Lazarus: Risen #1

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
9.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"FRACTURE I," Part One
LAZARUS returns in an all-new prestige format! New series, new story arc, new size, and a new quarterly schedule!
Introducing a new ongoing LAZARUS series-at 64 pages, perfect bound, LAZARUS: RISEN continues the story of Forever and the Carlyle Family... featuring an oversized, 44-page story by Eisner winners GREG RUCKA and MICHAEL LARK, an all-new short story exploring the larger world of LAZARUS by Eisner-nominated writer LILAH STURGES, an all-new supplement to the Modern Age: World of Lazarus Roleplaying Game by Green Ronin, original design artifacts and art supplements, and more!
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  • 10 - Rollin Bishop Mar 20, 2019

    On this sheer fact alone, it'd likely be enough that Lazarus is back on stands in a new year, full of vim and vigor and ready for intrigue. But when you add to this the fact that the new 44-page spread allows for extended stories, the addition of in-world fiction, and material for the World of Lazarus tabletop game that's seemingly set to come with every issue -- all of which only serves to further enhance an already expansive world -- it's hard to argue that the book isn't currently at its very best. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 19, 2019

    Lazarus Risen #1 with its new extended format feels like a natural evolution of one of the best comics on the market today. At this point, the world is so well-realized and the plot so compelling, nothing is lost with a longer wait and much is gained with more space for additional complexity. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Mar 23, 2019

    Overall, an engaging story that dips the reader right into this captivating world and the people who inhabit it. The story by Greg Rucka is entertaining and action packed. The art by Michael Lark, Santi Arcas, and Simon Bowland is lifelike and gorgeous. Altogether, an arresting tale that will pull the reader right in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Mar 20, 2019

    My one gripe about this comic is the price point. It retails at $7.99 (U.S.) But the book clocks in at well over 60 pages. So, in the long run, it's not over-charging the reader once you take into account the sheer amount of content that is packaged here. Still, I think this might be another bar to entry for new readers who might not know that they are getting their money's worth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 21, 2019

    Final Verdict: 9.0" With a myriad representation of various forms of media and a good use of summary, “Lazarus: Risen” #1 flourishes in its new prestige format. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Wudood Omran Apr 8, 2019

    I'm happy with the amount of depth being put into this universe. Aside from the prologue and character list, in the beginning, they continue to add little literary pieces after the comic to just unify and expand on Lazarus. There is a lovely short story by Lilah Sturges, Your Last Meal On Earth, about Johanna Carlyle dining at the restaurant named La Voliere. And they later say theyd like to continue adding these short stories to the end of each edition. They include letters with Q&A as well as some scientific facts, but one of the coolest features to me was the section for World of Lazarus: Tools of War. Green Ronin Publishing, the creator of the Modern Age RPG, penned this section to support the RPG now and in the future by adding NPCs, equipment, and rule modifications. I cannot wait for Part 2 in July and I am looking forward to getting the next collective works they put out for this series. Grab your copy now and enjoy everything this quarterly release has to offer! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 19, 2019

    Lazarus: Risen is packed with interesting characters in a thrilling setting where the stakes are high and the secrets are many. The plots and counterplots have just begun, but the series promises to be full of clever and engaging storytelling. Read Full Review

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