Far Sector is a cyberpunk-themed graphic novel from 2021 written by N. K. Jemisin and illustrated by Jamal Campbell. The three-hundred page book is gorgeously illustrated and has enough depth to the writing to delight both space opera fans and those who like reading about artificial intelligence and virtual reality. A few spoilers ensue in this review.
Society has had centuries of peace due to genetic alterations that cut every sentient species off from their emotions, allowing for completely rational thought while denying that each emotion contributes its own rationality to our perception. Everyone's thus perplexed when a murder occurs, so they hire a green lantern, Sojourner Mullein, to find the murderer. A complicated economic conspiracy unfolds where experiencing emotions has become commodified, supported by slave internet labor.
Sojourner has the power to manifest her imagination in a variety of ways ranging from flying to entering cyberspace as a sentient dancer on the datastreams. Unfortunately, she has no weakness except that she occasionally runs low on power, reducing the suspense substantially. The ring granting her powers isn't even removed when she's captured! Nevertheless, she's a reasonably complex character with a developed backstory that makes her wide range of emotional responses believable, even to a world that can't feel.
We thought of ourselves as heroes. But without justice, we were just hired thugs for the people in power.