Sunday, January 15, 2012

Green Lantern #5

Sinestro and Hal Jordan make their move against the Corps of Fear in a story written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Doug Mahnke.  The issue mostly focuses on Sinestro trying to justify to Jordan, the Korugarians -and himself?- the reasons for his past actions, and how he was being perceived as a villain when all he wanted was to bring order to his world. Even though his transformation has been gradual -starting prior to "Blackest Night"- it is still hard to sympathize with Sinestro; he is being "too good" to be convincing.  Hal's characterization on the other hand, continues making him look like a rookie, with too many insecurities and flaws, all to the benefit of making Sinestro look better.  How long can this angle be played out before he turns to villainy again? It is going to happen at some point, and then it will be hard to explain all the back and forth, or make it enjoyable.  Not a memorable arc.

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