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Green Lantern: Tales of the Sinestro Corps [Hardcover]

Ron Marz , Geoff Johns , Sterling Gates , Alan Burnett
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July 8, 2008
Written by Geoff Johns, Ron Marz, Alan Burnett and Sterling Gates Art by Dave Gibbons, Ethan Van Sciver, Pete Woods, Jerry Ordway, Mike McKone, Adriana Melo, Joe Prado and others Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert The action of The Sinestro Corps War

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"Geoff Johns is one of today's premier comics writers." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Geoff Johns has written scores of comics including Infinite Crisis, 52, Green Lantern, All Star Batgirl, Teen Titans, X-Men, The Avengers, The Flash, JSA and Superman. Dave Gibbons is one of Britain's finest comic artists, whose most famous work is the multi-award-winning Watchmen. Since then he has drawn series including Batman, Doctor Who and Give Me Liberty, and has written Batman vs. Predator, Green Lantern and World's Finest, as well as his own graphic novel The Originals. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (July 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401218016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401218010
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.6 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
If you bought the two graphic novels of the Sinestro Corps War storyline this is a good buy as well. It contains all of the side stories and origin stories told/retold during the aforementioned storyline. And it includes an encyclopedia of sorts of the Green Lantern universe. The Lanterns, their villains, the Guardians, pretty much all of it.
But there is one problem. The side stories collected in this book are sort of chronological. They fit in with events of the larger storyline as it transpires, so it would have been best to have these stories put in the order they were released inside the two parts of the Sinestro Corps War graphic novels. I would gladly pay a few dollars more for each part of that storyline and have a more complete reading experience in two books than have one extraneous(though worthwhile) book that exists sort of out-of-whack with its companions.
Bottom line: If you want the whole experience of the Sinestro Corps War, buy this. If you want to delve into Green Lantern with this storyline or have recently delved into Green Lantern comics and simply need an information resource, buy this. If you just want the main storyline with no side stories and no extra info, don't buy this.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not vital but fun August 15, 2008
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My feelings differ from other reviewers of this title in that I don't think it is important to the telling of the Sinestro Corps War nor is it of the same caliber. Some of the art, especially Dave Gibbons', is exceptional. The rest, not so much.
I personally dislike the framing device of having a narrarator introduce the stories (ala the Crypt Keeper) but realize that that is a personal preference and not a flaw.
What makes the book earn a 4 star review (instead of 3) is the Secret Files and Origins chapter that rounds out the book. It is here that I heartily agree with the other reviews. Like DVD extras, it is bonus material that gives the story of the Corps some depth and richness.
All in all a worthy volume if you can't get enough of the GL Corps or are a completist, but not nearly the quality of volumes 1 and 2 of the Sinestro Corps War and not necessary to understanding the story.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fleshing out the Sinestro Corps War July 10, 2008
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A hardcover collection that compiles various side-stories and one-shots, Tales of the Sinestro Corps fleshes out the events of the epic interstellar saga The Sinestro Corps War, and many of the major players and the impacts they make as well. Featured here are backstories pertaining to various members of the Sinestro Corps, most notably being Sinestro himself, the sentient virus known as Despotellis, the insane and murderous Superman-Prime, and Hank Henshaw, AKA the Cyborg-Superman. Also featured here are tales dealing with the aftermath of the war, including Kyle Rayner's struggle against Parallax, as well as his new role as a Green Lantern, and his training of the newly christened torchbearer of the Lanterns, Sodom-Yat. What really makes this hardcover collection worth picking up however is the Secret Files & Origins one-shot featured here, which collects a horde of information detailing the mythos of the Green Lantern corps and the Sinestro corps, as well as a hint of the Black Lanterns and what is to come with Blackest Night. A more than worthwhile companion for The Sinestro Corps War, Tales of the Sinestro Corps is a must-own collection for anyone the least bit interested the epic crossover event.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The comic books collected in this volume... April 7, 2009
By Johnny
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For those of us who bounce back and forth from buying actual comic books to these reprint collections, It is always helpful to know which books are reprinted inside:


