"The throne is empty and we are orphans. What shall avail
us now?" So laments the Heavenly host, left behind by
God to ponder his departure. For their elder brother Lucifer
Morningstar, however, the disappearance of Yahweh brings to
mind a more practical concern - survival, for both himself
and, tangentially, God's creation. When his mission to rescue
the spirit of Elaine Belloc successfully completed, Lucifer
finds himself forced to defend his father's legacy against
a pair of would-be usurpers. Their assumption of Yahweh's
cast-off power makes this resistance especially daunting -
so much so that Lucifer is moved to take preventive measures
in his own universe. All immortals must now leave the worlds
of the Lightbringer, or they will learn firsthand the meaning
an interesting addition to the Lucifer range of graphic
novels. While it is advisable that you have read some of the
previous collections to fully appreciate this release, it's
not essential that you do.
collection at first glance appears to be several short stories
collected under one cover but, as the tale unfolds, it soon
becomes apparent that this has an ongoing narrative. And,
to get the full effect, you may have to reread this collection
a second time.
the way there is a twist on Hansel and Gretel, a strange
encounter with a punch and Judy show, and a tragic love story
between two stitchglass spinners (a cross between a giant
spider and Star Wars's Jar Jar Binks). It is the later
thread which also includes a The Lion
the Witch and the Wardrobe
style adventure for a young lad who stumbles into the world
of the stichglass spinners by accident.
In fact, there is so much else going on that Lucifer's appearances
are fleeting in this collection - not that that's a complaint.
you are after something with a little more bite, this collection
will appease you.
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