Lazarus #18

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

“POISON,” Part Two. Hock forces have engaged Carlyle troops on the shores of Lake Superior, and to turn them back Forever must take her place on the front...where the enemy is waiting for her.

  • 9.3
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 31, 2015

    Lazarus#18 is exceptionally well written and looks great. At this point, neither of these should come as a huge surprise for those who have been reading the series from the beginning. The quality has remained consistent, and this issue is no exception. It's great, and I probably couldn't recommend it any more than I already have. Still, I'm going to continue to rave about it every month because, well, the quality of the book warrants someone raving about it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen Aug 1, 2015

    As the war escalates and the threats keep piling up, Lazarus is shaping up to be quite the rollercoaster ride. The Lazarus team has assembled a rich and vivid world and then pushed it into upheaval, and there's no telling what it will look like when the dust settles. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Aug 4, 2015

    Lazarus is one of those comics that has large gaps of time between issues. Its a quality series, so the sporadic issues are forgivable, especially when the resulting issue is as good as Lazarus #18. The gaps do make it a bit tough to remember all of the plotlines, and I would guess that it hurts the comics sales. Still, Lazarus seems to have developed a loyal base of fans and puts out consistently good work. I hope Lazarus #19 is not too far around the corner, especially after the cliffhanger in #18. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jul 28, 2015

    As part of the ongoing story in this series it is hard to gauge one issue of the series against each other. It can easily be said though that this issue at least matches what has come before, while slightly shifting the outlook of the series, as has been implied throughout. At some point Forever will become aware of the lies which are kept from her, but until that point it will be a sequence of slow developments to put all the pieces in the right place. This issue does that well enough, and manages to find a few ways to shock at the same time. Fans of the series will not be disappointed, and this issue might be a sign to those who aren't that they maybe should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 30, 2015

    Michael Lark gets some excellent action sequences to work with, his cinematic eye detailing everything from covert stealth strikes to impressive displays of lethal efficiency. His ability to generate tension sans words continues to be a huge part of Lazarus' visual appeal, as exemplified by the issue's left field ending that'll leave you blinking in disbelief. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 31, 2015

    All the action in "Lazarus" #18 serves the story, either by moving chess pieces into new places or by providing extra dimension and texture to major and minor characters. Its dominant atmosphere is one of vigilance and restlessness, of quiet striving. It winds the reader up tighter and tighter, building tension for events that are coming into focus on a quickly approaching horizon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jul 30, 2015

    Rucka sets the benchmark for an intriguing near-future dystopian story. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Chris Heading Jul 30, 2015

    It seems like Rucka is setting the scene for major events soon to come and the ride remains more than good enough to hang on until they do. Although if we don't start to get a bit more outside the Carlyle family goings on then things risk starting to turn stale soon. Read Full Review

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