Monday, May 6, 2013

Ame-Comi Girls #3

Ame-Comi Girls #3, which centers around the alternate reality female-centric version of the DCU, introduces a new hero and a pair of villains with the latest issue. Jade, a blind Chinese woman without fear becomes the Earth's first Green Lantern just in time to save herself, her father, and her brother from an attack by the villainous Flying Guillotine. Chinese officials are delighted to have such a powerful warrior of its own, although they are less than pleased the ring chose "a mere girl" and hope to reappropriate it as a military asset.

In the comics other story Carol Ferris, the first woman to step on the moon, comes across a crashed alien spaceship and (in a version of Hal Jordan's origin) discovers a dying alien who makes her the Earth's first Star Sapphire. The issue also includes Wonder Woman and Power Girl announcing to the United Nations their plans to create a Justice League which will operate under the jurisdiction of Themyscira. The stories begin to converge at the end of the issue when Carol looses herself to her new found power and starts a fight with Power Girl over the affections of Jimmy Olsen.

I like the unusual choice for the Ame-Comi version of Green Lantern, although the change in the Green Lantern Oath threw me a little (as did the musical aspect of this GL's power). Star Sapphire's origins allow them to sort of merge Hal Jordan and Carol Ferris into a single character who could be friend or foe, depending on if Carol is able to control her emotions and new-found power. I'll be interested to see where this storyline goes from here. For fans.

[DC, $3.99]

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