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Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War 2 (Green Lantern Vol IV #4)

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Written by Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason and others Cover by Ethan Van Sciver The landmark story arc that shook the Green Lantern Corps to its foundations is collected in this hardcover volume featuring the best-selling Green Lantern 21-22, Green Lantern Corps 14-15, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1! Sinestro's arm ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published 2008 by DC Comics
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Donovan
Mar 03, 2016 Donovan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Holy poozers! This is action packed. The quick and dirty is that Sinestro has created his own army and seeks to destroy the Guardians, the Green Lantern Corps, and control the multiverse. And guess who's on his team? You'll never guess. (view spoiler) This is event level actio
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Bookwraiths
Three and a half stars.

Good story. Lots of action. High body count. And lots of characters popping up every page. Something that confused the hell out of me.

As for the art, it was good. There were some rough spots, but it did its job: telling the story.

High point for me is Sinestro. I'm really learning to appreciate him as a complex villain, who is evil but relatable.

Next volume of story is on the way to my local library. Can't wait to read it.
Stephen
May 30, 2015 Stephen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I don't even know where to start it was so big, but anyway the Green Lantern Corps has never looked this good in my opinion. With twists, surprises, and an immense threat throughout the book, this series tilted on strong elements and great and i mean great action. Sinestro was always a big threat for the Green Lantern Corps, but never like this as we see in this book.

I don't think I've ever read a comic that had this many different characters going head-to-head at each other in so many places a
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Logan
Sep 30, 2015 Logan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meh... This was an okay read. So i think perhaps the reason why i gave this only a 3 stars is because it was over hyped, my one friend went on for years about how amazing this was, and now that i read it there was no way this book could match the over hype!

So let me break it down, the story is that Sinestro has risen an army and wants to kill the green lantern corp... that's about it..

The Positives i would say would be Ivan Reis artwork, and the story did have some great moments, some of the f
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'kris Pung
Apr 30, 2014 'kris Pung rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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.
Primo Saktyawan Sugiharto
This volume was the most action packed comic I've ever read, so many things happening in every pages, so many fights, so many deaths. It was everything i wanted from a GL book. The characters were awesome, Geoff Johns' writing was solid, and so was the art.
Dan
Dec 28, 2015 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story that leads into the Blackest Night Storyline.
John Yelverton
Jan 19, 2012 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book series is taking off like gangbusters. A must read!
Brittney
May 06, 2014 Brittney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
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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Aditya Prima
Jul 30, 2013 Aditya Prima rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Feather Mista
Nov 04, 2010 Feather Mista rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: DCistas incondicionales.
Recommended to Feather 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
Victor Orozco
Jul 05, 2015 Victor Orozco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EXCELLENT!

The War of the Sinestro Corps begins, starting what will eventually grow into the Blackest Night. Without a doubt if the movie Green Lantern had succeeded then this story would have been a natural sequel.

Basically this set of stories continues after Hal Jordan's redemption after being rid of both the Spectre and Parallax. Only because of the fear that is prevalent thanks to Parallax's presence in the Lantern battery, things are coming to a head at a terrible pace.

The Justice League is
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Brian Crawford
Oct 22, 2014 Brian Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 13, 2014 Gregory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nerdish Mum
Mar 06, 2015 Nerdish Mum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This library haul pick would only be my second comic book experience with anything Green Lantern (though I love the animated versions of him, never seen the live action film!) The book I'm talking about is Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War Vol. 1 by Geoff Johns.

From my experience Green Lantern and the rest of the Corps' have a really bad reputation as not being very interesting and the characters aren't great, This has always put me off picking anything up about them, but the more I've watched
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Lissibith
Apr 11, 2012 Lissibith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of action and really high stakes make this one of my favorite comics to read and re-read
Wing Kee
Dec 09, 2015 Wing Kee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now this is what I'm talking about!

Oh I love me a good space opera with it's drama and simple emotions and hectic pace, this is what a good GL story is all about.

World: Johns has been pretty much doing a bang up job rebuilding the world and it's lore since taking up the job with Rebirth and now we see the first big event and status quo changing shifts in the GL universe. There are a lot of moving parts here and this is one of those cases where the multiple books really make sense in building a c
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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
Jul 25, 2013 Ithlilian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
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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M
Jun 22, 2015 M rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Geoff Johns sets the stage for the next chapter in the Green Lantern saga with this introductory piece to the Sinestro Corps. As the Earth-based Lanterns sit down to discuss the aftermath of the Secret Society, a yellow power ring darts into the Oa mess hall. It latches onto Kyle Rayner, transporting the current Ion to Qward - and face-to-face with an army fueled by the yellow light of fear. Imbuing Rayner with the entity Parallax, Sinestro leads his generals into a full-scale assault on the Lan ...more
Shawn Fritsche
Aug 14, 2010 Shawn Fritsche rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Aaron
Mar 04, 2011 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 12, 2011 Vanessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
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 it was amazing  ·  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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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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