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Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Sinestro (Green Lantern Vol. V #1)

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As part of the DC Comics—The New 52, the first six issues of the star-spanning series from superstar writer Geoff Johns and artist Doug Mahnkeis collected here in hardcover!

In the aftermath of a deadly showdown between the Green Lantern Corps and a mysterious foe from the past, Hal Jordan has been stripped of his ring. Left standing is an unexpec
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by DC Comics (first published September 2011)
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Very good story, but I probably should have read Green Lantern: War of the Green Lanterns first.
Yeah, as it turns out, I missed a huge chunk of important back story, so if you're thinking of just skipping ahead to the re-boot stuff....don't.
Any guesses as to what I'll be reading next?

Even without knowing how Sinestro ended up as a Green Lantern, and Hal ended up needing Carol to co-sign a loan for him, this was a lot of fun to read.
Recommended for fans of the Lanterns.
So I read Blackest Night and Brightest Day awhile back, but then got distracted by other comics that aren't fucking stupid. Admittedly, I would pretty much buy every book Doug Mahnke has ever drawn if it weren't for the fact that I like to save my money for comics that are less fucking stupid -- but a friend loaned me this one, so what the hell.

And despite missing some backstory between volumes, I thought this was a pretty enjoyable read. It's not quite as fraught with the feeling that Geoff Joh
Bad plotting, bad dialogue, but good story ideas. Couldn't Johns just do outlines and hand over the creative duties to people with talent? Johns is writing Jordan like he's twelve - not just a broken *man*, but one who's ridiculously arrested. If I sat him down with a psychologist they might well diagnose him as retarded, as well as Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Johns also still hasn't learned the art of conveying information without a shovel. Mansplaining in the grossest terms - like two pa
Caz Edmunds
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Let me start of by saying Green Lantern is my favorite superhero by far. But this book has the same issue as with all of The New 52’s. It's still pretty much a continuation of an old series or storyline. It starts off with Green Lantern being exiled from the corps, and Sinestro had been reinstated, but it never showed this happening, probably because it happened in another book (that some people may not have read). Obviously I'll continue to read it (bec
Okay, this is not a 'Volume One,' in fact you probably need to read at least Green Lantern, Vol. 6: Secret Origin, Blackest Night, Blackest Night: Green Lantern, Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern, Vol 9. Brightest Day, Green Lantern Corps, Vol. 8: The Weaponer, and Green Lantern: War of the Green Lanterns to understand how Sinestro Hal and Carol got to this point. This book is all about the mistakes the three characters have made and how they feel they should go about fixing the ...more

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Why I Read It: After reading and enjoying Batman vol 1: The Court of Owls, I decided to try to read as many of the New 52 titles as possible (though I'm kind of aiming for them all, if I can.) Back when I read comics on a regular basis, Green Lantern was one of my favourites, so I decided to read it next. I will be divulging minor spoilers here, so read with caution if that bothers you. :D

I felt a little let-down by this title, but I'm not entirely sure why. I've n
David "proud member of Branwen's adventuring party"
I'll write a full review when I have the time, but for now here's...


- Sinestro shines in the spotlight and is given more depth
- Hal and Sinestro's buddy-cop routine is fun to read
- Action sequences are well done

- Overall story is rather simplistic and lacks originality
- Hal Jordan is a tad annoying this time around (actually, more than a tad)
- Some characters feel shoe-horned in and contribute very little (I'm looking at you, Carol Ferri
As a collector of (solely) Superman comics when I was younger, Green Lantern was a hero I was always interested in. During the Reign of Superman story--following his death--I read when Coast City was wiped out and ended up getting the three Emerald Night comics when Hal Jordan became Parallax. Fast forward to now, I've gone back and digitally read every Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corp, and Emerald Warrior comic since that event. I was not disappointed in that time and expense investment.

I led
Rick Hunter
Oct 19, 2014 Rick Hunter rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any Hal Jordan fan, people that like Geoff Johns' writing
The art was better than a good bit of the New 52 stuff that I have read so far. It's not at the top with Ardian Syaf's or Ed Benes' work on Batgirl, but it is in the top half of the art I've seen coming out of DC in the last few years. Doug Mahnke's characters all have good looking faces and are easily distinguished from each other. Of course, there aren't a lot of human characters in the volume, but even the Guardians have their own uniquely individual faces. All of the weird alien creatures lo ...more
Geoff Johns has always handled the Green Lantern mythos well, injecting life into the series in terms of characters and storylines and making character conflicts realistic. His recent work on "Aquaman" was astounding and he doesn't fail to deliver in "Green Lantern" either.

