Well I don’t know what to really say about this issue. I am loving the Sinestro Corps back-ups but the main story was just okay. I don’t know if I like the idea that Carol is divorced or not. Hal Jordan is the most boring of the GL’s I have realized. Oh well, he is the star now I guess. The Zamarons were visually stunning. Acuna’s art was suited for this type of story but he should not be the regular artist and luckily, I don’t think he is. I am excited for the Sinestro Corps special and the the Sinestro Corps War. It looks like it will be a lot of fun. Also, seeing the colors of all of the emotional spectrum was pretty cool. I wonder which was which? I know Green is Will, Yellow is Fear, and Pink is Love…but what are the rest? Maybe Johns will reveal that someday but until then we can just guess.
I enjoyed Acuna’s art this issue for some reason. That was odd. I also really am enjoying this arc. Hal Jordan might not be my favorite Green Lantern, but they mythology of the Green Lanterns is always interesting. This issue, we delve deep into their mythology when Carol Ferris recites the origin of the Star Sapphire. I remember reading somewhere that this was a retcon, but I don’t see it as much of one. I mean it is pretty similar to everything I have read when it comes to the Zamarons creating the Star Sapphires. I think the only retcon is the idea that the Zamarons do it to establish love in the universe. I do not quite understand that. They think love is putting a world in suspended animation? That makes no sense. Hopefully, this idea will be more clear in future issues.
One of Green Lantern’s most famous villains, Star Sapphire, returns in this issue. Once again possessing Hal’s old flame Carol Ferris and eventually possessing his current flame, Cowgirl. This was an okay issue. Nothing really to write home about. The costume on the cover is hideous, luckily inside it is not the same artist. Acuna’s art is weird though but you get used to it. I think his art fits Green Lantern better than it fits anything else. I hope Carol doesn’t become a permanent member of Hal’s supporting cast again because Carol and Hal are one of the few comics couples that have managed to move on from eachother. That is all that can be said by the main story. The back-up is a lot more fun and deals with the new Sinestro Corps. The art is much better because well, it is Dave Gibbons and not Daniel Acuna. Plus I mean an evil sentient virus as a member of the Sinestro Corps….Geoff Johns, you rule!
While this issue seemed very short for some reason, it was really good. We finally have an explanation for what John Stewart has been up to and he actually plays a pivotal role in this issue. Not to mention, a nice flashback of Kyle Rayner. It looks like Johns is finally realizing that he hasn’t utilized the other Green Lanterns to the best of his ability since Rebirth. Abin Sur’s son is a bastard but you can’t help but feel happy for him when he gets chosen to be a member of the Sinestro Corps. I am excited about seeing this new corps in action. Hal really didn’t respect Abin Sur that much if you think about it. He probably should have returned that body a long time ago. Although, Abin didn’t even know he was a father so I don’t know if the changing of his headstone to read ….and father…. is exactly justified but oh well. Definitely a solid issue. Oh and I gotta love Batman getting asked to be a member of the Sinestro Corps.
Wow, this was a great issue. Sooo much stuff happening in a single issue, it was wonderful. Not to mention, the art was great as well. I am interested in a lot of thing in this issue. I am interested in finding out who the new star sapphire is going to be. I am interested in if Alan Scott has joined the Justice Leage. I am interested in what exactly the deal is with the Sinestro Corps. I am interested in finding out who the new Crimson Fox is. I am interested in finding out what is going to happen to “Cowgirl”. I am interested in why the Guardians need the Cyborg-Superman and what the 52 is. So yes while this issue brought about many questions, it was fun and excting at the same time. This revitalized my belief that Geoff Johns is the greatest write of comics right now. I really enjoyed it. Although, I have to ask where is John Stewart? He should be in this book more often.