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The antihero who made his debut in The Sandman and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)! As this new series begins, God is dead—and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culp The antihero who made his debut in The Sandman and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)! As this new series begins, God is dead—and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, Lucifer's sins will be forgotten, and he'll be welcomed back to the Silver City. So, despite the fact that Lucifer just opened a new nightclub on Earth and is hiding a mysterious wound, the two brothers set off to solve their Father's murder. Their investigation will span Heaven, Hell, Earth, and beyond in this antagonistic buddy-cop noir with an angelic flare. This daring new graphic novel reintroduces the former King of Hell to a new generation of readers watching Fox's new 2016 series Lucifer! Collecting: Lucifer 1-6


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The antihero who made his debut in The Sandman and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)! As this new series begins, God is dead—and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culp The antihero who made his debut in The Sandman and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)! As this new series begins, God is dead—and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, Lucifer's sins will be forgotten, and he'll be welcomed back to the Silver City. So, despite the fact that Lucifer just opened a new nightclub on Earth and is hiding a mysterious wound, the two brothers set off to solve their Father's murder. Their investigation will span Heaven, Hell, Earth, and beyond in this antagonistic buddy-cop noir with an angelic flare. This daring new graphic novel reintroduces the former King of Hell to a new generation of readers watching Fox's new 2016 series Lucifer! Collecting: Lucifer 1-6

30 review for Lucifer, Volume 1: Cold Heaven

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    Ok, you know what? I actually thought this was pretty damn good. In fact, I had an easier time reading this than I did reading the original Lucifer.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ivan

    I knew this will be disappointment but I still had to see it for myself. Mike Carey's Lucifer series is one of my favorite so I had bad feeling when I heard that our beloved Sandman spin-off will be getting another series with different writer. As is the case with all series that get continuation after they had proper closure this one was pretty crappy. Plot sounded intriguing but the writing is poor and character's personalities don't even feel remotely the same as those we seen in original ser I knew this will be disappointment but I still had to see it for myself. Mike Carey's Lucifer series is one of my favorite so I had bad feeling when I heard that our beloved Sandman spin-off will be getting another series with different writer. As is the case with all series that get continuation after they had proper closure this one was pretty crappy. Plot sounded intriguing but the writing is poor and character's personalities don't even feel remotely the same as those we seen in original series.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    This is a continuation of Mike Carey's and Peter Gross's original Lucifer series. I thought it was a pretty successful continuation for the most part. Lucifer is back in our universe. God has been found dead. Gabriel and Lucifer team up to find out who murdered him. There's also a one off story about a girl bringing her boyfriend home to meet her Satanists parents that was excellent. I thought Black got the characterizations spot on. Lucifer was smarmy, double-dealing, and self-serving, all whil This is a continuation of Mike Carey's and Peter Gross's original Lucifer series. I thought it was a pretty successful continuation for the most part. Lucifer is back in our universe. God has been found dead. Gabriel and Lucifer team up to find out who murdered him. There's also a one off story about a girl bringing her boyfriend home to meet her Satanists parents that was excellent. I thought Black got the characterizations spot on. Lucifer was smarmy, double-dealing, and self-serving, all while making you think he was helping you. Lee Garbett is kicking on all cylinders. This is the best work of his I've seen yet.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    (Received from Netgalley for review.) I requested this on a whim, mostly because I really liked the cover. It's such an unusual style for a Big Two cover. And I was at least somewhat familiar with this version of Lucifer, from Sandman. As it turns out, not nearly familiar enough. It seems to continue directly after the end of the previous Lucifer series, and I do mean directly. I never read that series, so the book keeps going back to things that happened before. I wasn't necessarily lost (maybe (Received from Netgalley for review.) I requested this on a whim, mostly because I really liked the cover. It's such an unusual style for a Big Two cover. And I was at least somewhat familiar with this version of Lucifer, from Sandman. As it turns out, not nearly familiar enough. It seems to continue directly after the end of the previous Lucifer series, and I do mean directly. I never read that series, so the book keeps going back to things that happened before. I wasn't necessarily lost (maybe a bit confused at times), because Black did a fairly good job of trying to explain what she'd brought in from previous books. Even so, it's like hearing something third hand, so I can't be sure I really understand all the nuances that she may or may not be playing off of. I can imagine that having read the previous incarnation of the series would be enormously helpful, especially early in the book. The story itself is a bit meandering at times. When Lucifer and Gabriel go to Dreaming, it felt almost like a digression (though maybe that was intentional) and not an integral part of the story. I'm not sure if Black felt obligated to enter Dream's realm, or just really wanted to, but either way it felt more like a time out from the story than a continuation of it. Things get really interesting in the last couple of issues, enough so that I'll probably read the next volume, when it comes out. And interspersing the story with scenes of humans kind of puzzled me at first, but I ended up becoming really attached to them. Overall, there's some rough spots here, and I think I probably wasn't quite prepared for the book, but it is good.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sud666

