Saturday, February 18, 2017

Lucifer #15 - A Review

Even The Devil has his limits and Lucifer only has so many hours in the day to directly work on every aspect of the new war on Heaven and the new free-will hating God. To that end he enlists the help of a chain-smoking ex-beauty queen turned magus named Arabelle Crane in locating the long lost heart of the archangel Gabriel. Elsewhere, Gabriel searches for his lost brother Raphael alongside Raphael's lover - vagrant teen Lorin Hammon - as Lorin's friend Lula heads west in search of him.

Lucifer was already awash with subplots and my summary above ignores some of what this issue covers. Let it not be said that Richard Kadrey thinks small!  He continues on from where Holly Black started, yet has begun to add into the tale himself with this issue's reintroduction of Lula into the action of the story and Arabelle Crane a.k.a. "I Can't Believe It's Not Constantine!" The book is still as engaging as ever, thankfully, despite the new management.

The art team continues to flourish. Lucifer remains one of Vertigo's most atmospheric titles, with Lee Garbett and Antonio Fabela continuing to impress me with every passing issue. This is another must-read series for all fans of the classic Vertigo Universe and anyone anxious to see more done with the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis and Mike Carey.

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