Lazarus #12

Lazarus #12

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
8.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

"CONCLAVE," Part Two The rulers of the world have gathered in high-security luxury, and now every Family is vying for advantage. Joacquim Morray makes his intentions known to Forever, and Jakob Hock advances his plan to destroy the Carlyle Family once and for all.

  • 10
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Nick Verner Nov 1, 2014

    Greg Ruck delivers another great installment in Lazarus. The intrigue grows around Forever Carlyle's world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Oct 24, 2014

    While it's well-done on many fronts, character development in "Lazarus" #12 is exceptional, particularly because so much of it is through the art. Hock is so gross the fact that his unwanted overture to Forever kicks up more dread than the facts of the cliffhanger. As a prelude to a Hock vs. Carlyle showdown and an opening move, "Lazarus" #12 is great storytelling, notable even considering Rucka and Lark's consistently strong work thus far on the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 21, 2014

    Lazarus continues to prove why it's one of the best independent comics out, with Conclave having the potential to take the series to a whole ‘nother level. It's also doing a fabulous job of introducing more Lazari, teasing something very exciting. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jonathan Bryant Oct 25, 2014

    It's more than a little telling that the first open declaration of war in Lazarus is a dance invitation. It's the sort of subtle, yet daring sort of maneuver readers have come to expect throughout the past year, though Lazarus #12 would indicate that the era for passive aggression has come to an end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 22, 2014

    Trading bulletproof vests for ball gowns, Michael Lark yet again delivers the good stuff. One has to wonder just how he reacted upon seeing a script filled with pages of dancing and lavish backdrops, but he comes through in every regard, creating a truly immersive experience. His ability to generate mood has proved hugely important to the book's overall proceedings, and with the sudden surprise at issue's end, chances are he'll need those talents now more than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Oct 22, 2014

    The series, then, is going from strength to strength " and at this rate, is going to become unmissable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Oct 22, 2014

    Lazarus #12 is able to expand what the reader knows of the world in regards to the Lazari, but is also able to drive the story with heightened palace intrigue from bold, loud statements to other more low-key moves. As always, Forever takes center-stage as her character continues to develop both within her family and perhaps romantically. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comics Recap - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Oct 29, 2014

    Michael Lark's and Santi Arcas' art is detailed and impressive as always. Arcas shows particular care with the blending and shading of crimson-clad, sword-wielding Sonja Bittner's outfit and hair. When Forever, Sonja, and Xolani duel with practice swords, the aerial, athletic movement invigorates the page with kinetic energy. This issue is beautifully drawn and fun to read, but there is no climax or major reveal yet. We do get a sizeable amount of back matter. Rucka is still unveiling his world — every page feels like walking through an elaborate, intriguing video game. I'm still hooked. Read Full Review

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