The Sinestro Corps War had a ton of momentum heading out of the over-sized one-shot that started the whole thing. It had the return of Superboy-Prime and the Anti-Monitor, the attack on Oa and the possession of Kyle Rayner by Parallax. Since then it’s kind of gone downhill. For a few months now the crossover has just been the Green Lantern Corps vs. the Sinestro Corp, with the big guns sitting on the sidelines, and Kyle Rayner isn’t even Parallax in half the books he shows up in anymore. It’s hard to see this story as a bid deal if it can be ignored in the build-up to the next “big deal.”
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax didn’t really do anything to help that. At the beginning of the issue, Kyle’s trapped in his own brain while Parallax has control of his body, and at the end of the story, the status quo is exactly the same. Except now we know Kyle’s not too fond of having his body possessed and is attempting to fight against Parallax’s influence. Which is exactly what anyone who’s not a complete idiot would have assumed was going on.
Maybe I would have liked this issue a little more if I was a bigger fan of Kyle Rayner. But I bought this issue hoping for a story about Parallax, not the Whiniest Green Lantern Who Ever Lived. But the Kyle-era of Green Lantern came before I started reading DC comics, and now there’s three other GLS from Sector 2814 I’d prefer to read about any day of the week.
Now let’s seem what other members of the Legion had to say about the issue: (more…)