Green Lantern, Vol. 5: The Sinestro Corps War, Vol. 2
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Green Lantern, Vol. 5: The Sinestro Corps War, Vol. 2 (Green Lantern IV #5)

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The ultimate showdown between Hal Jordan--the greatest Green Lantern of all--and his arch-enemy, Sinestro, continues in this new volume.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 8th 2008 by DC Comics
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'kris Pung
A fitting conclusion but not as strong as the first volume which had plenty of tension. This one amounts to just one cosmic fight scene with a pretty typical GL formula.

“I hate you, your evil and you kill people ” (constructs something cool with ring and starts bludgeoning with it)
“I hate you more because I’m evil” (constructs something equally as a cool and starts stabbing with it)
(Rinse/Lather/Repeat)

And that’s pretty much the whole book in a nutshell, I hope I didn’t spoil it for anyone.
John Yelverton
This book series just keeps getting better and better with each new addition.
Federiken Masters
Nov 04, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: DCistas incondicionales.
Recommended to Federiken by: La misma curiosidad que mató al gato.
Pongo la misma reseña para ambos tomos y el especial de los "Sinestro Tales" porque los leí en revistas separadas y ni sé dónde arranca cada uno, pero en conjunto van narrando todos más o menos lo mismo. Se trata de un "Evento" comiquero con muchos pochoclos de colores, una historia con una premisa interesante no muy bien llevada y altibajos constantes. Los dibujo se mantienen en un nivel bastante bueno pero no así los guiones, que oscilan entre partes entretenidas y estremecedoras y otras ridíc...more
StoryTellerShannon
Longer review possibly coming.

ARTWORK: A minus; STORY/PLOTTING: B plus; CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B to B plus; JSA MYTHOLOGY: A minus; ACTION SCENES: A minus to A; OVERALL GRADE: A minus; WHEN READ: end of October 2013.
Matt Raymond
What a great way to end it. As with the first half, lots of fight scenes and close calls. But now Hal and the rest of Earth's GL's are aware of Sinestro's true intention, which have to do with destroying Earth because of it's strong emotional power (among other reasons). So all those fight scenes move to Earth, bringing cameos and appearances from other DC character that try and help out before Sinestro gets his way.

I loved seeing Green Lanterns killing people. It was a great satisfaction after...more
Patrick Hester
I didn't care for this as much as I have the other collections. It was all over the place and didn't feel very coherent. I think it suffers from the same thing that all of these massive crossover events suffer from - too much bs. They decide to do one of these and then they have to fill up all these different books with content - it's just too much.

Pulling it altogether into a single collection like this is great - if the story is tight, which this one isn't. The only purpose of this storyline w...more
Mike Rutschky
Feb 10, 2009 Mike Rutschky rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Superhero fiction, science fiction
Recommended to Mike by: Wes Lowery
A truly epic superhero space opera. The prophecy of the Seven Corps war (8 counting the Black Lanterns) and the foretelling of The Blackest Night is as great a mythology as anything the Norse or Egyptians had. Translating emotion into colors and symbols has a very primal resonance with our species that is complimented here by the spectacle of intergalactic armies going to war in space in the names of these emotions. The Sinestro Corps War proves that the larger-than-life, mythological aspect of...more
Aaron
Picking up where the last volume ended, readers will find the Green Lantern Corps on the losing side of a war that will likely change the way the galaxy deals with justice. The Sinestro Corps, a group that has similar powers to the Green Lantern Corps with a focus on fear rather than order, has set about to destroy the corps in order to take over. Sinestro, once considered the best of the Green Lanterns before he was booted out because of his over-emphasis on fear and violence is out for revenge...more
Vanessa
When last we left the Lanterns, Mogo and the Corps were under assault from the Sinestro Corps (including super-villains like Cyborg Superman, Superman Prime, Arkillo and a sentient virus) and the Guardians were bickering about an esoteric prophecy called Blackest Night.

