Well, here it is.
Next week begets the trade paperback release of Lucifer, volume 11, "EvenSong"
. This book is both the crown jewel and the final nail in the coffin for a huge period of my artistic life. Being able to work on Lucifer steadily, for 5 years allowed me to grow my artistic and storytelling skills “on the job” and I’m extremely appreciative of that.
Personally, I feel Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly turned in some of the most untouchable dark fantasy art day after day (But I’m a little biased), and Mike Carey offered the world the performance of his life. The release of Volume 11 brings to completion the reprinting of the entire series, a fantastic feat for any Vertigo title, which began in 2000 shortly after the 3-part, “Sandman Presents: Lucifer, Morningstar Option”.
I got a copy of the book this morning and it looks stunning. It’s styling some shiny new paper stock and the colors are shooting off the page. A much needed improvement.I'm an artist, I obsess over these things. The collection reprints the final 10 issues including our final double-sized issue. It features stand-alone stories by Big Time Attic artist Zander Cannon (Replacement God, Top Ten, Smax)
and Vertigo legend Dean Ormston (Love his work), as well as Peter Gross, myself and new Vertigo artist Aaron Alexovich and painted covers by Christopher Moeller and Michael Kaluta (One of my top 10 favorite artists ever, seriously). Most importantly, it reprints the highly regarded One-shot “Lucifer: Nirvana”
, painted by John J Muth, one of my personal artist-heroes.
You can now follow this entire epic story in 11 trade paperback collections. Once I gain some distance, I’ll be re-reading the whole thing again.
Buy it! Order it online!! Tell your store to order it!!! Jon J Muth!!!!LUCIFER: EVENSONG VOL. 11Written by Mike Carey; Art by Peter Gross, Zander Cannon, Dean Ormston,Jon J Muth, Ryan Kelly and Aaron Alexovich; Cover by Christopher Moeller
The saga of Lucifer Morningstar comes to a close in EVENSONG, collecting LUCIFER #70-75. In the aftermath of the universe-shaking battle in Heaven, Lucifer and his cohorts return to pick up their lives and tie up their loose ends. As a special bonus, EVENSONG also includes the Prestige-format one-shot LUCIFER: NIRVANA, gorgeously painted by Jon J Muth. Vertigo|224pg|Color|Softcover|$14.99 US|ISBN 140121200X|Mature Readers
On Sale January 24, 2007