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The Golden Guardian Of Good Returns?,
This review is from: Sentry: Reborn TPB (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
Yes and no, really. The first Sentry novel has been cited (Fairly, I'd have to say), as Marvel's equivalent of DC's Dark Knight Returns. Continuing with the simile, Sentry Reborn would be the equivalent of Dark Knight Strikes again. Both sequels to two graphic novel masterpieces.
Jenkins does a great job writing the script up until about two thirds of the way through, where the plot seems to trip over itself, and things take a turn for the convoluted. The over-elaborate reboot of Sentry's origins can leave one feeling as though the events in the first Sentry novel never really needed to happen.
The artwork also works in this novel. Gone are the epic, sweeping apocalyptic vistas that were so well imagined by Jae Lee. In comes a fresh, vibrant and punchy style of illustration to match the jaunty and paranoid pace of the script.
Complaints? Maybe only that there was no real catharsis gained from finishing this novel. No new insight into the Sentry. He still remains enigmatic, even after the (Slighty rushed) end messege of "Everybody needs somebody."
Still. This is a great read, and a sound addition to the growing history of the most enigmatic Marvel hero to emerge in recent years. Absolutely recommended to anyone with a penchant for schizophrenic, God-powered heroes. Have fun with it!