Monday, April 6, 2020

Far Sector #5

On 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).

Given the subject matter of the flashbacks, along with the strange class structure of the City Enduring, this issue could quite easily have come off preachy. Instead, writer N.K. Jemisin grounds the story in character and mystery allowing the various elements to make-up part of, but not overwhelm, the story. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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