Written by Geoff Johns, Ron Marz and others; Art by Dave Gibbons, Pete Woods, Jerry Ordway and others; Cover by Ivan Reis
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Out of Order Tales Spoiled Series December 11, 2010
By dirt55
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I kept reading on various forums that this is to be read between book 1 and book 2, and even the reviews on here mention that it is a followup to book 1 of the Sinestro Corps Wars. Unfortunately not only are the stories really not necessary to appreciate the series, but it also spoiled various plots that occured in book 2 for me. This is has original stories that aren't needed to be in continuity and are enjoyable, but there are others that you would read a part of book 1, then read this story, then read book 2 then read this story...etc. Would have been better if these stories were included in the appropriate order in the other two books and charged a little more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Origins of several of the Sinestro Corps members... March 3, 2012
Title: Green Lantern: Tales of the Sinestro Corps (HC)
Publisher: DC
Writer: Geoff Johns, Ron Marz, Alan Burnett, Sterling Gates
Artists: Dave Gibbons, Adriana Melo, Patrick Blaine, Pete Woods, Jerry Ordway, Michael Lacombe, Joe Prado(pencils), Dave Gibbons, Rodney Ramos, Marlo Alquiza, Jay Leisten, Pete Woods, Jerry Ordway, Michael Lacombe (inks), Moose Baumann, Jason Wright, David Curiel, Brad Anderson, Jeromy Cox (colors)
Collects: Green Lantern #18-20, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax #1, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman #1, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime #1, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Ion #1, Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps: Secret Files #1
Price: $29.99

For people like me, who really enjoyed the whole Sinestro Corps War storyline that ran through the Green Lantern books, this supplemental material was pretty much a must read. As the title would lead you to believe, this is not a single storyline or even necessarily a parallel tale that happens concurrently with the Sinestro Corps War. Rather, it is a collection of many short stories that tell, in detail, the origins of some of the Sinestro Corps's more colorful and prominent members. A couple of stories focus on Kyle Raynor/Parallax/Ion, but most of the book is focused on the Sinestro Corps.

I found all of the stories to be pretty entertaining, and, as I've come to expect from any book with the heading "Green Lantern" at the top of it, the artwork was very good. In addition to all the fun stories, the inclusion of the "Secret Files" of the Green Lantern Corps and Sinestro Corps at the end of the book was a nice throw-in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rebirth - Blackest Night Chronology
Like most guys in my neighborhood I grew up in the 1960's reading comic books. Having a youthful "edgy" taste in storytelling I gravitated primarily towards Marvel. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bowman
5.0 out of 5 stars Needed side book for me.
I was originally given Sinestro Corps. War Vol. 1 & 2. When I read the them vol. 2 threw me off. I was not sure when some of theses characters came from and motivations. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Rage Heart
1.0 out of 5 stars Completely unnecessary
Tales of the Sinestro Corps, while it should have been included with Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps, is unnecessary. Read more
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Published 14 months ago by Sir John Jameson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading
I bought the Blackest night and the Brightest day saga and loved Geoff Jones work. Then I had to come back to the origins of this intergallactic war and encountered that everything... Read more
Published 23 months ago by oivanyu
1.0 out of 5 stars A clear-cut case of "too much information"
This book acts as a companion to the Green lantern epic "The Sinestro Corps War", collecting short stories, one-shots and a bunch of fact sheets about the GL characters and... Read more
Published on January 15, 2013 by Hadourien68
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, nice art.
I'm a big fan Green Lantern over the past 15 years, and this compilation of books is no exception. Unlike some books, like Blackest night, the books fit together in chronological... Read more
Published on November 6, 2012 by stffandjnk
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than The Sinestro Corp War
The Sinestro Corps War trades sucked really bad so I expected to hate this book. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself not being able to get enough of the short stories in this... Read more
Published on February 15, 2011 by Matthew Cash
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent companion
While this book is needed to fully appreciate the Sinestro Corp War, I'd say read it just for the great stories and excellent handling of these characters. Read more
Published on May 12, 2010 by Jeremy M. Scully
4.0 out of 5 stars Short helpful review
This book must have at one side "Sinestro Corps War COMPANION". It tells a few storys of some Sinestro Corps members and how they got their fame and ergo the sinestro yellow ring. Read more
Published on March 1, 2010 by Xavier Zavala Heras
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