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Collects stories Green Lantern numbered 18-20, Green Lantern Sinestro Corps Special numbered 1, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Ion, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Anti-Monitor, and Green Lantern Sinestro Corps Secret Files....

Title : Green Lantern: Tales of the Sinestro Corps
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ISBN : 9781401218010
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Number of Pages : 200 Pages
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Green Lantern: Tales of the Sinestro Corps Reviews

  • Alejandro
    2019-01-11 02:54

    The Sinestro Corps War thickens!This harcover TPB edition contains “Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax” #1, “Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman” #1, “Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime” #1, “Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Ion” #1, “Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps: Secret Files” #1 and excerpts from “Green Lantern” #18-20 & “Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special” #1. Featuring the third volume of the “Sinestro Corps War” event.Creative Team:Writers: Geoff Johns, Ron Marz, Alan Burnett & Sterling GatesIllustrators: Dave Gibbons, Adriana Melo, Patrick Blaine, Pete Woods, Jerry Ordway, Michel Lacombe & Joe PradoLYSSA DRAK PRESENTSLyssa Drak is the custodian of the journals featuring the “Tales of the Sinestro Corps”, and in this third volume about the Sinestro Corps War, she tells us the creepy adventures of some of the most fearsome members of the Sinestro Corps like the deadly Despotellis, which is a sentient virus that was already responsible of killing entire civilizations way before of getting his Yellow Power Ring......and there will be other creepy member of the Sinestro Corps and their tales of how they became worthy of their own Yellow Power Rings, instilling great fear in the galaxy!Also, you’ll find the private stories of some of the most powerful allies of Sinestro, whom lead the Sinestro Corps, along with the Manhunters, so you’ll know about the sad desire of Cyborg Superman of just dying, along with the insane desire of Superman-Prime of geting back his own world.SECRET FILESAlso, and easily the coolest part of this third volume is the “Secret Files” of the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps, where you’ll find a massively comprehensive list of all members, active and deceased of both Corps, along with all the elements related.Just for that awesome section, you’ll love to get this third volume of the comic book event.

  • StoryTellerShannon
    2019-01-19 08:54

    Sinestro is back and things are told from his point of view so look out, Green Lantern lovers. Sure, Hal Jordan and other Green Lanterns make appearances but they're in the background.This is Sinestro's tale and even if he's a bad guy most of the time the universe needs him. He'll explain why in this book or have his PR people handle the matter.Good artwork that nails some of the Green Lantern stuff nicely.Questions? OVERALL GRADE: B to B plus.

  • Cheese
    2019-01-02 08:13

    Love this. It's a bit geeky. It's like those power trump cards you had as a kid. It gives you a who's who of the Sinestro corps and why they're selected. Some good stories in here, especially distipollis the virus that killed over 8 billion people.

  • Dan
    2018-12-29 09:50

    Some background tales of Sinestro Corps members and a few Green Lantern ones too. I really liked the first part of this but the last half seemed kinda filler, as it was Green Lantern Corps stuff and then files on different things involving this story. Still a great read.

  • Anne
    2019-01-06 06:59

    Mostly a collection of 'filler' stories, but I enjoyed them all the same. Also, a list of who's-who in the back, if you're into that kind of thing. New readers be warned: The list is mostly made up of veeery secondary characters that you can easily live your entire life without ever knowing about.

  • Pablo Fern�ndez
    2019-01-04 03:50

    Brutal. Simplemente, brutal. Soy un die hard Green Lantern Fan, por supuestísimo. Y... este cómic me ha emocionado terriblemente.

  • John Yelverton
    2019-01-20 08:01

    Creepy book that is more of a filler, but it's still a great read.

