Artist: Dale Eaglesham
Colorist: Jason Wright
BLACKEST DAY, BRIGHTEST NIGHT
“Sinestro still has lessons to teach. And when my students have learned all they can, they will feed.”
Thall Sinestro, powerful former Green Lantern member and ex leader and creator of the Sinestro Corps. After the battle with the First Lantern and the rouge Guardians, Sinestro decides he is no longer needed in this universe and embarks on a self-exile. Little does he know, there are people in this universe who seek him out and still look for his guidance and the power of the yellow light of fear!
The Ups: Sinestro is one of my favorite DC villains. With that said I was still hesitant about a solo series and then I found out Cullen Bunn, who also writes Magneto, is on duty I was more than excited. This story takes place not too long after the ‘Wrath of the First Lantern’ arc in the final Geoff Johns Green Lantern run. Bunn shows us a man who has given up his place in this universe and accepting his death. This was definitely a different feel for Sinestro, who is normally very confident. But just like Bunn does for Magneto, he brings out a more realistic personality that many can relate to and that just made me love the character even more. I never thought someone could write Sinestro better than Geoff Johns but Bunn is proving he can. The issue also brings a lot of old favorites from the Sinestro Corps such as Lyssa Drak and Arkillo who both have not been shown in a while, more so Drak with this being her New 52 debut. Backing up this well written story is the stellar art and color work from Eaglesham and Wright. They both really show their art muscles here as the issue goes to many different locations and shows a decent range of space creatures all done incredibly well. For me the first half of the issue showed how well this series was thought out and put together and how much work these two men are putting into such detailed work and that makes me very excited to see more of this in the future.
The Downs: The only problem I had, and it’s a tiny one, is that Bunn reverted Sinestro back to being a Yellow Lantern and removing Parallax from Sinestro. I wanted to see more on the time they were bonded together.
Overall: A great fresh start to a character who deserves to be in the spotlight more often. If Bunn can continue on the path this issue on, we can all aspect amazing thing, and with Eaglesham and Wright on board you know it’s not only an intelligent read but one that is great for the eyes as well.
Grade 5 of 5