Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lucifer #12 - A Review

Faced with a darker, more sinster Yahweh, Lucifer is ready to do the unthinkable. Before confronting his father, Lucifer will release the power of The Basanos - a sentient Tarot Deck that can alter reality - through the heir to its power, Noema Presto.

Mere words cannot express my love of this book. Every issue is a love-letter to a shared Vertigo universe I thought long dead. Like Lucifer himself, however, this series never fails to surprise me even as I recoil in horror at what it does.

If all you know of Lucifer is from the Fox TV series, prepare yourself for a magnificent treat. I still suggest starting with Neil Gaiman's Sandman and working through Mike Carey's Lucifer for full effect. Still, one can begin with the first volume of this series well-enough as Holly Black does a fine job of drawing upon the mythology and explaining it for newcomers. And every panel by Lee Garbett and Antonio Fabela looks fantastic.

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