Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story OGN
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Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story OGN

Writer: Lilliam Rivera Artist: Steph C. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 15, 2021 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
4.1User Rating

Acclaimed author Lilliam Rivera and artist Steph C. reimagine one of DC’s greatest Green Lanterns, Jessica Cruz, to tell a story about immigration, family, and overcoming fear to inspire hope. Jessica Cruz has done everything right. She's a dedicated student, popular among her classmates, and has a loving family that has done everything they can to give her a better life in the United States. Jessica usually worries for her undocumented parents, but her fears and anxiety escalate as a mayoral candidate with a strong anti-immigration stance runs for office. As the xenophobia in Coast City increases, Jessica begins to debate if it’s worth more

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 14, 2021

    Ultimately, these creators had a very specific vision for this story, and it's an important one (albeit one that will hopefully feel like a historical relic sooner rather than later). But I'm never convinced that the character in this is the Jessica Cruz who will put on the ring. Rather, it feels more like a story of someone inspired by her"which, if this book accomplishes that goal, it'll have certainly done some good. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Sep 27, 2021

    This is the latest in DC's series of youth oriented books that intentionally put new spins on DC characters, outside of the current canon. It's unclear if the other reviewers here are innocently unaware of this and simply prefer DC canon over plot (not uncommon) or if they are criticizing a lack of canon as a post hoc justification to give a book about a DACA student a bad review.

    To that end, this story actually makes more sense set in the fictional Coast City because Portland is a sanctuary city and resistant to ICE. No conflict would mean no story, which is not entertaining. But it looks like setting this in a fictional city still didn't stop the right-wing snowflakes from crying crocodile tears anyways, so at some point you more

  • 1.0
    Zazikarion Dec 16, 2021

    Awful art, boring story.

  • 1.0
    GL Fan 2814 Sep 20, 2021

    I'd give this a zero if I could. The writer has Jessica in Coast City - a city that was rebuilding itself and is used to a real Green Lantern being there. Xenophobia has no home there. This is yet another piss poor attempt to say "USA bad" by vilifying I.C.E. and trying to make illegal immigrants heroes. Can DC sink no lower than this?!

  • 1.0
    Maud Benjamin Sep 14, 2021

    This is so bad... It really has nothing to do with Green Lantern or Jessica Cruz. Why would the writer choose to make the story based in Coast City? Jessica is from Portland and Coast City is Hal Jordan's City.

  • 10
    JLD Sep 21, 2021

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