  • Matt Raymond
    2019-01-02 07:08

    I shouldn't give this five stars, but I'm usually a generous person when it comes to these ratings. I also loved it a lot, even though these stories have nothing to do with the main events. I would only suggest you read this if you really want some more information, rather than a complete story. But that was fine with me. I had more than enough story already. It's basically just a closer look at the Sinestro Corps and the people in it. There's also some needless character bios (I don't why I read them all, but I did) and a semi-wrap up of the story between Kyle and Guy. Seriously, are those two a thing? I got a serious vibe that the bromance was something more. Guy is always picking on him, and then these tender moments? But I digress.Some of the stories genuinely terrified me. Like the backstory of Karu-Sil EATING PEOPLE?! And Kryb was creepy as well. When I read the billion+ character bio list, it said no one's sure what Kryb does with the babies she steals. Are they alive? Is she eating them? It kept me awake at night I'm not gonna lie. I would have liked more time with Amon Sur in his fear chamber, without Lyssa Drak, but that's a small annoyance. It's still a great chaser after all the Sinestro Corps War excitement, so I was very happy with it.

  • Feather Mista
    2019-01-15 08:52

    Pongo la misma reseña para ambos tomos y el especial de los "Sinestro Tales" porque los leí en revistas separadas y ni sé dónde arranca cada uno, pero en conjunto van narrando todos más o menos lo mismo. Se trata de un "Evento" comiquero con muchos pochoclos de colores, una historia con una premisa interesante no muy bien llevada y altibajos constantes. Los dibujo se mantienen en un nivel bastante bueno pero no así los guiones, que oscilan entre partes entretenidas y estremecedoras y otras ridículas y aburridas como ellas solas. La verdad que no es el tipo de comic de superhéroes que a mí me gusta pero tampoco me pareció malo, y al haberlo leído sin muchas expectativas, no me decepcionó, y eso que ni Johns ni Gibbons (como guionista) son santos de mi devoción. Cuando tenga tiempo me pondré a leer la más ultrapochoclera y colorinche "Blackest Night", que preveo que tendrá altibajos similares a esta saga, que no es más que un gran preludio.

  • Mike
    2018-12-25 04:03

    Seriously, is Johns even capable of writing non-bombastic dialogue? I ask because the first couple of chapters of this book are just horrible - stilted, theatrical (in the high school musical sense) and tone-deaf. It's imaginative sure - but a "bio virus"? How's that different from a virus - which is by its nature biological? Each of the mini-tales seems like something from 70's comics, and if it's an homage then bravo. But it doesn't mean I enjoy it any more than I enjoy reading that ancient text.

  • Vish
    2018-12-28 06:17

    I couldn't help rooting for Superman Prime, what with all the "good and noble" heroes bullying him. His Earth was lost forever. His Parents and childhood friend + girlfriend vanished for eternity. He saved an Earth to see it corrupt. Sacrifices to nothing.This showed me different perspective to the good vs. evil stories . It isn't difficult to differentiate a good person from a bad one. But when it all comes to agendas and convenience, one can certainly portray as good and fight against anyone who stands in his way. The definition of "Good vs. Bad" gets blurred in this storyline. I can say the same about Cyborg-Superman. The latter's origins is similar to Fantastic Four, except it ends in tragedy.This volume includes a mini encyclopedia about the Lantern Universe. I got my introduction to Ion, the ultimate Green Lantern. I also liked the reunion of all 4 Earth Green Lanterns in a frame.

  • Jake
    2019-01-04 06:52

    I think the only thing I had a problem with was the Superman-Prime issue. In trying to give some background info on him, it summarized Infinite Crisis, which I don't mind. But that summary was so long, I might as well have been actually reading Infinite Crisis. Also, I feel like anybody who is reading this book has probably already read Infinite Crisis, so was it really all that necessary? Maybe, maybe not. I mean, it was good, don't get me wrong.But anyway, I really liked everything in this book. The background info on some Sinestro Corps members was fun, especially when you see that info referenced in the actual Sinestro Corps War book. And the Parallax issue was GREAT!I think my favorite part, though, is the encyclopedia-esque section at the end that tells you a little about (basically) every character in the GL mythos. Way cool.

