Lazarus #5

Lazarus #5

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 10
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"LIFT," Part One
Following Jonah's betrayal, Forever is beginning to question the nature of family, in particular her own. Waste from all over the Carlyle domain travel to Denver in hopes of improving their lives.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Dec 11, 2013

    Lazarus is quickly becoming a more rich and complex landscape and Forever continues to be a sympathetic but tough leader in a world she just may not completely belong. Rucka and Lark have created a must-read title for Image and are setting up for what appears to be an epic explosions within the ranks of the three factions that inhabit this dystopian world. Thanks to the skill and collaboration of Rucka and Lark, Forever Carlyle is on the brink of becoming an iconic heroine! New readers jump on Lazarus now and discover what you have been missing! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Dec 11, 2013

    As always, as some questions are answered (how does social mobility work) at least 10,000 remain. What kind of education system is there? Where does skilled labor come from? How often are Lifts held? How evil can Johanna really get? Will we ever hear anything about Mama Carlyle? Did James send Forever that text out of some sense of paternal-ish affection, since hes spent so much time with her over the years? Thank goodness we have at least four months before the next hiatus to gather more clues about whats ahead. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Dec 11, 2013

    I can tell that we're going to be in for a great show. We have a phenomenal creative team combined with a publisher that brings its Agame every time it steps up. I can't really think of anything that will be able to stop this freight train that is Lazarus. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Dec 20, 2013

    At this point, the only problem with Lazarus is that we have to wait for issues on a monthly basis. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Dec 12, 2013

    Lazarus looks amazing, too. Lark draws and letters this thing, and he does so wonderfully. Many moments in this issue depend on a sideways glance or small look from a character, and Lark delivers them in spades. That gorgeous opening wouldn't work as well as it does if it wasn't for look on a young Forever's face when she disappoints her father. It's stuff like that that makes Lazarus a must read. This is an incredible issue of a superb series. Don't miss out, get onboard with Lazarus, you won't regret it. Promise. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    GoCollect - @mikebiyad Dec 11, 2013

    Lazarus is a great book, one that we often aren't given the opportunity of reading. It's second arc does not disappoint, and I am more than excited to continue reading this book. I'm giving Lazarus #5 a 4.8/5 Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz Dec 12, 2013

    I honestly have very little words to say about the issue overall. It just happens to be a really great comic book. Nothing is over the top for the sake of it, the drama feels very organic and you get to really care for Forever. Lazarus # 5 is a well crafted story visually and thematically, a great comic for any fan of the medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Adam Hollander Dec 12, 2013

    Overall, Lazarus is a comic that is extremely intelligent and proves it to each and every one of it's readers. It has both likable and unlikable characters, a killer political narrative, superstar art by Michael Lark and dialogue that is up to par of that of Brian Michael Bendis. If you are not picking up Lazarus I would highly recommend you to pick up the trade as it's like five bucks on Amazon. Seriously people this is an incredible comic that you need to be picking up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 11, 2013

    Lazarus #5 is great start to a new story arc. It may be light on the action and quieter in some ways, but don't let that fool you: the writing is just as strong and emotional as always and the artwork continues to be on fire. Don't miss out on this issue for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Lawrence Arboleda Dec 13, 2013

    The world Rucka and Lark has built here is fascinating in its complexity and the characters are interesting in their individual nuances. Most of all, Forever Carlyle is a protagonist one can easily empathize with and root for. Lazarus is a comic that is as intelligent as it is entertaining, and I can't wait to see what the next issue will bring. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Dec 13, 2013

    From its first issue, "Lazarus" was one of the breakout stars of an already impressive line up from Image. As the beginning of a second arc, "Lazarus" #5 proves that the book has lost none of its steam, growing in scope and complexity. Forever Carlyle is poised to become one of the comic book character greats. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Dec 18, 2013

    Overall, a solid issue. I want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 15, 2013

    Another very solid issue. I love learning more about this world with the confidence that Greg Rucka has probably got the whole thing already figured out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Dec 10, 2013

    Transitioning from one arc to the next can sometimes be a bit of a bumpy ride but Lazarus still pulls it off. Rucka still leaves some things open from the previous story to carry over and address through time while still setting the stage for what's to come next with the introduction of the “Lift” process. Seems like there will be plenty of new characters to explore and even some more new families to introduce, so this still just feels like we've only chipped into the tip of the iceberg. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Dec 13, 2013

    A brilliant builder issue that keeps the plot going, giving fans what they want and need in this new story arc of a great series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Dec 17, 2013

    Although this issue was slightly less exciting than the last few, its the first issue in the new storyline, Lift, so it works in that regard. A number of important themes are explored. It definitely seems like Rucka and Lark are going to be exploring the realness of Forevers family bonds. It sounds like promising territory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Adam X. Smith Jan 10, 2014

    While this issue is pretty slim on pushing the plot forward, it does give a lot of character development over what feels like a handful of pages " such that protagonist Forever Carlyle, a functionally immortal Hand of the King to the Carlyle patriarch who believes herself to be his daughter but secretly isn't, makes a lot more sense by the end of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Dec 12, 2013

    I could go into to how great the art is on this book, but stating that its Michael Lark can simply cover anything I have to say. Its a beautiful book. Read Full Review

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