Exclusive Preview: Vertigo’s LUCIFER Finally Burns

The Lucifer series from DC/Vertigo is building to its big finish, and after millennia of tricking souls, the time has come for The Devil to finally give some payback to all the poor souls he’s fooled…

After the previous issue finally started pulling the disparate storylines of Lucifer, John Decker, Caliban and more into a clear Endgame, Lucifer #6 is making its titular hero answer for his past crimes. Our preview of Lucifer #6 shows how brutal that vengeance will get within seconds, but the damned souls complaining about their deals with The Devil may not get the victory they’re after. This is Lucifer, after all.

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For now Lucifer stands united with what remains of Sycorax, trapped inside of her skull with the countless spirits encountered in these first pages. Meanwhile, back in the world of the living, Sycorax’s son Caliban is on the hunt for that very skull (keen to bring both his mother and Lucifer out of it). If only John Decker wasn’t moments away from shattering it into pieces…

Take a look at the preview pages below:

Even with so many storylines swirling, our preview highlights the two biggest strengths of the Lucifer series this far. The uncertain twists and turns of Lucifer’s journey back to the character he used to be, and how beautifully it is realized thanks to artists Sebastian Fiumara, Max Fiumara, and Dave McCaig. As thrilling as it may be to imagine Robert Johnson getting the chance to set Lucifer aflame for his devil’s bargain, or the other ‘victims’ taking a swing at him in weakened form, it’s still Lucifer who stands in the spotlight. It’s hard not to be on his side, since the morals of these stories was always to be careful what you wished for, not demonstrating how vindictive or deceptive Lucifer is once called upon.

More importantly, it is Lucifer shouting down these lost souls, engulfed in flames, that forms one of the most memorable scenes of the series. With the flames seeming to have burned away his scars and wounds by the final panel, and his command of these past acts, bargains, and fools, this scene may also prepare readers for the return of Lucifer – in his youthful, strong appearance fans have long known. But to find that out readers will have to wait for the full issue releasing this Wednesday. Until then, take a look at the full synopsis and details below:

  • LUCIFER (2019) #6
  • Published: March 20th, 2019
  • Writer: Dan Watters
  • Art: Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara, Dave McCaig
  • Cover: Tiffany Turrill
  • Lucifer remembers. But the price of clarity may be destruction, as the Devil sits at the edge of a precipice—and erstwhile allies remember his past sins, too. Meanwhile, the Moon attempts to steal from the Earth, and a potential Antichrist is conceived.

Lucifer #6 will be available from your local comic book store on March 20th, or direct from DC/Vertigo.

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2019-03-18 04:03:42

Andrew Dyce

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