This digest collects the second half of the Sinestro War story arc and sets things up for the Blackest Night arc that follows. Lots of groundwork is laid here for future lantern stories: lethal force is enabled for Green Lantern...more
Daniel
Teil 2 ist ein böse und brutale Fortsetzung des Sinestro Corps War. Nachdem jetzt auch die Green Lanterns töten dürfen, endet die Geschichte in einer All-Out Schlacht auf der Erde. Wir bekommen alte Bekannte wie Parallax, Cyborg Superman, Superman Prime und den Anti-Monitor zu sehen, und die neuen Corps werden angeteast. Ein sehr gutes Trade.

Andererseits stört mich so ein bisschen die Einführung der ganzen anderen Corps aus dem emotionalen Spektrum. Dass das kommt muss sowieso jedem klar sein, d...more
Brad
Oct 02, 2009 Brad rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics, dc
Sending this space battle to Earth and adding in some more colorful mythology improved the epic battle of green versus yellow, willpower v. fear. There's some interesting war-time allegories, as the Green Lanterns sacrifice their morals for victory over the yellow guys. The earthly exceptionalism is vexing--space battles so often culminate on earth, and some Oans call earthlings the most diverse and emotional of all species. I appreciate that this big story was limited to just two comics, but th...more
John Wiswell
Mar 01, 2008 John Wiswell rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fantasy readers, sci fi readers, comics readers
This review appears for both volumes of the collected Sinestro Corps War story.

How about that, they made me a Green Lantern fan. You know, the superhero with the magic ring that makes him travel around space as a bright green policeman? Geoff Jones and a wonderful art staff managed to grasp all the best parts of this superhero mythos and create some very engaging fantasy by tapping into grand themes. Green represents life and willpower; the absurd weakness to yellow is because yellow represents...more
Nathan
So I raved about Sinestro Corps Volume One (5 stars) so what made Volume 2 drop to 3 stars? Art. Pat Gleason's art was prominently featured in this story while Ethan Van Sciver and others did one or two issues of the story. Gleason's art is great for the Green Lantern Corps series he does with writer Peter J. Tomasi but the cosmic level of the combat was somewhat lessened by his chaotic art and it was fun but the number of discernible combatants on the panel was not nearly as well defined as in...more
Ubalstecha
This is the conclusion of the Sinestro Corps war. And it starts with a problem. At the end of the previous volume, the Green Lanterns are getting their butts handed to the, in some cases literally, by the Sinestro Corps. Faced with the reality that the Corps is about to be obliterated, the Guardians rewrite the book of Oa, allowing the rings to use lethal force.

So I opened up this volume, expecting to see the blood bath as the Corps starts to be able to really fight back. Instead, Johns rolls t...more
Ithlilian
The second Sinestro Wars collection wasn't as interesting to me as the first. Some of the stories here overlap a bit, which makes sense due to the two separate comic series included, but I definitely found myself not caring as much about the Corps as I did the Green Lantern storyline. The introduction to the emotional spectrum was good, and the acts of the guardians were interesting, but I didn't feel as excited this time around. I think it is because most of the pages are filled with action. I...more
Jace
May 15, 2011 Jace rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
The Sinestro Corps War reads like a comic book version of a summer blockbuster movie. There were a lot of battles and explosions, but not a lot of detailed plot. It was an entertaining story, but the flash didn't leave much of an impression. Until I read the story, I had realized that it was such an obvious set up for Blackest Night, which makes this story seem a lot less important in its own right. I rated the first volume lower than the second, only because it suffered from too much repetitive...more
Zach Danielson
I gave The Sinestro Corps War Vol. 1 another chance at the urging of a friend and liked it better the second time. I'm not sure that the pseudo-sci-fi of Green Lantern is really my thing, but I was at least entertained.

I wasn't familiar with most of the characters, and while this didn't really help me to connect with them, I did feel interested in the universe as a whole. By the end of this book, my curiosity was sufficiently piqued to convince me to look for the next volumes at the library.
Shawn Fritsche
My feelings on the overall story arc can be found in my review of the Sinestro Corps War Vol. 1. In short, I really liked this story.

However, I didn't enjoy vol. 2 as much, at least at first. Things kind of dragged in chapters six through eight, but really picked up in chapter 9, with the battle between Sadam Yat and Superman Prime. After that, things got really good, especially during the battle with the Anti Monitor and the final showdown with Hal Jordan and Sinestro.

