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Lucifer Book Three Paperback – March 18, 2014
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About the Author
Writer Mike Carey, best known for his work on Vertigo's Lucifer and Hellblazer, has made his mark in comics. Born in Liverpool, England, Carey worked as a teacher for fifteen years before gaining regular work writing for several independent companies. In 1999 he wrote the Sandman spinoff miniseries The Sandman Presents: Lucifer. This led to the Lucifer solo title which earned him a nomination for the 2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Best Writer. His additional Vertigo projects have included Faker, Crossing Midnight and The Unwritten. Beyond DC, Carey was also recognized for his work on Marvel's X-Men titles. He makes his home in London with his wife, Lin, and his children, Davey, Ben and Louise.
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The positives of this series: It is beautifully drawn and exquisitely imagined, with worlds upon worlds portrayed with careful detail and nuance. The characters are for the most part similarly cast -- this is a complex Lucifer, and among the other richly drawn characters are reluctant deity Elaine Belloc and ambitious Hell denizen Christopher Rudd. This series is not on a par with "Sandman," but little is. It will be enjoyed by many of those who loved the original.
The negatives: The story gets weighed down by its own mythology. Heaps of terminology are piled on, and every coming clash is portrayed as if it will be the apex moment of all creation... which of course it is not, because something needs to be left for the next issue. After a while, the incessant apocalypticism reads like the boy who cried wolf, and just gets tiresome.
Mr. Gross's art is very good, and one should linger over the panels and examine the fine details of the different planes of existence that the characters inhabit.
Some reviewers and critics have argued that Mr. Carey gets weighed down by the Judeo-Christian mythology and sometimes makes the upcoming battle too apocalyptic, but I thing both of those critiques are a bit overwrought. The stories are well plotted and paced, and there are a number of characters that offer good insights and interesting dialogue.
Lucifer is, to be sure, an antihero. But he is often fascinating and has strong values on free will, questioning authority and keeping his word. Mr. Carey has both done his homework and put a great deal of thought into this work, and it clearly shows.
In this universe which contains an all mighty all knowing Creator, Lucifer is granted power, wisdom, and beauty. Yet he was also predestined to rebel and fall to Hell. This series is about how he intends to break free from the Creator's plans. So given a world where God definitely exists and controls everything, how do you defy God?
Plot content avoided because I wanted to avoid spoilers.