Rucka and Lark’s LAZARUS Headed for the Small Screen

Rucka and Lark’s LAZARUS Headed for the Small Screen

In a world where dystopian futures and comic book adaptations are both in high demand for Hollywood, it was inevitable that Lazarus would find its way to live action. According to Rebecca Ford at the Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Television has won the bidding war to bring Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s female-led vision of a bleak, post-economic-collapse world to the small screen. Producer Matt Tolmach, who helmed the Amazing Spider-Man franchise for Sony Pictures, has already…

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STAFF PICKS: April 23, 2014

STAFF PICKS: April 23, 2014

Mike’s Picks “Mind MGMT #21” – This is the one that sits proudly at the top of my list. If you’ve been reading Mind MGMT and are familiar with some of the press teasers, you know that this is the “Silent Issue” we’ve been hearing so much about. Sorry about the pun. Matt Kindt has done some of his most interesting and involved work with this book and I am excited to see how he…

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Advance Review: “Lazarus #8” Where Is This Going?

Advance Review: “Lazarus #8” Where Is This Going?

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…

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Advance Review: “Lazarus #7”

Advance Review: “Lazarus #7”

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…

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Review Roundup: “Lazarus #5”, “Drumhellar #2”, and “Alex + Ada #2”

Review Roundup: “Lazarus #5”, “Drumhellar #2”, and “Alex + Ada #2”

It was a busy week here on Capeless Crusader! Our crack team of writers had some serious opinions on a wide range of titles! Here’s what they had to say! Mai Byers “Lazarus #5” “Lazarus #5″ wasn’t exactly what I was expecting from this series. For the most part Lazarus has been pretty linear from points A to B to C, etc.—storytelling that mainly focused on Forever, the Carlyle’s regenerating bodyguard/family member, and the backstabbing Carlyle family….

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Review: “Lazarus #5” Deviates from Linear Nature but Doesn’t Suffer

Review: “Lazarus #5” Deviates from Linear Nature but Doesn’t Suffer

“Lazarus #5” wasn’t exactly what I was expecting from this series. For the most part Lazarus has been pretty linear from points A to B to C, etc.—storytelling that mainly focused on Forever, the Carlyle’s regenerating bodyguard/family member, and the backstabbing Carlyle family. This one, however, jumped around. We get a little more insight as to the upbringing that Forever faced. We see how she was conditioned not to question orders and to just do…

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“Lazarus #2” Continues Series’s Success, Sells Out

“Lazarus #2” Continues Series’s Success, Sells Out

Image announced today that the second issue of Lazarus, the hot new series from Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, has sold out at the distributor level. According to Rich Johnson at Bleeding Cool, the first printing was between thirty-thousand and thirty-five-thousand copies, making Lazarus one of the best-selling independent titles in quite some time. If you have not yet picked up Lazarus in stores, you should check out the Capeless review here and then head over to…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Politics and Pizza Dog

ADVANCE SCOUT: Politics and Pizza Dog

WHAT IS ADVANCE SCOUT? Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. These books are chosen based on a variety of qualities, including relevance to real-world issues of the day, their sheer excellence as examples of the medium and often with an eye towards the importance of a given book within the context of the comics industry. SITUATION: This week we are pleased…

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“Lazarus #1” is a Dire Prophecy

“Lazarus #1” is a Dire Prophecy

Rarely do episodic installments of sequential graphic storytelling (otherwise known as “monthly comics”) attempt to address issues that affect our society directly. The books that do are few and far-between, and often fall into the trap of becoming preachy treatises on societal ills, offering little in terms of narrative to help the reader place the point in context. When they do, and particularly when they do so as directly as the book I’ll be looking…

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