Green Lantern

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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Justice League #45

by Alan Rapp on June 2, 2020

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Justice League #45 comic reviewJim Corrigan has been separated from the Spectre and locked himself away in Tartarus. DC’s untethered Spirit of Vengeance is less than happy about the new arrangement as his thirst for vengeance infects the members of the Justice League pitting them against each other by inflaming old arguments and grudges.

The out of control Spectre is really just an excuse to pit hero against hero for the issue as the heroes try to see through the vengeance poured into them, but struggle against the base nature the Spectre’s wrath is fueling. Finally gathering their wits, the team comes to realize what has happened and where they must go to fix the situation. However, the locales of Themyscira may have something to say about that.

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Far Sector #5

by Alan Rapp on April 6, 2020

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Far Sector #5 comic reviewOn the furthest edge of the known universe, rookie Green Lantern Sojourner Mullein continues to search for answers into the City Enduring’s first crime in 500 years. With the help of an Artificial Intelligence, the Green Lantern searches for answers and patterns to the mystery, although answers continue to allude her.

After teasing readers for several issues about Sojourner’s past and her relationship to the Corps, Far Sector #5 finally starts to fill in some of the gaps to her past, offering glimpses into the history of injustice she has fought her entire life, and the attempts of service which would eventually lead to a once in a lifetime offer (interestingly, it appears the ring did not choice its wearer in this case).

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