Lazarus #6

Lazarus #6

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"LIFT," Part Two
While Johanna continues to try and rehabilitate her image and prove her loyalty to the Family, Forever investigates rumors of the Freemen Resistance in Los Angeles. In Montana, the Barrets make a fateful decision, and begin the long journey to Denver.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Feb 5, 2014

    Now that I'm done kissing this book's butt (I definitely let my inner fanboy get the best of me here), I can close out by saying that Lazarus should be on everybody's pull list. I'm not an advocate of telling anyone that they'll love anything, but give this book a chance. If you like the style of either one of these guys, you can't lose. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 7, 2014

    Lazarus is comicdom's Martian Chronicles with its personal touch and real-world perspective. These characters live and breathe as if they were taken from living constructs. This is a series not to be missed unless you're only about capes and spandex. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Feb 7, 2014

    Lazarus is becoming more of just a slice and dice comic; it's an exciting examination of the gap that separates the very wealthy and the very poor. Michael Lark's artwork is simply superb. He has a unique ability to tell a meaningful story within a matter of just a few dialogue-free panels. Way to go Image; Lazarus is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Feb 7, 2014

    Even in a quiet issue, Lazarus shows it's power and how well Rucka knows how to tell a story about class and inequality. There are a few pieces that don't connect yet, but is there really any doubt that they will? It's nice to be able to trust the storyteller…. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Feb 5, 2014

    Lazarus #6 is another good issue of the series, though it definitely feels like things really haven't gotten started yet and that story was still setting up for events to come. It's not the most exciting issue either, but it continues its wonderful world and character building that we enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Feb 7, 2014

    World building can be a very rewarding process in comics, but in the wrong hands it could be a complete drag. You see it in comics sometimes where they build and build and build, but you never actually get anything from it. With "Lazarus", that is certainly not the case, as Rucka and Lark take the second issue of the "Lift" arc to expand this tortured, desperate world while expanding our relationship with the lead, Forever. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Feb 6, 2014

    Michael Lark handles the art for this book, and his deceptively simple style is just beautiful. He can do so much with expression and his choice of layout. Rucka wisely doesnt overwrite his script, giving Lark plenty of opportunities to communicate volumes with a close-up or particular expression or angle. Really nice stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Feb 9, 2014

    Generally speaking, I liked this issue. It is mostly well-paced and each story is interesting to some degree. But, I didn't appreciate that there was so damn much going on. I loved the wider look into how the Family operates, how it treats its Lazarus, and so on, but I think that this is one issue that could have done with being a bit longer. Say, add another 4-5 pages to it. Because it felt short. It felt as if the story ended just when it was getting into a certain rhythm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Feb 5, 2014

    That doesn't mean avoid this series. That means get yourself a copy of the first trade and catch up, then enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Feb 5, 2014

    Overall Lazarus #6 is a solid issue setting the stage for future plot points in the second arc of the series. It's the same consistent story-telling and art that has helped make this one of the breakout series from Image comics. While more of a groundwork issue compared to some of the previous ones, this is a must read for anyone interested in keep up with the overall story of Lazarus. 8.5 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 10, 2014

    In "Lift," Rucka and Lark are serious about telling a story with social implications instead of contenting themselves with entertaining their audience with the labyrinthine maneuvers of intra-family backstabbing and the delights of futuristic weapons and technology. It's the perfect time to examine the effects of greater stratification between the 1% and the rest of us. As Rucka notes in the letters column, Oxfam recently released a report that the top 85 richest people are as wealthy as poorest half of the world. A dystopia in which the world is divided into Family and Waste isn't a stretch, and it's great to see Rucka and Lark engage with the serious meat of socioeconomic themes with all their formidable storytelling skills. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Feb 6, 2014

    Even with the visual concerns, Lazarus #6 still manages to tell a compelling character study with Forever Carlyle while dragging us deeper into the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Feb 3, 2014

    The Lift arc is proving to be an unexpected but enjoyable read that not only helps shapes Forever's characteristics and exposes the reader to more of this vast world that Rucka and Lark have built. When thinking about it, it might have been a waste to solely focus on the fighting between the main families without exploring all of the other aspects of this world they have built. This arc proves there is much more to Lazarus than just fighting and as a reader it is intriguing to see how this will relate to the main story and how these new characters will affect Forever's life journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Feb 7, 2014

    An inventive mix, “Lazarus” #6 effortlessly blends in both elements of the sci-fi and western genres. I hope I'll be seeing Forever Carlyle getting involved in a quick-draw shootout in a later installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson Feb 7, 2014

    Note: Those of you new to this series may want to check out the timeline of events which is usually in the letter columns of the single issues. It's amazing and can also be found online at Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Feb 9, 2014

    All told, this is a very solid issue of Lazarus, with more of the light being shown on the Waste people, especially the Barretts. Im hopeful that we get to see each of them come into their own, although the preview for #7 implies something bad will happen to them while out on the road. Forever continues to be a great character, but Im eager to see her pursue her connections to the Carlyles, and the mysterious text. Hopefully, this storyline will build in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Napier Feb 4, 2014

    Definitely not for everyone, but if you like your dystopian morality plays, you'll like this" Read Full Review

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