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Comic Book Review: Sinestro #2

GalleryComics_1900x900_20140521_SIN_Cv2_5345ca9c0e2f76.93848465Book: Sinestro #2
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Dale Eaglesham
Colorist: Jason Wright

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Summary from Comixology:
Sinestro is face-to-face with the Yellow Lanterns, the Corps he built in his own image. It’s time to find out if the Sinestro Corps is strong enough for the mission he has in mind, and if they’re not, then they won’t stand a chance against the growing threat of the Pale Vicars.

I want to start this off with a simple statement, Cullen Bunn knows how to write villains. This series is only on the second issue but its great so far, and his run on Magneto has been a great story so far. It’s a really cool time in comics because two iconic villains each have their own books and they are both good.

The Good
My favorite part of this comic was just seeing Sinestro in his natural environment, being a bad ass. As the story progresses Sinestro slowly takes back his position as leader of the group that once started. The fight scenes in this book are absolutely beautiful and the constructs created with the rings are both frightening and creative. My favorite part of the issue was when Thaal Sinestro destroys one of the yellow rings with his own mental thought. It shows just how powerful Thaal truly is.

The Bad
I really enjoyed all of this book, so finding something that I disliked was a struggle. So, instead, I’m going with something that confused me. Now, I understand that Thaal and his daughter, Soranik, have had a troubled pass (Since she is a Green Lantern and he is… not) but this part of the story was a little forced and hard to follow since daddy issues aren’t my cup of tea. I feel the story would be stronger without the involvement of his daughter. But who knows, maybe Bunn is planning some Johnathan Hickman type story where what happens in the first issues ties everything together in issue 24 or something similar.

The Final Verdict
Go buy this comic if you like villains, or just a good story. This comic really had my attention for the entire issue, I was never bored, and I didn’t feel like the issue dragged on for to long. The sicker price of $2.99 is great, the story was strong, and the art was vibrant and colorful, but yet captured the darkness of the character. In the words of Thaal Sinestro “… There will be opportunities for kingliness and hideousness in equal measure. I’m just getting started.” You did it again Cullen Bunn, this issue of Sinestro gets a 4 out of 4.

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