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40 – lucifer
12.19.2006, 8:24 pm
Filed under: comix, fiction

Lucifer [comic book series] / Mike Carey, writer ; [various artists] ; Daniel Vozzo, colorist ; [various letters] ; based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg.
New York : DC Comics, c2001- .
[MCL call number: GN CAREY; number of copies and holds vary for each volume]

First, imagine that the Devil is real. Now speculate on what would happen if he left Hell — just walked away from the place without a care for what would happen there without him.

This is the beginning of a tangent left unfinished by one of our generation’s greatest storytellers, Neil Gaiman, in his epic The Sandman. Carey has taken up the tale of Lucifer and run screaming past the end of the world and back again, several times. Anyone who read even the teensiest bit of Sandman and enjoyed it (or, I have on good authority though I have not read it myself, anyone who is familiar with Milton’s Paradise Lost) will find easy entry into this sharply beautiful series of comics.

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