Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Far Sector #3

The 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?

Writer N.K. Jemisin explores the idea of what role a Green Lantern should play when a harsh government turns on its more rebellious element. Is a Green Lantern a protector of the peace? Or a guardian of the innocent? And what happens when those two ideals come into conflict? Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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