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Lucifer, Vol. 10: Morningstar

(Lucifer #10)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  3,912 ratings  ·  72 reviews
The war in Heaven reaches its universe-shaking conclusion in MORNINGSTAR, the tenth volume of writer Mike Carey's celebrated series. Collecting issues #62-69, MORNINGSTAR gathers together the forces of Heaven, Hell, and everyone in between for a final battle to determine the fate of both Yahweh and Lucifer's Creations — a fate no one, not even the Lightbringer, could ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by DC Comics (first published July 19th 2006)
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I really just love all the arcs for the side characters in this series. I mean I love Lucifer and his story line too but I appreciate that it's not just about him all the time and that we see several ordinary people going on extraordinary journeys and doing amazing things. I really love when Lilith and Elaine meet with God outside the universe and he says he was expecting Lucifer and Fenris to be there. But instead we get the first woman and the teenage girl who literally becomes God arguing for ...more
Lucifer is called the Morningstar for a reason. Metaphorically speaking, it is the dark evening when the war on Heaven commences, and the enemies of the Devil think they finally get the upper hand. What they forget is the obvious fact that lamplighters shine brightest in the dark…

Morningstar, the tenth volume of the Lightbringer’s chronicles, is for me one of the best installments of this series. The tome zeroes in on “The Day of Reckoning”. The Lilim and a new breed of angel host join forces
Steven Werber
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sally ☾
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Try wrath. Try mercy. Try to find yourself somewhere in between."

Remembering where Elaine started and seeing where she ends up makes me feel very proud. We love that character development.

Also, the part where Beatrice was telling Lucifer how Mazikeen was in trouble and could be dying and he was basically like "lol I'd love to see those fuckers try to kill her" made me cackle. I love them.

But at the end of the day, Jill Presto was really done dirty and I feel so bad for her.
Aug 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the volume where Lucifer's story reaches its climax. Lilith leads her children in a bitter war against Heaven which, without God, can no longer stand against them. Lucifer finds himself fighting at the gate of the Silver City once again, this time on the side of the Angels. Noema, the daughter of the Basanos' is born and immediately comes into conflict with Lucifer before taking him and Elaine to see the new state of affairs in Hell and possibly to get Rudd's help in the war.

There's also
Jun 10, 2015 rated it liked it
I found the story and art to be a not as good as the previous ones leading up to the conflict. The ending was a little dull, though I liked the army of the damned bit with Rudd.
Sep 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Minimal surprises and no spectcular writing but I was thoroughly entertained. Everyone needs complete gratification occasionally.
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Story: Wheels of God, Morningstar, The Beast Can’t Take Your Call Right Now.
Really interesting. For the past few arcs, Elaine has been the main character: she’s the one who makes mistakes, learns and grows.
This volume is the culmination of everything Lucifer is about freewill, the helplessness of the created and the creator, the multiple paths that might or might not ever exist. Even the child of the Basanos makes miscalculations. Can anyone ever justify existence? What is the will of God? What
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was definitely the climax of the series. All of the characters meet for one final winner-take-all battle for existence. I appreciate how it was an ensemble effort and there is no superhero that solves everything. Lucifer stayed true to himself as well even though he could have been wiped from existence.
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, m, comics
There's an internal logic to this series that one could almost believe applied to the whole of creation. I understand that's meant to be the point, but it's impressive how well it works. I wonder how these events might play out in our owns heavens.
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A solid conclusion to the events surrounding Lucifer, with no loose ends. I'm looking forward to Volume 11, where the ultimate question needs answering: What does Lucifer do with freedom?
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! And yes, I read this in one sitting. And yes, I have stayed up way too late reading.
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic series well executed with grand scope and plots. Great characters with plenty of thought provoking ideas to keep a theologian busy.
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dc-marvel, comicbooks
Elaine comes into her power and three become one.
Matej Mika
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finally something interesting, something you may call a finale of previous 60 numbers. And it is quite satisfying.
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Metafyzika a spol.
Chris Miller
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the first issue of this trade paperback we see Jayesh again--ugh, how sad, but an important message about internalized homophobia and hate crimes. The art of this issue is by Colleen Doran, and I don't care for it. She draws a lot of lines on people's faces and makes everyone look ancient and recently pulled out of a messy suitcase.

Most of this trade deals with the continued siege on the Silver City, which I wasn't very interested in. I did really like how it ended though, with Elaine
May 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The penultimate volume in the Lucifer collection brings us the grand climax we’ve all been waiting for, as the angelic host, the Lilim, and the army of Hell war for the Silver City in an attempt to (depending on whose side you’re on) destroy or save the whole of two creations.

Fenris, Lilith and Christopher Rudd have their reasons for wanting to see Heaven fall, an event that now seems inevitable since God’s abdication from his realm began the slow unraveling of the cosmos atom by atom. Michael’
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Well, in this case Ecclesiastes is half right, anyway.

