Although it takes on the far distant planets of Thanagar and Rann, the Sinestra storyline continues here with the introduction and origins of two heroes: Hawkgirl and Alanna Strange. The first-half of the comic gives us the backstory of Hawkgirl before her planet is attacked by Sinestra and her army of Fear and Death which takes her husband in its service as a Black Lantern.
Although her planet is lost, Hawkgirl and several Thanagarians are saved by the quick thinking of Alanna Strange who transports as many away from the destruction as possible. From here we get an introduction of Alanna’s origins before the pair stop their bickering and agree to work together to stop Sinestra’s universe-wide path of destruction at a little blue planet known as Earth.
Although its themes can’t be called subtle, I really enjoyed the Hawkgirl story. The Strange story isn’t quite as strong, but it works as well to bring the characters together and set-up their eventual arrival on Earth. Worth a look.