    Lucifer returns in this new series to everybody's favorite Angel. This story takes place after the seminal work of Mike Carey's Lucifer. Lucifer returns, weakened and wounded, to Earth. but his welcome is disturbed-God is dead and everyone thinks Lucifer killed him. Lucifer teams up with the former archangel Gabriel to try and clear his name. This tale will involve Heaven and Hell. Through it all-there is always the idea that Lucifer has one last trick up his sleeve. He does, but you will have to Lucifer returns in this new series to everybody's favorite Angel. This story takes place after the seminal work of Mike Carey's Lucifer. Lucifer returns, weakened and wounded, to Earth. but his welcome is disturbed-God is dead and everyone thinks Lucifer killed him. Lucifer teams up with the former archangel Gabriel to try and clear his name. This tale will involve Heaven and Hell. Through it all-there is always the idea that Lucifer has one last trick up his sleeve. He does, but you will have to read it to find out. The artwork is decent to good. But it is the writing that makes or breaks a story. While no Mike Carey, this tale still retains the features that made Lucifer one of my favorite titles. many of the old "cast" are back and the overall tone/prose/style are in keeping with the original. That I can respect. I hope this series keeps this level of quality. Good to see something new that still holds up in relation to the original. Consider me a fan.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. 2 stars. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. I've seen advertisements for the Lucifer TV show on Fox, and I have no desire to watch it. I do know that the TV show is based on the Vertigo character, though. As for this volume, it was quite a bit of a letdown. I mean, Lucifer the Morningstar, called to investigate the murder of the Almighty Father. The potential was great with this one, but it didn't hold up very I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. 2 stars. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. I've seen advertisements for the Lucifer TV show on Fox, and I have no desire to watch it. I do know that the TV show is based on the Vertigo character, though. As for this volume, it was quite a bit of a letdown. I mean, Lucifer the Morningstar, called to investigate the murder of the Almighty Father. The potential was great with this one, but it didn't hold up very well at all. There were three big problems, as I see it. First, there was a whole lot of walking and walking and walking, with very little explanation of where they were going, other than to "get to the other side" of the place they were walking through. Second, there was a secondary storyline that I couldn't figure out. I mean, why was it included? It made no sense, and didn't move the plot forward at all, except to place a specific character in a specific location at a specific time. Completely unnecessary. Third, and this was the kicker, was that the entire story arc boiled down to one frame with two words: "You did." Seriously? That's it? The Creator of the Universe has been murdered, and it comes down to that?! I'm not sure I'll read anymore of this series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Even though this is a new series I still felt like I was dropped into this story somewhere in the middle. I like Holly Black's writing usually, but something about this just feels somewhat off. I'm hoping to get more information/backstory but if not I'll probably hunt down Mike Carey's series instead. Even though this is a new series I still felt like I was dropped into this story somewhere in the middle. I like Holly Black's writing usually, but something about this just feels somewhat off. I'm hoping to get more information/backstory but if not I'll probably hunt down Mike Carey's series instead.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dan

