Lazarus #3

Lazarus #3

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 28, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 11
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

"FAMILY," Part Three
Forever, now a "guest" of Family Morray in Mexico, shares a message and ultimatum, and gets to know her opposite number, the Morray Lazarus, Joacquim. In Los Angeles, the Twins continue their plot against their father, using Forever as their pawn.

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Shane Kildea Sep 6, 2013

    New, original comics are always great when they hit the target, as you literally never know what can happen. There is no rulebook, no status quo and that's what makes a book like Lazarus so exciting. Coupled with one of the best creative teams in all of comics and this is a must read book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Statues And Superheroes - Steven Viscido Sep 1, 2013

    Once again, Rucka and Lark hit it out of the park with this issue.  At a time when I have been very unhappy with the direction of the various DC titles I'm collecting, a time when I might have started second-guessing whether I really should have returned to, and spent lots of money on, the comic-book collecting hobby, along comes this excellent new title, to remind me why I loved comics in the first place. No, it's not a bronze-age styled series of the  type I grew up on -- it's far more grown up and "adult." But it has all the key ingredients that make serialized fiction worth reading -- an engaging, slowly developing, but easy to follow plot; great characters; snappy dialogue; and amazing art. This is one of the best series out there right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Aug 28, 2013

    Things are ramping up. Forever's eye is not entirely on the ball. Carlyle doesn't appear to be the only Family with loyalty problems. Johanna's contempt for her little sister has exceeded her contempt for serfs and waste. Weirdly familiar people in an uncomfortably recognizable future make this issue yet another fine read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Aug 28, 2013

    Rucka and Lark have invited us to a world ready for a major war, and set a series of small conflicts that line up like dominoes -- we get the pleasure of watching new pieces join the board until it all comes crashing down in a spectacular way. It's primetime TV caliber drama mixed with deadly comics action, and they're nailing it. Three issues in, and we've got compelling characters, sensational rivalries, and an arsenal of weapons (including at least two in human form) just waiting for a firefight. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Aug 28, 2013

    Lazarus #3 is another badass issue for this comic series.Once again the story, art, and everything are just fantastic.That's actually the bottom line. This is a fantastic issue and a must read.That's three straight 95's forLazarus. The series started off running, hooked me in, and hasn't slowed down since. I love this series and can't wait to see what happens after the cliffhanger that this issue left me with! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Mario Miranda Aug 30, 2013

    This is an absolute recommendation for most comic readers and especially for readers out there that wish to see women portrayed as strong three dimensional characters. We do get strong female characters in other titles but Lazarus really adds many layers that I find are usually missing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Aug 27, 2013

    After three issues the team has not let up on the quality of this book. Themes of family and trust perpetuate this book along with the mystery of Forever, the Carlyle's Lazarus (Family protector/guardian). I'm hooked. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Aug 29, 2013

    Rucka takes a big step towards character development in this issue, further fleshing out Forever and adding more depth to the story. Lark and the art team continue to deliver visuals that are stunning and yet perfectly ominous. The feel of impending war is captured in every panel. A must read issue with an explosive ending. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Aug 30, 2013

    With his unique take on the decimation of the world's economy, Rucka is clearly showcasing why he's one of the top talents in the business. Michael Lark's artwork is nothing short of gripping; as he creatively contrasts the surrounding of the wealthy and those of society's waste. Within just 3 issues, Lazarus is becoming one of the hottest titles on shelves right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Aug 27, 2013

    Lazarus is a fine comic, and one that continues to improve with each issue as we delve deeper into the life and world of Forever Carlyle. Issue #3 proves to be especially intriguing with the introduction of yet another Lazarus and a further push toward a rather significant conflict. Anchored by strong writing and art, Lazarus is definitely one of the best books on the stand, put together by one of my favorite creative teams working in comics today. If you haven't given this book a shot yet, get on it…because you're truly missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Jeff Bouchard Sep 4, 2013

