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Green Lantern, Volume 4: The Sinestro Corps War, Volume 1

(Green Lantern (2005) #4)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  6,628 ratings  ·  137 reviews
The landmark story arc that shook the Green Lantern Corps to its foundations is collected in this hardcover volume!
Sinestro's army of fear has gathered: Arkillo! Karu-Sil! The Cyborg-Superman! And hundreds more of the most terrifying villains the universe has ever seen! Hal Jordan has overcome great fear throughout his life, but what fear still lingers inside him? Parallax
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 20th 2008 by DC Comics (first published January 1st 2008)
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Enter the Sinestro Corps!

This harcover TPB edition contains “Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special”, “Green Lantern” #21-23 and “Green Lantern Corps” #14-15. Featuring the first volume of the “Sinestro Corps War” event.

Creative Team:

Writers: Geoff Johns & Dave Gibbons

Illustrators: Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver & Patrick Gleason


In Blackest Day… In Brightest Night… Beware your fears made into light, let those who try to stop what’s right, burn like my
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is still, after reading it for the second time, the best part of Geoff johns green lantern run.
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, dc
Holy shit!
The events that occurred in this volume was off the charts! So many stuff happened. So many stupid decisions were made. Damn. This was good. This was very, very good!

It's been said, again and again, that in order for a villain to be great, you, as a reader, have to be able to understand why they're doing all the fucked up shit they're doing. Sinestro is one of those villains. You hate him, but at the same time, you admire him for standing up for what he believes in. He believes fear
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.
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This has an epic feel to it. The Green Lantern Corps really has its back against the wall in this story. It's fun to see the crazy variety of aliens that are in the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps. Also, there are some really creepy art pieces of Sinestro as well that are worth looking at. I wasn't a fan of what happened to Kyle Rayner, though. He deserves a little more respect as a character.
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: green-lantern

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
James DeSantis
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Still one of the best events ever. Super high stakes, amazing fights, and some interesting twist. I did a much bigger review in my green lantern omnibus volume 1 review but Green Lantern Sinestro Corps War is some amazing stuff.
'kris Pung
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 S.
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, comics
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.
Jul 16, 2014 rated it liked it
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
John Yelverton
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book series is taking off like gangbusters. A must read!
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story that leads into the Blackest Night Storyline.
Patrick Hester
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Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paper-book
This is like.... the absolute definition of "that escalated quickly."
John Wiswell
Feb 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Aditya Prima
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Will Robinson Jr.
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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 ...more
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Epic story with BIG stakes and great villains. Parallax is getting annoying and overplayed, but then there's Cyborg Superman, Superboy Prime, and Sinestro & his Sinestro Corps to contend with. And oh! - how could I forget the Anti-Monitor! The Green Lanterns really have their work cut out for them. Who will live? Who will die? This is the storyline that Geoff Johns' run has been building up to, and it does not disappoint!

Story concludes in Green Lantern, Vol. 5: The Sinestro Corps War, Vol.
Apr 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
A lot of action and really high stakes make this one of my favorite comics to read and re-read
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Christ, adding these to my "read" list continues to be humiliating. Not even good. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
It was ok. I felt like a lot of the story was left out and plots jumped around. If you don't have a strong familiarity with the backstories of each character already, like I didn't, it doesn't make a ton of sense. Still some nice art, and the parts I did grasp were interesting and enjoyable.
Greg Benham
The prologue is great, but it drags a little after that. Ends on a promising cliffhanger.
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Poor story telling. Good art though.
Great story but now I feel like I need vol 2 and I only read it as background to Blackest Night. Not sure I'm up for that kind of commitment.

Great story though and artwork is fantastic
Edward Davies
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An odd collection, with the Green Lantern Corps issues feeling out of place at times, but they do finally start to merge together towards the end of the volume, and it's still pretty good stuff.
James  Love
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anybody who loves Dark Fantasy and Horror or just a damn good read.
Recommended to James by: Self
Shelves: 2017, kindle-edition
This is not the Green Lantern that I grew up reading... It's WAAAAAY better. The fear-based parasite known as Parallax is baaaaack. The darkness of Emerald Twilight is amped up while the Zero Hour failure has been redeemed. Hal Jordan's Green Lantern is more like an Emerald Bat-Man and Sinestro has amped up his game to the point of a Joker-like, Two-Faced Scarecrow.

The Sinestro Corps War is a dark and dangerous story-arc that leads the way into Blackest Night. The reader is introduced to the
Calvinist Batman
Hard to follow, especially if you don't know a LOT of backstory.
Wing Kee
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
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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 1990s 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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