Publisher’s Summary: “FRACTURE I,” Part Two The alliance between Carlyle and D’Souza is nothing more than a trap—and now Forever must face not one, but two Lazari in a desperate battle to the death. And at Sequoia, Marisol finds herself following Eight’s footsteps into a snowy night. The secrets are beginning to take their toll, and when they come out, the results will be shattering. All this, plus artifacts from the firm of Trautmann and Howe, another installment of World of Lazarus: Tools of War, and original short fiction by award-winning author ADAM CHRISTOPHER.
Previous Reviews: Lazarus:Risen #1
Though the trap that Forever has sprung, her enemies haveseverely underestimated her abilities. Though severely wounded, she prevails, though the war rages and retaliation is inevitable.
Greg Rucka knows his way around an action story: the first half of this issue is taken up with an epic sword and pistol fight on the top of a derelict launch platform in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean; and that is just the beginning. Almost entirely devoid of dialogue, this extended fight scene is as exciting as it is ambitious, and shows just how balanced and controlled the writing is.
For the fight scene portion of this issue, the art team does all of the heavy lifting. Great drama and action capturing the intensity of the struggle while maintaining the narrative flow. The audience sees what it needs to see, but the words are saved for the personal interactions.
This is an extended issue that also includes the related original fiction “Ganymede” by Adam Christopher and an element of the “Worlds of Lazarus: Tools of War” RPG material by Crystal Frasier.
The Bottom Line
Lazarus: Risen is an epic world encompassing struggle for domination with the individual personal stories connecting it all together with strong characterizations.