01/10/2010. Contributed by Geoff Willmetts
Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War Volume One by Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason and Ethan Van Sciver. pub: DC Comics. 160 page graphic novel hardback. Price: $24.99 (US). $28.99 (CAN). ISBN: 0978-1-4012-1650-4.
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Following on from ‘Rebirth’, Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 is flung into a war with Sinestro and his own fighting corps. Jordan’s own corps doesn’t fully trust him even though he later explains to the Guardians that what made him stand apart and considered one of the greatest Green Lanterns was not obeying orders without questioning them. Things aren’t helped in this war when Kyle Rayner himself is possessed by Parallax and joins Sinestro and the death toll rises amongst the Green Lanterns. The Guardians literally throw away their own rule book and decide that to win, the Green Lanterns must be allowed to kill than be killed.
Sorry if this about brief synopsis is loaded with a few spoilers. Can’t be helped really as I’m still wondering why this book was split into two volumes but it’s one hell of a climax to leave the story in.
Geoff Johns through his team of artists, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason and Ethan Van Sciver, puts the Green Lantern Corps through its biggest crisis yet and a scorecard isn’t adequate for keeping tabs with whose left alive. An odd question that does make me ponder out of all of this is while the GL Corps has to be gathered to act as one, who is protecting the individual sectors in their absence?
The entire story is one enormous roller-coaster that you can’t help reading in one sitting, wondering what is going to happen next so make sure you have a couple of uninterrupted hours to read it in. With the nights drawing in, this time of year is perfect for such a book and make sure you have volume two to hand to find out what happens next. Don’t look back-qward.
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