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Lucifer. 4, The Divine comedy

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of Homestead Graphic Novel GN Care V.4
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Graphic Novel
Call Number  GN Care V.4
Northland Public Library Graphic Novels FIC LUCIFER v.4 GRAPHIC
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Graphic Novels
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 741.59 L
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  741.59 L
In this tale of political machinations and strategic warfare, Lucifer Morningstar, the first fallen angel, attempts to lead a peaceful existence in the new multiverse that he has created. But when angels, demons, and humans each enact plots to take control of this new cosmos for their own nefarious purposes, the former ruler of hell becomes involved in a mental and physical chess game of epic proportions. Allying with old enemies and reuniting with embittered friends, Lucifer must walk a line of trickery and treachery as he leads his final charge. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Drawn from the comic book Lucifer, an annex of Neil Gaiman's Sandman universe, this action-packed graphic novel reverses Dante's itinerary in the classic whose title it appropriates, proceeding from paradise to hell. And that is far from its greatest novelty. A preface in heaven explains that Lucifer, frustrated with hell because in it he still served God, forged a parallel creation from which religion was barred. But now the Basanos--supernatural powers embodied as the figures of the tarot deck--are moving to kill Lucifer and become the gods of his creation. They need to enlist certain persons in their cause and destroy others; among the former is a popular Vegas lounge singer, among the latter, a 12-year-old girl who is the half-angel child of the archangel Michael, which is odd because angels lack the means of ordinary reproduction. Leaping from physical to metaphysical realms and between worlds as it intercuts plot strands, Casey's yarn has the texture, smart-alecky dialogue, and rich looks of, but more ingenuity than, a Hollywood epic. --Ray Olson Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lucifer Morningstar is a fallen angel of Heaven, who ruled Hell for a time, then left for Earth before growing disenchanted with his time there. He later created his own realm and universe to have a place where his beliefs about life and the afterlife could be realized. He's populating his land with lost souls, and anyone who settles in his land is free to live as he or she chooses, his only mandate that they must worship no one. The forces of Heaven view Lucifer's universe as an atrocity against God and insist the domain must be closed at any and all costs. In this compendium of issues 21-28 of the Eisner Award-nominated series, the Archangel Michael finds himself torn between his service to God and his service to his brother Lucifer. Lucifer's new land isn't as "heavenly" as he may envision it, though, and several non-heavenly forces are at work against him. A group of demons have planted their seed in a woman and plan to use their offspring for their own diabolical needs. Will the story end when Lucifer is slain, or can a being such as this fallen angel defeat Death and get yet another chance? Although writer Carey weaves an unusual story with an original take on the forces of good, evil and beyond evil, the art (by Gross, Ormston and Kelly) lacks detail and is often simplistic. But the group doesn't go overboard in background details, nor do they spare the gore and monsters. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Devil -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2003
Other Titles Divine comedy
Contributors Carey, Mike, 1959- author.
Gross, Peter, 1958- artist.
Kelly, Ryan, 1976- artist.
Ormston, Dean, artist.
Gaiman, Neil, creator.
Kieth, Sam, creator.
Dringenberg, Mike, creator.
DC Comics, Inc.
Language English
Notes "Based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg."
Description 179 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 1401200095
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