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Green Lantern: Legacy: 02/06/20

Green Lantern: Legacy

Green Lantern: Legacy by Minh Lê and Andie Tong is an origin story. Tai Pham and his family live upstairs from his grandmother's store. She emigrated from Viet Nam during the war and made a life for herself and her family. To the observant reader, she's also a Green Lantern.

On the night before his grandmother's death, Tai finds her ring in his room. He tries giving it back and she refuses. Instead she recites the all familiar phrase.

The remainder of the book is how Tai learns to be a Green Lantern. It shows how he practices and trains. It shows how he includes his friends and how he learns about his grandmother's history.

Of course there's also a Yellow Lantern. As a sign of the times, evil manifests as gentrification. Tai's neighborhood is the current target for very personal reasons.

I don't know if a second volume is planned but I would read it, should it become available.

Five stars

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