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Although I am enjoying Geoff Johns work on Green Lantern I am disturbed by his propensity to ignore the silver and golden age and all of the rich GL history that has preceded his run. I never believed this secret origin was necessary. Johns has stated that he couldn't tell his blackest night story without first doing this secret origin, however much of it feels repetitive and unnecessary. The amount of original content could have been condensed into a two issue flashback with the story then movi...1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Reading through the origin story of Hal Jordan, Green Lantern, we see his growing relationship with Sinestro. This relationship puts chills on a reader—while at the same time brings sympathy toward Sinestro. Leading to the question of whether Sinestro was a mad man, or a visionary. While this back ground story doesn't justify his evil response nor his shady techniques—it makes you wonder…"does he truly have a moral agenda that matches my own?" In this book, we see the message from Abin Sur. The...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
In Brief: Hector Hammond causes some trouble for Hal and Carrol, who have their respective bacon saved by Sinestro. Then Hal and Sinestro go on a little Atrocitus hunt. The Writing: This is definitely one of those 'rising action' issues. It has more action than any other previous installment. This has the effect of gearing the reader up for the soon-to-happen conclusion. However, true to John's excellent writing style, the action is never un-motivated. Un-motivated action I would define as gra...3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
After the last issue which was less about tying Hal's origin into the modern flow of comics, this one again sort of rewrites the past with some new information about why Sinestro and Hal at one time were close friends and what Abin Sur was doing on Earth in the first place. The first part of the issue deals with Hammond who is still attacking Carol and Hal, until Sinestro intervenes (and intervenes quickly). The two Green Lanterns then head off to discover the remains of Sur's ship and discove...4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
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