Just like last week’s issue of Green Lantern Corps, this was basically a place-holder issue while we wait for the big finale in Green Lantern #20, but I actually enjoyed this one a lot more. Set in the immediate aftermath of Korugar’s destruction, Tony Bedard does a really great job of getting across Sinestro’s fury and sadness. I rant and rave about Geoff Johns turning every villain into a quasi-hero, but for Sinestro it does work. I also like that he still calls Kyle Rayner ‘alley-rat’, it’s a great touch.
Also in this issue we see the limits of what Kyle’s white powers can do, and also get Kyle and Simon Baz’s first meeting, which was cool, I’m looking forward to Kyle no longer being the rookie! Also, Carol Ferris finally finds out that Hal is truly dead. So whilst this issue was a place-holder, it provided some much needed emotional aftermath to the shocking events of Green Lantern #19. Now when we read the ending to this story, we will feel for Sinestro and Carol even more than we did before, which is all you can ask for really.