Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lucifer #8 - A Review

Medjine - on the run from her foster family and hiding in her brother's closet - has begun to see demons in the world around her. More importantly, she has made a new friend - another girl (with the unlikely name of Noema Presto) who also sees demons . And as a battle over who will rule Hell begins to brew, Lucifer entertains a most amusing confession from the angel Raphael.

With every issue of this series Holly Black finds new ways to surprise me. I had not expected to find Jill Presto from the original Lucifer series getting a nod nor did I expect to see her daughter making an appearance. Such is the beauty of Black's scripts that she builds upon that which came before in a way that acknowledges the past without making that history inaccessible to new readers.

The artwork continues to match Black's amazing scripts. Lee Garbett's artwork astounds on every level and the colors by Antonio Fabela perfectly complete his pencils and inks. If you aren't reading this series, you're missing out on one of the best books Vertigo has published in years.

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