Lucifer #1

Lucifer #1

Writer: Holly Black Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The anti-hero who made his debut in THE SANDMAN and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and artist Lee Garbett (Loki)!As this series begins, God is deadand Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, his sins will be forgotten, and hell be welcomed back to Silver City. So, despite the fact that Lucifer just opened a nightclub on Earth and is hiding a mysterious wound, the two brothers set off to solve their Fathers murder. Thei more

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 16, 2015

    This comic is no mere TV tie-in. It is a wonderful continuation of the Vertigo legacy. God willing we'll have another 74 issues to complete what may become known to future audiences as the Unholy Trilogy. And if God isn't willing, perhaps The Devil will give us our due? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Kenny Coburn Dec 16, 2015

    Lucifer comes home to find God dead and Gabriel lost. In a very exciting first issue, Lucifer creates great characters and intriguing mysteries that set the foundation for a fantastic comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith Jan 8, 2016

    One issue into Lucifer and I’m already eager to see what winding road Black, Garbett, and the Morningstar are going to take us down, knowing Old Scratch and his world are in phenomenally-talented hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Dec 16, 2015

    Im super fascinated about the set-up Black has provided and already find myself in love with the central figures, not to mention the final page reveal that had my mouth drop just a little bit. I know they say you cant go home again, but I kind of feel like whoever they are, they dont know Lucifer. Black and Garbett do. And Im definitely on board for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 22, 2015

    As strong as the writing is, so too is the art by Lee Garbett. Lucifer is full of humans, demons and other strange creatures that Garbett has no problem portraying. Lucifer himself has a sophisticated look to him, but Garbett also gives him the smugness and arrogance that's just below his confident smile. Although we don't get to see too much of hell in this first issue, I'm hoping it's explored further as the potential is there for Garbett to unleash his pencils on a world that's full of frightening possibilities. Vertigo has established itself as one of the top brands in the business for 2015 with a really strong close to the year and I can't wait to see all their new titles start to mature in 2016! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 16, 2015

    It's been years since readers have seen Vertigo's Lucifer, but this debut makes it feel like he never left at all. Holly Black not only picks up the baton from the original series, but runs with it, tempering the charm and style of the character with a metaphysical detective story sure to hook readers of all stripe. Black's script coupled with Lee Garbett and Antonio Fabela's stylish pages and colors makes for one hell of a good time that can only get better from here. The Devil may go by many names, but after this week, he will go by another one: the leading man of yet another hit series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Zina Hutton Dec 18, 2015

    I think that Holly Black really understands that aspect Lucifer. I think that she gets him in a way that certain others (here's looking at the Lucifer showrunners) don't, and it adds a serious depth to the work that makes me feel super excited for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 16, 2015

    A satisfying opening salvo to a mystery that encapsulates time and space. If you have any interest in Biblical stories, Lucifer should not be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Casey Walsh Dec 16, 2015

    Lucifer #1 is well worth the read especially in anticipation of the upcoming FOX television show. It does have some pretty heavy theological dialogue than can hold you down, but once you soak it in, you will feel right at home. Its beautiful characters and dark orange and reds are welcoming, while its story hooks you slowly but surely. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 16, 2015

    Lucifer isn't the strongest of Vertigo's many new comics. In some ways, it doesn't measure up to the previous volume, either. But taken for what it is, this first issue proves to be an entertaining read that banks on the strained relationship between Lucifer and Gabriel and the clash between the angelic and mundane corners of the Vertigo universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Matthew Fay Jan 6, 2016

    Lucifer #1 is a sigh of relief that a classic comic series is in capable new hands. With the old series' best traits returned, the book has the chance to find merit beyond its simple nostalgic appeal, and hopefully stand out as a great new chapter in the devil's story.  Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Dec 21, 2015

    Nothing in the plot feels new, but Holly Black and Lee Garbett's voice and direction help make it an interesting and fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Dec 21, 2015

    The strengths of "Lucifer" #1 are Black's prose and Garbett's eye for outlines and texture, and the weaknesses are in expressivity and pacing. It's friendly to new readers while making some nods in the direction of those who have read all of "Sandman" and Carey's "Lucifer." The positives outweigh the negatives, and -- as Lucifer sets off on a new adventure -- I'm looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 18, 2015

    A major misfire of story, art, and colors. I'll go one more issue, but if something hasn't improved, this title is damned. Read Full Review

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