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Written By: Cullen Bunn Art By: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, Jason Wright Cover Price: $2.99 Release Date: February 25, 2015
Revenge Is A Dish Best Served...... In Yellow!
*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*
When we last instilled fear in people who were smaller than us...... or simply read Sinestro, we saw that Mongul had lured Sinestro to Warworld by killing Korugarians he sought to protect but when our favorite fear monger went seeking revenge, he was met with a bit more resistance than he expected. That's right folks, Mongul some how found a way to drain Sinestro's power level and even recruited the Apex League to help take him down........ You might remember the Apex League from Five Years From Now, where they imprisoned Sinestro on a prison planet and pretty much ruled over his life. Let's see if Sinestro can fight that future and take out Mongul before the master of Warworld can claim the Sinestro Corps for his own. Let's check it out.
Our issue begins with Mongul taking down Sinestro, but we saw right before the last blast knocked him out that he used what little power he had left in his ring to send out a distress call......... or the closest thing to a distress call that Sinestro would send out. The strange thing is, as we saw the message going out, it broke off into two. While the original call went out to the Sinestro Corps, the other remained a mystery until the end........ don't worry I'll get there.
Back on Warworld with Sinestro securely restrained, Mongul goes into his monologuing session and tells us that he salvaged some of Relic's light draining technology and that's how he's able to drain ring energy and if Sinestro tries to release Parallax on him, he'll absorb it too.......... Yeah, even though monologuing is usually the undoing of bad guys, it does look like things are pretty much hopeless for our Fear Lantern here. It's a good thing that the Sinestro Corps got the call and made their way to Warworld to free their fearless leader. I just hope they don't go down too quickly.
In the end, Sinestro tries to convince the Apex League that Mongul won't honor his deal to help them take out "The Paling" after he's through with Sinestro and the Fear Lanterns, but it looks like he might not get the chance to betray them after all because even though the Sinestro Corps will feel the affects of his emotional spectrum drainer, it seems that the other distress call made it to it's destination and we see the New God: Bekka boom tube in sporting a new piece of yellow jewelry and holy shit is it bad ass....... Not only because it looks awesome but from what it promises to bring.
That's it for this issue of Sinestro and while I kind of think that the main story came off a bit flat, it was all worth it for that awesome cliffhanger. Maybe that doesn't really justify the whole issue for everyone but I appreciated the explanation on how Mongul was siphoning the yellow energy and I like the fact that we got a small nudge to tell us that The Paling are still out there wreaking havoc. Now this part is a bit strange. While I loved Brad Walker on New Guardians, I really didn't like what he did here in Sinestro. The characters came off odd looking and it really made me miss Dale Eaglesham on this book. Maybe it was an off issue for him or maybe it's just me but I think I just expect more from this book and from what I've seen Brad Walker do in the past. See you next month where some serious badassery is bound to happen.
Bits and Pieces:
This is an odd issue to get into because it's primarily used as a way to get exposition across for what's going on and what the characters are planning but it still manages to be enjoyable for what relevant bits of information it provides and for what it promises to deliver next issue. The art though was a little off which is weird to me because I normally really like Brad Walker's work.