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Review: Green Lantern Corps #57

It's the final battle between the Weaponer and Sinestro. Who will triumph?

The Good

This story has been a lot of fun and very revealing about Sinestro's past and where his ring came from. It's the final battle, and it's on an epic scale. One of my favorite things from this issue was the constructs that Sinestro creates. It's very imaginative, and if it were actually real, it would be incredibly creepy. The Weaponer has quickly become one of my favorite non-lantern characters in the Green Lantern Universe, and I'm glad to see, by the end of this issue, he will continue to be around for a while. This issue isn't a lead in to the War of the Lanterns or a real tie-in to Brightest Day. It is its own, functional story, and a great one at that. I love the fact that at the end of the issue, as Sinestro leaves Natu, we actually get this really cool side of Sinestro that we've never seen: the caring father. This issue is as much about the Sinestro Corps, if not more, than the Green Lantern Corps. Overall, it was a good ending to a great story arc.

The Bad

Why is Firestorm in this issue? I know he's searching for Deathstorm, but it feels so forced to have him in this book.

The Verdict 4.5/5 - Highly Recommended

Terrible Jump-On Point

If you're looking to get into Green Lantern Corps, this is the worst place to start. It's the end of a story arc which is in the middle of a bigger story arc; however, don't let that get you down because this book is just as good, and sometimes better, than the on-going Green Lantern series. Go back to the start of Brightest Day and read from there. I highly recommend this issue to anyone reading any Green Lantern book. The GL books ( Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, and Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors) are by far the best this DC Comics has going for it right now. Don't miss out.

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