Series: Far Sector
Published: January 22, 2020
Words: N.K. Jemisin
Art & Color: Jamal Campbell
Letters: Deron Bennett
Publisher’s Summary: Protecting the City Enduring’s population of 20 billion aliens gets even harder when rookie Green Lantern Jo Mulein is thrust into the middle of a massive protest that’s about to get out of hand. What do the protesters want? The right to feel.
Lack of representation and the suppression of the thoughts and concerns of the unrepresented is an issue that still, surprisingly, plagues our country. Voices, especially those that are atypical in whatever space they are sounding within, often become lost in the noise of fear and misunderstanding. N.K. Jemisin intelligently provides readers with good reason to take a step back and reevaluate how they view the world and, more specifically, how they open they are to the opinions and feelings of others.
In addition to being timely and thought-provoking, Far Sector is highly-entertaining. Issue #3 drops readers into the middle of a protest and, as tensions continue to grow, reading this story becomes more and mores emotionally involving.
Not only has Jamal Campbell fully realized the world that Jemisin has penned, but he has also elevated the story, and in doing so, has provided readers with an immersive escape route. Campbell’s world-building and attention to detail is impressive, but, for me, what really pulls me into this story is Campbell’s expression work; characters look, move, and react authentically, making it easy to forget that they are fictional constructs.
Preview: Far Sector (2019-) #3
Timely and intelligent, N.K. Jemisin’s Far Sector is one of the most thought-provoking comic book series being published, today. Surely, this ‘Green Lantern’ story, is one of the best that’s been written. If you haven’t started reading this series yet, you need to rethink your life choices.