  • Quentin Wallace
    2019-01-01 11:02

    This was mostly background information for the Sinestro Corps War, but still very interesting. We get to see background stories providing motivation for Cyborg Superman and Superboy Prime as well as stories showing what Kyle Rayner was going through while possessed by Parallax and finally a story featuring the new Ion once the war is over. Great art and entertaining stories, and a great companion piece to the Sinestro Corps War.

  • Phoenix
    2019-01-06 06:00

    Very hand-hold-y. Kicked it up a star for the crack at Ann Coulter.

  • Mohammad Aboomar
    2019-01-03 03:57

    A great TPB for GL beginners (like me) because of the GL and Sinsestro Corps lore that concludes the book.

  • orton41290
    2018-12-27 07:10

    Tales of the Sinestro Corps is a companion to The Sinestro Corps War and is meant to be read as such. The timeline works out (according to the internet) that for every two issues of The Sinestro Corps War, you should read one of Tales of the Sinestro Corps. That being said, Tales of the Sinestro Corps is totally unnecessary to enjoy The Sinestro Corps War. There isn't really a continuance of action or story, it's mainly background information and character development on some minor characters. Lyssa Drak gets a lot of time, both telling stories of Yellow Lanterns from the Book of Parallax and fleshing out her own story. She is a minor in The Sinestro Corps War, but it was cool to learn her history and the stories (although very short) were interesting and helped build the mythos of the Sinestro Corps. Superman-Prime gets his origins retold in an interesting story with ugly art, Sinestro gets his retold in a story with good art, and we get to see how Kyle Rayner feels while Parallax has control of his body. At the end of the book, we get an encyclopedia of Green Lanterns, Sinestro Corps members, and a few other topics. This was pretty interesting, as many of the Sinestro Corps members are brand new characters written for The Sinestro Corps War, so getting their history and where the end up after the war was cool. Also, for neophytes like me, we get to know the Green Lanterns better too. Each entry tells us which sector the character is in charge of and when they made their comic debut. A lot of the guys that seemed like new characters have had a long history in comics, so I got my history lesson. Of course, none of this is vital for The Sinestro Corps War. If you never even touch this book, you will get 100% of the enjoyment out of The Sinestro Corps War. This is just some interesting information that adds background and ambiance to the story, but really has no bearing on it. I loved it and am glad I picked it up, but if you are on a budget or not a completionist kind of person like I am, you can totally skip it and you will be just fine. Think of it like the bonus features on a DVD. Do you watch all of the deleted scenes and read all the character bios? If so, this book is right up your ally. But, if you watch the movie then promptly put it back on the shelf, contented with your experience, then don't bother; it's probably no something you'll be to interested in. I would have liked a little more story content, but as a companion to The Sinestro Corps War, it serves its function well.

  • Wing Kee
    2019-01-10 06:16

    This is exactly what I don't like about event books, this one is a bit better than the norm but still...I hate event tie ins because they are cash grabs that, if you look closely, don't really add anything tangible to the main story. So, that being said, when I saw this book back when it was released I still read it anyways. It's not as bad as I thought it would be, but it's still not that good. I did like that fact that it decided to focus on character instead of mindless pages of battles which most tie ins do.World: Good but there is actually not a lot of world building going on here. As I said above these tie ins are mainly character focused so the local in which they take place is of little consequence. There are bits and pieces of the world which are interesting, like Hank's story in STAR labs and Prime's story, but overall the world building is not present and the world is only a stage. The art in these issues I found to be a bit bland and uninspired, they felt like 90s comic books witht their framing, shading and color, at this day and age these titles should have been more beautiful if they had taken the effort, but like most tie ins this is what you get.Story: Most of it is filler materials and one and dones of different characters which I found tedious and pointless. That being said, I imagine these tales would be a bit better for new readers unfamiliar with the DCU and the GLU. They mainly act as background information and I knew it so I did not see the appeal. I will however say that there are some nice little bits of character developments in the tales for Hank, Kyle and Prime but that's about it.Characters: This is actually the main focus on this book as the individual tales all focus on a particular character within the GLU. I did enjoy the issue with Kyle in his head and there were bits of the Prime story I enjoyed. However, overall much like the story, it was a retread and I already knew the stories.It has it's little moments of good character development, but overall a pointless tie in that does not need to be read unless you really need to know about these characters' motivations.Onward to the next book!

