What a year for Geoff Johns's Green Lantern!
In 2007, this comic became something superior. Beginning with the conclusion of the "Wanted: Hal Jordan" storyline and culminating in the apocalyptic "Sinestro Corps War," Johns expanded the depth and breadth of the Green Lantern universe and told a great story even while juggling a seemingly-overwhelming cast of characters.
One of the things Johns does best (and by the way, he was joined by some fantastic artists on the title this year, especially the stellar Ivan Reis, who seems to have distilled his John Byrne and Neal Adams influences into some kind of perfect superhero blend) is story structure. I should amend that: story structure over the long term. He has been building to the Sinestro Corps War since he relaunched Hal Jordan's career in Green Lantern: Rebirth over three years ago. Yet he doesn't tell decompressed stories. As a reader, I didn't know he was building to the Sinestro Corps War, although, in retrospect it's obvious. But Johns masterfully built each story arc on top of the next one, escalating the threats, dealing with Hal Jordan's character, and building a universe.
On top of that, Green Lantern #25 promises even greater escalation through 2009! It takes quite a writer to conclude the Sinestro Corps War as a kind of prelude for something much, much larger (the war of many colors!) and still satisfy the reader in the short term. Johns pulls it off. With style.