Lazarus #17

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

NEW STORY ARC: “POISON,” Part One The Families are at war, Malcolm hovers at death’s door in the wake of Hock’s assassination attempt, and Forever must hold the line against enemies from without as well as within... including her siblings.

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 19, 2015

    All of this comes together to create a stunning package. At this point, if you aren't readingLazarus, I don't know what to tell you aside from screaming at you to go out and buy all of it. And, if you are readingLazarus, issue #17 won't break the streak of amazing comics you've been reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 17, 2015

    The excitement and ferocity evoked in this battle, which includes only one recognizable character (who is not even recognizable until later), reveals Lazarus' true depth. Forever may rest at the center of this story, but the world Rucka and Lark have constructed is complex and open for a great deal of exploration. Lazarus #17 is another taut chapter, delivering political and visceral thrills in an increasingly immersive series. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 17, 2015

    As this issue mostly focuses on other developments, it can be read as much of the rest of the series, engaging and compelling, if occasionally a fairly quick read built more on visuals than on text. In this case though it would seem that the heroine of the series seems as though she might be ready to turn the corner on the question of whether she is really a hero or not, and it would seem that the answer will be answered as a yes soon enough. In the meantime she must still focus on the goals of her family, but if there is going to be a change for the character, it would seem likely that this issue might be one of the major turning points. As such while this issue maintains the same fast paced story as the previous ones, there is also a bit more intrigue to be mixed into the “edge of your seat” action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walter Richardson Jun 22, 2015

    As a reader, I can't wait to see where this is going. Were I a serf under any of the Families, though, I'd be scared shitless. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 18, 2015

    Greg Rucka and Michael Lark have spent a good deal of time building and cultivating their Families and the world they inhabit, and at long last they're ready to set them against each other. Building off the duplicitous events of his Conclave arc, Rucka's latest script brings war, and lots of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 19, 2015

    "Lazarus" #17 is a quiet start to a new storyline but, based on past arcs, things will build quite nicely to a crescendo before long. This is a good opening act, with enough to hang readers' interest so that they'll want to come back for part two. "Lazarus" continues, as always, to entertain. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jun 18, 2015

    As the issue spans five different locations, our anticipation sustains, but we never get more than lots of setup for upcoming conflicts. Read Full Review

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