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  9. 4 out of 5

    Devann

    I just still really don't know how to feel about this. I just did a re-read of the original series so I thought I would just continue on and re-read the first 3 volumes of the new one and try to give it more of a chance. I mean ...it's not bad. I like Holly Black, the art is good, and the new characters have the potential to be really interesting, but something is missing. I don't know if it's just because we're doing the whole 'God is dead' plot line again or what. I mean I know last time he ju I just still really don't know how to feel about this. I just did a re-read of the original series so I thought I would just continue on and re-read the first 3 volumes of the new one and try to give it more of a chance. I mean ...it's not bad. I like Holly Black, the art is good, and the new characters have the potential to be really interesting, but something is missing. I don't know if it's just because we're doing the whole 'God is dead' plot line again or what. I mean I know last time he just left and now he's [presumably] been murdered but it still really is the same plot line. I guess the thing is that it's decent but there is no way you can read it and NOT compare it to the original run and there is also no way for me that it will ever live up to it [I mean, it is my favorite book/series/whatever]. Basically Lucifer and Gabriel make me laugh and at least it's better than that awful TV show, but it definitely doesn't have the scope of the original.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    [Read as single issues] Lucifer has reached almost Sandman level proportions in my mind, so like many people I was sceptical about it being revisited, especially by creators who are not Mike Carey and Peter Gross. But surprise surprise, Holly Black turns in an admirable continuation of the story that they began. Lucifer returns from his self-imposed exile to discover that God is dead, and that's no good. What's worse is that all of Heaven thinks HE did it (he is Lucifer after all), and only by wor [Read as single issues] Lucifer has reached almost Sandman level proportions in my mind, so like many people I was sceptical about it being revisited, especially by creators who are not Mike Carey and Peter Gross. But surprise surprise, Holly Black turns in an admirable continuation of the story that they began. Lucifer returns from his self-imposed exile to discover that God is dead, and that's no good. What's worse is that all of Heaven thinks HE did it (he is Lucifer after all), and only by working with his brother Michael can they solve the mystery, which takes them to Hell, the Dreaming, and beyond on a whistle-stop tour of all the places you know and love about the Sandman/Lucifer universe. It's not as prosaic or lyrically written as Carey, but Black does a good job of capturing Lucifer's stoic disinterest as he carves his way through the world and woe betide anyone that gets in his way. Some of the characters may fall flat for those who haven't read the preceding series, such as the reappearance of Izanami-No-Mikoto (who influences the series massively in the final issue of this trade, but that'd be spoilers to tell you how). Lee Garbett's artwork is the best I've seen it. His Loki: Agent of Asgard work was wonderful, but this is even better, with stark colours provided by Antonio Fabela, and let's not forget the beautifully painted issue 6 by Stephanie Hans. You don't have to read this if you're happy with how Lucifer originally ended, but if you're curious as to what happened next, then this doesn't spit on the memory of what came before, in fact it embraces it wholeheartedly and tries its best to be respectful.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Stewart Tame

