Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Lucifer #75 is a 10

Lucifer 75

Writer: Mike Carey
Penciler: Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly
Inker: Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly
Colorist: Guy Major
Letterer: Jared K. Fletcher
Cover Artist: Christopher Moeller

Grade: 10

Lucifer did take a while to get on its feet. And I warn people that when I loan them my first two trades. "Trust me," I says, "You have to get fully into the second trade before it gets good. But by the end of the second one? It's really. really. good." And like me, every single one of them has been hooked. Every one. Because it's a very good story.

Lucifer is so complex, and divinely sculptured, that I think it is better read from above - from the "height" of the trade, as opposed to the closeness of the floppy. The trades make the whole story a galloping read, and a compelling, engaging, interesting one at that.

Adrienne Rappaport

Over at Sequential Tart, Adrienne Rappaport gives Lucifer #75 a perfect score of 10. In addition, she offers a proper review and eulogy that I have always believed was long overdue for a long time.

This issue brings to close an enormous artistic chapter of my life. Lucifer was an expansive platform of growth for me as an artist, a comic artist specifically, and I was damn lucky to be able to contribute to it for 5 years.

What am I really saying? What do I really want from you? Whether you're a PETER GROSSfan, a MIKE CAREYfan, a Sandman fan, or a supernatural Horror fiction fan, it doesn't matter-- Buy the trade paperback collections. BUY THE TRADES They are really damn good. I'm biased, but good is GOOD

Full Sequential Tart Review


Blogger Parkas 4 Kids said...

I've definitely been thinking about reading Lucifer. My comic shop guy keeps telling me it's better than Sandman.

In fact, I think I'm gonna order Vol.1 off Amazon.com.

7:04 PM  
Blogger RKelly said...

I put a copy of the last 2 issues in the mail for you. Get the first trade but also get the 2nd trade, that's where i started my run and the stuff in there also picked up a bunch of eisner nominations. not like that matters for anything, just a note, but it's good. It's fairly true , what they all say, that the whole series is really epic and easier to grasp in chunks like the TB's.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Parkas 4 Kids said...

Hey, man, just wanted to let you know the comics came in the mail today. Thanks again so much. I wasn't expecting a copy of FUNRAMA to be included. Very, very nice surprise.

It was even nicer since I was just in a car accident last Saturday. I'm okay, but the comics were a nice pick-me-up after a downer like that. Also, my copy of Lucifer Vol.1 came in from Amazon. Talk about great timing!

6:15 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

To make a long story short, I just found this post from last fall. Thanks for posting, and thanks for enjoying what I wrote. I've enjoyed Lucifer and still press it on people. I don't have much time for Tart these days, but it's nice to know that maybe I can help spread the Lucifer love. - Adrienne

9:08 PM  

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