Series: Far Sector
Publisher: DC / DC’s Young Animal
Published: November 13, 2019
Story: N.K. Jemisin
Art & Color: Jamal Campbell
Lettering: Deron Bennett
Publisher’s Summary: N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe! For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people. The city has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent. But that’s all about to change in this new maxiseries that gives a DC Young Animal spin to the legacy of the Green Lanterns!
“There was more I could’ve told him. Her. Them. i’m here to help, after all. But sometimes help means letting people learn from experience. And this city, twenty billion citizens deep, is just going to have to get used to this…because I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last time somebody dies ugly in the City Enduring.”
As soon as I read the Chinua Achebe quote that opens the issue, I knew that I was in for a treat. N.K. Jemisin hits the ground running with Far Sector #1, immediately immersing readers in a fantastic setting and an epic murder mystery. Jemisin carefully builds a spectacular, yet lived-in, world all the while writing authentic dialogue that’s packed tight with telling character moments. And, as stunning as N.K. Jemisin’s writing is, Jamal Campbell’s artwork is breathtaking.
Campbell immerses readers in the stunning world that Jemisin has penned, with highly-detailed illustrations that pop from the page with great energy and excitement. Colors are vivid, and scenes, dynamic; Far Sector #1 is a visual feast that’s worth enjoying again, and again.
I’m eager to see where Far Sector will take readers next! Jump in now, folks, this ride promises to be an unforgettable one.
A stunning, near-perfect debut, Far Sector (2019-) #1 is a must-read for science fiction fans and comic book readers who are looking to get lost in an immersive world, unlike any other they’ve ever visited in their literary travels.