[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: Richard Kadrey
Artists: Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela
This issue is disjointed, it has many different story arcs all lined up one after another, and they don’t interact much at all. Everything about that and the layout of this comic I dislike. Lucifer #15 redeems itself though because of how charming and interesting each of those stories are.
This issue introduces these new characters that are lovable and interesting. All of them have quite a dramatic effect on those that interact with as well, no matter how small or large it is.
Through all of this Lucifer is also preparing himself for the coming battle as always. In typical devilish fashion, we see him manipulate multiple characters. The writing of his character gives the sense that he is thinking far beyond the immediate, he may very well already know how all of this ends. Now it’s just a matter of putting all of the weird and eccentric pieces in their place.
The sheer amount of content in this issue is fantastic, we are treated to five separate stories. What’s more exciting is that somehow these stories and characters will be crashing into each other. What stands out most in this issue are the new characters introduced. We get to learn more back story on Arabelle, the blonde haired mage. We meet Medjine, a powerful little girl with a terrifying power! Finally, we meet Lula and Paul, the oddest couple I’ve seen in comics and I’m excited to see what happens with them next.
This issue, while fractured and doing little to further any particular character’s story along, it is fun, unexpected and enjoyable.