Sinestro Corps Ongoing in the Works?
Sinestro is cool... but I still think instead of having a book on larfleez, red lanterns, sinestro corps etc, it would be better to have one book where each story arc is a different corp, so writers can tell a story about who ever they want, but still aren't limited by corps that aren't strong enough to hold a book by themselves.
Can't blame DC for trying to expand a line that has some fan support to it. They tried Threshold and no one bought it so why not just make another Lantern corps. Anyway, I'd rather DC experiment and try titles like this to see how they do. If it is Matt Kindt on this then it might be interesting... though I struggle to think how they are going to make it something that fans of superheroes can read since the Sinestro Corps is full of criminals and bullies. And if they change them into being anti-heroes... well, they might crossover a bit with Red Lanterns. That would be my only concern. Personally, I hope they kind of splinter the Sinestro Corps so Sinestro has got some loyalists and has to deal with all these usurpers out there.
Also I've seen the recommendation for an anthology style book, that's EXACTLY what's Threshold should have been but it tanked so bad DC didn't even bother putting a second story in place after The Hunted. That storyline was OK with me, I like GLs and space characters but a cosmic knockoff of Hunger Games isn't the most ambitious approach to a new anthology. End The Hunted as expected but please DC bring Threshold back with another story.
Didn't Sinestro freeze everyone except for Arkillo or something? Would be cool if a new head honcho comes along and frees the Corps (Mongul? Despero?! Starro?! Scarecrow?!?!?! lawl), but I agree that without Sinestro himself, the book probably wouldn't sell. :(
Could be about Sinestro trying to take his Corps back (again). Idc, I just want Karu-Sil, Slushh, Moose, and Bedovian back.
I'm pretty sure if they do go ahead with this, Sinestro will be the one leading them. Blackest Night had Mongul trying to turn it into the Mongul Corps, and that did not go too well. Sinestro really has nothing left besides this corps; I doubt he would just leave it, even if he had a change of heart and became a do-gooder. Even if he became a neutral force, whatever happens to Sinestro would influence the corps as well. He has some pretty loyal followers.
I'm not sure why most people insist on dropping the Red Lanterns title, if I had to drop any of the lantern titles it would probably be one of the Green Lantern titles, mostly Green Lantern Corps seeing as Green Lantern is already based on the green lanterns while Green Lantern New Guardians is based mostly on the white lantern (Kyle Rayner) as well as one member of each corps working in a team - can't really see the point of having another Green Lantern title based on the green lanterns. I would substitute Green Lantern Corps for Sinestro Corps (even better if it was a Sinestro solo book) and keep the rest.
I love all the cosmic stuff. Green Lantern is what go me into that so of course I'd collect any title in that family. I was skeptical about Larfleeze but it's actually turning out pretty fun. However, I'm not sure any corps other than the Green has what it takes to hold a continuous series for long. It would be much easier to come up with stories, and either leave space for other types of series or give each color corps a time to shine if they did do a Tales of the Corps anthology series that switched focus between the six other corps from arc to arc. I think the fans would find that much more fresh than picking up an issue of each colored corps' book each month.
And of course I thoroughly enjoyed Threshold and wish it were staying around. I would say the problem with that was all the characters (as far as my knowledge goes) except Blue Beetle and Lady Styx were either A) brand new (Ember, Jediah Caul, Pamiera Syn), B) reimaginations of characters from alternate futures or universes (Star Ranger, T'om T'omorra, Captain K'Rot), or C) dead pre-New 52 (Star Hawkins, Lonar). However, Tony Bedard's 2009 R.E.B.E.L.S. series which did include Vril Dox, Adam Strange, Captain Comet, Starfire, Tigorr, etc. also sold quite poorly apparently. Maybe the problem with Threshold was that the premise for its first story arc was not fresh and that arc continued for too long. Granted the reason it continued so long was that the Hunted arc wasn't that straightforward. However, the general public would have no way of knowing that unless they picked it up.
The aforementioned R.E.B.E.L.S series, I admit I was not into at the time it was being published. However, having loved Jim Starlin's Rann/Thanagar: Holy War and discovering that many of those same characters were featured in the book, I picked up the trades and when I found out that they cancelled the publication of the final collected volume, I hunted down the issues that would have been included online. It really was a great series and the whole storyline of L.E.G.I.O.N being set up on Rann with peace made between Rann, Thanagar, Tamaran, etc. is definitely in my top two favorite pre New-52 plotlines I would have liked to have seen followed up on. The other was in Justice Society of America where Alan Scott was ruler of a magical city on the dark side of the moon and Jay Garrick was elected mayor of a small town and the JSA grew to include like forty members.
Anyway, this is the first I've heard of the Sinestro Corps getting their own series so I have no idea if this had been announced or speculated before or if Matt Kindt is writing it. Nor have I heard anything about any Corps being wiped out after Lights Out. However, I'd like to offer my opinion that if they do include Sinestro in this series it would be extremely disrespectful to how Geoff Johns wrapped up his GL run. Whatwith someone in the future claiming that after killing the Guardians, Sinestro was never seen or heard from again. However, DC seems to already be rearing for a retcon as Sinestro seems to be prominently featured in the upcoming Forever Evil event. So since they'd be dissing Johns' wrap-up anyway, they might as well bring him back into his corps (which he freed from the Sciencells and left in the charge of Arkillo in Green Lantern #20) however if they have some way to feature him in Forever Evil without the disrespect, then I'd guess they'd leave him out of the Sinestro Corps book if such a book does in fact happen.
I like your thoughts and as a fellow cosmic comics lover i agree but i don't think that many characters have the ability to sustain their own ongoings.I would prefer a mini series that would introduce the reader to the likes of Adam Strange and Captain Comet.And if the readers want more than a ongoing.
Titles with B-rate heroes should get really good creative teams if DC wants the reader to pick it from the shop.
They announced this like a month ago...
I'd read this if Sinestro was in it. I don't know why they don't use all of the spectrums in one book like The New Guardians was at the beginning of the New 52. That had just enough of each corps to satisfy me. It still good but they need to rename it the White Lantern. But yeah I would read this , Arkillo is one of my favorite bit players in the DCU.
@nappystr8: I disagree, I find the Sinestro Corps a thousand times more interesting than the Red Lanterns. I think Arkillo, Karu-Sil and, God willing, Lyssa Drak can work well together.
Maybe if we're lucky, we can even get Johnathan Crane as a permanent Sinestro Corps member.
I know it's been like a month, but I just saw this response, and the idea of more Sinestro Corps Scarecrow would easily justify the existence of a Sinestro Corps series in my mind. I love yellow lantern Scarecrow!
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