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Comic Review: Green Lantern Vol. 1: Sinestro
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Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Sinestro
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Doug Mahnke and Mike Choi
DC Comics
Release Date: May 15, 2012
Cover Price: $22.99

When DC relaunched their books last year with the New 52, there were a number of books that I decided to drop. One of those books was Green Lantern. I just wasn’t enjoying it anymore, so it did not make the cut. However, when the chance came to read the first trade of the new series, Green Lantern: Sinestro, I decided I would take a chance on it. I had heard that the book had improved, and I’m here to say that it has. Green Lantern is a good book again, and if you dropped it like I did, you would be remiss in picking up the first trade.

The first thing to know about the story is that most of the multi-colored Lanterns are gone. Sure, the Yellow Lanterns play a big role in the story, but merely as the antagonists, which is what they should be. The story focuses on the main Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, and his relationship with Sinestro. Hal has been stripped of his ring, and Sinestro has been re-admitted into the GL Corps, which makes no one happy. Hal’s life sucks on Earth, what with the no superpowers, and getting evicted, and not owning a car. Sinestro shows up to offer Hal a chance at redemption, and shortly the two are off to save Sinestro’s home planet.

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DC Direct Becomes DC Collectibles; Expands Online Offers
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DC Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it would be altering its DC Direct action figure and collectibles line by rebranding as DC Collectibles.

DC Collectibles is doing a lot to expand its online presence most importantly by offering all of its products online through their official website, which launches in May. One reason why this is significant is that in its prior incarnation, DC Direct offered nothing as far as purchasing on the site. Customers were either to be redirected to separate sites, or given a list of retailers that carried DC Direct statues and action figures.

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Mark Strong Confirmed As Sinestro In ‘Green Lantern’ Movie
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Newly promoted Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns has confirmed via his Twitter account, that the upcoming Green Lantern film has found its Sinestro in Mark Strong.

According to his first tweet “Ryan IS Hal. And Mark Strong is going to be a brilliant Sinestro” and according to his second, “Kilowog, the Guardians, Oa”¦all breathtaking. The age of Green Lantern is upon us!!”

Previously, Strong had just been “in talks” back in January to portray IGN‘s 15th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time (read Jackie Earle Haley NOT Sinestro In “˜Green Lantern’ But Mark Strong Might Be!).

Strong joins Ryan Reynolds, Tim Robbins, Blake Lively, and Peter Sarsgaard in the Martin Campbell-directed Green Lantern, which is scheduled to be released in theaters June 17, 2011.

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