Green Lantern

Far Sector #1

by Alan Rapp on November 26, 2019

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Far Sector #1 comic reviewOn the far edge of the known universe a new Green Lantern looks to solve the first major crime in the City Enduring in the last 500 years. Far Sector #1 introduces readers to rookie Lantern Sojourner Mullein who although green (forgive the pun) is the metropolis’ best chance of solving a crime they have no experience with.

The story has a strong sci-fi premise with more than a whiff of Isaac Asimov. The setting is a vast metropolis that houses three separate races of aliens who have removed emotion from the equation (after tempers last led to the destruction of several worlds).

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Green Lantern #6

by Alan Rapp on April 16, 2019

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Green Lantern #6 comic reviewHal Jordan‘s undercover operation to infiltrate the Darkstars comes to an end, although what happens to the universe’s greatest Green Lantern is something that is left unexplained. Opening with an old fashioned duel between Hal and Adam Strange, the Darkstar recruit manages to fake Strange’s death (in the kind of old school hero misdirection that is never adequately explained) and earn himself an audience with his new team’s Controller Mu.

Here we discover that Hal’s entire mission was a colossal waste of time as Mu easily saw through Hal’s purpose for joining the team. However, his arrival at this time and place does alert the Guardians of the Universe to the threat of a U-Bomb which could wreak devastation across the universe. Ordered to destroy the device at all cost, Green Lantern goes to work.

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Green Lantern #5

by Alan Rapp on March 14, 2019

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Green Lantern #5 comic reviewGreen Lantern #5 finds Hal Jordan working undercover for the Guardians of the Universe to infiltrate the Darkstars in hopes of uncovering the traitor within the Green Lantern Corps. We catch-up to Hal already playing his role as a disatisfied Lantern and a potential initiate for the Darkstars on the planet Vorr. Thrown out on his own into the wastes of Vorr, known as the vampire planet, Jordan is forced to prove his worth by surviving the hostile environment where everything wants him dead.

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Supergirl #23

by Alan Rapp on October 18, 2018

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Supergirl #23 comic reviewSearching for answers about Rogol Zaar and the destruction of Krypton has led Kara to the archives of the Green Lantern Corps. Breaking in she learns the existence of a conspiracy to cover up the truth behind Krypton’s destruction by an inner circle. Armed with limited knowledge, and even more questions, Supergirl must fight her way through the Green Lantern Corps if her quest is to continue.

While the comic offers more questions than answers, and forces Kara down a path that a reasonable explanation might very well circumvent, it does layout the mystery before her and offer another breadcrumb in her search. Along the way Supergirl #23 delivers some amusing moments including Kara making Kyle Rayner look foolish (as easy as that may be to do), Krypto making a new frenemy among the members of the Corps, and Kara getting help from an unexpected source.

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Supergirl #21

by Alan Rapp on August 14, 2018

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Supergirl #21 comic reviewSupergirl #21 is a transitional issue that gives Kara a new purpose and mission far from her adopted home. Recent events with Rogol Zaar have raised far too many questions for the Maid of Might, and after the discovery that even the Guardians of the Universe have something to hide about the mad man who claims to have destroyed Krytpton, Supergirl heads out to find answers.

Kara’s absence leaves yet another hole in Superman’s world as recent events have the character more isolated that he’s been in quite some time. The choice of Kara’s traveling companion is an interesting one that provides some familial bond and also gives Kara someone to talk to in the darker and lonelier moments.

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