Far Sector #5

Writer: N.K. Jemisin Artist: Jamal Campbell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 21
8.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The mysteries of Sojourner "Jo" Mullein's origins and her recruitment into the Green Lantern Corps are finally revealed. Meanwhile, Jo's attempt to "follow the money" is complicated when she discovers the City Enduring's form of cryptocurrency is mined by an underclass of artificial lifeforms.

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Mar 25, 2020

    Far Sector #5 gives us a lot of background on Jo Mullein that informs so much about the character in the present day. As a person of color, if you've ever wanted to relate to a Green Lantern, this is the one. Jo Mullein is for the people. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Mar 25, 2020

    In this issue we see how Sojourner Mullein's experiences growing up on Earth led to her journey as a Green Lantern on a planet light years away from home. Despite her frustration with her life on Earth, Mullein has realized she can rely on her experiences as a Black woman on Earth to her advantage as she investigates 2 murders that may have as much to do with class and race as it does with drug abuse and emotional regulation. The issue is that will Mullein's investigation lead to her downfall? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 25, 2020

    Overall, getting the full story of Jo was worth waiting five issues. To say she represented something real before was an understatement after the reveal of her past. Even after that, there are still a couple more questions to ask about the ring specifically. What is the power source? What happens after a year with this experimental ring? Who specifically is this person who her the ring? Though the answers for that will come in good time, Far Sector #5 answered everything else which was a must for us to better connect with this new Lantern. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 25, 2020

    Jamal Campbell continues to deliver some beautifully detailed art throughout this issue. The characters are beautifully rendered and every panel is filled with details that capture the eye from the way characters are drawn to the way panels progress to tell the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Mar 25, 2020

    A poignant chapter with riveting backstory and more building blocks in the series' main mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 25, 2020

    When all is said and doneFar Sector #5provides the audience with some finely executed background on its main protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 25, 2020

    This might be the best issue of Far Sector, so far. Understanding where Jo has come from is significant. But, so are the things we learn about The Nah, The @At and The Keh-Topli. Perhaps, the most satisfying aspect is that things are coming together and not only in terms of understanding more about the “people” of City Enduring, but how important this assignment is to Jo. She's at a crossroads in her life and is clearly in search of direction and meaning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 28, 2020

    This issue moves the story along nicely while finally giving us Jo Mullein's origin story. Personally, I feel like her origin is a bit too manufactured, but it fits what we know of the character so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Mar 25, 2020

    Far Sector continues to be a visual tour de force, but the latest issue is building a strong case for its lead hero as well, and that is perhaps the most welcome new addition. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 6, 2020

    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. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Mar 26, 2020

    Far Sector continues to be an enjoyable, yet hard to pin down, series. The talent on display is undeniable, but cohesion is lacking. This origin focused issue was a great look at the character of Green Lantern Sojourner Mullein and may be one of the most engrossing because of how revealing it is. And with that view of the past, the art gets to also show us some different things. I’m still not sure where the “main story” is leading us, but this issue’s end shows we are progressing towards something. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Mar 27, 2020

    Far Sector #5 reads more like an info dump about the main character and the setting rather than a continuation of the ongoing plot in an otherwise good series. Read Full Review

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