- Title: Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #7
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- Writer: Robert Venditti
- Artist: Rafa Sandoval
The conclusion of the series’ opening arc “Sinestro’s Law” pits student against teacher one more time. While Hal Jordan sends Soranik on a mission to deal with the Fear Engine and release those captured and tortured to feed Sinestro‘s power, Hal takes a stand against Sinestro one more time. Hal Jordan’s metamorphosis into something… other began during the New 52. While the comic suggests Hal gives his life to stop Sinestro’s reign of fear, the series’ title and the constant foreshadowing of something more in Jordan’s future makes me believe this isn’t the last we’ve heard from him.
Hal and Sinestro’s battle takes up the majority of the issue here with little more than cameos from Soranik and Guy Gardner. As for the Corps, John Stewart leads his Lanterns to the heart of the universe just in time to witness Hal’s big sacrifice.
The end of the opening arc raises several questions. What happens to Soranik and the rest of Sinestro’s Corps? What actually happened to both Jordan and Sinestro? And how does the Green Lantern Corps move forward from here? Worth a look.