Mike Carey's sprawling tale of Heaven and Hell draws towards its close in Morningstar, the tenth volume in a series whose one constant is that its titular character refuses to take shit (or direction) from anybody. Having reached the finale, with Lilith's armies massed outside the gates of Heaven and the entirety of Creation hanging
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lucifer Vol. 9 - Crux
Forces in Hell and on Earth prepare for a final struggle for supremacy in CRUX. Reprinting stories from issues #55-61, this volume ventures through space and time and the places outside both, weaving a sweeping saga out of multiple character threads mortal and immortal alike.
Lucifer Vol. 10 - Morningstar
The war in Heaven reaches its universe-shaking conclusion in MORNINGSTAR, the tenth volume of writer Mike Carey's celebrated series. Collecting issues #62-69,
As the book opens, Lilith, the first woman, and the architect of Heaven, is leading her children, the Lilim against the forces of The Silver City. God has disappeared and Lilith means to destroy his throne, the Primum Mobile, to prevent God from returning home. Meanwhile Lucifer gathers his own forces that include Lilith's daughter Mazikeen, and the human woman Elaine--herself now a divine power and maker of her own form of creation.

Lucifer visits Hell's new ruler, Christopher Rudd, in the
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Like the series Lucifer spun off of, The Sandman, the series reaches its climax in the next-to-last volume. Unlike The Sandman, where the story dealt more with the single powerful entity trying to learn to change, Lucifer deals with a threat to the entire creation of everything. Lucifer comes back to the Silver City to protect Yahweh's throne (the destruction of which would lead to the destruction of everything in both Yahweh's and Lucifer's creations thanks to Lucifer and Michael failing to ...more
Robb Bridson
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
God left, leaving the world to unravel. The forces of Lilith and Fenris the Wolf, seeking to destroy the universe in order to vex Yahweh, siege Heaven to destroy the throne connecting Creator to universe. That leads to Lucifer joining Heaven's side in battle, as even his universe is in danger. He enlists the new order of Hell (demons and the damned together), led by Christopher Rudd-- a reformer who wants to dethrone God in order to end the injustice that is Hell-- and brings along Mazikeen the ...more
Christopher Reynolds
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
The first issue "The Wheels of God" returns to Solomon, Meleos, Karl and Jayesh, it ties up Karl and Jayesh's story nicely and is decent overall. Meleos is good here, actually getting to act like a traditional angel in a way that few of the angels in this series bar Michael actually do. Issues #63-65 feature the drawing up of the armies of heaven and hell in preparation for battle. #66 is a comedy side-story that isn't one of the best and has a rather irritating villain. Finally in #67-69, ...more
Aug 25, 2007 rated it really liked it
We see the final epic battle in Heaven between those who want to end creation and those who want to preserve it. There’s even a couple Shakespearean quotes thrown in. There’s also a comic interlude in which Gaudium is summoned by a man who wants to sell his soul. There’s a bit of a plot hole in this storyline since Jill is in the tower in Hell while this story takes place but we don’t ever see her. Must have been in a back room.

As the series starts coming to a close, we go back to the beginning.
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, horror
Morningstar is a finale story. Loose ends get wrapped up, old characters are disposed off, miscellaneous arcs from past stories are concluded - including for the nth time, the Elaine Belloc story - after this one, I'm really not sure what they can do that's not going to be anticlimactic.
It was also a relatively simple story, as the Lucifer series go. I'm not entirely sure the villains this time round weren't right - especially Lilith - but they seem to have been shafted with questionable
Dec 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
An extremely satisfying, hugely monumental climax to an amazing fantasy series. Carey has somehow aligned every force from every level of this world and pitted them against each other in surprising ways, solidifying the characters' motivations and revealing things about them you never even considered. Very few loose ends are left to tie up after this volume, and its all done with a flair for storytelling and suspense that many writers can only hope to one day achieve. This series has left me ...more
Jun 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Despite the fact that the centerpiece of this volume is the final battle on the plains of Armageddon, Lucifer's true greatness continues to show in the way it handles issues of scale. There are big battle scenes, but they are balanced against tiny, intimate moments, until finally, the fate of the universe rests in the hands of Elaine Belloc and depends on the lessons she learned in "The Yahweh Dance". Throughout the series, God has been the nemesis, both in terms of his relationship with the ...more
Robert Beveridge
Mike Carey, Lucifer: Morningstar (Vertigo, 2006)

There's a war in heaven, and Lucifer and Elaine Belloc have to choose a side. Now. Surprisingly, the agent who steps forward to help them is Noema, Child of the Basanos and sworn enemy of the Lightbringer. The problem: Lucifer must find himself an ally in the most unlikely of places, or the war will be lost, and all creation will fall back into the void. There's also a quick break for a story in which an ancient mage summons the most powerful demon
Annette Jordan
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
The final battle seems tilted against our heroes and the heavenly host, the Lilim and Fenris are advancing on heaven. Lucifer seeks out the latest ruler of Hell , Christopher Rudd, and seeks his help to defend Heaven the last possible minute he does decide to help and turns the tide of the battle. God makes an appearance and decides a debate between Elaine Belloc and Lilith is how he will decide the fate of the Universe
A really great book, that continues to weave together strands from the
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Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.

Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing

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