Title: Lucifer (2018-) #3
Publisher: Vertigo / DC
Words: Dan Watters
Art: Max & Sebastian Fiumara
Publication Date: December 19, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: Lucifer is in misery. No longer able to heal his broken body, escape seems further away than ever…until hope arrives in the form of a mad poet. Meanwhile: a tome of prophecy is found among the cookbooks, and a finger or two are lost down the side of the couch.
“Once, I flew across a black abyss of void. This is before he’d molded it all into form, of course. I flew in a darkness that none have known before, or since. And it made me laugh, this darkness. It was the first laugh, perhaps. I’ve never thought about that. And the void swallowed it, because it had nothing to send back in echo.”
Lucifer has a chat with the mad poet William Blake, and in doing so, begins to make progress in his shit shoveling. Unfortunately, come issue’s end, Lucifer finds that his situation is more complicated, and there are more players in this game, than initially thought.
Wonderfully written and brilliantly illustrated, Lucifer (2018-) #3 is an impressive work of modern visual storytelling. Writer Dan Watters packs this issue tight with meaning and food-for-thought, and artists Max & Sebastian Fiumara enrich Watters’ script with beautifully dark illustrations that are difficult to look away from.
This series has thus far exceeded my expectations and has provided fans with the Lucifer series that they deserve; Lucifer remains high atop my list of must-reads.
The Bottom Line:
Lucifer remains as one of the darkest and most thought-provoking comics currently in print; wonderfully written and brilliantly illustrated, Lucifer (2018-) #3 is an impressive work of modern visual storytelling.