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Old 10-17-2019, 03:37 PM   #1
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Writer: N.K. Jemisin
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:52 PM   #2
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Am I the only one who thinks those weird, green sunglasses look ridiculous? The rest of the uniform seems good, but those are just silly.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:39 PM   #3
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Yes, you're the only one.

This feels like a pop star's music video. But I can't wait to read it. Embarrassingly, I thought this was a graphic novel not a monthly mini.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:50 PM   #4
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I'm looking forward to this. Maybe it will be a breath of fresh air or maybe it will be something I don't need to pick up again.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:36 PM   #5
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This is different than the new "hacker" GL, right? Which one is that one?
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:46 PM   #6
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This is different than the new "hacker" GL, right? Which one is that one?
Teen Lantern is Keli Quintela and so far she's only in Young Justice. Last issue was her origin. They made it clear what she has isn't a proper GL ring/battery, but that's how she got it and they haven't yet revealed how that guy [now dead] got it.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:16 PM   #7
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Sounds like this COULD become canon:

https://www.denofgeek.com/us/books/g...ern-far-sector
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:45 PM   #8
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I find it very telling that, when she said she would need to bone up on the character, what they sent her were only collections of Geoff Johns' GL.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:48 PM   #9
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I find it very telling that, when she said she would need to bone up on the character, what they sent her were only collections of Geoff Johns' GL.
Eugh. It saddens me that there's a generation (or two?) that all they know is Geoff Johns' stuff. And now they keep propagating it.
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:35 PM   #10
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So, I liked (not loved) Far Sector #1. I'm curious about how her ring is different.

The premise of a far sector (it's a little much that she doesn't know the number) negates the orange wedge/pie slice view of the sectors that I thought was cannon now (because no sector is closer or farther).

The character's little jab of equating "presidential elections" with the rise of the Nazis and the genocide in Rwanda was silly, but technically she didn't say what election.

The world building is interesting---emotionless, nearly crime-free multi-species world. We'll see.

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Old 11-14-2019, 05:31 PM   #11
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Eugh. It saddens me that there's a generation (or two?) that all they know is Geoff Johns' stuff. And now they keep propagating it.
That's true of many of the writers too.

Venditti eventually read some of the earlier material, but he said in the beginning that he has only read the Johns issues. Which was probably why he got the job.

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Old 11-14-2019, 05:33 PM   #12
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The premise of a far sector (it's a little much that she doesn't know the number) negates the orange wedge/pie slice view of the sectors that I thought was cannon now (because no sector is closer or farther).
Sounds kind of like the setup in the Animated Series. “Frontier Lanterns “ I think they called them. Didn’t seem to have Sector numbers either.
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:06 PM   #13
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Sounds kind of like the setup in the Animated Series. “Frontier Lanterns “ I think they called them. Didn’t seem to have Sector numbers either.
That's exactly what I thought when I read that. So the only way to redeem this comic is to have Interceptor II (with LAMO) show up with other GLs, or for Razer and Aya to arrive. Switching the comic from the comic universe to the animated universe.
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:28 AM   #14
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I liked this, felt like there have been a lot of cookie cutter type GL stories in the last few years and this like Morrison's run felt fresh, albeit in a completely different way than the main book.
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I liked this, felt like there have been a lot of cookie cutter type GL stories in the last few years and this like Morrison's run felt fresh, albeit in a completely different way than the main book.
Yep. This one is easier to comprehend than Morrison's stuff. There are unanswered questions, but you definitely get the feeling they're going to be answered by the end (as opposed to Morrison's purposeful cryptic stuff and deep diving, which is also fine) and so far I'm on board for that.

The alien world is nicely different but with that Silver-Age sense of having real-world counterparts like the the essentially Twitter alien species. That kind of thing is fun.

The main character needs more developing, but I assume that's coming. I do like that she's not perfect---she does forensics like most of us would; with the kind of knowledge you'd get from news articles and TV shows, but no more.

Anyway, I'm glad someone else is reading it. It would be nice to get back to conversations on new GL books here.
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:54 PM   #16
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I have my copy in my pull list, and I can't wait to read it after all of the buzz on social media. It's making more waves than I expected.
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Picked it up and thought it was ok. I think a little too much set up and not enough meat just yet. I didn't mind the internal monologue but thought we could have got some more info about Jo from it.

I'll probably pick up the second issue, the story does have potential but it did feel like this was her first comic nook ever written.

The art was pretty solid, no real complaint there.
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:03 PM   #18
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I love the art but I might wait for the GN for this one. I want the entire story, blame binge watching.
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Old 11-20-2019, 05:17 PM   #19
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I love the art but I might wait for the GN for this one. I want the entire story, blame binge watching.
I remember the first time I did that. I watched the first season of Gunsmoke in two days. That was 39 half-hour episodes. There were only two or three clunkers in it, so I kept going and going.
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Old 11-20-2019, 05:27 PM   #20
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Yeah I flew through Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad pretty quickly; I was hesitant about getting into those as well until I heard a lot of good word of mouth. Sometimes you just got to see if the story is going somewhere or if it's serialized nonsense. I guess for this one I am on the fence too and just want to make sure it's not a clunker before diving in, especially given it's yet another Earth based lantern, the story really has to shine.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:52 PM   #21
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I had seen some of the color episodes of Gunsmoke, but as other people have said, the black and white episodes were a revelation to me. That's because the producers and almost all the writers were different. It's like comparing the Geoff Johns Green Lantern to earlier issues of the comic.
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