New story arc of LAZARUS promises more romance and betrayal
Posted on June 11, 2014 by Kat Salazar
Issue #11 marks the beginning of an exciting chapter in the New York Times bestselling dystopian series
"Greg Rucka! He is the coolest graphic writer. I love him... Lazarus is sick."
—Michelle Rodriguez, actress
“Lazarus, the dense cyberpunk Mafia world will keep them coming back to the comic racks for weeks to come… Fans of Rucka and Lark’s Gotham Central or Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Sleeper will enjoy this rich universe.” —Booklist
Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka and Eisner Award-winning artist Michael Lark return with the eagerly anticipated new story arc of the New York Times bestselling dystopian thriller, LAZARUS. A dark marriage of Divergent and The Godfather, LAZARUS #11 will blow away fans of the series with its next installment of Forever Carlyle’s journey: “Conclave.” This is the perfect entry point for those who haven’t yet started the series that critics can’t stop raving about.
Rucka hinted that the new story arc to the series will kick things up a notch, whereas the first year laid the groundwork for readers and focused on world building and character development. “This is the first time we get to see the majority of the power players in our world all in the same place—the ruling Families and, in many cases, their Lazari,” said Rucka.
“The Carlyle Family finds itself backed into a corner with the alliance of its enemies, and by the end of the story, the map of the world will be redrawn yet again. For Forever especially, this is a crucial arc—romance and betrayals will abound, and by its end, she'll be taking the first steps towards her destiny, and that destiny will quite literally shape the world. An avalanche starts with a pebble, and with this arc, the rocks are beginning to roll.”
LAZARUS #11 arrives in stores this September and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JUL140444.
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NEW STORY ARC: “POISON,” Part One The Families are at war, Malcolm hovers at death’s door in the wake of Hock’s assassination attempt, and Forever must hold the line against enemies from without as well as within... including her siblings.
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- Story By: Greg Rucka
- Story By: Eric Trautmann
- Art By: Michael Lark
- Art By: Owen Freeman
- Cover By: Owen Freeman
“MERCY” The Conclave has ended, and the world once more is falling to chaos and violence. Sister Bernard travels between Family Domains, ministering to the Waste…and acting as a spy for the Carlyle Family.
February 18, 2015
“CONCLAVE,” Part Five The Conclave concludes, and Malcolm’s plan seems on the verge of success, but one thing still stands in his way: Jakob Hock has demanded a Trial by Combat, and now Forever must fight the Lazarus of Hock’s choosing to the death…
November 26, 2014
“CONCLAVE,” Part Three Surrounded by decadent luxury, the Conclave of the 16 Families continues. As new alliances are formed and old ones destroyed, Forever is dispatched by her father with an uncharacteristically straightforward mission: kill her brother, Jonah.
October 22, 2014
"CONCLAVE," Part Two The rulers of the world have gathered in high-security luxury, and now every Family is vying for advantage. Joacquim Morray makes his intentions known to Forever, and Jakob Hock advances his plan to destroy the Carlyle Family once and for all.
September 10, 2014
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August 6, 2014
“EXTRACTION” A stand-alone in the critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling series, this issue sets the stage for the third arc of LAZARUS, “Conclave.” In the wake of his failed attempt to seize control of his Family, Jonah Carlyle ran for his life and straight into the arms of the enemy. But in the embrace of the Bittner and Hock Families, there is no shelter, aid, or comfort to be found.
July 2, 2014
“LIFT,” Part Five
The critically-acclaimed series reaches the conclusion of its second arc, as Lift Selection begins in Denver, with hundreds of thousands of Waste from all over the Carlyle Domain desperate for a chance at a better life. Amongst them: the Barret Family reach for their last hope, the Resistance seeks to strike a blow, and Forever must find a needle in a haystack.