Title: Lucifer (2018-) #4
Publisher: Vertigo / DC
Words: Dan Watters
Art: Max & Sebastian Fiumara
Publication Date: January 23, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: Lucifer is enlightened. Caught in a web of bargains and deceit centuries in the making, the Devil uncovers the truth about the peculiar prison he is trapped within. Meanwhile: the detective hiding in the bushes draws close to solving the mystery of Gately House, if only he can recall his own name.
“This is Lucifer’s fault…of course it’s all Lucifer’s fault.”
Quite a few doors are opened up in this issue as more information regarding Lucifer’s captivity, as well as John’s strange situation, emerges from the depths of this dark and dreary story.
With not a word wasted, Dan Watters’ writing is sharp and intense and intelligent and works to cement his place as a master storyteller. Coupled with Watters’ impressive script, the Fiumara’s artworks immerses readers in a dark and melancholic world that is difficult to escape from, and, in the process of doing so, the team transports readers to Lucifer’s side and allows for them to suffer alongside him.
Lucifer continues to exceed expectations as it develops; issue after issue, I find myself more engrossed in this dark tale and more excited to see what’s in store for the Prince of Lies.
The Bottom Line:
The creative team responsible for Lucifer continues to impress as they have remained consistent in their ability to produce unique, well-crafted comics. Lucifer (2018-) #4 is another remarkable issue.