Membership: Amon Sur, Ampa Nnn, Anti-Monitor, Arkillo, Bedovian, Borialosaurus, Braach, Bur-Gunza, Cyborg-Superman, Despotellis, Devildog, Enkafos, Fatality, Feena Sik, Flayt, Gleen, Haasp The Hunter, Horku, Karu-Sil, Kiriazis, Kretch, Kryb, Low, Lyssa Drak, Maash, Malia, Mallow, Manhunters, Meershom, Mongul, Moose, Murr The Melting Man, Narok, Ranx The Sentient City, Romat-Ru, Schlagg-Man, Scivor, Seer Ruggle, Setagg Rets, Sinestro, Sirket, Slushh, Smithwick, Snap Trap, Sn'Hoj, Stanch, Starro, Superman-Prime, Tekik, Tri-Eye, Vril Dox, Yellow Lantern
Base of Operations: Qward, Anti-Matter Universe
First Appearance: Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1 (August, 2007)
Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1) - With the reborn Anti-Monitor as his
guardian, Sinestro formed his own Sinestro Corps. He enslaved the Weaponers of
Qward and had them construct a yellow central power battery and 3600 yellow
power rings, which he sent out into the known space sectors, each ring choosing
a bearer capable of instilling great fear. Sinestro gathered his Corps on Qward
and told them their mission, using fear to make the chaos of the universe bend
to their will, and to replace it with law and order. Their first step was to
burn anyone that would oppose their plan, so they had to destroy the Green
Lantern Corps. Sinestro sent a squad of Corps soldiers to Oa, where they managed
to kill a number of Green Lanterns and break Superboy Prime and Cyborg Superman
out of their sciencells, adding them to their ranks. Sinestro had a yellow power
ring kidnap Kyle Rayner from Oa, and removed the Ion willpower entity from him.
Sinestro imprisoned the entity, and promised to make Kyle feel fear. He revealed
that his Corps member Despotellis was the sickness that killed Kyle’s mother.
Kyle swore he’d kill Sinestro, but Sinestro reminded him that the GL power
rings would not allow their user to commit murder, and that any threat from a
Lantern was an empty one. Sinestro promised to target all the loved ones of the
GLC, and Kyle finally fealt fear. This allowed Sinestro to infect him with
Parallax. Sinestro brought Parallax before the Anti-Monitor, and they prostrated
themselves before their master.
(Green Lantern IV
#21) - Sinestro sent out and a number of his corpsmen across the space sectors
to pick off Green Lanterns one by one, killing dozens. He promised Superboy
Prime and Cyborg Superman that they would both get everything they desired, that
fear would deliver it to them.
Lantern IV #22, 23) - Kyle / Parallax battered Hal, promising him he’d feel
the same fear his father fealt before he died. Th Sinestro Corps joined the
battle, threatening to overwhelm Hal. Parallax told him the GLC despised him and
had abandoned him, but just then the Lost Lanterns appeared, with Ke’Haan
telling Parallax that although they hated Hal they’d never abandon a fellow
Lantern. Parallax killed Jack T. Chance, and Hal and the remaining Lost Lanterns
retreated to Qward’s underground catacombs. They split up, with Ke’Haan and
his allies attempting to locate the imprisoned Ion, while Hal was joined by Graf
Toren and Tomar-Tu in rescuing Guy and John Stewart. They found their comrades,
but were confronted by Lyssa Drak, keeper of the Book of Parallax, who was in
the process of breaking their friends and making them give in to fear. Elsewhere
on Qward Cyborg-Superman prepared New Warworld to act as Anti-Monitor's base,
and promised that the universe would soon belong to him. All Cyborg-Superman
asked in return was for the Anti-Monitor to end his miserable existence. Hal
defeated Lyssa Drak, and freed Guy and John Stewart. Because Hal’s power ring
was running low on energy he was forced to don a number of Sinestro Corps rings,
his time infected by Parallax gave him a limited mastery over fear. Sinestro
appeared and showed Hal he had no true understanding of fear, but just then the
Lost Lanterns returned, having rescued Ion from the Anti-Monitor after Ke’Haan
sacrificed his life in battle, and the Lanterns returned to the positive-matter
universe. The Guardians foresaw the Blackest Night prophecy coming to pass with
the rise of the Sinestro Corps, and did the unthinkable, rewriting the Book of
Oa. The first of their ten new laws stated that the Corps power rings were
authorized to use lethal force against the Sinestro Corps. Cyborg-Superman
announced to Sinestro that Warworld was ready, and waiting to attack the
Sinestro Corps next target….Earth.
