Eisner-winning team of Rucka and Lark’s critically acclaimed new series about Forever Carlyle, the Lazarus of the Carlyle Family.
In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family’s holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus. Shot dead defending the family home, Forever’s day goes downhill from there…
Collects LAZARUS #1-4 and previously only-available-online, four-page short, “Family: Prelude.”
Wow. Just wow. This book kicked some serious ass.
Then there’s the story that’s here, too. The interesting world. And the art that pulled me in and kept me clicking for the next page.
Set in a post-apocalyptic (of some sort) wasteland where “Families” vie for power and control. Think mafioso, except with some dysptopian sci-fi thrown in. Eve, short for Forever, is the Lazarus of her family. This means that she is often sent on the dangerous missions, as she can regenerate from extreme damage, things that would nearly kill anyone else. I loved her from page 1, where she slaughters a bunch of guys that think they’re going to kill her.
She kicks some serious ass throughout this graphic novel. Every time she did I fell a little bit more in love with her. Add in the plot with back-stabbing family politics, spying, and a possible romance, and you’ve very nearly hit everything on my wish list. Not to mention the fact that Eve is clearly the only one not in on the secret that she isn’t *really* related to her family. Something that is sure to come out … probably pretty damn soon.
This was a super quick read, at only 104 pages which left me done before I wanted to be.
One thing is for sure, I can’t wait to see what Eve does next, who she kills, and where she goes.