    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. If you follow my reviews and wonder about how many I seem to win, keep in mind that I enter a good twenty or thirty for every one I win. Although this is volume 1, and collects issues 1-6 of the comic book series, this isn't the beginning of the story. There's been at least one previous Lucifer series, plus the character's origins in Neil Gaiman's Sandman. There are references to previous stories. At least a brief summary or introduction or something would have I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. If you follow my reviews and wonder about how many I seem to win, keep in mind that I enter a good twenty or thirty for every one I win. Although this is volume 1, and collects issues 1-6 of the comic book series, this isn't the beginning of the story. There's been at least one previous Lucifer series, plus the character's origins in Neil Gaiman's Sandman. There are references to previous stories. At least a brief summary or introduction or something would have been nice. It's not enough to keep this from being a decently enjoyable book though. You pick up on the characters pretty quickly. So we start out with Lucifer and Gabriel (yes, that Gabriel) working together to solve a murder. Lucifer is actually a prime suspect as it's his father who's been murdered. Yes, Neitzsche was apparently right. If Garth Ennis were writing this, it would be played for high/low comedy, but Holly Black plays it fairly straight, and it works well. The ending is a touch unsatisfying (Really? That's who did it?), but, all in all, it's not a bad little story. The volume rounds out with a fun little done-in-one story about a girl bringing the new boyfriend home to meet her parents. Who are Satanists, along with everyone else in town. Naturally, all is not as it seems, but the payoff is fun. Fans of the TV series may be a touch confused as this Lucifer doesn't act much like the one from the show. What can I say? Different writers take different approaches. Just accept that they're different characters, relax, and enjoy the story.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    A bit of a conundrum, because this is in no way Mike Carey's Lucifer, even if it directly carries on his chronology. On the other hand, it's nice to see a Vertigo Lucifer whose story has links to Vertigo Hellblazer and Vertigo Sandman. It's like a Who's Who of Vertigo's lost Golden Age. Unfortunately, this isn't the golden age. Holy Black's scripting has absolutely no subtlety to it. The general shape of the main arc (issues #1-5) is quite poorly scripted. God's Dead (again), but that's seriously A bit of a conundrum, because this is in no way Mike Carey's Lucifer, even if it directly carries on his chronology. On the other hand, it's nice to see a Vertigo Lucifer whose story has links to Vertigo Hellblazer and Vertigo Sandman. It's like a Who's Who of Vertigo's lost Golden Age. Unfortunately, this isn't the golden age. Holy Black's scripting has absolutely no subtlety to it. The general shape of the main arc (issues #1-5) is quite poorly scripted. God's Dead (again), but that's seriously underplayed, and when we get the resolution it's out of nowhere while simultaneously so blatant to be bad. Black doesn't up the subtlety quotient any in the standalone 6th issue, which is all about satanists who ... shockingly meet a devil. With that said, I did like the story at times. Occasionally it crossed over into the Vertigo horror that made Swamp Thing and Hellblazer and even Sandman quite good. I also felt like the satanist story might have been a bit stronger than the previous ones, which might offer hope for the series, if it can get beyond its bad TV roots.

  13. 4 out of 5

    shartyrant

    I had read the original version of "Lucifer" in Neil Gaiman's Sandman and then Mike Carey's spin-off series featuring the same character so I decided to give this one a whirl as it was advertised as being "Who killed God mystery?" with Lucifer either the one who did it or did not. Something happened to Lucifer after the last Mike Carey story. Hints are made so far, but nothing concrete revealed. At the same time, Lucifer, comes across more…."human" than like the character Mr. Carey wrote. Ms. Bl I had read the original version of "Lucifer" in Neil Gaiman's Sandman and then Mike Carey's spin-off series featuring the same character so I decided to give this one a whirl as it was advertised as being "Who killed God mystery?" with Lucifer either the one who did it or did not. Something happened to Lucifer after the last Mike Carey story. Hints are made so far, but nothing concrete revealed. At the same time, Lucifer, comes across more…."human" than like the character Mr. Carey wrote. Ms. Black's version doesn't talk in the same way and his interaction with other characters seems more on their level instead of separate from them which was the way he was written previously. It is taking some adjustment as it is that different on his personality. I am a sucker for mysteries so I'll try the next issue or the trade if it is already out, but at the moment it is too early to say whether I find Ms. Blacks version of Carey's world as interesting or not. (edited to correct typos/and add missing words due to tech issues)

  14. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 Total review score: 2.83 Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 Total review score: 2.83

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ronald

    This was a good read, I was entertained. The author even managed to keep some of that old Neil Gaiman feel to the story. The final chapter was a story un-related to the rest of the collection and it was a really good story. It was so good!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛

