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Green Lantern (Green Lantern IV #4)

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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  4,949 ratings  ·  101 reviews
Originally published in single magazine form in Green Lantern, 21-23, Green Lantern Corps 14-15, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special--T.p. verso.
Published 2008 by DC Comics
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'kris Pung
This has to be Geoff Johns best work if not could someone kindly tell me what is. I mean Jesus the amount of top tier baddies doing what baddies do best (i.e endlessly tormenting our heroes). Also the body count of fallen Green Lanterns in this volume alone is just mind blowing (I’m going to really miss you elephant’ish looking dude).

Really looking forward to reading the next volume.
John Yelverton
This book series is taking off like gangbusters. A must read!
Aditya Prima
I decided to read this book because I've seen the animation. The category in the binggo board is "A book with male main character". I think this book is very interesting because its about superhero and alien. In this book the War of Light will begin, its the war between the Green Lantern corps and the Sinestro corps.

The characters that I like is Hal Jordan, the main character. I found he is interesting because when Kyle Rayner was captured by the Sinestro corps and invected by Parallax, he's
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Federiken Masters
Nov 04, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
Brittney
Traditional meets contemporary in Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War, written by Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons. The tried and true villain-fights-hero plot is peppered with more modern notions of character development and emotional conflict as former allies become foes and the fate of the galaxy is at stake.

Sinestro, the once exemplary member of the Green Lantern Corps, was banished for harnessing the power of fear and now seeks to destroy his former brethren and take over the galaxy. And he’s
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Brian Crawford
in blackest day in brightest night beware your fears made into light let those who try to stop what's right burn like my power sinestro's might page 3-4

this book was good because of all the action that took place. i liked the battle of good vs. evil and willpower vs. fear. every page brought up something new. this book is fast paced but, i think it just keeps you entertained.

the book explains about how the yellow lanterns came to be. it also explains about Ion and Parallax. the battle of t
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Gregory
My copy covers the both books of The Sinestro Corps War, so this is for the first half of my book which is Book 1. The Sinestro Corps War is my first multi-series event, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps have a decent amount of overlap, but this was a full-on crossover. The books leading up to here have been dropping some series hints about what was about to go down. Sinestro Corps War, obviously, tells of Sinestro's creation of his own Lantern team und ...more
Caitlin
I have to admit that as someone who isn't overwhelmingly familiar with the DC Universe, this was a little confusing at first. I had previously read Secret Origins which gave me some background on Hal Jordan but this one is pulling in Hal's time as Parallax, the alternate-universe jerk Superman/boy-Prime (I never completely understood which he was) and Cyborg Superman, all of whom I had to Wikipedia to understand. This isn't a complaint about the book but rather a warning to anyone else who wants ...more
Matt Raymond
A great beginning to a great storyline. Geoff Johns basically just reuses everything he can find, but it's ok. It might be a better mousetrap, but it's the best mousetrap you'll ever buy.

Sinestro demonstrates why he's so cool by making a corps named after him, which is so Sinestro, and amasses an army so big and relentless that the Green Lanterns are forced to make some drastic choices while facing their fears. The best part is how grand a scale this is. This is one story in one character's worl
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Ithlilian
Oooo! ::claps:: This is why I was interested in the Greem Lantern series, the emotional spectrum, the yellow lanterns, Hal Jordan as evil and various lanterns disliking him, and so on. Let me take a step back though, there are things about this collection I didn't like.

Green Lantern versus Sinestro Corps is very Sith versus Jedi. Sinestro and the corps want to instill order to the galaxy using fear. Sinestro isn't necessarily evil, he just wants to protect his galaxy the way he sees best. He wa
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Shawn Fritsche
I've been trying to get caught up on Green Lantern in anticipation of FINALLY getting to read Blackest Night. After reading the Sinestro Corps War (along with Rage of the Red Lanterns and Agent Orange) I feel caught up and ready to tackle DC's big event for 2009.

I won't go into too much detail, but the Sinestro Corps War starts with the return of Parallax, the being who possessed Hal Jordan and made him destroy Coast City, and a good chunk of the Green Lantern Corps. Also, you get a big behind
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Patrick Hester
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Iowa City Public Library
If you’re familiar with comics, then you know that it isn’t possible for the big two comic companies, Marvel and DC, to go a year without some huge event that sprawls across multiple titles. Usually the events are a disappointment–a lot of hype and not enough delivery. Last year, though, DC came through with an event that was well received with the "Sinestro Corps War."

It featured the Green Lantern Corps, led by the most famous lantern, Hal Jordan, fighting against Sinestro, who created the Yel
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Iowa City Public Library
If you’re familiar with comics, then you know that it isn’t possible for the big two comic companies, Marvel and DC, to go a year without some huge event that sprawls across multiple titles. Usually the events are a disappointment–a lot of hype and not enough delivery. Last year, though, DC came through with an event that was well received with the "Sinestro Corps War."

It featured the Green Lantern Corps, led by the most famous lantern, Hal Jordan, fighting against Sinestro, who created the Yel
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Aaron
In further preparation for the Blackest Night storyline, the Green Lantern Corps comes up against another group armed with power rings: The Sinestro Corps. As it would seem is obvious, the group is headed by Sinestro, a bane for the Green Lanterns and Hal Jordan's former mentor and nemesis.

