Advance Review: “Lazarus #7”

Lazarus #7  (w) Greg Ruck  (a) Michael Lark (a) Santi Arcas Image Comics
“Lazarus #7”
(w) Greg Ruck
(a) Michael Lark
(a) Santi Arcas
Image Comics

I’m always so impressed with Lazarus; installment number seven is no different. In this one we see lots of heavy storyline. There is more insight into Forever’s childhood as well as her present. She was built to be a tool, something to be used, but she has feelings and they aren’t a weakness. However, this is not the main point of this chapter, it just peppers bigger dealings.

A girl, Emma, trades her body to some soldiers for food. While this is going on her friends sneak into a secure area to steal something. Forever witnesses it and stops confronts Emma (as well as the soldiers). She tries to get to the bottom of things with Emma.

All the while, Bobbie, Joe, and their family (the farmers whose lands are destroyed because the Carlyle’s didn’t come to their rescue fast enough) are also going through some major changes. I won’t say much about it because I would just spoil stuff.

I don’t know how all this stuff fits together or where it will lead but every time I finish an issue of Lazarus I’m disappointed because I have to wait for the next one!

On a last note, I met Greg Rucka this weekend and he is super nice. So not only does he write a mean story but he’s also an awesome person. Yea!