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Absolute Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War Hardcover – Oct 2 2012


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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; Box Slp edition (Oct. 2 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401237355
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401237356
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 4.6 x 39.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #196,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Longtime readers will thrill at seeing one of the DC universe's best mythologies begin its return to its former glory."—Washington Post

"An epic blockbuster ."—CNN Best Comic Book of 2007

About the Author

Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The New York Times bestselling graphic novels Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac and Batman: Earth One which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming Green Lantern into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.

Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.

Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.

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I own a bunch of Absolutes, and I am pretty much happy with them all. This one was a great disappointment. There are some nice aspects of this book, the Slipcase is nice looking, the newly desinged dust jacket art is awesome, and some of the extras are nice ( files ). Taking that into consideration I can't give this book more than 3 stars and I think that is being generous. The production is ok, but not what I expect from a $70 book ( $100 retail ). The binding cracked with every turn of the page. Glue should not be needed with a sewn binding. The slipcase while nice in design had to be glued back together when I took it out of the box ( an exception to the rule I know ), I don't think most people would get a copy like that. Maybe its the fact that I anticipated this one since the solicitation was announced late 2011, and had some high expectations is he reason I am not loving this book. Or it could be the fact that DC has decided to collect a book in absolute that had very little appeal to anyone other that Green Lantern fans. Eitherway, the story is nice, and if you are a huge fan of this story then by all means haul out the old Visa and buy away and enjoy. If you are on the fence and not sure which way you will swing here I suggest rereading the trade fist, or investing in one of the timeless comic stories in Absolute or Omnibus format. I recommend Absolute DC: The New Frontier[[ASIN:1401212824, Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween]], Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus...Read more ›
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Wish it included Tales of the Sinestro Corps. No reason why it doesn't IMO. Also, I haven't ready the 'floppies' in a while however it seems as though there are some odd gaps between some issues...like the story doesn't exactly flow from the end of one issue to the next (or even the one after it, as I assume there is a lot of back and forth between Green Lantern and Green lantern Corps issues)
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By kyle on Oct. 4 2014
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not worth getting the absolute version , just buy the regular
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
The greatest Green Lantern story ever told. Oct. 28 2012
By Sebastian - Published on Amazon.com
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This, like my other Absolute reviews, 'unboxes' the book so you can get a good look at slipcase, dust jacket, hardcover, and special features. I also have a little rant at the end, making a counter point to the one star reviewer who felt that the omission of the supplemental Superman Prime one-shot was reason to dock so many stars off the rating. in short, they argued that the aforementioned one-shot contained an important part of the story and shouldn't have been left out. I argue that the one-shots were primarily to serve up back-story for the featured title villains, and have no impact on the main event. You could easily skip them and the only thing that you would miss is where Superman Prime's shirt went. Seeing as this event was the equivalent of 13 issues already, it is unreasonable to expect DC to package another hundred pages of supplemental back stories and side-battles. The story is complete, and MAN it is gorgeous in this format.

Update:
After more thoughtful consideration, i have decided to remove one star for the omission of the one-shots. I don't care too much for extra features, but i have now decided that i agree with the detractors, that the one shots wouldn't have been too much to ask. Regarding the page count: The Absolute Sandman books were around 20 issues each, and neither felt too cumbersome and still maintained the same price tag. And since these books are printed in China, i refuse to believe that it would be too costly for DC to include the one-shots and NOT make a massive profit. I'm still happy with my purchase: Absolute Editions give me more long-term enjoyment than any video games or Heroclix i collect, but I must concede that DC seems to be going cheap to pinch pennies.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not quite Absolute March 7 2013
By Dax S. Torres - Published on Amazon.com
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I really wanted to give this book a 5 star review but I simply can't. It is supposed to be the Absolute Edition of the Sinestro Corp War but it is in fact only 2 volumes. The third was the Tales of the Sinestro Corp War (and GL featuring Ion). While some might say that is ok the various tales actually fill in some gaps left for these expansion tales.

