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Review: Green Lantern: Tales of the Sinestro Corps

Green Lantern: Tales of the Sinestro Corps
Green Lantern: Tales of the Sinestro Corps by Geoff Johns
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Written well enough, as I tend to expect from Geoff Johns, but it just a collection of stories of different characters rather than a truly cohesive story. It didn’t really capture me, and was quickly read and set aside.

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Review: Green Lantern, Vol. 5: The Sinestro Corps War, Vol. 2

Green Lantern, Vol. 5: The Sinestro Corps War, Vol. 2
Green Lantern, Vol. 5: The Sinestro Corps War, Vol. 2 by Geoff Johns
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On the whole I have not been a fan of the Blackest Night storyline, either the build-up to it or the story itself when it finally rolled out. Strangely enough this volume is one of the few of that period that actually works well for me. As I have come to expect, Geoff Johns handles the writing deftly and with great skill, so no complaints there. On the whole it is a good volume and worth reading.

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Review: Green Lantern, Vol. 6: Secret Origin

Green Lantern, Vol. 6: Secret Origin
Green Lantern, Vol. 6: Secret Origin by Geoff Johns
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Geoff Johns has a deft approach to handling long established characters, and his handling of Hal Jordan as Green Lantern is one of my favorites. He does a very good job of retelling the origin story while bringing it up to date. In the process he sets the stage for other events that unfolded, leading to Blackest Night among others. I don’t know whether this was written before all of that or was written after the fact, but I do like how well it ties in those elements.

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