Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Sinestro Corps

Pardon me for a moment while I totally geek out...

To DC Comics; Re: The Sinestro Corps

This is one hell of a storyline!!!

For those of you not in the know, I'll try to briefly explain. (Deep breath) Ready? Here goes.

A long time ago, some blue men in red dresses (The Guardians of the Universe) created a Corps of beings from all sectors of the universe to wield power rings. Power rings harness the green energy collected by the Guardians in the Central Power Battery on Oa (the Guardians' planet). This energy allows a power ring wearer to fly in space, create constructs, force blasts and force fields, among other things. The rings must be charged every 24 hours from a portable battery each corps member has. Each battery is powered by the Central Battery, located on Oa. It takes a lot of willpower to wear a power ring, but those who can and graduate from basic training on Oa are proud members of the Green Lantern Corps.

Sinestro (Green Lantern's enemy) has always had a yellow power ring, but in the Sinestro Corps storyline, we are learning that rather than being powered by the anti-matter universe of Qward, the rings are harnessing the yellow energy (Fear), much as the Green Lanterns harness the green energy (Will). There's another group who harness the purple energy of the universe (Love), and presumably, there are more. For months we've been hearing of a prophecy from pre-Crisis continuity about the destruction of the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps.

To also find out that the Anti-Monitor is back and leading the Sinestro Corps makes me gasp for breath... I certainly didn't expect that! Nor did I expect Kyle Rayner (my favorite GL), to be turned into a host for Parallax, the embodiment of yellow energy, while at the same time losing the embodiment of green energy (Ion). Add the Cyborg Superman and the Manhunters (androids the Guardians created first to wield primitive power rings, but they proved unreliable), and you've got the setup for a great story!!

Here's a wallpaper created by someone else to give you a cool visual... The artist is Ivan Reis (who is currently my favorite artist). The man has talent like I've never seen before... kind of a blend of Neal Adams with Alan Davis. Whatever you classify it, I love it!

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I'm anxiously awaiting the next chapters of this story!
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