Lucifer, Book Five by Mike Carey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Truly goddamn amazing.
This whole series has the epic awesomeness of the Sandman series with half the empty (albeit interesting) calories of all those side-stories. Indeed, the plot is pretty epic and all characters are important.
It's the end of creation. God abandoned his creation. The sparks of everyone's souls are dimming, dissoluting, and all sides go to war over the throne of God. Some want to reforge creation and others want to see it all become Silence.
This is no-one's simple tale of battle and rage and power-grab. Lucifer himself is a supremely reluctant hero because he knows the meaning behind his own decisions as no one else can.
Elaine has grown into something brilliant and beautiful.
The philosophical questions that arise throughout these comics are deep, complex, and unswervingly bold, courageous, and RIGHT. :) Everyone is criticized.
But more than that, I had a GREAT TIME with all of this! The plotting is tight, the characters delicious, and the art much better than most comics. :) I have nothing bad to say about any of it!
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