The second, concluding volume of the ultra-epic Sinestro Corps War finds Sinestro and his fear-instilling corps of evil heading to Earth and watching their plans come to fruition, with Green Lantern's Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Guy Gardner reeling while a bloody war continues in the heavens. Everything comes to a head here, as nearly every superhero on the planet unites with the Green Lantern corps as the war comes home, Kyle Rayner makes a come back, and a new Ion is born. All this, plus a new direction that gets forged for the Green Lanterns as well, which leads into the upcoming Blackest Night, which promises to have an impact unlike which none will see coming. As he has during his entire run since relaunching the series, writer Geoff Johns (Flash, Infinite Crisis, 52) manages to make Green Lantern one of the absolute most compelling superhero comics on the market. Co-writers Dave Gibbons and Peter J. Tomasi fare pretty well too on the Green Lantern Corps issue interludes, and the brilliant artwork throughout from Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, and Patrick Gleason only sweetens this hardcover. All in all, superhero epics rarely get better than this, and as The Sinestro Corps War comes to a close, we are reminded just how enjoyable mainstream spandex epics can be. Now bring on the Blackest Night!
One of the best Graphic Novels I have read in ages. (Literally) Apart from 52, which I believe is a groundbreaking accomplishment for DC, this was another. The green Lantern Corps have neer looked this good. With twists, surprises, and an immense, looming threat of the Corps throughout the series, this series tilted on strong elements and solid action. SPOILERS folks!! Sinestro was always a thorn in the Green Lanterns' side, but never like this. Is there a single reader who can tell me they were not taken aback by the splash page that contained 4 other galactic level threats who were going to be part of this terror spree across the universe for Sinestro's corps? That, with the worrying factor that the Lanterns are having to fight the Sinestro Corps members with one hand tied behind their backs (Use of lethal force denied), how ingenious is that? And even with the new Ion, the threat level remains till the end?? Not to mention that priceless brief moment with Batman. Ingenious. DC outdid themselves here. The art is excellent, detailed and the splash pages with the battles between good and evil, priceless, particularly since they pay homage to several science fiction, space related characters. Intelligently written, meticulously done, this is intergalactic War indeed. Too bad, things like World War Hulk, and worse, Civil War, which were potentially, beat em up trounce the good guys stories, got the larger part of the cake. Shows what the world's preferences are becoming. Read this, and you will find the new age cominc fan in you again.
Vol. 2 of Green: Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War picks up from where Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War, Vol. 1 leaves off. Sinestro has formed his own army of yellow lanterns wielding the power of fear. Oa is devastated, and the living Green Lantern planet Mogo is under assault. Kyle Rayner has lost the Ion power after being infected by Parallax, and heavyweight villains Superboy Prime and the Anti-Monitor have joined the fray. Now the Sinestro Corps have begun invasion of their next target: Earth.
Comic readers often feel a sense of wariness when taking on massive blockbuster event epics, as a great many never pan out to any satisfying conclusion. Not so with The Sinestro Corps War - this is a story that lives up to and exceeds the hype, with the final chapters significantly upping the ante even after the bar has been seemingly raised to the limit. Artists like Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason and Ethan Van Sciver will amaze you with the visual density they can cram into a single panel, much less a full two-page spread. Inks and colours from a variety of industry talent including Oclair Albert, Prentis Rollins, Guy Major and more accentuate the action and flesh out the fine details to an unbelievable layer of precision. When the good guys come charging in to save the day, there's no muddled faces or hastily sketched outlines at work - you'll be able to recognize all the supporting characters as they light up their rings and tear the bad guys apart - literally.
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I really like the direction that the author was attempting to go in this series but overall I felt that the second half seemed too short. With such a large cast of characters it's impossible to spend the time needed with each character to give a satisfying emotional response to the reader and this applies to both the protagonists and antagonists in the series. The artwork is topnotch and the general plot outline is great, the follow through could have been expanded, possibly making this collection a third volume or perhaps doubling it to four would have served the story well, without it remains a rough sketch of a story, in my opinion.