With Sinestro escaping the Dead Zone (issue #18), Hal is left with Tomar-re with a thought that lingers in his mind.
With his freedom, Sinestro rushes to his home planet of Korugar (Sector 1417). His intention, to meet Arsona. With Arsona’s help, Sinestro intends to have Korugar to join in his quest to fight the First Lantern. And with Korugar behind him, he assumes that the entire Corps will also join in his objective.
Then the First Lantern appears before them. The First Lantern intends to use Sinestro in his plans. The First Lantern played Sinestro, pouring out emotions from him that fed him in the process. But the emotions of Korugar’s people is what gave the First Lantern more power and though Sinestro had the purest intention to save his planet, the First Lantern had his way and destroyed Korugar completely.
The information about Korugar’s destruction reached the Dead Zone as Korugar’s former residences populated Hal’s current location. Learning that Sinestro is still alive with the fact that his home planet is gone, Hal rushes to his plan, that is to die.
Sinestro is in the spotlight in this issue, and it was a tragic moment as he witnessed the destruction of his home planet. This is different from the villain Sinestro that I used to know who could not care less to anyone, including his fellow Korugarians. He used to be a man who rules to what he deemed to be right and cared for no one but himself. And as Sinestro was known to wield the yellow ring of fear, it looked like that it might happen again.
WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN – Part Nine
writer GEOFF JOHNS
pencillers ARDIAN SYAF & SZYMON KUDRANSKI
inkers MARK IRWIN, GUILLERMO ORTEGO & KUDRANSKI
colorists ALEX SINCLAIR & TONY AVINA
letterer DAVE SHARPE
cover GARY FRANK & BRAD ANDERSON