Seppin Reviews: Sinestro – Year of the Villain 1

Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Sinestro – Year of the Villain #1 which is written by Mark Russell and features art by Yildiray Cinar and Julio Ferreira.




Year of the Villain seems like it is going to be a really cool event for DC. A lot of the villains are going to be getting their own books and stories much like Forever Evil. The first one that we have gotten is Sinestro, which is suiting because he honestly deserves his own book. He is a strong anti-hero that DC should use way more. If you can’t tell, I really like Sinestro, so I am glad to see him getting his own story for this event.

This was a cool story because it shows more of the Legion of Doom and also shows us how Sinestro fits into things. I think that my favorite part of the book isn’t really the story or the action, but Sinestro. I think that Mark Russell understands that Sinestro wouldn’t just follow Lex Luthor in the Legion of Doom, heck I doubt that many of the actual Legion would properly team up if they weren’t getting anything out of it. Mark Russell tells us that Sinestro understands Lex has a plan but also emphasizes to the reader that so does Sinestro. And as long as Lex is useful, Sinestro will follow. I really like this dynamic and I hope to see it more in future books. The story was fun and the art was good, but it wasn’t anything spectacular, just a regular tie-in.

Overall, it was good, but I yearn for more.




Storytelling:     2.5

(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)

Art:     3

(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)

Importance:     2

(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)

Character:     4

(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)


Total:     11.5 / 20







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