In comic books, we're often shown glimpses into the future. They can give an idea of what might happen. Usually the visions or predictions are proven false as the heroes gather together to prevent what could mean the end for them.
Now that Sinestro has set his sights on Lyssa, revelations have been unleashed. The future fates of Sinestro, Hal, the Guardians and many others have been shown. There will be some spoilers from GREEN LANTERN #s 5 & 6. Be sure to read those issues before continuing below.== TEASER ==
When Sinestro reaches for Lyssa and the book, he tears out a page. He is immediately overloaded with visions.
There's a lot going on in this single page. Some of it we saw in the last issue but some other visions are brand new.
The Guardians' Plans
At the end of GREEN LANTERN #5, we saw some of what the Guardians have planned. They talk about going to the Chamber of Shadows to free the First Lantern. Who is the first Lantern? Where is this chamber and why is the Lantern trapped or imprisoned there? Who else is in the chamber with the First Lantern? The Guardians have gotten darker with their planning and direction. The idea that this First Lantern will lead the third army (the first was the Manhunters and the second is the Green Lantern Corps). Who or what is the third army and what will it mean for the GL Corps? From the vision above, it doesn't look good for the Corps.
Sinestro and the Indigo Tribe
Back in GREEN LANTERN #66, Sinestro was trapped in the Book of the Black. During this time, he came across Indigo, only she said that wasn't her name and she was imprisoned by Abin Sur. The next story arc is "The Secret of the Indigo Tribe." In the vision above, Sinestro is seen as a member of the Tribe. Does this mean Sinestro has or could learn to have compassion?
The Return of Black Hand and Death of Hal Jordan?
When we last saw Black Hand in BLACKEST NIGHT #8, he was under the control of the Indigo Tribe. In the latest vision, he appears to have regained his facilities. That in itself would be something to cause concern. Black Hand is also seen standing over an apparently dead Hal Jordan. How do we know he's dead and not just wounded? The fact that his ring is leaving his hand as well as the message, "Green Lantern 2814 Deceased" pretty much spells it out.
Is Hal actually going to die? He's already been there. The chances of him dying again are pretty slim. But he's going to have to be on his toes in order to prevent it.
Ganthet with a White Power Ring
Now that Ganthet has been stripped of his emotions and the Guardians are acting a bit evil, Ganthet having a White Ring can't be good.
The Death of Sinestro
What does the future hold for Sinestro? Clearly the Guardians won't be happy when they find out what he's been up to. They stripped Hal of his ring yet Sinestro managed to create one for him to use. Sinestro has his own agenda and would have no problem standing up to the Guardians. With their talk of the First Lantern and the Third Army, it might be too much even for Sinestro.
How does this fit in with the vision of him as part of the Indigo Tribe? The other question is what is Sinestro going to do now that he's seen all of these visions. He can't face all of this alone. If you've seen the covers to the upcoming issues, you know he'll continue to work with Hal. You would think that being a Green Lantern would be cool and fun. But these visions show that some dark times are coming and the Green Lantern Corps is going to have it's hands full.