    Three issues into the series is certainly not a large sample size but Lazarus is exceeding all expectations for me. Expectations that were already high going in knowing the creative team that was on the book. Their attention to detail in building the world of Lazarus is exceptional. It is tough not to feel like this could happen while reading Lazarus and glancing at the headlines of a newspaper or turning on the evening news. And it is with that foreboding idea, that uneasiness, that Rucka, Lark and company pull you in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 2, 2013

    "Lazarus" #3 is outstanding. It's smart and clever, it's beautifully drawn, and it slowly ratchets up the tension from one scene to the next. Where do we go from here? What's in store for Eve and the rest of Carlyle Family? I love that the possibilities are endless. Rucka and Lark have created an amazing comic that demands your attention from start to finish. I'm already eagerly awaiting the next issue. This is, easily, one of the best new series of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 29, 2013

    Lazarus is an increasingly rich and complex tale that has rewarded our patience, and it will be fascinating to watch these characters flourish. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Aug 30, 2013

    Some flaws notwithstanding, “Lazarus” is a powerful and engaging story that's continuing to build on a solid thematic foundation. It's not often you come across a post-apocalyptic story with this much depth and weight to it, or which centers on quite so compelling a protagonist, and with every new development the narrative force only seems to build. With a gigantic, complex world to explore, and a fascinating character to lead us through it, by all counts we've got nothing but great things to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Aug 28, 2013

    Lazarus is a title that demands a serious look, and there's an emotional depth to the characterization that makes Forever Carlyle a future superstar in the comic book world. She's efficient and ferocious, and she doesn't need to talk about it. Actions speak louder than words in Lazarus, and Forever is the kind of girl that brings a knife to a gunfight. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Sep 1, 2013

    Another very solid issue. Even though the themes are a little cliche, it's a very enjoyable comic while we wait for Rucka to drop a big plot twist on us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Aug 27, 2013

    With razor sharp world building and some personal moments being built masterfully. Lazarus continues to prove my slight problems void as Rucka and Lark craft an engrossing narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Aug 31, 2013

    This issue leaves you waiting with bated breath for the next. with a pretty decent cliffhanger. Lazarus has really hit every mark since it started and doesn't look to slow down anytime soon. With Lazarus, Rucka and Lark are a combined artistic force working on a series that perfectly complements both of their styles. If you like sci-fi action or even strong female leads or if you just like a fantastic story with well-rounded characters then pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Aug 29, 2013

    War is inevitable as “Lazarus” #3 reaches its shocking last page. Forever has to ultimately choose which side to fight for. But by the time she makes that decision, it just might be too late. Sci-fi fans should definitely be reading the “Lazarus” series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Sep 2, 2013

    Greg Rucka and Michael Lark have done a great job establishing their futuristic world and its characters. Although much of the plot twists and mysteries are no-brainers, it is still an enjoyable read. Overall, with a good story foundation and solid artwork supporting it, Lazarus has the potential to be a great comic book series. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Melissa Grey Aug 28, 2013

    The book's visuals are consistent and atmospheric. Michael Lark, joined by Stefano Gaudiano and Brian Level, continues to craft a world that's as psychologically bleak as it is visually dystopic. The series' aesthetic is dark and somber, a choice which is well suited to Rucka's narrative. While this particular issue didn't blow my mind, the (quite literally) explosive ending has our interest piqued for what's in store for Forever and the family Carlyle. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Aug 30, 2013

    Forever Carlyle is in the heart of enemy territory, in the midst of a conspiracy that could spell trouble for her and other members of the family. Not only is this a fantastic issue, but the writer has a few inspiring words about his character design as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Aug 28, 2013

    I don't love this comic. It is far from being fully entertaining but still draws on some of my attention. I couldn't put a finger on it, but I think it has to do with the family drama aspect. It doesn't seem authentic. Also, Forever just isn't relatable to the normal audience. I have no connection with her. I get it; she is different and wants to break out. It is a huge selling point when done the right way. She hasn't even done anything yet to defy her family. So I am confused as to why she thinks she is so different, and why Jonah seems to think she is the problem as well. They keep prolonging the big hook for this comic while they should be speeding it up to keep an interest. Read Full Review

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