Green Lantern

Green Lantern #3

by Alan Rapp on June 10, 2021

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Green Lantern #3 comic reviewThe Central Power Battery is offline, leaving Green Lanterns stranded across space without the use of their rings. While much of Green Lantern #3 makes use of John Stewart on a planet in the Dark Sector making due without the use of his ring, the rest of the comic catches up with other Lanterns taking us to Oa where Sojourner Mullein has returned from her mission in the Far Sector to try and rally what remains of the Corps.

In recent years various Green Lantern titles have created a small number of Lanterns with “different” rings. Sojourner is one, Teen Lantern‘s gauntlet is another, and halfway across the universe appearing in cameo from Earth is the only Green Lantern who ever forged his own ring.

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Far Sector #11

by Alan Rapp on April 20, 2021

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Far Sector #11 comic reviewThe City Enduring has exploded into chaos and with only 20% of her ring’s power remaining Sojourner Mullein is called into action to save the day. Denied their ability to vote, the @ are rebelling. Councilman Marth has staged a coup. And @BlazeofGlory has usurped power from the usurpers and is attempting to gain control of the city. Oh, there are also the bombs placed around the city by the Council to prevent something like this from happening, which have no started to go off, and the fleet of warships that just showed up. It’s been kind of a day.

The penultimate issue of the series sets the stage for an action-packed finale as Jo’s work is cut out for her. With no support, and the entire city on fire from multiple threats, she’ll need to work quickly in order to prevent the end of the City Enduring (and stopping @BlazeofGlory from looking at Earth to be a ripe new home).

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Green Lantern #1

by Alan Rapp on April 14, 2021

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Green Lantern #1 comic reviewA new volume of Green Lantern opens with Oa hosting a gathering of the United Planets Conclave with representatives from all over the universe. With the fate of the Green Lantern Corps and their role in the universe at stake, most Lanterns have been recalled to Oa under the leadership of John Stewart to keep the peace. Of course, something goes wrong.

Half of the story deals with the conclave and the Lanterns dealing with the threat that comes not from the Sinestro Corps or the Red Lanterns but from the representatives of Gemworld who attack while the conclave continues elsewhere. The other half of the story involves Teen Lantern, brought to Oa to the first time to undergo some testing by the Guardians to determine if she will be allowed to keep her gauntlet.

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Far Sector #10

by Alan Rapp on February 4, 2021

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Far Sector #10 comic reviewSojourner Mullein has been sent to the edge of the known universe to a city built on the forced emotional suppression its people. A side-effect over time has been the creation of a dark underground to exploit emotional scarcity by relying on the slave labor of ordinary citizens. The slaves are addicted to Switchoff which stops the emotional exploit allowing them to feel and create a profitable commodity, but also has created loose canons and secrets desperately needing to be kept leading to disruption like that which brought Sojourner to the City Enduring. Putting the final pieces into place and seeing it in action creates an impressive emotional response in our Green Lantern.

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Far Sector #9

by Alan Rapp on December 10, 2020

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Far Sector #9 comic reviewThe focus of Far Sector #9 stays firmly on Green Lantern Sojourner Mullein‘s current assignment in the City Enduring and solving the mysteries of the alien world which she’s still struggling to fully understand. It’s also the first issue in which she’s out of uniform for the entire issue (although she does end up borrowing one from someone else to do a little snooping). Even with as alien as it is, the politics of the City Enduring at times remind her of Earth.

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