Lazarus #8

Lazarus #8

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
8.5Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

“LIFT,” Part Four
Forever calls on the Daggers. The Barrets reach the final stage of their journey as all threads converge on Denver for the Lift.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Apr 29, 2014

    I really enjoyed the way people's value can go from waste to serf based on their abilities in this weird organic community that's been created on the march. It's no surprise around these parts that I have a thing for post-apocalyptic morality plays, and Lazarus is certainly in the top grouping of that genre, illustrating current social fears by extrapolating them to the extreme. With its commentary on resource scarcity and the rapidly expanding divide between the haves and the have nots, it's an important book that could easily be studied at the collegiate level. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Apr 28, 2014

    This is one series that cries out to me for a deluxe edition with oversized art and a detailed look at the creative process. Lazarus, with this issue, has become my favorite ongoing series in comics today, bar none. Rucka, Lark, and Arcas have created a comic masterpiece to be enjoyed again and again. While each of the reviewers at ComicSpectrum have different tastes and sometimes wildly different opinions, I am now the fourth different person who has reviewed an issue of Lazarus for the site and given it a 4.5 or a 5. Lazarus is a book that every comic fan should at least give a try. This wednesday (4/30) Image will put out a $1 copy of Lazarus #1. If you've never tried it, you should head to your shop and risk $1 on this fabulous series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 23, 2014

    Lazarus #8 is another fantastic issue of this series. It has the greatness that you come to expect from the comic, with wonderful writing, great characters, and even better artwork. With the ending to the arc coming soon, do not miss out on this issue if you have been following it. It's gearing up to be one heck of a conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 29, 2014

    Probably my favorite new-ish series of the last few years has another wonderful issue. The pieces are clicking together. Everything about the issue is deliberate and excellent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Apr 25, 2014

    Lark and Arcas make this world feel very lived in, and I mean that in the most dire of ways given the state of the world, and Rucka fills the air with rich, intent driven dialogue. This is a book that is lean and effective, just like its protagonist, and I wouldn't want it to be anything else. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 24, 2014

    But this series wouldn't achieve its storytelling heights without the assistance of Michael Lark and colorist Santi Arcas. Lark's noir-tinged art is a perfect fit for Rucka's writing despite the heavy sci-fi elements. That's where Arcas' colors come in, bathing the technology in a haunting glow and depicting the stark, washed-out quality of the decaying Colorado wilderness. Lark's depiction of Forever's virtual reality training session in the flashback stands as one of the most engaging action sequences in the series so far. This series is a prime showcase for what a great creative team can accomplish with the freedom that comes from independent comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson Apr 23, 2014

    Back in LA Forever is now aware that the target of the terrorists is in fact the approaching Lift selection in Denver, and she knows she must warn her father. As usual Malcolm Carlyle sees this threat as another obstacle for the family's Lazarus to neutralize and for her to do her job without wasting his time. Nothing like a father's kind words to motivate a daughter. Spoiler free the ending of this issue rocked. Greg Rucka writes a phenomenal crescendoing conclusion of this issue which sets up the finale of this arc, and leaves this months issue on a cliff hanger of sorts. Lazarus #8 is another great installment from a series that keeps on rolling. I highly recommend this issue and cannot wait for issue #9. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 29, 2014

    So overall, another good issue in the series. Rucka and Co. are definitely going strong with this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Apr 23, 2014

    On a more positive note, the back matter is awesome! There's some really cool stuff here, dealing with building out the world. Hopefully it ends up tying into the story at some point, but you should definitely take the chance to read it! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG May 15, 2014

    And that's the thing about war " whether it's fought by armies or cells " everyone is vulnerable. A bomb doesn't care where you were born, how much money you've got, or what you do for a living. In the face of death, we are all alive for just one moment more before it's over. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Apr 22, 2014

    In the end Rucka puts the danger squarely in the "waste" camp and sends the reader into a frenzy of dramatic tension. Lazarus is an Image title that Rucka was born to do. He has a strong knack for the dirt and grime which oddly gives the book life and hope. This makes for strange bedfellows but Rucka and Lark hit the mark every single issue. Now that the "waste" have been not only given a face but heart and drive equally as fierce of Forever Carlyle. Lazarus is a don't miss book and once you get hooked you'll be starving for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Lonnie Nadler Apr 24, 2014

    “Lazarus” #8 is an action-packed romp that doesn't slow down. I can't wait to see what happens in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Apr 28, 2014

    "Lazarus" #8 not only thickens the plot and deepens characterization; it also successfully engages and develops the complexity, scale and scope of Rucka and Lark's ambitious themes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Apr 22, 2014

    The storytelling on display here by Greg Rucka is actually quite engaging. Even being at a loss jumping into the story relatively late in the game, I still found myself truly drawn into the story. The characters seem well developed and all the parts of the story definitely point to the whole. The artistic team of Michael Lark and Brian Level also do an outstanding job of bringing this gritty reality to life. It is a world which can be dark and violent at times, but also detailed and vibrant at others. And, based on this issue, I personally found myself wanting to go back and catch up on the ‘story so far' before continuing on to see what transpires in the future. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Capeless Crusader - tattoogirlreads Apr 22, 2014

    I have no idea where this is going and it is getting slightly frustrating. Read Full Review

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