Lucifer: Devil in the Gateway

Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway (Lucifer, #1)Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What happens to Lucifer after he resigns his post as Lord of Hell in Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN? He moves to L.A., opens a piano bar, and gets his own comic courtesy of Mike Carey. This first collected trade edition hooked me from the get-go. Carey’s imagination is vast and dark, filled with magic and monsters–just the way I like it. He writes Lucifer as a smart, charming, and utterly selfish conman who often winds up doing right by others only because it will help him achieve some other goal. The three story arcs in this volume are compelling and also a lot of fun. The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that the plot resolutions feel rushed, not allowing the reader to fully grasp the implications of what just happened. But Carey is such a good writer I have no doubt this is an issue he’ll overcome in the following volumes.

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