concept, but he’s never really done anything for me in actual practice. He’s vanilla Green Lantern where all the other Lanterns aremuchmore interesting – and often satisfying – flavors of ice cream. Sinestro tops them all with a complexity of flavor that could have only been developed through his acts of atrocity over time, and he’s forever haunted by his failure.

That’s what this issue really displays. While he’s absolutely the greatest Lantern of all time, he also failed his people and can never return home. It’s this paradox that makes him so interesting to read about. This issue did a great job of bringing the story to a close, and I’m completely smitten with the teaser for next issue being completely about Sinestro on an average day.

Johns, along with his artists, have done a great little story here, and he has shown once again that while he does big ideas all the time, he can also write a story with less epic stakes and still captivate his readers.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. Really good book……ya..

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