(Tales of the
Sinestro Corps: Cyborg-Superman #1) - Warworld approached Earth, and Sinestro
laid out his plan of disabling the JlofA to Cyborg-Superman, and tried to get a
rise out of him by mentioning the possibility of an encounter with Superman.
Cyborg just mused that he was long past taunts, or wanting revenge, and he
looked forward to pursuing his agenda of the end of all life and betraying
Sinestro. The Sinestro Corps damaged the JlofA satellite, battered the League,
and Warworld entered Earth’s orbit.
(Green Lantern IV #24) - Sinestro communicated with Hal
via his power ring as the Sinestro Corps invaded Earth. He intended to conquer
the planet, making it a symbol of the Sinestro Corp’s power and their ability
to control any planet. He intended to makes saves of the Earthlings, and execute
anyone who did not submit. He was also going to turn Coast City into a mass
grave again, and informed Hal that the first victims would be Jim Jordan and his
family. Hal flew to Jim’s side and saved his family from being murdered by
Parallax. Hal freed Kyle from Parallax and defeated the parasite, but the rest
of the Sinestro Corps continued their assault on Earth, only momentarily being
held back by Earth’s heroes, and the GLC, who had traveled from Oa to protect
the planet. The Anti-Monitor arrived on Earth.
(Green Lantern IV #25) - Sodam Yat survived Superman’s attack, and the Sinestro Corps War continued to rage across Earth. Hal and Kyle went to Coast City to protect it from Sinestro, and Hal issued a radio broadcast asking the residents to flee. Not a soul left, everyone had faith Hal would save them from Sinestro. Sinestro and a number of his soldiers engaged Hal and Kyle, and Sinestro told them he’d already won the war. His actions made the Guardians rewrite the Book of Oa, and now that the GLC could use lethal force they would be feared. Sinestro always wanted the GLC to be a more totalitarian police force to bring order to the universe, and he’d succeeded. Sinestro and Hal’s rings were both drained of power, and they squared off in hand-to-hand combat. Hal won, and told Sinestro he was under arrest. In NYC the Anti-Monitor tapped into Earth’s energy and prepared to unleash an anti-matter wave to consume Earth. The GLC ruptured the heart of Anti-Monitor’s Warworld, the Sinestro Corps central power battery, and created a shield around Warworld and the Monitor. The ensuing blast nearly destroyed the Anti-Monitor, and he was finished off by Superman-Prime, who betrayed him for having destroyed his home, Earth-Prime. With the Anti-Monitor destroyed, Sinestro vanquished, and having no way of recharging their rings the Sinestro Corps fled Earth to lick their wounds.
(R.E.B.E.L.S. #10, 11) - Harbinger pursued members of the Sinestro Corps, and when Vril Dox's R.E.B.E.L.S. got in the way she destroyed their ship. Harbinger killed Sinestro corpsman Narok, and his ring sought out Vril Dox, who was thrilled by his newfound power. The R.E.B.E.L.S. fled to the planet Kandato, and after Harbinger killed Sinestro corpsman Meershom, he became a Black Lantern, and Stealth and Harbinger pursued them. During their battle a transmatter portal opened, the creation of Lyrl Dox for Starro. Lyrl, Starro, and High Vanguard members that had become Black Lanterns poured through. Vril tried to remove Lyrl's Starro spore, but his son told him to get away, and asked Vril to save his master Starro, shocking his father. Vril used his power ring to push the Black Lantern's Vril, and Starro back through the portal to Maltus, hoping they'd finish each other off. The ring demanded Vril go to Korugar to join the rest of the Corps, and when he refused the ring flew off his finger for insubordination.
Comments: Created by Geoff Johns
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