Following the events of the "War of the Green Lanterns," Hal Jordan is stripped of his ring; a shocking moment which made my jaw drop. Could this be the end? No. Green Lantern follows Sinestro a character made so realistic by
This Green Lantern book is a collection of the first 6 comic books from DC's New 52 Green Lantern series. The art is the same, the story the same, it's just been placed in a very nice hardback format. Geoff Johns has written the story lines, Doug Mahnke does the artwork, which is awesome.

This volume begins where the Green Lantern Corps wars ended. Sinestro has come to earth to retrieve Hal Jordan to do Sinestro's bidding, giving him a "created" ring and no lantern. Sinestro uses Jordan to free h
May 20, 2013 Kyle rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Is it just me? Or did the New 52 reboot have no effect on the Green Lantern continuity? It seems that this series picks up right where it left off pre-Flashpoint. Which I am totally cool with because, of all the story-arcs since Final Crisis, the Green Lantern story-arcs were some of the best, and there was a lot of development in that universe that I would have hated to see disappear overnight.

Geoff Johns writes another great, character-driven story for GL with this volume, "Sinestro". After de
William Thomas
The worst decision DC editors have made in the last 20 years- and yes, there have been too, too many- is to allow the use of lethal force in the Green Lantern Corps. DC Comics seemed to have always been able to pride itself on the fact that their heroes refused to kill their enemies. Where the villains would be the killers, the heroes would never resort to lethal force. At least in the core character titles like Superman, Green Lantern, Batman, etc. It separated them from Marvel in the 80's and ...more
Be warned: even though it's a New 52 title, you really need to have read the prior Green Lantern event, War of the Green Lanterns. It seems DC chickened out of rebooting the entire line and allowed the Green Lantern books to continue on as though nothing had happened. Sure, you could tackle it anyways, but don't expect anything to be explained, or for this to be an origin story. That said, it can be a fun read.

Hal Jordan is now without a ring, and Sinestro is a Green Lantern again. This leads,
You know, as a character I really hate Sinestro, but I love this story. Geoff Johns at his craft again, and he puts on a spectacular show. Sinestro is one of those characters that you love to hate, and as such he has a marvelously complex back story with all kinds of fun twisty places to entangle a plot. The very thought of Hal Jordan trying to give up the Green Lantern mantel and trying to live without being a hero is as strange as Sinestro trying to be a hero again. Except...nothing is quite a ...more
I like the Green Lantern Corp. The idea of flying space cops with magic rings that can create anything they can imagine to combat evil is awesome but (ironically) I sometimes feel there is a lot of untapped potential with the characters that isn't brought into the books because of a lack of imagination on the part of the artists and writers. The Green Power Rings can create ANYTHING as long as the wearer can imagine them yet all we get time and time again are the same boring shields and giant fi ...more
David Caldwell
Hal Jordan has been stripped of his ring. Sinestro has gotten a green ring again. Sinestro makes Hal a deal. If Hal helps to take out the Sinestro corps, Sinestro will give him a ring again.

I know that Green Lantern is a fan favorite for a lot of people. truthfully, he doesn't do that much for me though. I never cared for the whole "space cop" angle of the storyline. A lot of the stories seemed a little too far removed for me to connect. Also Hal usually comes off as a jerk to me. The whole atti
Tony Laplume
Even though it comes in at the end of his near-decade writing Green Lantern adventures, Sinestro as it turns out is an excellent way to discover Geoff Johns in this franchise.

This is the first volume from the fall 2011 New 52 relaunch. Technically it continues right from where Johns left off with the previous series and everything he's done since 2004's Green Lantern: Rebirth. But that doesn't really matter. Two characters matters, Hal Jordan and the other title character, Sinestro.

