Brilliant intergalactic war story starring the Green Lantern Corps vs the Sinestro Corps. It was a brilliant story and feature some wonderful artwork and superb storytelling. A few highlights for myself were the following (spoilers to a minimum!)
- The Sniper attack on the green lanterns - The Sinestro Corps Heavy hitters members (Existing DC Universe Villains) - Lethal Force Enabled - Mogo vs Ranx - Birth of different Lanterns - Amazing battles through out the story
Its a great story and worth reading if your a green lantern fan! A must buy!!!
Earth's Green Lanterns; Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart and Guy Gardner and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps must fight an interstellar war against the Sinestro Corps, an army led by the former Green Lantern Sinestro. Armed with yellow power rings and seeking a universe ruled through fear. The epic story is told back and forth between issues of Green Lantern 21-25 and Green Lantern Corps 14-19. The arc is great and is referred to as the second big epic in the trilogy of Green Lantern stories, starting with Rebirth, The Sinestro Corps War and finally The Blackest Night.
Previously collected in two separate volumes but now available in a trade paperback collecting the 12 issues of the story. The story kicks off with a brilliant double length feature Green Lantern Sinestro Corps Special#1 which see's the return of Sinestro since he last escaped Green Lantern's Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner near the climax of the Green Lantern Rebirth series. This story is all out war, action fills every issue as Sinestro creates his own corps to rival the Green Lantern's to bring order to the universe but seeks to do so under his totalitarian control with his corps including The Anti-Monitor, Cyborg Superman, Superman Prime and the return of Parallax the living entity of fear that once possessed Hal Jordan.
This is the fourth Green Lantern book I've read and as a general fan of Green Lantern it's great to get a story with Hal Jordan's former mentor as the main antagonist. As a casual reader it was easy to follow. I was mostly interested in the Green Lantern issues that were the best parts of the story featuring; the four human Lantern's that we best got to know from Geoff Johns previous Green Lantern epic, Rebirth. I particularly enjoyed the Green Lantern issues. The Corps issues followed Kilowog, Sodam Yat and other members in side line events that ran along side the main story. It was a great read that I enjoyed thoroughly filled with some great moments and changes to the Green Lantern mythos. It's a brilliant story full of amazing moments and great art of double page spreads. The ending served up some details and a minor tease in anticipation of its next epic tale; The Blackest Knight.
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An excellent science fiction story that anyone with the slightest interest in Green Lantern should read. Everything from the art to the writing to the pacing of the story is pretty much perfect. A great starting place for those who want to get into Green Lantern. This comes highly recommended.
This volume follows on the "rebirth" story which I recommend reading before this, and it's amazing. The artwork and scale are very impressive and the story is action packed and never drops in pace, it's a perfect green lantern book
I have to say that after the first part I did not have high hopes. But they way that green lantern corps adapt to the new set of challenges is really good. The artwork is spectacular, the characterisation is really strong and the baddies are superb. My only compliant is that earth's other hero's act really lame - particularly when the anti-monitor and superman-prime are about. That is the message of the book - Green Lanterns rock!
Sinestro Corps War is a fantastic story that features both great heroes and great villains. Geoff Johns is well known for his Green Lantern run, and this story is what established him as one of the greatest writers of our time. Fantastic action combined with great writing and artwork make this an all-round brilliant read. Seriously one of the best comic books I have ever read. Also acts as a good prelude to Blackest Night.
While I only tend to enjoy Batman stories, this epic war tale by Geoff Johns has made me a real fan of Green Lantern. It has an array of multi-layered characters and its dark story of interstellar war is brutally realistic (well, as far as a story can be realistic when depicting a war between two alien organisations). If you haven't read any Green Lantern stories before this is a great place to start.
Sinestro Corps volume 1 covers Green Lantern Sinestro Corps Special #1, Green Lantern #21 to #23, Green Lantern Corps #14 to #15 - a brilliant introduction to Green Lantern. This volume continues with Green Lantern #24 to #25, Green Lantern Corps #16 to #19. The hard cover is an excellent set to own and matches nicely with hard cover versions of volume 1 and Tales of Sinestro Corps.
This ticks every box in great story telling. Stakes are raised higher and higher and higher Rules are changed forever Theres one big baddie after another after another after another Revelations are made that have been teased for decades Twists left, right and centre and the biggest teaser ever in the very last page
As a fairly new Green Lantern convert I was told that this was a must read, so I ordered it for Christmas and have not been disappointed. A truly epic story involving your favourite earth Green Lanterns, plus the usual crew like Killowog vs a stellar villains cast including Sinestro, the Anti Monitor, Superman Prime and Parallax. Basically everything you could want for in a Green Lantern book. The action comes thick and fast, but there is an underlying story with the rise of the "chosen one", the enigmatic Sodam Yat. A great twist here, with Sodam Yat, being from Daxam, a planet originally settled by Kryptonites many years ago. I will leave you to work out what sort of power set he has, with that genetic heritage! Anyway, I agree with the other reviewer who said this is much better than the hyped Marvel Civil War, a book that frankly I have struggled to get into. The main characters each have a strong role and get involved in epic battles, the best of which of course, is Sodam Yat v Superman Prime, who is basically an over-powered twisted and nasty Superboy, i.e. your worst nightmare. Just imagine an immature Superman, with more power and an attitude problem and you get the picture. Cannot recommend this enough to comic book fans..