Friday, July 13, 2007

Green Lantern #21

Green Lantern #21
That was really VERY GOOD. For the first time since either of these series began (Green Lantern Corps as well), I'm actually excited about the story possibilities. The Sinestro Corps was a stroke of genius. I'm surprised that nobody came up with the idea sooner. After all, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, just as every force in the universe, physical or metaphysical, has an opposite counterpart.
What I truly love about the Sinestro Corps is that Sinestro is not actually evil. What he's doing, he's doing to make the universe a better place. Some of the more powerful individuals he's absorbed into his Corps are evil, such as Superboy, Cyborg Superman, and the Anti-Monitor - although the case could be made for the Anti Monitor being the opposite force to the original Monitor, which would make him not evil, but rather a function of universal balance and harmony.
Parallax, on the other hand, seems to be evil as an entity. I think it's quite a statement towards the relative moral compasses of both Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner that even when Hal was Parallax, he still did everything that he did to, in his mind, make the universe a better place. Whereas Kyle, who accepted the Green Lantern ring because he thought it'd be cool, has no deep seated sense of universal good. And therefore, the Parallax entity, which is one of the purest forms of evil in the universe - unless harnessed properly - has overwhelmed his personality to the point where he's really, really, EVIL! For once, I'm actually looking forward to the next chapter in Green Lantern Corps.

And also, Jack T. Chance!!!

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