When people think about who the best Green Lantern is, they'll immediately go to Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner or even Guy Gardner. Kilowog fans might even chime in and express how much he's added to the Corps. It turns out out there just might be another.
For three months now we've been seeing Sinestro back in action as a Green Lantern. In a move no one expected, Sinestro was chosen to be the bearer of a green power ring at the end of War of the Green Lanterns. At the same time, Hal Jordan was deemed unworthy of wearing his ring after killing the rogue Guardian, Krona.
Allowed to go off on his own to protect a sector in space, Sinestro appears to have his own agenda. With his planet of Korugar under the control of the Sinestro Corps, he has sought out Hal Jordan on Earth in order to recruit him to join his fight. While doing so, Sinestro is revealing that he knows more about the green power ring and the Green Lantern Corps than everyone else. How many other secrets about the ring is he aware of? (Warning: there will be some spoilers from GREEN LANTERN #3).== TEASER ==
Creating Other Rings
This is something we've seen before. Kyle Rayner, the Green Lantern rookie for a time, was able to create a ring for Jade before. His ring had different properties since he was the only Lantern at the time. The fact that the ring had that power leads you to believe it is still there and not necessarily added when Ganthet gave Kyle the ring.
In order to enlist Hal, Sinestro created a ring for him. We have to assume that the other Lanterns are not able to access this ability. If they could, why has Hal been stuck de-powered on Earth when John, Guy or Kyle could have easily created a replacement ring for Hal?
Sinestro was able to create a ring while not causing his own to lose its own power. We have to believe that he actually did create a separate ring and not just the illusion of one in order to trick Hal. There would be no point in that as Sinestro needs Hal's help and skills to liberate his planet. If he had to be consciously aware of Hal's ring at all time, that would only divide his attention and will when trying to control his own ring.
Saving the Day With No Effort
In the second issue, several lives were endangered by a collapsing bridge. Hal did what he always does and swooped down to try to save as many lives as possible. The problem was, Hal can be a little narrow minded when it comes to saving lives. He went after a single person at a time (of course it was an attractive female) while several other were still at risk.
As Hal scurried around, trying to save as many lives as possible, Sinestro did what Hal never thought he could do, he surprised and impressed him with minimal effort
Again, Sinestro showed the level of control he possesses over his ring. As great and powerful of a Green Lantern Hal has been, he was not able to use his power to the level that Sinestro demonstrated.
Taking on the Entire Sinestro Corps
While we had the Sinestro Corps War, it took several Green Lanterns to keep the fight balanced. Sinestro is willing to take on over two hundred and twenty members to give Hal an opportunity to do his part of Sinestro's plan. Sinestro may have created his Corps but they all possess the power to stand up to Green Lanterns and others.
Turning the Green to Black
What does this mean? When Sinestro and Hal have to quietly make their way down to Korugar, Sinestro tells Hal to dim his light and turn the green to black. Being able to change their color is a crazy idea. All the different Corps have been centered and focused on their particular color. Could there be something more to this than simply darkening the green?
This also illustrates that Sinestro knows more than the other Lanterns. Hal asks him how come no other Lantern has shown him how to do this. Sinestro simply replies that the Guardians don't like them knowing everything the ring can do.
In other words, there could be a lot more the ring is capable of without the Green Lantern Corps having any knowledge of it. In the coming months, we just might discover even more abilities Sinestro is aware of. There's also the Lantern/power battery. Who knows what other things could be done with that. Sinestro is a force to be reckoned with. We'll have to wait and see if he remains a Green Lantern and what that will mean for the rest of the Corps. This all proves just how powerful and great a Green Lantern Sinestro truly is.