Lazarus #21

Lazarus #21

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 9
8.8Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

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The conclusion of "Poison" and an ending that'll rock your world.
Major Plot Point:
A revelation that changes... well, everything.

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Dec 30, 2015

    Hey, nothing has changed, Lazarus is still one of the best books on the shelves. The “Poison” arc ends in bombastic fashion and simultaneously sets the stage for some insane plot developments for next arc in the last pages. Since the book will be on hiatus for a while, now is a great time to get caught up on the whole story if you're not already. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Dec 30, 2016

    Criticisms aside since I already highlighted here, Lazarus #21 concludes another intriguing tale of family and war, with surprising shocks and surprises that top-caliber writers like Greg Rucka can execute with finesse. Well-balanced in storytelling, this issue delivers some unflattering truths that are still evident in today's geopolitical landscape"war is brutal whatever embellishments are laid on, and whatever gender one could be, the cunning, the determined and the strategic minded type can influence the overall outcome. The name Poison deserves well here, not only in the most literally sense but the overarching repercussions it can influence to the future arcs after this one, particularly the femme fatale herself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 4, 2016

    Rucka and Lark save their biggest plot twist in "Lazarus" #21 for the last scene, and it's a game-changer. It was smart of Rucka and Lark to present the scene from Sonja's point-of-view, since her visitor status allows her to share in the reader's shock, though the four-panel reveal is too prolonged and dampens the impact. The twist itself is a staple of science fiction and isn't that surprising, given Carlyle's advanced technology, but I didn't see it coming before this issue. The cliffhanger will leave readers with new questions about where Carlyle will be "sailing next," as Johanna puts it, now that the tide has turned. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shahriar Mowla Jan 13, 2016

    Sometimes I wonder if we’re not too far from Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s apocalyptic future : money and power concentrated among few powerful wealthy families who have little consideration for their subordinates. Sounds a little familiar already? You’ve just proved my point then. The story picks up where Forever has returned from death with the sole aim of freeing the skies from Hock’s control. There are some intense fight scenes taking place, to give you a number : almost 12 pages. What I find absolutely remarkable is the use of speech in the panels. The creators give us an idea of Forever’s agility and speed in just one page : whereas a person doesn’t even have time to finish 5 words, Forever has already executed her job with brio. The speeches are also torn apart in the war zone as we switch from panel to panel, trying to give us a realistic portrayal of the action. On the other side, love her or hate her, Johanna seems right where she belongs as she takes up a significant position. This character seems to be becoming more and more intriguing. And the last page! Man! If it doesn’t make your jaw drop, it’ll at least knock your socks off. Yes, it’s that surprising.

  • 10
    JBL Reviews Feb 1, 2016

    Forever and the troops take Duluth but Forever dies and is now a little girl (created anew?)

  • 10
    Gizmo Feb 10, 2016

    Oh shit, oh shit, were all those flashbacks not actual flashbacks!? I usually reserve a 10 rating for when I'm truly blown away, and this was simply an amazing issue. Not just because of the mind blowing ending; the action was clever and felt authentic and exciting. What a stellar way to conclude this arc, this is a series you simply can't miss.

  • 10
    Veido Dec 30, 2015

  • 9.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jan 3, 2016

  • 9.0
    TheFallenKing13 Jan 1, 2016

  • 9.0
    Quietomega Jan 6, 2016

  • 9.0
    Stallonelythelonely Apr 19, 2016

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Jan 6, 2016

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