Green Lantern

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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Far Sector #3

by Alan Rapp on January 29, 2020

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Far Sector #3 comic reviewThe rookie Green Lantern’s investigation into murder in the City Enduring continues in Far Sector #3 which expands on the personal relationships Sojourner Mullein has made since coming to the city and explore how her past colors her duties as a Green Lantern.

Things get a bit more political in the series’ third issue growing factions within the city reach a breaking point and the Green Lantern struggles with her role to keep the peace in a city that hasn’t known crime in 500 years. The idea that emotion is literally the cause of conflict between factions is an intriguing one, especially with the lives of an entire civilization at stake. Suppressed emotions have kept them safe for centuries, but what if that is no longer an option?

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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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