  • M
    2019-01-01 11:12

    Geoff Johns brings Green Lantern readers some insight into their newly-forged opposite number - the Sinestro Corps. The collected volume highlights a few of these yellow-ring bearers, and their association with the power of fear. On display are the alien virus Despotellis, the feral Karu-Sil, the ever-patient Bedovian, child kidnapper Kryb, and the former Lantern himself, Sinestro. One-shot issues also place the focus on the major players of the Corps as well, and their reasons for signing up. A possessed Kyle Rayner seeks to rid himself of the fear parasite Parallax, turning to art as a saving grace. Cyborg Superman recounts his origin and subsequent death wish - as promised by Sinestro. The young Superman from Earth-Prime returns with a vengeance, seeking to destroy a universe he sees as filled with corrupted heroes. The tome concludes with a set of mini-profiles, spotlighting members of both Green and Sinestro Corps to provide extra tidbits for fans of the series. Despite the great opportunity to really explore the newly-designed corpsmen, Geoff Johns focuses primarily on the bigger players. A greater look at the uniquely-design harbingers of fear would have really made this a solid collection.

  • Noah
    2019-01-04 05:50

    Tales of the Sinestro Corps collects a great number of origin stories and short filler stories, but they are told so well and visualized so brilliantly, that even if you know them already, they are just so fun to read within the context of this growing story arc. The presentation and organization are great, as is the flow from one arc to another. The character listings in the back are quite helpful, too, to get caught up to speed on each green lantern corps member's current status and to learn who the players are on Sinestro's side. I loved each tale within, which either just laid out an origin and character history or related the manner in which the specific sinestro corps member spreads fear. The most haunting for me was Kryb, who steals babies of green lanterns, collecting them in her back-sack (literally part of her back). My favorite tale, however, was an epilogue of sorts, after showing us the crypt of the green lanterns listing those fallen, which told the origin of Morro, the keeper of the crypt on Oa. His was a powerful story and one I've gone back to a few times just because it's the type I go for. Tales of the Sinestro Corps is a great tie-in and shouldn't be overlooked.

  • Amber Ditullio
    2018-12-24 05:02

    I picked this up on a whim at the library, not knowing too much about the Sinestro Corp. This book was a great introduction to them. As we follow a new member of the corp, we find out the stories of how different characters decided to join the Sinestro Corp and why, exactly, they want to destroy the Green Lanterns. I haven't read the Sinestro Corp War yet (which is what these stories were originally part of as side stories and one-shots), but I suspect I'll have a much stronger grounding in it when I find it.Some of the stories were down right frightening, having me looking over my shoulder. Particularly the story of Despotellis, who literally gets inside someone to kill. It made me shudder in that, "Wow. This is good!" kind of way. Being backstories as they are, there isn't a whole lot of plot to it. Well, not in and of itself. It does give you a glimpse into the Sinestro Corp War, but it's not a major part of it. I would actually suggest reading this before jumping into the Sinestro Corp War series, especially if you aren't very familiar with Green Lantern history. It should help bring you up to speed on quite a few things. I know it did for me.

  • Fizzgig76
    2019-01-20 05:00

    Reprints Green Lantern #18-20, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax #1, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman #1, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Ion #1, Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps: Secret Files and Origins #1. The Sinestro Corps mounts its attack on Earth and the Green Lanterns prepare to fight them. The book is mostly a collection of short back-up stories, a Who's Who of the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps and a couple of one-shots that fill in spots in the stories around the Sinestro Corps War. Some of the short Sinestro Corps stories are fun throwbacks to the Green Lantern Corps back-ups stories but most of the one-shots are origin issues of the back-up players in the Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps.

