Far Sector, the critically acclaimed Green Lantern story written by N.K. Jemisin with art by Jamal Campbell, has added another award to the Oan trophy case, as it took home the Hugo Award in the Best Graphic Story or Comic category this past weekend.
The winners of the annual awards were announced during a ceremony at Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention.
“Well, that’s some nice news to get surprised by at 3 am!” Jemisin posted to Twitter. “Woo hoo, Hugo #5! I’m super-proud of the work we did there, so nice to get some extra recognition! Congrats fellow Far Sector folks!”
First published by DC Comics under the Young Animal imprint that was curated by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, Far Sector introduced Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein, a new human recruit to the Corps. who was tasked with protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion aliens. The city had maintained peace for more than 500 years by removing its citizens feelings, and as a result, violent crime was virtually unheard of and murder was nonexistent. So, of course, the story was a murder mystery.
Far Sector beat five other nominees this year: Die, Once & Future, Monstress, Strange Adventures and Lore Olympus.
Presented annually since 1955, The Hugo Awards recognize the best science fiction in books, comics, movies, TV and more. The Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story has been awarded since 2009, with previous winners including volumes of Saga, Ms. Marvel, Girl Genius, Sandman: Overture, Monstress and LaGuardia. The graphic novel adaptation of Parable of the Sower won the category last year.
You can see the complete list of all the winners across all categories on the Hugo Awards website.