    I really enjoyed this. I have to admit to getting lost in a few places, but by the end things worked out. The story is broken up into smaller stories that alternate. At first, it gets confusing trying to piece together the stories and how they relate to each other. But, by the end you see that it works out perfectly. There is some small character development, but not severely in depth. It was enough to make things interesting though. If one is unfamiliar with the theology of angels, then it may I really enjoyed this. I have to admit to getting lost in a few places, but by the end things worked out. The story is broken up into smaller stories that alternate. At first, it gets confusing trying to piece together the stories and how they relate to each other. But, by the end you see that it works out perfectly. There is some small character development, but not severely in depth. It was enough to make things interesting though. If one is unfamiliar with the theology of angels, then it may be confusing as to who some of the characters are throughout the book. So if one is not well versed on that, I would brush up a bit before reading this. At least, I think that it would be enjoyed more so if one did. Story-wise, very compelling. I will definitely be continuing the series. This is definitely an adult read, and not for the padawans. My own five year old was peeking over my shoulder at one point, and I had close the book and explain to a five year old how some comics are not for children. So, parental discretion is advised.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Wayne McCoy

    'Lucifer, Volume 1: Cold Heaven' by Holly Black is a continuation of a series about a character who was spun out of the Sandman series. That there are things that have gone before should be understood before you dive into this one. Lucifer, cast out of heaven, has also seemingly been cast out of hell. He has a new nightclub on Earth, and all seems to be going ok. Except someone has killed God, and angel Gabriel is pretty certain that Lucifer did it. These two unlikely partners team up to find out 'Lucifer, Volume 1: Cold Heaven' by Holly Black is a continuation of a series about a character who was spun out of the Sandman series. That there are things that have gone before should be understood before you dive into this one. Lucifer, cast out of heaven, has also seemingly been cast out of hell. He has a new nightclub on Earth, and all seems to be going ok. Except someone has killed God, and angel Gabriel is pretty certain that Lucifer did it. These two unlikely partners team up to find out who really did the crime. It's as weird as it sounds, and as sacrilegious too. It's hard to know who is sympathetic here. Perhaps it's the young girl adopted into a family and treated like crap in one of the subplots. The book also includes a backup story about a death in a satanic church and a strange young man who has shown up in town. I received a review copy of this graphic novel from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Gordon

    DC, you can't have your cake and eat it too. I thought Lucifer: Cold Heaven was a reboot, but it's actually a sequel to the original Lucifer series by Mike Carey. Which is ridiculous as the Carey series had a definitive, final ending. To restart it by suggesting that Lucifer got bored (or could be followed into the void) diminishes the original story. For readers of the Carey series, it is frustrating. For those who haven't read the originals series, it must be incredibly confusing! The story its DC, you can't have your cake and eat it too. I thought Lucifer: Cold Heaven was a reboot, but it's actually a sequel to the original Lucifer series by Mike Carey. Which is ridiculous as the Carey series had a definitive, final ending. To restart it by suggesting that Lucifer got bored (or could be followed into the void) diminishes the original story. For readers of the Carey series, it is frustrating. For those who haven't read the originals series, it must be incredibly confusing! The story itself isn't all that interesting either. Someone has killed God. Angels are complicated assholes. I did appreciate some of the new imagery (peacock wings are amazing), but the characters felt like misunderstood versions of their original selves, and the mystery and fantastical nature of the story felt stale. Want to write a new Lucifer? Bring something new to the table and don't just poorly rehash what we had before :l

  19. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    Gabriel is such a bitch baby. The design of hell seems a little generic but we'll see where this goes...