  • Michael (Mai)
    2018-12-31 07:58

    This was alright but I couldn’t really appreciate it since it was the first Green Lantern comic I’ve ever read and I’ve never even watched the movie. Here is what I can tell you: the art is cool, I liked some of the characters like the chick that’s attached to the book, Kryb (the baby thief) is super creepy and will probably lead me to having some nightmares – thank God I didn’t read that as a child, and so far from what I’ve read of superman, cyborg-superman/ superman prime is way cooler than regular Supes.I’m going to give it the benifit of a doubt that I just started reading it at the wrong time and give it three stars.

  • Dan
    2019-01-14 04:53

    While this is nice to have, what with the exhaustive listing of MANY of the active Green Lanterns, as well as members of the Sinestro Corps, I can't see how this is worth the $30 cover price, even in hardcover. The rest of the stories in here were originally back-up stories or were one-shot specials, and most of THOSE just re-tell the origins of some of the villains for new readers. Glad to have it, but glad I got it as a gift.I also think they should have included the story that Alan Moore wrote that contributed the whole Blackest Night prophecy (it was reprinted a few years ago in an Alan Moore collection, but that's it). Maybe throw in "Mogo Doesn't Socialize" for good measure!

  • Ithlilian
    2018-12-29 03:54

    This one was up and down for me, some stories are short, some are repeats, others seem unnecessary, and a fourth of the book is a biography of the corps members. It certainly made me realize that comic backstories are convoluted and hard to follow. Different artists make some stories a bit different than I'm used to, all in all it's ok but it's not a necessary read in the main storyline. I thought I wanted to know more about the Sinestro Corps but individual stories of random characters that are only ever seen fighting isn't that interesting. 2.5 stars.

  • Jacob
    2019-01-20 02:53

    With the exception of the black and white Showcase collections I don't read or buy Green Lantern titles unless Geoff Johns writes them. I recently picked up this book from a used bookstore and was pleased this volume acted like an encyclopedia or who's who guide to the world of GL. I don't think this volume was quite successful in being what it was described as: Tales of the Sinestro Corps, but the short stories were good.

  • Gabriel Wallis
    2018-12-25 11:09

    It was a good graphic novel, but not the best. I enjoyed the tales presented, but it just didn't catch my attention like all the other Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night graphic novels I've been reading. The last quarter of the graphic novel was an "encyclopedia" of sorts, displaying all the characters in the Green Lantern Corps, the Sinestro Corps, and some of the other Lanterns in the story. Looking forward to reading more.

  • Sean
    2019-01-08 08:47

    Let me say that I love Johns' GL and all the Sinestro Corps War stuff but this trade just didn't have enough meat to it. I did really like some of the complete tales like the Kyle vs. Parallax and the Superman-Prime one. Other than that it was eating appetizers instead of a meal. Overall, nothing vital to the story and not enough to reread.

  • Kevin
    2019-01-07 11:07

    The new character stories are far more interesting than the more well known villain stories. It does provide some nice back stories to make us care about who would otherwise be faceless enemies. It also gives short snippets of every known lantern which is nice to see. This one is definitely unnecessary, but interesting for fans.

  • Daniel
    2018-12-31 03:01

    Das Trade fasst die meissten One-Shots zum Sinestro Corps War zusammen. Leider sind die einzelnen Geschichten eher Hit or Miss, und ich fand eigentlich nur die Cyborg Superman/Superman Prime sowie die Tales aus dem Book of Parallax interessant, der Rest eher Filler.So ist der Buch eher Mittelmäßig und kann eigentlich auch übersprungen werden.

  • Mike O'Brien
    2019-01-22 04:49

    While not essential to the story, this was a lot of fun. It explains the origins of some of the Sinestro Crops members and tells some reasons why they are fighting the Green Lanterns. There is also a really cool "encyclopedia" of GL's at the end of this book that should be enough for any GL fan.