Tears For Fears
Art By: Martin Coccolo, Blond, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 16, 2016
For being such a low key issue this actually has a lot going on for it, which is weird because it really seems to be setting up a lot of stuff that we'll never get to see once Rebirth comes along and puts the kibosh on all things Sinestro, but we've got this mysterious prophecy, Mongul swearing revenge as he makes his escape from so many goddamn Fear Lanterns and even some mysteriously hidden Sinestro Corpsmen, who don't seem to be too pleased with the current leadership that Sinestro has appointed. That's a whole lot of stuff going on for two more issues. Anyway, it's time for our Corps to get back to New Korugar and start protecting the Universe in other ways so the first thing that Soranik does as the Corps' new leader is recall all the rings that Sinestro sent out to Earth and this too is really cool because Superman really seems upset that he no longer has the power of the ring........ hell, everyone seems upset, well except for Deathsroke that is, but he's a hard ass.
In the end, before the Corps could make their way off of Earth the people cried out to Soranik that they don't want them to leave because they now see the Fear Lanterns as their real protectors and because I guess Soranik didn't want to hear anymore whining from a planet that is rife with heroes, she tells Arkillo that his new role with the Corps is to be the guardian of Earth and it's cool as hell because she also has Saint Walker stay with him too, so it's kind of a New Guardians reunion going on, but one thing that really left me feeling cold is how Saint Walker now understands the importance of fear and how his "reeducation" has really opened his eyes............ just the fact that they keep saying "reeducation" really disturbs me........ Hopefully, there aren't any side effects to this "reeducation" because I hate the idea of something else terrible happening to Saint Walker, but I love the interaction between him and Arkillo and how shameful Arkillo came off when approached by Saint Walker because of how he never helped him when Sinestro sent him to the science division. With that our characters fly off to new adventures and with two issues left, I hope everything setup here is wrapped up nicely.
That's it for this issue of Sinestro and I really dug it for it's low key demeanor, while setting up quite a bit of stuff to look forward to in the upcoming months. We've got most of the issue being told to us through Soranik's point of view and how she has to endure and even overcome her new role as leader of the Sinestro Corps and that's great because even though this character has the spotlight more than most Green Lantern characters, do to her parantage, we haven't had a whole lot for her to do besides for her giving Sinestro dirty looks because she doesn't agree with his line of thinking. So yeah, having Soranik as the leader of the Sinestro Corps while her daddy works through some physical therapy works for me because I really dig the character and as well it seems that this plays right into what Sinestro wants for his daughter..........so double win there. I wasn't a huge fan of the Sinestro Corps Vs. The Paling story, but I'm happy as hell for this aftermath issue for how well it works with the Earth proclaiming that their true heroes are the Fear Lanterns and it's just something that feels so right while also being something that I never thought I would hear......... It's just fun and there are so many little things in this issue to enjoy that I didn't even talk about here. The art in this issue was amazing all the way through and really, everything dealing with art here, like the inks and colors were just amazing. The whole damn thing looked great so I want to make sure that I give everyone credit and really because of the strong writing and awesome art, this is one of my favorite issues of Sinestro in awhile.
Bits and Pieces:
The Paling is finsished, but will Soranik survive the aftermath?....... man, that sounds like a generic solicit, but you know what? It makes for a fine ass story here. Since all the action was really spent in the previous issues, here we see Soranik try to deal with her new role as leader of the Sinestro Corps with a more low key feel to the storytelling and it's fantastic because of this. On top of great art all the way through and strong writing, this is a issue of Sinestro that you don't want to miss.