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The Review Lantern Corps (Green Lantern Corps: Sins Of The Star Sapphire Review)


Writer: Peter Tomasi

Pencilers: Patrick Gleason & Luke Ross

Inkers: Rebecca Buchman, Fabio Laguna & Drew Geraci

Colorists: Randy Mayor, Nei Ruffino & Gabe Eltaeb

Letterer: Steve Wands

Publisher: DC

Rating: 8/10 Rings

All right ya poozers, thanks to the considerable amount of votes from the Instagram community, it’s time to get back to ring slinging with another review on the Green Lantern Corps. Tomasi and Gleason are back again as the dynamic duo in Sins Of The Star Sapphire. We got reviews to will into existence so let’s be wary of the spoilers and get moving rookies.

Ring. Give Us A Story Breakdown.

This book takes place after the last time we saw our Lanterns during Ring Quest. After defeating Mongul and leaving him to be digested by a giant hallucinogenic plant, the corps has time for rest, relaxation and running drills with the rookies. All that fun and play doesn’t get to last forever as there are Sinestro Corps members still on the loose and the Greens quickly learn that this time, they are going over after the corps’ loved ones. This has both new and old members in a panic and to prevent corps members from going off half-cocked, Kyle Rayner sets out with a team to track down these murderous yellow light users.

While Kyle and his team are tackling the Sinestro Corps in this run, the other large portion of this book is introducing the Star Sapphires. We witness as tragedy strikes for a young newlywed couple when their ship is boarded and a husband dies in his wife’s arms. Here is where we get to see the first Star Sapphire ring select a wielder and we witness the transformation of someone who lost everything to someone who has gained new love and purpose. This prelude to Blackest Night and the introduction of the other corps gives us a great opportunity to see how the Starr Sapphires operate. The Guardians, accompanied by Guy Gardner and others, get to meet on the homeworld of the Star Sapphires for diplomatic discussions, that let us as the reader know what makes love such a dangerous but powerful emotion to be wielded. It’s like Anne Hathaway says in Interstellar, “Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving... that transcends dimensions of time and space.”