Sympathy for the Devil (Lucifer #1 Review)

Written by Dan Watters
Art by Max Fiumara and Sebastian Fiumara
Cover by Goni Montes
Variant cover by Kelly Jones

Oh, Luci — What have you gotten yourself into this time? And that’s a good question, all things considered. One that the Prince of Lies is trying to figure out in this first issue of Lucifer written by Dan Watters with Max Fiumara and Sebastian Fiumara providing stunning visuals. This first issue sets up Lucifer in places unknown, put there by persons unknown, after setting out to find his son’s mother. He’s rocking a crazy man beard and monologuing to anyone that will listen with a sympathetic ear. Which is no one — well, one person who only tells him that his oatmeal will get cold.

Lucifer #1 suffers from the opposite of The Dreaming. Whereas The Dreaming took issues to set up characters and storylines, Lucifer expects you to know everything there is to know about Lucifer. So, in my personal opinion, this is not a comic book for someone that may pick this up because they are familiar with the TV show (Which is amazing. Tom Ellis and Lesley-Ann Brandt are the bae). So please don’t think that this comic and the show have anything in common. They don’t.

That being said, I liked it. I laughed out loud several times because Lucifer talking crazy amazes me. Also, as a theater major, the nod to Macbeth made me fangirl squee. John Decker’s storyline is more emotional and moving and leaves me with the same kind of questions I have when I read Lucifer being a condescending twat. The writing flows which had been a problem with The Dreaming and coupled with the artwork makes for an interesting read. I’m intrigued to see where the story is headed because it promises to be somewhere strange but not boring.

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Nick Campan

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Co-Host of "Take Back the Knight" and "The Crew." Writer. Walking lesbian disaster. Snark Knight. Slytherin Against Blood Purity. Enby Emir of the Army of Misfit Toys.
Summary
Lucifer #1 hits the ground running with more twists and turns than the Goblin King's labyrinth. Fans of the Lucifer comic will be as fascinated to see where this is heading as I was. While new fans attracted to the comic due to the popularity of the TV series may be left scratching their heads.
Good
  • Story
  • Characters
Bad
  • Not New Reader Friendly
7.4
Good
Story - 7
Writing - 8
Artwork - 8.5
Characters - 8.5
New Reader Material - 5
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Co-Host of "Take Back the Knight" and "The Crew." Writer. Walking lesbian disaster. Snark Knight. Slytherin Against Blood Purity. Enby Emir of the Army of Misfit Toys.

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