Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sinestro #7 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Cullen Bunn
Art By: Ethan Van Sciver, Geraldo Borges, Jason Wright
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 3, 2014

Pestering A God

Here we are with GODHEAD Act 2 Part 5 and it's the final part to this act, so some serious shit can go down to get us ready for what Act 3 plans to throw at us.  While Guy and Simon went and did their own thing and by own thing I mean using Cyborg to boom tube them to New Genesis, where they were almost immediately captured, our other Lanterns had themselves one hell of a rescue mission.  After Sinestro took the Green Lanterns and the Indigo Tribe to the Anti-Matter Universe and Hal went off to go talk to Black Hand, John Stewart decided that they needed to go to the Star Sapphires so they could unite all of the emotional spectrum to battle the New Gods.  Now even though the only way they escaped the New Gods that had already started attacking Zamaron was John Stewart sporting a Star Sapphire ring.  As much as I was hoping to see John still rocking his Star Sapphire outfit, it seems here that he's done with love because the pink ring is gone and he's just all green.  That's too bad.  Alright, let's head back to the Anti-Matter Universe and see what our Lanterns are planning to do about their New God problem.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our story begins with John Stewart and Sinestro banging heads as John Stewart has taken control of the Green Lantern Corps in Hal's absence and the thought of John leading the Corps just tickles Sinestro to the point where he can't help but talk a massive amount of shit.  After all the nay saying though, John tells Sinestro and us that he wants to go on the offensive and use the Indigo Tribe's teleportation power as a means to accomplish a sneak attack against the New Gods and for some reason hold one prisoner.  I was watching the original King Kong the other day and I equate keeping a New God prisoner to be a lot like the end of Kong........ You know, just with more Lantern deaths and less Empire State climbing.

As John and Sinestro go over their war tactics, it seems that the natives have become a little restless because the Sinestro Corps and the Green Lantern Corps start going at it and even though Soranik still rocks the Lantern logo, it seems that her fellow Corpsmen have begun to lose a bit of trust in her since she's been spending so much time with the Fear Lanterns.  She tries to explain that she's in it to keep Sinestro behaving and to make sure her people are brought to safety, but her former friends don't want to hear any of it and when the Sinestro Corps comes to her defense........ Well it doesn't look too good.

Eventually John and Sinestro break up the fight and while John gives a speech about what's at stake and the upcoming battle, Sinestro merely handles his Corps by threatening them.  It's nothing really special but for some reason I just really enjoyed this bit.  After getting word from Sinestro's spies about where the New Gods will be most vulnerable and alone, John Stewart gets a squad together to be teleported to the location........... And Indigo-1 betrays them completely.  Our Lanterns are teleported to a pit surrounded by Orion and his army and I guess the Lanterns will soon have neighboring cells to Simon Baz and Guy Gardner.

That's not it though, throughout this story we see that Sinestro has created a gigantic construct of himself and is following the New God Bekka around pestering her.  As we've seen in previous issues it seems that Sinestro has himself a kind of crush on this New God and eventually after wearing her down like Screech did with Lisa Turtle, a yellow ring emerges from the construct.  I don't care if Bekka's interested in Sinestro at all, giving a New God a power ring just sounds like a bad idea.  Why not give the thing that's trying to kill and or enslave you another weapon......... Ridiculous.  As much as I like Sinestro, I hope this comes back to bite him on the ass.

That's it for this month's issue of Sinestro and the end of Act 2 of GODHEAD.  Here I thought that we'd have an epic ending leading us to further bad assness in Act 3, but I found myself a little bored from this issue right up to the end when I realized that our heroes had been screwed over.  Ethan Van Sciver's on art this month and while that's always something positive to add to a book and I love his designs of the characters, I find myself missing Dale Eaglesham here.  I've got to know and expect his artwork here and I find myself disappointed now that it's not.  Am I in love?  Don't answer that.  So yeah, no Eaglesham, but Van Sciver is here and I've never met anyone who doesn't dig what he does.  Make sure you're back with Green Lantern #37 and Act 3 Part 1 of GODHEAD.  See you then.

Bits and Pieces:

I found myself a little underwhelmed with this conclusion to Act 2 of GODHEAD.  Where I thought I'd see Sinestro being all epic and badass against the New Gods, all I got was Sinestro and John Stewart bickering and a small fight between Corps'.  It's just not the book I hoped it would be and I found myself bored through most of it.  The main seller here is Ethan Van Sciver taking his pencil to this book and giving us the designs of these characters we all love.  Hopefully this title will do a better job in Act 3.


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