Lazarus, Vol. 4: Poison
Collects LAZARUS #16-21 ...more
This series =
YES. So much of it. It keeps getting better. And more intense. And bloodier. With lots of delicious scheming and backstabbing and stuff. YUM.
Okay, so I can't really say anything about this scrumptious volume because spoiler spoiler spoiler and stuff, but I can tell you this:
① It's war. And it's glorious.
② Much blood and gore and slaughterish action in this instalment there was.
How delightfully exquisite indeed.
③ Forever Carlyle kicks much deli ...more
Meanwhile, the other Carlyle children struggle to keep their holdings afloat while searching for a cure for their father. And that ending! Wow!
Forever once again has a spotlight role in the later half of this with some very badass moments and a lot of fighting and craziness. Personally I preferred the ...more
So why keep reading? 1) I am reading Lark's ...more
Forever is sent to Duluth to keep a strategic location under Carlyle control; she heads up a team led by the young woman who had been initially rejected by the Carlyles at the choosing process.
While all th ...more
It's less stabby, stabby, and more politicking.
I like stabby, stabby.
Don't get me wrong, Forever still kicks some ass, and the politicking that takes place is still intriguing, but I kept waiting for things to really heat up and it never really delivered.
Sure, there's a cliffhanger at the end of the b ...more
So the first issue is to give some backstory...and honestly I nearly quit. I hated the first issue. I didn't care about it, it was drawn weird, way too much reading, it just didn't do it.
But then we got back to the meat of the story. To my girl, and we go through hell with her and a squad to take down another family. It's intense, wonderfully drawn, and really moves the plot forward. Then we get the final shot and it just blows your goddamn little f'ing mind to a mil ...more
Forever Carlyle in war is like the Energizer Bunny: UNSTOPPABLE!
The fourth volume of Lazarus is like a suspenseful movie! Commander Lazarus is in charge of her family, soldiers in the war against Hock, the rival family that poisoned her father. There's a light at the end of the tunnel.
The artwork is very surreal. I had to do a double take on a few panels to realize what was happening.
Rucka and Lark are using them here to give us side-Story illustrations to help with their rapid world-building, and it’s both helpful *and* makes the story a little more relatable than “tales of the super-rich”. Telling us about one of the ...more
When thinking how to review this one, the one word that popped in my head was "safe". This was a "safe" entry in the Lazarus series. I wouldn't say anything new or exciting is learned - the trajectory of the story goes exactly where you think. It's still enjoyable, but it's nowhere near as exciting as volumes 1 and 2.
The stories really start to branch off as this ensemble cast in 3 different locations reacts to the war. It's been about 3 months since volume 2. Casey Sol ...more
And then along come two cliffhangers in this trade that are complete gut-punches, and then the series goes on hiatus for six months.
God damn it. ...more
THIS SHIT HAPPENS!!!!
And I'm loving every minute of it! The more characters that get introduced, the more I see into this dystopian sci-fi world that is dysfunctional & fucked to such a terrifying, yet great extent, the more I love it! The families. The ...more
But this dark future has hi-tech. I like Forever (Eve). She is one efficient Lazarus. No waiting around for me, as I have already read the first of the five stories in the 5th Volume: Cull.
This series is screaming for either a movie (at least 2) or a well done (in style of "Westworld") cabl ...more
Perhaps I just want something from Lazarus it was never planned to be. It ...more
I'm not a big fan of Michael Lark's artwork but the quality of the story makes up for absolutely everything else. The world they're building is extremely rich and vast, makes me wonder what's the plan in the long, long run and, especially, how long will the series run for. It's looking like an epic sto ...more
The sociological interplay and personal developmental transformation of the characters have made this epic saga one of the best graphic novel / comic series of all time.
Bringing Michael into the story as a Serf for Family Carlyle has added further dynamic interplay. Fantastic!
Lazarus#16 – Interlude: Mercy
“We shall EACH be judged when the time comes. Not only for what we have done .. but what we FAILED to do.” – Sister Mercy
“I see the results of violence in every Domain, ...more
I must especially praise how Forever is drawn. She has a very complex face expression which really illustrates how torn she is. She is not Rambo-style comic book hero. She just wants her daddy to love her. She is a kid who never grown up but instead got very good at killing and fighting. She does not want to we ...more