Sinestro Corps ReviewPosted: July 9, 2007
Obviously I’m breaking rank (yet again) with Smith Michaels about my love of certain comics.
This is an event some 2 years in the making. My initial feeling towards the Sinestro Corps One-Shot is that it is better than Infinite Crisis, Countdown, 52, World War Hulk, Civil War, House of M, and all the other crossovers combined. It had everything I wanted in an one-shot.
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The art and writing was top notch. Geoff Johns is at his best here in my opinion. We see a showcase of all the earthbound Lanterns and I figure they will be who we follow through this journey.
By the end of this issue the deck is obviously stacked way too high for the Lanterns, but I like that. We finally have a story and an event that is truly showing the relevance of an intergalactic police force. Many complain about what happened to Kyle, but I doubt Kyle is ruined permanently.
Kyle has always been the Lantern that knew fear. It will be a fun ride through the DCU over the next few months.
As far as the characterization of Sinestro. He’s Hitler. He’s a despot and a crazed egotist. Beyond that, he wants to be a leader. He wants order. His order. By spreading his view of order (fear), he can bring balance to the universe. He also must be obeyed and worshiped.
The solid writing and art brings out the incredible storyline and continuity that has been built over the last few years.
I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.