peter_xxx's review against another edition

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1.0

stopped halfway through. I like the TV show more :-)

moonburn's review against another edition

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fast-paced

4.5

marimoose's review against another edition

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4.0

Picked the volume up solely because I saw it and thought "Oh! Look! The depiction looks like the one in Gaiman's Sandman!" At closer inspection, I discovered it was!

Of course, this spinoff of a Sandman character is interesting, because it is none other than Lucifer, Prince of Hell and yadda yadda yadda. Only he's given up the whole Underworld business and has retired from the dominion of devilry. In fact, in Mike Carey's depiction, the Lightbringer is the owner of the Lux, a bar in Los Angeles run by his lesser demon servant, Mazikeen. There's more to say about the fallen angel, but I'll stop there, because it really takes reading the story to get what's happening next.

I actually liked the compilation (which I think encompassed a number of volumes, 3-4?). Some personal favorites were the chapters in the Japanese version of the afterlife. But the last few chapters were great too, filled with myths and a delving into angelology.

And honestly, it was difficult NOT to like Lucifer Morningstar.

sikata's review against another edition

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5.0

I read Sandman and loved it. Lucifer is a spin off of the series.

Since am not a major comic book junkie, I am not one to decide on the art and prints. The question is - have you seen the TV show 'Lucifer'? Well, if you have and -
a) Loved it - then do read this comic too because it's completely different from the show so far.
b) Hated it - well read it! It's DIFFERENT! 😁

The comics is dark (well it's Vertigo after all) and I loved it.
Supernatural + dark =


The show is like candy land compared to the comics. Lucifer in the comic is cold, calculative, ruthless and committed in his hatred for heaven. He doesn't interfere unless it doesn't serve any purpose.
Mazikeen is loyal and badass. Similar to the show but more cold and ruthless. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to seek it.
Amenadiel on the other hand is completely different too. Completely different from the show. He's decisive, relentless and no "Lucy" calling crap in this comics. Nah uh.
A MUST READ if you love fantasy, supernatural, blood and gore and not to mention a self obsessed, cold and daunting character.

sizrobe's review against another edition

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5.0

Pretty good. Not as good as Sandman, where this particular portrayal of Lucifer originated, but then again what is? The moral of the story seems to be don't fuck with the devil.

amandaoftherosemire's review against another edition

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dark fast-paced

4.5

dmiller1's review against another edition

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1.0

Couldn't finish it. Managed to make it almost 3/4 of the way through before I called it quits. I love the Netflix show, its lighthearted and add enough humor to balance the serious stuff. The comics are just dark and morose.

jonathonjones's review against another edition

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4.0

Not quite as sophisticated or interesting as the Sandman books it is a spinoff of, it still manages to be very worth reading to see more from this character.

ullsi's review against another edition

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3.0

Lucifer was a fascinating side character in the Sandman books, but I don't know if this book really let him shine. The ending was interesting, but the main reason I want to read the next book is for the supporting characters.

phillyhufflepunk's review against another edition

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reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

2.0

Didn't really like it. The story was ok, but I picked up Lucifer expecting a story about Lucifer, and what I got was a couple stories in which Lucifer is a side character that appears every once in a while makes a few comments and then goes away. He's very one dimensional and doesn't do much when he is finally brought back into the story. 

The concept of Lucifer is great, and that's why he got his own spin off from Sandman, but  the execution of that concept was just meh.