The Renegade Green Lantern Returns With His Own Ongoing
Fans have been looking forward to writer Cullen Bunn's take on Sinestro since the book was first announced and today we have our chance to get the all important first impression of the new series. Like many first issues Sinestro #1 is a little heavy on the narrative as Bunn helps remind long time Green Lantern readers of the path that Sinestro has been on since his encounter with the First Lantern in Green Lantern #20 while also making sure to provide enough background for a new reader jumping on for the first time.
There's some room for confusion for readers who are following Sinestro's appearance in Forever Evil and trying to parse how the current events in the Green Lantern universe dovetail with what's going on in the DC Universe proper. Given that he's still showing signs that he's bonded with Parallax over in the Geoff John's penned story it's safe to say that those events must take place before this issue as Sinestro states that he's no longer paired with the entity of Fear. Seeing that the reunion of Sinestro with his former comrades also fits nicely after Arkillo's recent appearance in Green Lantern Corps #28 we have to assume that Forever Evil has already concluded some time ago. How Sinestro goes from that event to where he is at the start of this issue may not have any importance, but if it does I'm sure we'll learn more when the time is right.
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Sinestro is of course not welcome back but Bunn chooses wisely to keep the tension between Arkillo and his former master from boiling over into fisticuffs in the first issue. Instead Arkillo plays the trump card in his hand to demonstrate how effective he has been in Sinestro's absence, and the reveal serves as a great way to end the issue on a high note. It's clear that Bunn has put a great deal of thought into the direction for the series and if this issue is an indication for what's to come we are really in for a great experience.
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Sinestro #1 is a great launch to the newest book in the Green Lantern family. Cullen Bunn is a welcome addition to the writing team and it's always great to see Dale Eaglesham on a monthly book. With this first issue the creative team has set the stage for the next phase in Sinestro's long and storied life. Something tells me we are in for a great ride. Five out of five lanterns.