Review: Lucifer # 11

lucf_cv11Holly Black does not disappoint in this issue of Lucifer. In Lucifer #11 this is the point of no return: God’s scheme to strip angels and demons alike of free will is in full effect, and all worlds are on edge as his new soldiers begin to rebuild the Silver City. Lucifer, Gabriel and Mazikeen have located Elaine Belloc, but the reunion doesn’t go as planned. As the battle brews and Elaine’s alliance becomes uncertain, the outcome of Lucifer’s inevitable showdown with God becomes more unpredictable than ever before.

The writing by Black in this issue is amazing. It’s a page turner that in some ways stirs up some philosophical and moral ideas in the reader. Lucifer has always been a smart read that calls to the reader to create their own moral scale in their exploration of the work. Black takes all the things I love about the series and turns the dial up to 11. There is not one wasted word, thought, panel or idea in the whole issue. Every word serves a purpose and aids in moving the story along.

Lee Garbett‘s artwork adds to the story and works in perfect synergy with Holly’s words making  it just as much a part of the story as the characters themselves. There’s this nice little two-page kiddie style drawn “flashback” that blends perfectly with the rest of the art and the story itself in its perfect crudeness.

Overall, this was an amazing issue. It kept up with the momentum of the previous issues and builds up some hype for the issues to come. Between the story and the art you feel invested in  how things turn out and you find yourself not only wanting more but, needing more. I found this issue to be a great, enjoyable read and it’s definitely worth your time.

Story: Holly Black Art: Lee Garbett
Story: 9.8 Art: 9.4 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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