Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Green Lantern #2

The second chapter of "Sinestro" is written by Geoff Johns and pencilled by Doug Mahnke.  This has got to be a very satisfying moment for Sinestro: having Hal Jordan basically on his knees and humilliated just for a taste of the green ring, has to be a dream come true for him, and probably more gratifying than defeating him in battle.  Hal, in the meantime, may pretend being indignated, but it is obvious that he craves the power he lost.  These two attitudes are not explicitly expressed in the story, but is my perception of them, which is why I think Johns did a good job in this issue; the fact that their reactions are open to interpretation rather than blurted out, makes for  good writing.  This issue is better than flat #1, and by the end, we realize that this mutual need Hal and Sinestro have for the other is the core of this arc.

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