Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lucifer #5 Review and **SPOILERS**

You Don't Know Jack... yet

Writer - Dan Watters
Illustrators - Max Fiumara & Sebastian Fiumara
Colors - Dave McCaig
Letters - Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale Date: February 20, 2019

"Stylishly dark and smart!"

I wonder if that's a polite cover-blurbable way of saying "Yeah, we don't know either..."?

If we've learned anything from comics over the past two decades, that means this here issue of Lucifer is the penultimate for this storyline.  We've got plenty of questions... let's see if we get any answers...

If you're reading (or listening) along, you're familiar with a fella named Jack.  Mention of his name is generally prefaced with "We don't know what's going on with...".  Well, I've got some good news for you, because this issue actually sheds a fair amount of light on the Stingy one.

Ya see, he and Lucifer go way back... and appear, at first blush, to have a somewhat competitive relationship, tricking each other back and forth.  Fair enough, as it does establish contention and motive for doing... well, all the stuff Stingy Jack has done to Lucifer over the past eighty-some pages.

One of the main problems I've personally had with this title is the multiple timelines it explores... without much in the way of clarification as to what's when and why.  This issue takes wide strides to pull the disparate eras into formation, and we're given a better idea as to what happened when... and how one thing leads to another.

The Decker situation is cleared up, and the true origins of the "tumor" are revealed.  Ya see, it's a sorta-kinda contagious thing.  As it's all laid out, it makes... I don't want to say "perfect" sense, but it's something I can make heads or tails of, so I'll call that a win.

I must say, everything is coming together wonderfully.  Though, part of me still feels like this has no excuse being a monthly title.  We're five-months and $20 into this now, and it's finally starting to feel like there's solid ground below our feet.  I'm sorry, but that's just too long to expect an audience to wait for a story to begin making sense.

Bits and Pieces:

Everything is coming together, and many of the questions we had are getting answered!


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