With issue #8 I realize I have mixed feelings about Lazarus. There are times when I’m intensely interested and care to find out what is going to happen. I want to know who is causing inner turmoil in the Carlyle family and who is sending messages to Forever. The problem is, as soon as I’m getting hooked into the story, the story widens. More layers are added but nothing is getting answered. I’m interested in the layers, and I want to know more of the story, but it makes me wonder if I’m ever going to get answers and how this will eventually wrap up.
This issue is similar, I get no answers but I get a little bit of information about what could be a subplot (the terrorists you’ll remember from issue #7) or it could be apart of the main story. I just can’t tell because I’m not getting enough info. I can’t even tell if the terrorists are a main or sub-story line.
Also in this issue we’re seeing more flashbacks of Forever as a child. I’m not sure what this holds. Is it showing me that her dad actually cares? Am I supposed to care more for Forever? I just don’t know.
One really good part of this book is that we see more with the Joe and Bobbie, the waste whose farm was wiped out, and now they’re traveling towards a Carlyle compound. We see that Michael has sought after skills and Casey is getting friendly with the various people on the convoy. My prediction is she’s going to be playing a big role pretty soon.
Before I finish, I just have to mention the art again. I just love it. It’s so gritty and fitting for the story. And that propaganda cover! Amazing.
4/10: Just because I have no idea where this is going and it is getting slightly frustrating.