Again, techni
Drown Hollum
For all the time Johns spent crafting the various corps. of the DCU, he sure does treat them as pretty expendable. In this volume, the most interesting thing to ever happen to Sinestro (i.e. the Sinestro Corps) is undone, favoring a story with him as a Green Lantern instead. The Sinestro Corps is (view spoiler), we do some par for the course romantic back and forth between Hal and Carol, and really hit every beat we've come to expect from Johns' GL. It's starti ...more
Coming out of War of the Green Lanterns DC launched the new 52 and with it introduced its newest Green Lantern: Sinestro. Surprise! I remember when reading Blackest Night that with each passing chapter, Hal Jordan's primary nemesis appeared to be taking over the spotlight from our hero. Hal is my favorite Green Lantern, and Geoff Johns has done wonders for the character since the beginning of his run, but even I must admit that it pales in comparison to the transformation that has taken place wi ...more
Ricky Ganci
Of all the DC hero stories, I think that Green Lantern has to have the deepest in terms of lore and scope. I mean, Hal is a galactic cop whose sector, one of thousands, has just him--a single being equipped to protect and serve everybody. In this case, Sinestro takes center stage, and as the New 52 reboots around Hal, this one doesn't offer the fresh start that the others titles do and while lots of exciting and appropriately large-scale things happen, this first volume of Green Lantern seems a ...more
Look, I'm a sucker for Green Lantern. Everyone knows it. So reviewing this is unfair and not unbiased. That said it's not exactly up to snuff. I like post-corps Hal, but I find the whole him and Carol will-he won't-he, golly gee I wish he'd just marry me! trotted out a little too often. It's really gutting her character to be this big business owner, a hero in her own right, and yet she still plays the role of reward for Hal overcoming his shit. C'mon... Everything just sort of caterwauls in a w ...more
James Dunphy
Being the huge GL fanboy that I am, I was excited to read Geoff Johns' "New 52" Green Lantern beginning arc. Although it is to my understanding all of the very exhausted GL history that Geoff Johns spent the last 8 years building up will not be rebooted in the new DCU (similar to the great Grant Morrison Batman stuff). Again, this is great because Johns' run on GL is what MADE me the huge fan of Hal Jordan the corps that I am. I spent the last year reading his run on GL and GLC. Although it shou ...more
This is a review for the Geoff Johns New 52 Green Lantern run, which spans three volumes.

To give perspective to my experience of these issues, I have to preface my review with the statement that this was my first experience with Green Lantern.

Although the "messages" of Green Lantern, as well as the "emotional spectrum" can be somewhat cheesy, at least written by Johns (since that's what my experience is limited to), I find them immensely appealing. In a genre dominated by millionaires (e.g. Bruc
Nicola Mansfield
I'm a complete noob when it comes to Green Lantern; his universe seems so complicated to try to fathom. But I'm a big Justice League fan and bought this volume when the ebook was on sale for $1.99. My favourite GL and the only one I really know is John Stewart,so I've been having to get to know Hal Jordan. For a newbie this was a pretty good introduction, even though it has picked up with a complete background to the story already in progress, everything was explained quite clearly and I knew wh ...more
Emily Green
In the New 52 Green Lantern: Sinestro, the Green Lantern powers are awarded to Sinestro, who fears that the Guardians are not leading the Green Lanterns properly. He decides that he needs to create an alliance with Hal Jordan and offer him some power in exchange for his help. Meanwhile, Jordan is trying to live without super powers, and failing miserably. He had no job and he perpetually ticks of his girlfriend, who also happens to be his employer.

The comic seems to play off personality traits
I loved Hal Jordan and Green Lantern as a kid and I wondered why he was an arrogant prick in as a member of the Justice League reboot. Well, this book did nothing to explain that. It started up the reboot with Hal losing his standing as Green Lantern and Sinestro gaining it. There were lots of references to a major story arc causing this turn of events with quite a bit in the story around the Guardians but nothing was really explained. It felt like the story started up in the middle; there was n ...more
Portanto, um gajo tinha um anel mágico e agora já não o tem, vive um namoro absurdo e plástico com uma tipa plástica, numa tentiva pateta de adaptação à vida normal após grandes aventuras intergalácticas... com o tal anel mágico.
Nisto aparece um gajo com bigodinho de ilusionista e com ar de quem, em toda a sua vida, só comeu pudim Boca Doce de morango. Esse tipo tem um anel mágico funcional com cuja gosma verde ultra-poderosa confeccionou outro anel, para «pedir em casamento» um sidekicking do t
Chris Aylott
Sinestro is one of the few DC villains who can carry an entire book on his own, and Geoff Johns gives him a great star turn in these issues from Green Lantern's "New 52" relaunch.

Hal Jordan is still a vital part of the storyline, but in these issues he's Sinestro's reluctant sidekick. Their contempt for each other drives the book, and Johns skillfully portrays both their differences and the lost opportunity to overcome them. As has been seen before in the DC universe, Hal and Sinestro are a gre
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Geoff Johns originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in Media Arts and Film. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990’s in search of work within the film industry. Through perseverance, Geoff ended up as the assistant to Richard Donner, working on Conspiracy Theory and Lethal Weapon 4. During that time, he also began his comics career ...more
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