Lucifer, Book One

Lucifer Book One Cast out of Heaven Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne in Hell for Los Angeles Emerging from the pages of THE SANDMAN the former Lord of Hell is enjoying retirement as the proprietor of L A

  • Title: Lucifer, Book One
  • Author: Mike Carey Peter Gross Ryan Kelly Dean Ormston Scott Hampton Chris Weston James Hodgkins Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN: 9781401240264
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cast out of Heaven, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne in Hell for Los Angeles Emerging from the pages of THE SANDMAN, the former Lord of Hell is enjoying retirement as the proprietor of L.A s most elite piano bar when an assignment from the Creator Himself threatens to change all that Collects THE SANDMAN PRESENTS LUCIFER 1 3 and LUCIFER 1 13.

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    1. The devil is a woman in a red dress.Or maybe a hot dude with a Brittish accent?A couple of my kids got into the Lucifer tv show. And while I wasn't as enthralled by it as they were, it did prompt me to check out the source material. As I suspected, Mike Carey's stuff isn't as campy as what's on television.However, if you're hoping to see Morningstar traipsing around solving crimes with a cute cop you'll be sorely disappointed. Although, several of the storylines do involve Lucifer traipsing arou [...]

    2. You know how sometimes you’re standing around the water cooler at work and listening to a bunch of lawyers hash out the finer points of the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act), HMDA (Home Mortgage Disclosure Act), or TILA (Truth in Lending Act) and you’re just kind of nodding and smiling, a look of keen interest and sage understanding affixed to your face like the rictus grin of a corpse, even though you really only understand every seventh word they say (usually words like “the,” “and, [...]

    3. 2nd read - Absolutely brilliant. BEtter the second time round as I caught on to more of what i missed the first time round.I love what Carey has done here. It's solid. The artwork is very good and consistent but it's the unique and interesting characters that make this such a good story. At some points throughout the story you see Lucifer as the hero, but you are quickly reminded why he is not. He is just the protagonist. Lucifer has played out intricate plots to defeat everyone and everything t [...]

    4. The character of Lucifer initially appeared in the Sandman comic. During the events of that series, he abdicated being the Lord of Hell and went off to open a piano bar in LA. This series picks up from there.The first part of this volume "The Morningstar Option" was published as a stand alone story, but is the genesis of this volume. The rest of it concerns topics I absolutely love- cosmic level events. An entire universe at stake and another to be born. But, strangely enough, this is also a fam [...]

    5. Good writing. If you liked Sandman or Neil Gaiman, it's a spinoff from that, so it's a no-brainer for you. I'm not really a fan of the "intentionally sloppy" school of art, but I liked it well enough. There are 3 or 4 different artists. Much more sophisticated than your typical cinematic marvel or dc comic. I'll probably check out something else by this writer, like Hellblazer (Constantine), The Unwritten, or The Girl With All The Gifts. Soon to be a tv series. I'm not sure I like the sound of a [...]

    6. Imagine a person : highly articulate, well informed on almost every topic, fiercely intelligent and capable of deal making under the most pressing of scenarios. No, he is not a diplomat and neither is he a human being and in fact I am not entirely certain if I can refer to this person as a ‘he’. The person in question is an angel and the name is Lucifer Morningstar. We know him as the Devil. That’s right : no fire and brimstone, no cloven hooves, no horns and forky tail and none of the the [...]

    7. To view all my reviews visit dancinginth3darkMy feelings after reading this graphic novel? Meh.I do not know about you but I am in love with this brand new show on Fox called Lucifer. Oh yes you do!I love the actor who plays Lucifer and it's been months since I haven't read the comics and I decided that I should read it to figure out what is the general plot for the television show. I am afraid to announced that the show is completely different from the comics and I am still curious if that make [...]

    8. 3.5 starsThe problem with Lucifer is Mike Carey. He is nowhere near as good a writer as Neil Gaiman. It feels like Carey tries to tell a very complex and huge story, but he is talking very fast and he leaves out important chunks of the story, only to later remember that and say "by the way, yeah, that also happened then, I guess". This volume just doesn't feel like it's going anywhere, at least not until the last couple of issues. The story flows too slow and focuses too much on seemingly unimpo [...]

    9. Book wasn't bad, and the story itself was quite interesting, but there was something missing. When it's recommended by Gaiman, I expect more :/

    10. Based on my experience with The Unwritten and now this collection, I'd guess that Cary books tend to be slow starters. It took quite awhile for Unwritten to really connect, but when it did, it really did. One of the best-written comics I've ever read. After 13 issues of Lucifer, I'm still not quite there. I like it all well enough, but there's still something a bit off-putting about the whole affair. Lucifer himself is a hard character to warm up to. And the stories themselves read like warmed-o [...]

    11. 69th book read in 2014.Number 130 out of 412 on my all time book list.Follow the link below to see my video review:youtube/watch?v=YK_OS

    12. It seems that almost anything related to Gaiman's Sandman universe is going to be excellent, but Carey's Lucifer is a very different kind.The stories of Lucifer don't even feature him very much, only having him plot and plan in the background (mostly) whilst others do his dirty work for him, only to sweep in at the end and reveal his perfectly concocted schemes and 'save' the day.This is expertly plotted stuff that all builds on itself but has each story stand alone too, which makes it even more [...]

    13. I fell in love with Lucifer through the television series, so seeing the comic representations of the characters was a bit jarring for me. Once I got over the fact Amenadiel was white and Lucifer was a blond, though, I sank into the story and became entranced. I adored this book and will be picking up #2 very soon.

