Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Lucifer #8 Review and **SPOILERS**

Cali-band on the Run

Written By: Dan Watters 
Illustrated By: Aaron Campbell, Sebastian Fiumara & Max Fiumara 

Colors By: Dave McCaig 
Letters By: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: May 15, 2019

If you've ever reviewed any sort of consumable content, you're probably familiar with the sensation you feel when a certain subject just sort of "defies discussion".

Such has been the case a few times out with our man Lucifer.  It's difficult to truly dissect and review without, ya know, spoiling every single bit of it.

Consider the above two paragraphs as both my warning... and apology.

When last we left Lucifer, he was attempting to wheel 'n deal on behalf of Sycorax, hopeful to find her a more... pleasant... afterlife than the one that is certainly waiting for her in Hell.  If you recall, ol' Lucy abdicated his throne down there, so he doesn't quite have the "stroke" he used to.  He's gone to the realm of Anubis... and it doesn't really go as well as it could have.

Before going much further... I just gotta say it: If you find the words that come from Mazikeen's mouth to be frustrating (like I do), you're going to have one helluva time getting through a good portion of this issue.  She tries stitching herself a new face, but, like Lucifer's aforementioned endeavor, it doesn't go quite as well as it could have.

Now, for the issue.  The word's out about Sycorax's (temporary) revival, and as such, scads of Earthly witches have descended upon the secret-not-secret island to pay tribute... and take responsibility for the "miracle".  Ya see, they gave of their own flesh to return her to this plane... or something.  This comes from a woman named Thessaly, a name I recognize as being Sandmannish in origin, though, I couldn't tell you a darned thing about her.

While the Witches reconnect, Caliban sneaks off to chat up an Italian Priest.  He finds himself visited by that itty-bitty Cherub from last issue, and the angel, Raguel, the latter of whom tries to work a deal where Caliban acts as a "double agent" of sorts... and, he just might take him up on that offer.

Bits and Pieces:

A fun issue, though, some of the storytelling hiccups from the earlier issues are starting to resurface.


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