The rings of the Sinestro Corps work in the color green, which is a color the Green Lantern Corps has always found resistant to their powers. To make matters even worse, the Sinestro Corps find strength in sp
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Vanessa
People like to bag on Geoff Johns these days but he's been good for DC. Exhibit A: he made the Green Lantern readable and one of their more buzzed about properties again (although so did Ron Marz for a time AND his killing of Kyle Rayner's girlfriend Alex kicked off the whole Women in Refrigerators meme but I digress.) In this digest collecting the first half of a 2007 series, Sinestro has been kicked out of the corps because he took his job of policing over the fascist edge-this is one of Johns ...more
Matthew
(Note: This is a review of the paperback: Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War the twelve chapter collected edition that republishes Green Lantern #21-25, Green Lantern Corps #14-19 and Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special. I have noticed that some of these reviews are of a different book that only contains half of this material.)

As the title suggests, The Sinestro Corps War is about a war, but it isn't like any of those wars you hear about on the news. In this war the enemy consists entirely
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Homewood Public Library







After reading Marvel’s space opera, Uncanny X-men: Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire, I decided to read DC’s take on the genre. Like Marvel’s X-men story, DC’s Green Lantern epic is in several volumes, and has not yet been concluded.





First off, I have to admit to some bias, as I’ve always been a Marvel fan and only followed DC sporadically. I grew up with the Marvel characters and can fully appreciate the history and references. When terrible things happen to them, I feel like it is happening t
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John Wiswell
Mar 01, 2008 John Wiswell rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Comics readers, sci fi readers, fantasy readers
Recommended to John by: Randall Nichols
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
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Dan
This was the best story in comics last year, and it seemed to catch everyone by surprise. Contained in only the two monthly Green Lantern titles (along with a few one-shots that were actually worth it), The Sinestro Corps War became a story that made people read GL who hadn't before, and for those long-time fans, Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, and company paid tribute and pulled from every generation of GL comics. So many shocking moments happen throughout in just this first half of the story, and m ...more
Brian
Oh My God This is Awful. I kept reading / hearing how this series was SO GREAT. I just can't finish this (and thus inspired my new shelf "Cant' Finish." A typical trade comic collects a minimum of six issues. I stopped in the third issue of this trade. I just don't get it. The story is hokey (as oppossed to very plausible things like radioactive spiders biting people and giving them superpowers or doctors finding the hammer of Thor). I guess in hindsight, I never liked the super galactic epic ba ...more
Hannah Givens
The pinnacle of Green Lantern stories. It's about the Lanterns as a corps and as individuals, about the ramifications of the Guardians' existence. It's got Sinestro, one of the greatest villains of all time, because he's one of the few with a legitimate ideological position. Plus the writing is amazing, and while it's part of the ongoing Green Lantern canon, it's also a contained two-volume story with an ending.
aaron
ah mr. johns...how very awesome you are! this green lantern collection finally brings into play another lantern corps...this one created and ruled by one of my favorite anti-heroes, sinestro. this find sinestro on a mission to capture parallax and create a corp of villains that will go up against the guardians and their green lantern soldiers. another wonderful read from the incomparable johns!
Justin
Each Green Lantern book I've read by Geoff Johns has made me more of a fan of Green Lantern than I was before. I'm also really impressed with how DC chose to visually present a complex story with a deep fictional history. There were moments when this could have been very confusing, but the presentation made it fairly easy to follow. I'm looking forward to finding out how part 2 concludes the story.
Brad
I was pretty disappointed by this story of Green Lantern's archenemy Sinestro creating his own yellow-ringed corps that attacks the Green Lanterns.
The very first issue in this collection (which covers the first half of this collection) sets up everything nicely--Sinestro's back, Hal Jordan's angry, the Guardians are flummoxed, and Kyle Raynor is in trouble. Every issue after that feels like it's slightly moving the chess pieces around, but lacks surprise or excitement. I haven't been reading G
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Ubalstecha
Hal Jordan is back from the dead, and he is trying to fit back into his life and the corps. He is looked upon suspiciously by his fellow Green Lanterns because of what happened before. Surrounding him are the other Earth Green lanterns, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner. Sinestro rises back from banishment to challenge the corps, recruiting a group of "Sinestro Corp" members to fight along side him. And the results are not good for the corps.

Geoff Johns has been credited with giving a bo
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Jace
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 hadn't 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 repetit ...more
Will Robinson Jr.
This is the landmark story arc that change the Green Lantern mythos forever. Sinestro finds the yellow element of fear and with it creates his own Lantern Corps. to seemingly replace the Green Lanterns and the Guardians of the universe. Hal Jordan, Green Lantern of earth must face his fears in order to defeat Sinestro. DC Comics fans get exciting surprises in this volume like the "Crisis" villains the AntiMonitor, Super-boy Prime and Cyborg Superman. The action never slows down and you will be c ...more
Angel
I did not give this two stars because it was bad. It was not. However, if you have not followed the Green Lantern titles for a while, you may get a little lost. This is a very convoluted tale where keeping track of some of the characters at times may not be easy. Having said that, it was a pretty fast paced read as the Green Lantern Corps has to fight the menace posed by Sinestro and his own yellow corps based on fear. As this is only part one of the series, I will likely go find the second part ...more
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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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