On the final page of last month’s Forever Evil #4 (to your right), Sinestro arrives on the Crime Syndicate-occupied Earth to face off against Power Ring. DC then asks the question teasing the next issue, “GUESS WHO WINS?”
While we can’t predict the winner, we can tell you Sinestro at least survives the fight, and comes out something of a winner because starting in April he’ll become the latest DC supervillain/sometimes anti-hero to headline his own ongoing series, further expanding the publisher's cosmic/Lantern family of titles.
DC has confirmed that Sinestro, by the creative team of writer Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Marvel’s Magneto - yup, another villain book!) and artist Dale Eaglesham (Green Lantern #23.4: Sinestro) will debut on April 16.
We’ll be talking to Bunn (doing just his second DC work after a four-issue stint on 2011’s pre-New 52 Superman/Batman) for more details soon, but for now we can tell readers the new series finds Sinestro desperate having lost everything he’s ever loved – his home, family, and his only friend.
But his one-time enemy/one-time Sinestro Corps recruit Lyssa Drak (who played a prominent role in September’s Sinestro Villains Month one-shot) reminds him he’ll always have fear.
The series will follow the one-time Green Lantern as he either takes back the Yellow Lantern Corps, or forges whatever new destiny the universe has in store for him.
Look for that interview with Bunn and more information coming soon.