Lucifer #1

Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 11
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Lucifer is missing. Having embarked on a dangerous journey to find the mother of his abandoned son, the Prince of Lies finds himself imprisoned and crippled by mysterious forces who seek to torment him for their own terrible ends. Meanwhile: a car is crashed, two witches blind themselves, a tumor speaks its first words, and a perfectly good bowl of oatmeal is left to go cold.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Joshua Raynor Dec 18, 2018

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next issue. I hope this allows Dan Watters the opportunity to branch out farther within DC, as I'd love to see his talents brought over to DC proper, maybe to take on some of DC's darker characters that don't get much love. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 17, 2018

    As I said, Lucifer#1 is a lot. Digesting the story, the ideas, present in the comic is no small feat, and it leaves us reeling from the events and curious as to what happens next. I am excited to see how these story threads intertwine, how John and Lucifer may be parallels to each other. Using the narrative set forth by this creative team, we get to see how as humans or paranormal beings, we may still have similar experiences. Dense and macabre, this comic seems to have a lot in store for the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Sam Philpot Nov 15, 2018

    Lucifer of the Sandman universe has been around for quite some time, and whether youre an avid reader of the stories involving that universe or just getting into it by this issue, it is a beautifully horrific beginning to a new tale. With a fresh new take on Lucifer, and the horrible events that have fallen upon Detective Decker, this first issue has set up a great deal, with hopefully plenty more to follow as Lucifer attempts to escape his purgatory. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 17, 2018

    Lucifer is back, and although the character isn't necessarily better than ever, the series is; even though it is far from accessible for those not already acquainted with Mr. Morningstar, there is more than enough interest-inspiring material here to pull new readers in. Already showcasing great depth and complexity, Lucifer promises greatness. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 18, 2018

    "Lucifer" #1 excels thanks to an excellent set of pencils paired with a grounded script and sharp sense of humor. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Christina Hamlet Nov 1, 2018

    Whether you're looking for a throwback to classic Vertigo, an action story, some supernatural horror, or just a good story with some great artwork this is a series that's worth checking out. Overall a solid start to a series with lots of potential twists and turns. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Oct 17, 2018

    LUCIFER #1 kicks off a dark story that is heavy on mood and tension, with excellent artwork to back it up. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 17, 2018

    The first issue of Lucifer does a good job of creating and crafting this world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Oct 17, 2018

    Lucifer #1 is not about the environment. But it is about choice. It's about what we choose to do when faced with an obstacle it was not within our power to avoid. It's about whether the choices we make are predetermined and regardless of whether they are or not, whether our choices matter in the face of a grand design beyond our comprehension. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 17, 2018

    Rawly rendered and wryly written, Lucifer #1 is a devilishly fun new entry into the "Sandman Universe." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 17, 2018

    Lucifer #1, the third of the Sandman Universe titles debuts, and it's by far the darkest and trickiest outing yet " a complex, mind-bending, time-travelling thriller that follows the devil himself through multiple realities. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 23, 2018

    As is the case with the Sandman Universe books so far it looks like it's going to take a few issues, if not the entire first arc, before things get to a place where I'll feel comfortable going forward with it. That's not exactly a great thing in my mind but I'm working off some nostalgia and hope here that this will come together well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Oct 17, 2018

    Lucifer is ripe with depth and mystery that is poised to unfurl in captivating and compelling fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    On Comics Ground - Nick Campan Oct 18, 2018

    Lucifer #1 hits the ground running with more twists and turns than the Goblin King's labyrinth. Fans of the Lucifer comic will be as fascinated to see where this is heading as I was. While new fans attracted to the comic due to the popularity of the TV series may be left scratching their heads. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Oct 17, 2018

    The Thin White Devil returns to break hearts and burn his enemies asunder. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Chris Oct 17, 2018

    The one shines brightest when Lucifer is nowhere to be found.  The true strengths of this issue are in the dialogue and its ability to make you feel for the Detective and his terminally ill wife. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 18, 2018

    Easily the weakest of the new Sandman Universe offerings so far for how little it takes advantage of the characters and settings, Lucifer is not entirely bad enough to be worth disregarding yet. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Oct 17, 2018

    Of course this book is not titled Detective Decker, so the issue ends on a note of Lucifer having some recollection of one individual that we only get a glimpse of in the panel before, and I feel Watters assumes I know him, which of course I don't. Context will surely follow in the next issue, but unfortunately this issue did not grasp enough interest for me to be waiting at the edge of my seat for next month's issue. Read Full Review

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