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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)

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
Aug 16, 2014 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: dc, comics
Wow. Okay, trying not to swear too much because my Mom has decided to make her presence known on Goodreads. Luckily, she doesn't much like comics and therefore I doubt she'll read this.

Holy. Shit. I am honestly exhausted. I experienced many overwhelming emotions and my brain stopped working several times.

I got these from the library today and read them back to back for like 2 and a half hours; dinner be dammed. By the end of this, I had so much adrenaline in my body I legitimately wanted to att
This review assumes you have read Volume 1 of The Sinestro Corps War, is you haven't and don't want any spoilers for Volume 1, stop reading! Why would you read about part 2 without reading part 1?

So, Volume 1 of The Sinestro Corps War has set up a pretty good (if basic) story and revealed that the biggest battle between The Sinestro Corps and the Green Lantern Corps will take place on Earth. Luckily for DC Comic fans, this allows Geoff Johns to bring in some other characters (Hawkman, Superman,
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.
I really enjoyed the first volume of the Sinestro Corps War but the second is even better! The second volume deepens the mystery of the Blackest Night and starts to pull in some of the other Lantern colors which will be introduced. And it has one of the best moments I've ever seen in the Green Lantern universe with Hal Jordan and the residents of the newly rebuilt Coast City. I can't say more without spoiling it but it's not often that a comic book makes me say "Awwww" out loud and that moment d ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chubistian De oteron
One of Johns best works on Green Lantern (my favorite is GL Secret Origins), Gibbons and Tomasi also do a great work. The only problem with this epic intergalactic war is that is just a prologue to the Blackest Night (a good event but a little boring in some parts), that sometimes take you off the story to tell you about the prophecy. In the pencils there are some heavy good ones and some weaker ones
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
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
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.
I felt this was more of a 3.5. I'd probably enjoy this second volume with a second read because I was a bit disappointed with the abrupt ending. I see a purchase of Green Lantern trades in my future.
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
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
The whole arc was so wonderfully done. I found the green lanterns in the windows of Coast City moving
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
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
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
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