While many may point to Death as the breakout star of Neil Gaiman's Sandman, his interpretation of Lucifer may actually be the most successful spinoff character from the uber-popular Vertigo series. Not only did he have his own ongoing series that lasted just as long as Sandman, but he is currently the star of his own television show on Fox.

So it was no surprise that Vertigo resurrected The Morningstar for a new ongoing series that lives up to the legacy of Mike Carey's classic run from the early '00s. With the release of Holly Black, Lee Garbett and Antonio Fabela's Lucifer #10 next week, DC has provided ComicsAlliance with an exclusive first look at the issue, which sees the return of several beloved characters from the original series.

As seen in the preview, Lucifer #10 features the return of Mazikeen, Lucifer's former ally and lover, who fell out with Lucifer over his decision to leave her with the power granted to him by Yahweh, a decision she's still angry about in this upcoming issue.

The cover and solicitation text also promise the return of Elaine Belloc, the young girl with special powers who, by the end of the last volume, replaced Yahweh as God of Creation.

Check out the preview below:

 

 

Here's the full solicitation information:

LUCIFER #10
Written by HOLLY BLACK
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
The battle for the Throne of Hell reaches a boiling point, as family ties are cut, quite possibly literally. Plus, the return of another ruler of angelic parentage: Elaine Belloc!
On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 21 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS