Lazarus #10

Lazarus #10

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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A stand-alone in the critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling series, this issue sets the stage for the third arc of LAZARUS, "Conclave." In the wake of his failed attempt to seize control of his Family, Jonah Carlyle ran for his life and straight into the arms of the enemy. But in the embrace of the Bittner and Hock Families, there is no shelter, aid, or comfort to be found.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jordan Glazer Aug 12, 2014

    Lazarus in its short time on the stands has managed to become one of Image Comics' best ongoing series. This issue is a great sampling of everything that Lazarus has in store for fans and new readers alike. It's an interesting world with interesting characters and perfectly matched art. Image has been on a roll for the last year or so with great books like Sex Criminals, Saga and East of West. And I am happy to say that Lazarus is just as good or maybe even better then all three of those great series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Aug 11, 2014

    Quite simply, Lazarus is something everyone should read. The art work is stunning, the world is a frightening realization of our own taken to one extreme, the characters are engaging and the creators are putting out a comic that will be remembered very fondly for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 6, 2014

    Lazarus #10 is a very dark read, but for anyone who has been following Lazarus, there has been no doubt this was coming. Jonah's situation is going to create an interesting next few issues and future for the Carlyles, and I can't wait to see where Rucka and Lark are taking this next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Aug 7, 2014

    Lazarus #10 is chillingly cohesive and a shining installment of what this title has to offer. Time to jump on if you haven't already - you'll leave this issue dying to know what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson Aug 7, 2014

    The other highlight of this issue was seeing Jonah slowly realize that his self worth is not at all what he calculated, at least in the eyes of his new hosts. After finally getting a face to face with Jakob Hock it begins to dawn on Jonah and the reader he has nothing to bargain with; Jonah is essentially useless to Hock. That is except as a tool. Hock seems to be a calculating manipulative despot, in other words a good match for his rival Malcolm Carlyle. Now with Jonah as a captivehe has a certain leverage over Carlyle, but not in the way you might think. Lazarus #10 is an excellent read which is even more rewarding for people who have been faithfully reading the series. With new characters and a glimpse into more of the terrifying world, this issue packs a punch. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Kirsteen Fraser Aug 20, 2014

    A good setup issue for bigger things to come, though the dark subject matter can mean its a tough read for some. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Aug 5, 2014

    Lazarus #10 is a stepping stone and necessary setup issue to get the ball rolling for the next arc. It goes by quickly, but it leaves a big impression and gets you hyped for the next arc to see the fallout from this issue happen. It's not as exciting as other issues are in the series, but it's still one you shouldn't miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Aug 6, 2014

    Lazarus takes us on a one-shot trip, showing what has happened to Jonah recently. Though it doesn't ring the same bells as some previous issues, it does do a great job of building suspense, and setting up the next arc. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Aug 6, 2014

    LAZARUS enters its third arc and second year with this issue, and it's still very much going strong. I love getting to know more about the vast, rich world that LAZARUS inhabits, and issues like this one -- which convey a ton of information about how things work outside of Carlyle territory -- are great for that. It's also a great time to circle back to Jonah Carlyle, since he's been stewing for a bit after his failed plot. Rucka and Lark tee up another interesting arc, and it looks like we're on the path towards some sort of Five Families-esque meeting with the upcoming Conclave. Intriguing? You bet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walter Richardson Aug 8, 2014

    A common complaint about "Lazarus" is that it has seemed directionless, and while I greatly enjoy the world Rucka and Lark have built, I can see why one might say that. However, this one-and-done of sorts puts us back on the rails, seemingly setting the course of the book to come. Better late than never! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Aug 11, 2014

    "Lazarus" #10 is well-placed to create anticipation for the upcoming "Conclave" arc. I'm fascinated to see what Jonah's body is hiding that's so valuable, and what the larger international Family political landscape -- thus far only hinted at in the back material -- looks like. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Aug 11, 2014

    Still, Im intrigued by the glimpse readers are getting of the other families in Lazarus. Having already survived an assault from within his own family (and still with the traitorous Johanna inside), will Malcolm Carlyle and Forever be able to take a unified front from other powerful families? This seems to be the next big move for the series, one that seems like it will lead to some strong future issues of Lazarus. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam de Smith Aug 5, 2014

    Were roughly a year into the publication history of Lazarus, and its certainly hitting a lot of the right notes. It just needs a bit more oomf to push it into the big leagues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Aug 10, 2014

    Nice! Now, THIS is how you do a one-off issue. If you aren't reading this, start now!

  • 8.0
    Master Destructo Sep 7, 2014

    This was an interesting little tale that sets up the next arc. Essentially, we get to wallow in schadenfreude as we see the most deplorable character in the book undergo a series of abuses and experience some comeuppance for once in his life. A couple interesting items were revealed that I was not aware of, including that Jonah (and by extension other Carlyles) is much older that he appears, and that his genetic makeup holds some long-held secret. Lark is just a master of visual storytelling. The snapshots he choose are perfect, so that I never wonder "what's going on here?" It's always crystal clear via character acting and environmental detail. But on the down side, this visual smoothness may have contributed to the sense that this was a unusually quick read with seemingly less substance than your typical comic. In this case, the pro well outweighs the con.

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Oct 25, 2015

    A side issue, but decent.

  • 10
    MarkMiller May 15, 2015

  • 9.5
    Stallonelythelonely Mar 5, 2015

  • 9.0
    kaulthelegend Aug 10, 2014

  • 9.0
    havok1977 Aug 25, 2014

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Jan 3, 2015

  • 8.0
    Deckard Sep 10, 2014

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Sep 7, 2015

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