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I enjoyed this. The art is good, and it just contains elements that I generally like: puns, buddy investigators, and a murder mystery.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Bracken

    This is exactly what I'd hoped it wouldn't be. Bummer.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    When the Devil wants you to do something, he doesn't lie at all. He tells you the exact, literal truth. And he lets you find your own way to Hell. Lucifer is a series that means a lot to me. I am a huge Sandman fan -  it wasn't my first graphic novel; that honour goes to V for Vendetta, courtesy of my high school Library; but it was the first I actually bought and treasured. And one of the most compelling of Gaiman's characters was Lucifer Morningstar: reluctant King of Hell, rebellious son, a ch When the Devil wants you to do something, he doesn't lie at all. He tells you the exact, literal truth. And he lets you find your own way to Hell. Lucifer is a series that means a lot to me. I am a huge Sandman fan -  it wasn't my first graphic novel; that honour goes to V for Vendetta, courtesy of my high school Library; but it was the first I actually bought and treasured. And one of the most compelling of Gaiman's characters was Lucifer Morningstar: reluctant King of Hell, rebellious son, a charming, Bowie-tinted sort who threw off his obligations to go sit on a beach and enjoy the sunset. And then came Lucifer, a stand-alone series written by Mike Carey, in which the erstwhile Devil ran a club in LA (Lux), assisted by the beautiful/ terrible warrior Mazikeen (a Lilim, one of the children of Lilith).  Sophisticated, charming, manipulative and with a moral code entirely of his own making, Lucifer was the ultimate anti-hero. He did (mostly) the right things, as much as it suited him, but has little compassion for those he hurt, tricked, or manipulated along the way. He was a very compelling character in a series filled with rich stories, great art, and side characters just as cool and interesting (though rarely as charming or likeable) as him. You can imagine then, my mild disdain when I heard they were re-launching the series. "Ugh." I grouched,"is this really necessary? Do we need more Lucifer? They're going to ruin it!" Thankfully, they handed writing duties over to Holly Black (author of the Spiderwick Chronicles and Coldest Girl in  Coldtown, one of my favourite vampire YA novels¹). She manages to maintain the Carey version of the character while at the same time asserting her own unique voice. In the first collected volume Cold Heaven, Lucifer is visited by the ex-angel Gabriel. God has been murdered, and Lucifer is the prime suspect. Of course, Lucifer is not the culprit, so he and Gabriel hit the road to find the real killer. Their investigation takes them to heaven, hell, and the realm of Dream, where they'll deal with politics, power plays, brutality and a certain badass lady lilim. Cold Heaven is a very promising start to this series, and while I'm not sure it'll be able to reach the cult status of the Carey run, if Black keeps this up it'll be a worthwhile and entertaining addition to the Canon. ¹ Still super sad there won't be a sequel.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)

    Some more of my ever loving 'Lucifer' from my gurl Holly Black!!! Dayum! I have watched the TV show before reading the graphic novels; I am wishing it was more like the show. They are different from each other. I am spoiled I guess, so much of it is filmed here in Vancouver. One day last year I walked up the street and they were filming; small squeeee moment, not gonna lie!!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    Nice art, and a good way to pacify my Lucifer cravings until the next season comes out on TV.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Phil

    Since this book is bound to draw comparisons to Mike Carey's Lucifer series, so I will start out by saying that it is not as good. That doesn't mean this one is bad by any means though. It takes the ideas and characters from that series and builds on them. Lucifer is back and God is dead. All signs point to Lucifer as the culprit, so he sets out to clear his name along with Gabriel. Things are compounded by a mysterious wound in Lucifer's side that won't close. This gives him motivation to return Since this book is bound to draw comparisons to Mike Carey's Lucifer series, so I will start out by saying that it is not as good. That doesn't mean this one is bad by any means though. It takes the ideas and characters from that series and builds on them. Lucifer is back and God is dead. All signs point to Lucifer as the culprit, so he sets out to clear his name along with Gabriel. Things are compounded by a mysterious wound in Lucifer's side that won't close. This gives him motivation to return that makes it so this story doesn't disregard the way the previous series left off. I like the way the characters are portrayed. Black does a decent job capturing the smarminess and intelligence of Lucifer. Where the book tends to shine is capitalizing on the setting. It pulls in some recognizable characters like Cain and Abel and Mazikeen. The story pulls in some familiar settings like the land of Dreaming. This allows the art to stand out too. There are some really wonderful sequences that could only take place in such a realm. This book will probably appeal to readers interested in getting into the setting for the first time, rather than fans of the previous series. It does a lot of work to establish who the characters are and their place in the world. After setting the stage in volume one, I am looking forward to picking up the second volume to see where it takes things.