Don't get me wrong, I love having the awesome over sized book with vol 1 & 2 together but when the first word is Absolute, I expect to get everything SCW in one book.

Still highly recommend this book (especially over TPB's).
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Green Lantern classic! Dec 5 2012
By Sonic - Published on Amazon.com
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I believe there is no need to go in great depth here since most of you interested in this product have already read SCW and
is one of you favorite GL stories! Other reviewers on this side have shown both video and a detailed content list so all I can say is: If you can afford it, get it! This is my first Absolute edition ever and it didn't disappoint.

About the missing one-shots! We all knew the contents of the book way before the release so we can't say we were fooled. Though the exclusion of the one-shots is a sad thing,and drops this edition from perfect to pretty darn great,this is still a masterpiece on its own. There is great deal of extras in the book compared to the TPB,sketches,scripts, tales of the Sinestro corps and a lot more. The production value of the book is superb,from the quality and presentation to the book binding. A+

SCW is one of the best, if not the best Green Lantern story ever. Collectors probably already have this edition on their shelfs. Its Christmas soon... Treat yourself to something nice!

5/5 9.5/10
A great collectors item! Sept. 26 2013
By Landry - Published on Amazon.com
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The Sinestro Corps War is undoubtably some of Geoff John's greatest work. And what better way to collect it all, than in a gorgeous, oversized, hardcover format! The price might be a little painful, and it might be missing the One-Shots, (which aren't necessary to the central story anyway, although I do agree that DC should've included them). Regardless, its a great read, and if you're into collecting, it's defiantly worth the coin.
33 of 51 people found the following review helpful
Absolute Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War Review Oct. 13 2012
By Xavier Zavala Heras - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the content:

1. GREEN LANTERN #21-25, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14-19 and GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL #1
2. The Tales of Sinestro Corps backups (Despotellis, Karu-Sil, Bedovian, Sinestro).
3. Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Secret Files and Origins
4. Original Proposal by Geoff Johns 2pgs
5. Interviews and sketches
6. Figure/Toy gallery
7. New cover

NOT INCLUDED: Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime, Parallax, Ion, Cyborg Superman.

So, how about them apples? The most important tie-ins are not included. The Superman-Prime issue is not even a tie-in... is part of the story, and it was left out! Even when fans cried for this to be included months before release.

Don't be fooled! Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime IS a crucial part of the story. First of all, without it, Superman Prime only comes up at the beginning of the story (remember... this is a heavy hitter character), seating in the moon doing nothing, and then you can see him again almost at the end with his suit torn apart. You don't get to see the HUGE fight with him versus virtually every single super-hero on the planet! Besides this, there is a pivotal moment on his fight with Sodam Yat too that explain why he, being the wielder of the power of Ion, still needs to wear a ring. THAT single event plays a VERY important part on the GL storyline later on.

But of course, some people think you don't need to see the event happening...

You might say "You don't need to see Superman-Prime's fight to get the story. He just fought with lots of people and that's it!", but I guess you might say that too about his fight with Superboy in Infinite Crisis. You know, just seeing Prime talking with Pa and Man Kent in Smallville, throw a punch to Superboy, and then cut right to the part in which the Flashes take him into the Speed-Force. Just ditch that entire issue and have someone saying "He fought with lots of people and killed a few".

Doesn't makes any sense!

I could have give it more stars because of the quality and presentation of the book, but honestly, at this point in time DC should know better. Mind you... THIS IS NOT A REVIEW ABOUT THE STORY. The story is fantastic. Maybe the best Green Lantern story ever told. This is a review about the edition, and the miss opportunity of doing it really Absolute.

Recommendation: If you already own the trades (plus Tales of S.C.), by all means, keep them. Nothing new here, plus is an incomplete compilation. No sense in you spending that much money for something you can get in a more complete fashion and for less.


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