Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War Vol. 1
Collection: Green Lantern #21-23; Green Lantern Corps #14-15; Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special © 2007
Publisher: DC Comics © 2008
Writers: Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons
Pencils: Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason and Angel Unzeta
Inks: Ethan Van Sciver, Oclair Albert, Prentis Rollins and Drew Geraci
Colors: Moose Baumann and Guy Major
Letters: Rob Leigh and Phil Balsman
Collection Cover: Ethan Van Sciver and Moose Baumann
In Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War Vol. 1 we find one of the greatest creative teams in comics, Johns, Sciver and Baumann. Geoff Johns is why I turned to DC from Marvel. I just love his storytelling. Johns’ writing is grand in its scope and intricate in its details. With great skill he weaves a whole new chapter into the Green Lantern mythos. Johns’ dialogue is so explosive that you can just feel the emotion.
Ethan Van Sciver and Moose Baumann were born to work together. Sciver has a very tasteful shading style in his art and a keen eye for even the smallest of details. There is no fluff or filler in Sciver’s panels. It’s all intended and serves to add depth and definition in creative ways that are relevant to the story. Moose Baumann is my favorite colorist because he is so bold and lively with his color choices. The images cease to be two-dimensional in Baumann’s hands and come alive with an almost three-dimensional color and definition.
The art team on Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps Vol. 1 of Ivan Reis on Pencils and Oclair Albert on inks was nice. I particularly liked Reis’ depiction of non-human characters and his backgrounds. The layouts were extensive and great. They were full of detail and subtlety that require some extra time to take it all in. I enjoyed Albert’s inking of Reis’ panels. They really add clarity and good definition to the busy panels and pages. Albert’s moderate use of heavy-shadows allows for all the detail in the panels to shine. Baumann rocked it on the colors as usual. Beautiful artwork all the way around.
Pencilers, Patrick Gleason and Angel Unzueta on Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War Vol. 1 really draw nice, tight pictures. It’s like Hi-Definition comics. Inker, Prentis Rollins, was good in many panels. But there were a few I found that seem a bit excessive with the shading. Large portions were just black. Drew Geraci has a similar style to Rollins so they meshed well. Their styles seemed to contrast well with Guy Major’s bright and bold coloring. There was no doubt what the draw and focus of the panels were.
In Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War Vol. 1 we find that Sinestro has made his own corps out of the most wicked and terrifying beings in the universe. Sadistic and cruel killers that were capable of spreading great fear. Then, so that order might be instilled through fear, Sinestro gave these murdering psychopaths the most powerful weapon in the universe, a Power Ring. First the Sinestro Corps will kill all of the Green Lantern Corps – as Green Lanterns can’t kill – Second, destroy Oa and the Guardians and take control of the central planet. Plus, the Anti-Monitor, Parallax, Superboy-Prime, Cyborg Superman and the Manhunters. Things are about to change forever in the universe and in the Green Lantern Corps.
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