    14. Going back and rereading these graphic novels (well rereading Sandman which led to Lucifer, while simultaneously reading Hellblazer and Private Eye) I'm beginning to realize why these had just a great effect on me. First off, the art is always great, but the fact that the art tends to add emphasis on certain things, helps to give the air of the story, and just create a world that words alone cannot do. But it's the fact that there is no dependency on the art. It's the story that pulls it all to [...]

    15. Un “día” de estos tengo intención de hacerme una relectura de Sandman, pero como ya se sabe que el camino al infierno esta empedrado de buenas intenciones, he decidido empezar retomando una serie que solo empecé a leer en su día y que como deberíais de saber, no va camino al infierno, sino que sale de el.En unos tomos interesantes, pero nada apañados de precio, esta reeditando ecc este spin-off de The Sandman y sin prisa, pero sin pausa, voy a ir leyendo los líos de este Lucifer que n [...]

    16. The Vertigo Comics formula from the 80's and 90's seems to have been to take a supernatural-based lead character, and maneuver them (either directly or tangentially) through storylines involving contemporary politics and culture, ancient folklore, history and some amount of debatable religious philosophy. In Mike Carey's Lucifer, we see things like a young LGBT man who runs afoul of a gang of vicious, hyper-nationalist German street thugs, or the denizens of a Japanese afterlife mythology plotti [...]

    17. The full collection of Lucifer is five volumes long, but this first volume is one of the most fascinating. Across it, you can see Carey's talent and confidence grow in leaps and bounds, until he moves out of Gaiman's shadow almost entirely. (Almost. It's still a Vertigo book, after all.)In short, Lucifer, son of god and first among the fallen, has quit his job as king of hell. He runs a nightclub in Los Angeles, while two angels now tend to hell in his place. But then Heaven comes to him with an [...]

    18. Pretty good book. Lucifer reminds me a lot of Constantine. Story could get a little unwieldy at times, with all these sudden universe-shifting setting changes and the rules of what Lucifer can and can't do always being dependent on where he is. Made it a little tough to keep up with simple things like what he was doing, where he was, and why he was doing it. There is a storyline about Lucifer opening a portal to a void of nonexistence, and heaven is super pissed off about it despite Lucifer not [...]

    19. Cristian theology, mixed with demons, a crazy sentient tarot like deck of cards and the Japanese pantheon of God's make this a great start with all that it's Lucifer.The theology and all the philosophy it begins to weave in this volume adding character and charm to Lucifer make this a great read. In some ways you get a powered up John Constantine that if he wanted to could physically force his will, but all it does is talk and convince you of doing its bidding.

    20. While I won't go into too much detail here, this opening section of Carey's Lucifer starts off haltingly but does, in my estimation, climax in one of the most epic finales ever developed any modern fiction, and I've read quite a few.

    21. Very good; worth of the Sandman series, although with very different themes. Things I liked: 1) Carey avoids making Lucifer heroic, or a 'good guy.' So often writers are in a rush that they just flip the moral dichotomy, or just create some moral gray area. In this series, the character is definitely a user, deeply manipulative, true to the type. He's still profoundly, cosmically Selfish. So in that sense, it kind of fuses the Milton version with a more traditional villainous version. That's a [...]

    22. Finally got around to reading this one. I remember reading about Lucifer in some of the other Vertigo comics, and stories. What you have here is the fall of Lucifer, aka the Morningstar. He has landed, gently of course, as his wings must have some useful purpose, right? Where has he landed? Los Angeles, which I found a very fitting place for this to unfold.Lucifer wears slick suits and looks like aces, all the time.Lucifer is suave, debonair, and almostrfect.Lucifer works and owns a piano bar. H [...]

    23. If the Old Testament had never been written, who knows what Vertigo's lineup would have looked like during its peak in the '90s and '00s. As it happens, Lucifer is an entertaining continuation of Gaiman's compelling reinvention in Sandman that also owes debts to Hellblazer and Preacher. This volume kicks off with a journeyman three-issue miniseries by Carey and Hampton that sees Lucifer acting as clean-up man for Heaven on a trip through humanity's primordial origins. This arc serves as a fairly [...]

    24. Lucifer took a bit of getting into. It's a wordy comic and the art isn't always fantastic, not to mention that some of the text fonts were a bit hard to read. However, it's certainly one that's worth sticking with. The plot is slow-burning but becomes engaging after the first little arc. Lucifer himself is a fascinating character, sometimes seeming benevolent yet always acting in his own best interest.If you're a fan of Sandman, there's a pretty good chance that you'll enjoy this too. I think it [...]

    25. Possibly my all-time favourite work of literature from any genre. Mike Carey takes the character of Lucifer from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series and develops him in a way that outshines the original. Despite his infallible willpower, pride and cunning, Lucifer resents being in a world constricted by God's word, with no chance to live his own life. This graphic novel is ultimately about finding oneself and realising what you want to be, with brilliant plot complexities and issues to solve along the [...]

    26. Craving more Sandman? Why not Lucifer? It's a graphic novel with a similarly odd protagonist, telling similarly odd stories. And occasionally an Endless is mentionedLike Sandman, it's definitely not an easy read. There are many parallel narratives and it takes a while to get the hang of what's going on and how it all comes together in the end - so you'll likely find yourself re-reading a lot of pages.

    27. Fantastical introduction to the world of Lucifer as glimpsed in the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. The preface is very carefully worded to warn the reader (who may be cautious about reading a book that has the ultimate evil as a protagonist), but due to the way Lucifer's story and character was introduced back in Sandman, it is unnecessary. I love the ongoing plotline and the exploration of many cultures' mythologies, and look forward to reading the continuation of the storyline.

    28. What can I say, I like bad boys and Lucifer has to be the original. After making a deal with God, Lucifer goes to Los Angeles and opens a piano bar. Well he does have all the best tunes. There are several stories and twists and turns in the plot, which show that this is a character who plays the long game.

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