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Lucifer, Vol. 11 by Mike Carey
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Aug 08, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: comic book readers, artists, philosophers

I am going to review the whole series rather than volume by volume.

Lucifer is in many ways a better series than Sandman. There are no references to costumed superheros and rarely any intrusions by characters of other comics. Counterculture does not run rampant. The female characters are as realistic as it gets, and that is a major historical achievement. Lilith is what every feminist would want in a story, and I understand her angst as she carries out revenge against her creator. The series is intelligent, well written, and entertaining.

Lucifer's action and thoughts are much more refined than his first appearances in Sandman. He knows what he wants and acts on it. The characters beside Lucifer have their own stories to tell, and they are told well because I rarely missed his absence with so many points of interest. The only sexist moment exist in the Christopher Rudd story arc, which is not the best part of the story anyways - Rudd did not have to whine as much as he did to get his point across.

The artwork is great where Elaine is creating her universe and Lucifer reshapes his wings(The Yahweh Dance). Marc Hempel provides a change of pace with his drawings by inserting a lighter mood. One of the weird things a reader might notice is that while nudity is abound, one does not think that it is out of place or sleazy. Which brings to mind, what is Mazikeen's answer to Spera's question?

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Thatan Um....can I borrow this?

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