Like I said in my Vol. 1...more
Welson Chang
This book is a mixed bag. Whenever Ivan Reis is doing the artwork, the story just flows along nicely. Pacing is well maintained by Geoff Johns as he tells the story of Sinestro as he works to bring down the Guardians of the Universe and Green Lantern Corps with the help of the Anti-Monitor, Cyborg Superman, and Superboy-Prime. The parts of the story where Patrick Gleason provides the art, the story tends to leave readers with a feeling of "great layouts, but I wish the artwork was nicer". Still,...more
Grace
The whole arc was so wonderfully done. I found the green lanterns in the windows of Coast City moving
Angel
I got this mostly to see how the story ended. I was not particularly thrilled by the first one, and this was not that much better. It was not bad. Just not great either. A very convoluted plot, a lot of overloaded panels at times that, while nicely drawn, were just a bit visually overwhelming. Big fans of Green Lantern will probably enjoy this. More casual comics readers like me may consider it optional reading. With the new film out, it may or not get you in the mood for the film. Overall, this...more
J.
Only slightly lesser than volume 1, and that's only because there are fewer character moments here, but they are more than made up for by the level of epic action. I won't mention my favorite panel, because it'd be a spoiler, but needless to say this felt way more universe-rending and powerful than "52" (which I abandoned before I got anywhere near "Final Crisis") did. Johns' run on GL (which is ongoing as of '09) is one of those books like Fraction's run on Invincible Iron Man or Bendis on "New...more
Joseph
Library book. Borrowed from Karen.

Too much fighting. I know that's a strange complaint for a comic book, especially when it's specifically about a war, but the fighting here is pretty much inexplicable, either due to the way it's drawn, or that there are about fifty characters in multiple locations to keep track of, with little to no help from the writers and artists.

And really, if you're going to bring the Anti-Monitor back from the dead, he shouldn't be such a pushover. Also, it would have bee...more
Sean
Too many big events in comics end up with nothing actually important happening in the end. Not so for this huge battle for the fate of the universe. Actual characters die, lives are changed, rules are changed, storylines progress, and set up huge things for the future making this storyline look smaller in comparison (But still fantastic). I really enjoyed this trade but was offput a little by the more cartoony art in the GL Corps chapters but it didn't take anything away from the story. Can't wa...more
Fizzgig76
Reprints Green Lantern #24-25 and Green Lantern Corps #16-19. Sinestro brings the war to Earth and the Green Lanterns fight to prevent the Blackest Night. A lot of fighting...that is the bottom line of this book. There is plot development between punches but the story is mostly focused on the war between the Sinestro Corps and the Green Lantern Corps. The story starts to get into the Blackest Night and the multi-spectrum rings, and does an ok job of balancing out the fighting with the set up.
Lissibith
A good conclusion to the title conflict, and an introduction to something DC has really run with since. Anything that features Guy Gardner, especially a well-written Guy Gardner, will always get a bump up from me, bot overall I thought the book balanced action - lots and lots of action - with the right amount of character development, humor and mythology.

Also, a team book where the people actually work as a team? Be still my beating heart :)
Sophie
Guy and Kyle, sitting on top of the Statue of Liberty...

This was fun! I hadn't planned on reading this today, but once I started, I found it hard to stop. And thanks to Blackest Night and everything, I am pleased to report that I wasn't confused at all! Seriously, this has to be the first "eventish" thing I've read that didn't give me that feeling. I love it! Plus, Mogo is badass. I'm pleasantly surprised by the Green Lantern stuff.
Gabriel Wallis
What an amazing graphic novel! I thought volume one was great, but volume two was even better! The Sinestro Corps versus The Green Lantern Corps... fear versus willpower. I couldn't put this graphic novel down. Honestly, I couldn't even get enough sleep! I stayed up late, reading, just to see what was going to happen next. It was good, and I don't think I'll forget the storyline. It was hardcore.
Jeffrey
On the whole I have not been a fan of the Blackest Night storyline, either the build-up to it or the story itself when it finally rolled out. Strangely enough this volume is one of the few of that period that actually works well for me. As I have come to expect, Geoff Johns handles the writing deftly and with great skill, so no complaints there. On the whole it is a good volume and worth reading.
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