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Lucifer. 5, Inferno

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Graphic Novels FIC LUCIFER v.5 GRAPHIC
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  FIC LUCIFER v.5 GRAPHIC
 
 
Summary
In the engrossing epic fantasy LUCIFER: INFERNO, supernatural characters of biblical origin act upon human emotions to reveal the dark underside of the politics of both Heaven and Hell. After a devastating battle between the forces of good and evil, a powerless Lucifer returns to the underworld that he once ruled for a duel to the death with his brother, the angel Amenadiel. But as the retired King of Hell prepares for a confrontation he cannot win, demons and angels create unholy alliances that will ensure Lucifer's eternal demise. Now pursued by angelic assassins and possessed by nefarious demons, the fallen angel must find a way to simultaneously overcome his betrayers and defeat his bloodthirsty brother. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Yes, it's that Lucifer Morningstar-former ruler of Hell, now a free agent dealing with the messy internal politics of his former domain-who is the protagonist of this Sandman spin-off comic book. Writer Carey is as irreverent as they come, but he also knows his theology inside and out, both Judeo-Christian and otherwise: King Solomon turns up, appropriately enough, in a hard-boiled detective role, and a few of the Norse gods put in memorable cameo appearances near the end of this volume. Lucifer himself is portrayed as a dapper man-about-town who can rip people's faces off when necessary. However, Inferno doesn't quite hold together as a book, since it collects three separate story lines, two of which are greatly indebted to other volumes in the series, and each drawn by different artists. (The third, "Bearing Gifts," is a short, stand-alone fable in which Lucifer doesn't actually appear, featuring the best art of the volume: squiggly, wobbly work by Dean Ormston that nicely gets across its sense of the uncanny.) "Inferno" itself is a mess of a story that picks up partway through with a cleverly metaphysical duel between representatives of Hell and Heaven, neither of whom are playing entirely according to the rules of their own side. "Come to Judgment," a cynical parable about the difference between justice and vengeance, features a witty twist on some fairy-tale conventions. The book has more than a few memorable moments, but new readers may be mystified. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Lucifer library.
Subjects Devil -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Horror comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Publisher New York, NY :2004
Contributors Carey, Mike, 1959- author.
Gross, Peter, 1958- artist.
Kelly, Ryan, 1976- artist.
Ormston, Dean, artist.
Hamilton, Craig, artist.
Vozzo, Danny, artist.
Comicraft (Firm), letterer.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in single magazine form as Lucifer 29-35"--Preliminary page.
Description 165 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
ISBN 9781401202101
1401202101
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