Green Lantern

Far Sector #8

by Alan Rapp on October 8, 2020

in Comics

Far Sector #8 comic reviewSojourner Mullein has used the power of her ring to send herself into the digital realm of Atville in search of the cyber lifeforms known as @AT responsible for the hijacking biological lifeforms and the murder of Averrup Thorn. The Green Lantern’s time in digital space doesn’t last as long as I expected. In about half the issue, Mullein captures the @AT responsible but is no closer to who hired them.

We see the good and bad starting with Mullein’s digital battle and victory and ending with the prejudice and bureaucracy that reminds her so much of home if forces her to emotionally lash at at the Council who brought her to City Enduring.

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LEGO DC: SHAZAM! – Magic & Monsters

by Alan Rapp on August 19, 2020

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  • Title: LEGO DC: SHAZAM! – Magic & Monsters
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LEGO DC: SHAZAM! - Magic & Monsters Blu-ray reviewBilly Batson (Zach Callison) was previously introduced as a supporting character in LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters. LEGO DC: SHAZAM! – Magic & Monsters introduces us to his super-hero alter-ego complete with origin story, some classic villains, and a lesson for kids about trust.

There are three separate plots in LEGO DC: SHAZAM! – Magic & Monsters. The straight-to-video allows for the origins of the hero formerly known as Captain Marvel to be explored along with his introduction to the Justice League. There’s also a plot by Mr. Mind (Greg Ellis) who, with the help of Dr. Sivana (Dee Bradley Baker), transforms the Justice League into kids where they will be more susceptible to his mind control and retrieve the food he needs for his transformation. And last, but not least, is the appearance of Black Adam (Imari Williams), the Wizard’s former warrior, who breaks out of the Rock of Eternity and attacks the Wizard and his new champion.

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Far Sector #7

by Alan Rapp on August 10, 2020

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Far Sector #7 comic reviewPicking up in the middle of the battle started at the end of the last issue, Far Sector #7 turns Green Lantern Sojourner Mullein‘s attention on the @AT (City Enduring’s cyber race that are nourished by the very things the Emotional Exploit removes from society).

While fighting the suped-up construction suits, it doesn’t take long for Sojourner’s @AT contact CanHaz to identify that the biological people in the suit are already dead and only hosts for the @AT controlling the attack leading the Green Lantern to journey into the network itself in pursuit of the criminals and get a better picture of their world.

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Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular comic reviewThe latest DC 80th anniversary issue celebrates various Green Lantern characters including Alan Scott (the Golden Age Green Lantern who isn’t part of the Green Lantern Corps) but there are some notable absences of fan favorites as well such as Ch’p, Arisia Rrab, Katma Tui, Tomar-Re, G’nort, or Sojourner Mullein (who is at least included in a one-page art insert).

Along with the Alan Scott story, we get Earth’s greatest Green Lantern Hal Jordan in stories involving being trapped on a desolate world with his power ring running out, a team-up with Green Arrow written by Dennis O’Neil, and a story featuring Hal, John Stewart (who also gets a solo story), and Kyle Rayner (who sadly also gets a solo story) set years in the future.

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Far Sector #6

by Alan Rapp on June 4, 2020

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Far Sector #6 comic reviewFar Sector #6 offers a quiet, contemplative issue before its final pages set-up the series’ next big action sequence. In the wake of the riots, and the government’s brutal response to them (something all too topical considering what is happening now), the City Enduring’s referendum on the Emotion Exploit is less than a week away.

Neither the comic’s mysteries nor the politics of the alien world are explored much in the latest issue. Instead, Far Sector #6 turns inward to focus on its heroine and her struggle to deal emotionally with a charged situation millions of light years from Earth on the farthest reach of the galaxy.

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