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Far Sector #1, by N.K. Jemisin

jerseyfemme's review

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adventurous fast-paced

4.0

jeffliu's review

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  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

totallyshelfaware's review

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5

Holy shit. HOLY SHIT. 😍

With just 27 pages, I'm hooked and craving more.

N.K. Jemisin writing comics is something I never knew I wanted, but am so grateful to have.

Jamal Campbell's art is a vision.

Stunning. Intriguing. Gorgeous. Detailed. Exhilarating. 

ALL THE GOOD THINGS. 



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bookishrealm's review

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adventurous mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.0

Is anyone surprised that I enjoyed this? I hope not. I was really looking forward to seeing what Jemisin was going to do with this new outlook on the Green Lantern. Jo (the Lantern this story is focused on) makes quite a few appearances in DC's Future State especially in Future State Justice League so I'm anticipating what's going to happen with her in the future. This story is set against an interesting backdrop as Jo travels to another planet where several different beings have learned how to cohabitate by removing all of their emotions. By doing so, there hasn't been a murder in a long time; however, at the start of this issue readers find that someone has been murdered and it leads to accusations against each other. This was paced really well. I did feel it slow down in the middle which is why it probably took me so long to read (on top of a busy schedule). If I lose interest in a single issue it can take me a while to get back to it. The artwork was fantastic and really gives the reader the feeling that they're really in outer space. The ending was definitely WILD and I'm looking forward to seeing what Jemisin is able to do with this character going forward. 

bab's review

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3.0

Empieza interesante, pero flojita. Hay mucha información de este mundo que se ha currao La Jefa y no toda cabe entre líneas de los diálogos, y ni siquiera en las explicaciones de narrador asomándose por la cuarta pared de la protagonista, así que directamente hay resumen e infodump al principio de cada número. Muy chula la idea, muy chulo el mundo, muy chulos los conceptos y los temas y los principios, en la línea habitual, pero es que sencillamente es demasiada tela para un cómic... o bien habría que haber seguido como si tal cosa y que no se empezara a entender nada hasta el sexto número o así, y entonces, claro, solo se lo iban a tragar los acérrimos. Creo que es una solución de compromiso de La Jefa explorando un nuevo medio.
Pasando estos detalles por alto, mola mucho. Los personajes, muy bien. El dibujo y la caracterización, impresionantes. Y la historia, según se va desarrollando, va cogiendo fuerza, como cabría esperar. A partir del 5 o así empieza la mandanga de la buena. ¡Venga, va, sacad más!

ohheyandi's review

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mysterious reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

wdallas126's review

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5.0

I don't feel particularly skilled in reviewing graphic novel works, but this managed to very quickly wrap me into the story and the world without much confusion. The main character has impeccable voice and the illustrations are beautiful. Very eager to keep reading!

thistle_and_verse's review

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5.0

A very strong 1st issue. Campbell's artwork is great, and I enjoyed the attention to detail in Sojourner's uniform (her glasses and badge). City Enduring has a cool story, and I'm looking forward to learning more about the 3 species that inhabit it. I think the lack of emotions needs to be explained more because it doesn't seem to affect the character's actions. I'm expecting it to be explained, so that didn't curb my enjoyment of this issue.

kashila's review

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adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

sans's review

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5.0

YES.