Lazarus #22

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 15, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

"CULL," Part One
There are fifteen families fighting to control the world.

That's fourteen too many.

The time has come for the cull.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Jun 15, 2016

    This series is a particularly hard one to review because discussing any of the specific plot points would ruin the intrigue and suspense the reader needs to experience to fully appreciate this journey. This issue was a perfect return for one of my favorite ongoing runs. I’m extremely glad it’s back and if I can issue a plea to Mr. Rucka and Mr. Lark, please don’t leave us for 6 months ever again!! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 16, 2016

    Lazarus #22 has me excited for things to come in future issues. Then again, that's how I feel when I finish pretty much every issue of the book- when will I be able to read more? Fortunately, there won't be as long a wait for the next issue. Really, there's not much else to say at this point.Lazarus is still one of, if not the, best comics being published right now. It's a perfect example of an excellent creative team firing on all cylinders, and crafting a book that will likely be remembered as their masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Michael Nunneley Jun 15, 2016

    Lazarus is a great series and Lazarus #22 was a good issue. The Cull has started and I get the impression things are about to snowball into a chaotic mess. So don't miss out. Be sure to check back next month for Lazarus #23: The Cull: Part Two. The Carlyle counterattack begins and a Lazarus falls. Be sure to like us and follow us here at BGCP on Facebook/ Twitter to get regular updates on all things of a nerdy and/or comic book nature. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jun 15, 2016

    Lazarus is back and almost no one is happier about it than me. The trademark story telling and development that Rucka and Lark have sculpted over 20 issues continues. It is crisp and ripe with intrigue, but also has great looking action per usual. It's nice to have this back on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jun 17, 2016

    Lazarus is back in all its bleakness and truth. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Jul 11, 2016

    Though it has been away for some time, Lazarus is still a very good series. Its encouraging that Rucka and Lark are willing to take big risks with their creative decisions. These decisions push the series into unexpected directions and offer other characters time to shine. The juggling of injured Forever and her younger clone could be tricky, but I think Rucka and Lark have something worthwhile in mind. As the new arc The Cull progresses, I think we will see more daring stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Jun 16, 2016

    Lazarus #22 was well worth the wait, getting “Cull” off to a thrilling start. Giving us some wonderful character depth, the creative team touched on Forever's condition in a powerful manner, though the slow pace may be offputting to some. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 20, 2016

    "Lazarus" #22 provides interesting insight into Johanna Carlyle and shows that Carlyle's resident femme fatale might still have a heart, posing the intriguing question of whether Johanna can be reformed despite her readiness to betray anyone at the drop of a hat and her heartless treatment of Waste, Serfs and Family alike. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 16, 2016

    Reviewing Lazarus #22 is a very weird experience because it's like reviewing the first four pages of the next chapter in a book. Lazarus is as good and intriguing as always, but similar to only reading several pages of a chapter, reading a single issue of Lazarus is sometimes unfulfilling in and of itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - ozlongworthjr Jun 17, 2016

    This issue, being primarily a setup checkpoint in the plot, isn't the most exciting but it still represents the kind of narrative style that makes Lazarus a solid Rucka offering. Read Full Review

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