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Green Lantern
The Sinestro Corps War - Vol 1 (Hardback)


Authors: Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons
Artists: Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason and Angel Unzeta
Titan Books
RRP: £16.99, US $24.99, Cdn $29.99
ISBN-13: 978 1 84576 782 2
ISBN-10: 1 84576 782 9
Available 25 April 2008

The Green Lantern Corps was formed to maintain order in the universe. Only the most strong willed and fearless beings in the universe could wield their power ring - able to create whatever the wearer can imagine. Once one of the most honoured members, Sinestro of Korugar fell to the corrupting influence of the ring's nearly limitless power and was banished from the known universe for his crimes. Now, together with some of the most powerful villains from across the cosmos - the Anti-Monitor, a being who once destroyed the Multiverse; Parallax, a malevolent force that once decimated the Green Lantern Corps; Superman-Prime, the young Kal-El turned mad killer from a doomed dimension; and the Cyborg-Superman, a savage being bent on destroying all around him - Sinestro builds a new Corps. Their mission: Rid the cosmos of Green Lanterns and establish a new universal order in the galaxy - under the merciless shadow of the Sinestro Corps...

Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War features the landmark story arc that shook the Green Lantern Corps to its foundations, collecting the best-selling Green Lantern #21-22, Green Lantern Corps #14-15, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1.

Protecting the galaxy from evil, the Green Lantern Corps is the fearless light in blackest night. But now Sinestro, formerly one of the greatest Lanterns, is forming his own Corps - one based on control through fear.

The galaxy is plunged into war as the newly-empowered Sinestro Corps run riot, and every Green Lantern is under threat, from the smallest to the planet-sized Mogo. Can Earth's Lanterns - Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner - help turn the tide of battle, or will Sinestro exploit their fears and destroy them?

While this collection features fights by the bucket full, don't for one second that this means that this isn't a thinking man's collection. There's plenty here to get the old grey matter ticking.

The art work really impressed me throughout this release, with some incredibly detailed pages that you'll want to spend ages pawing over. Even those that aren't particularly huge fans of Green Lantern will find a lot to interest them within these pages.


Pete Boomer

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