Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Book of the Week 6/27/07 Sinestro Corps #1

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ethan Van Sciver

Unlike last week where big events were unfolding in almost every book, this week seemed a little lackluster to me. Sure, amazons were attacking, x-men were bickering, and monitors were still giving me a history lesson.

However, about a month ago I mentioned big things were in store for the green lantern corps. and this week is where it begins. The sinestro corps is now assembled and launches its attack on the green lanterns. Ethan Van Sciver's art is spectacular and really plays with the light and dark visuals. It's easy to picture the rings are actually glowing on the page. Geoff Johns also shines here. Like he did in REBIRTH, this story ties current events in with the green lantern mythos, this time looking at Kyle Rayner's past, his time as a green lantern and the price he's paid for it. This leads Kyle to to a transformation that will have Kyle's fans up in arms.

As one of those fans, I don't believe this is the end of Kyle's story. He's just been taken off the side of the angels for the time being. Johns also makes great use of the green lantern villians. Sinestro, Parallax, and the Cyborg are all the escaped Superboy Prime and the revived Anti-Monitor. In darkest night indeed!

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