  26. 5 out of 5

    astrea

    I wasn't sure how to feel about Holly Black writing for Lucifer. I've liked some of her other stuff, but that's all YA and Lucifer isn't close to that at all. Despite my apprehension though for the most part I really liked this comic. I enjoyed the nods to the original Vertigo comics and I really liked the art. I would have liked to see this arc expanded on more. I think it was way too big to just take place in six issues. And the main arc of this trade didn't even use all the six issues it was f I wasn't sure how to feel about Holly Black writing for Lucifer. I've liked some of her other stuff, but that's all YA and Lucifer isn't close to that at all. Despite my apprehension though for the most part I really liked this comic. I enjoyed the nods to the original Vertigo comics and I really liked the art. I would have liked to see this arc expanded on more. I think it was way too big to just take place in six issues. And the main arc of this trade didn't even use all the six issues it was five. They really could have worked towards building up more suspense so when things happen you feel the things. The plot reveal at the end is so big and such a twist that it deserved a much longer build-up to it. Instead the reveal kind of falls flat and then right away it jumps into something else with some Satanist girl who is actually dating Lucifer's son or something? I'll probably keep reading to see where this goes. Also I'm totally shallow, Lucifer is hot.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mik Cope

    Well, I still haven't got around to reading any of the Mike Carey run after the initial mini-series, thus came into this with a fairly open mind. And I enjoyed it. Not brilliant, but a nice atmosphere, and the artwork is good and fits and enhances the whole. The story isn't all that brilliant, and the premise reminded me of Grant Morrison's "Mystery Play", though it's been so long since I read that, I can't really recall if its a fair comparison. I got this on my kindle for four bucks and as suc Well, I still haven't got around to reading any of the Mike Carey run after the initial mini-series, thus came into this with a fairly open mind. And I enjoyed it. Not brilliant, but a nice atmosphere, and the artwork is good and fits and enhances the whole. The story isn't all that brilliant, and the premise reminded me of Grant Morrison's "Mystery Play", though it's been so long since I read that, I can't really recall if its a fair comparison. I got this on my kindle for four bucks and as such, it's good value for money; not sure if I'd feel the same if I'd paid full dollar for the tpb. But on the whole, a readable little yarn.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Brendan

    A seriously dark tone and interesting concept, I have heard the initial series is the best but I enjoyed this story. Lucifier is a flawed and somewhat vulnerable character who has linked with a fellow angel to find the people responsible for gods current state. The trip to hell is an unforgettable horror where Gabriel is tortured in graphic fashion and evil demons lurk in every corner. I enjoyed the tone and will find the earlier stories after I clear some of my backlog. One of the biggest surpr A seriously dark tone and interesting concept, I have heard the initial series is the best but I enjoyed this story. Lucifier is a flawed and somewhat vulnerable character who has linked with a fellow angel to find the people responsible for gods current state. The trip to hell is an unforgettable horror where Gabriel is tortured in graphic fashion and evil demons lurk in every corner. I enjoyed the tone and will find the earlier stories after I clear some of my backlog. One of the biggest surprises I've come across.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sebastien

    Not bad I really like the cameos (Maze,Elaine,Cain and Abel) they even enter the dream domain .This book is linked to Mike Carey Lucifer and sandman as well. morningstar visits hell . I was impressed because the lightbringer is a character I really enjoyed. Will definitely pick up next book and i am really curious to see in which travel will the author and the character take us.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Darth

    YAS! All the yesses. Perfect. I loved it, I loved how stupidly dramatic it was and how it made fun of that. I LOVED THE WRITING and the art. But goddamn the writing. I loved how it expands Sandman. Lucifer is by far one of my favorite characters in all of literature.

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