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Review: Green Lantern #23.4: Sinestro

Posted By: cbushley
Fri, 09/27/2013 - 10:26

Told from the perspective of ex-Yellow Lantern, Lyssa Drak, Green Lantern #23.4 delves deep into the forbidden history of Sinestro in an attempt to keep the destroyed Book of Parallax preserved for future generations.

Matt Kindt writes a mesmerizing tale of one of the most interesting characters in the Green Lantern mythos -- Sinestro! Although it has the makings of the tried and true "origin" story, the way Kindt tells the tale in a warped perspective from Lyssa Drak's narrative and the actual events rendered through Dale Eaglesham's glorious art, is both fresh and invigorating! It is an enthralling tale of Sinestro's beginning to his bitter "end," touching upon the most important events in his lifetime and pinpointing the exact moments where the presumed "hero" began to slide into the depths of fear. Not only does Kindt re-kindle our love/hate relationship with Sinestro with this book but he also brings the amazing character, Lyssa Drak, back to the forefront as well. Twisted and forever changed by the events of this book, Lyssa Drak, is a character to look out for in the coming months in the Green Lantern family of books. For, where she goes, the legend of Sinestro is sure to follow!

Creative and beautifully drawn, Green Lantern #23.4 is one of the best books to come out of this "all villains" month event. It is smart and engaging and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to re-familiarize themselves with the greatest villain ever created in the history of Green Lantern!