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.
On sale now, the first issue of the new Spider-Man 2099 series by writer Peter David, artist Will Sliney and colorist Antonio Fabela is the very definition of a light comic. It's loaded with jokes and goofy asides -- most of them pretty funny. There's a throwaway villain. The colors are bright and appealing. It's mostly a really enjoyable read.
Until the one moment that bothered the hell out of me. Expect some spoilers below.
We haven't paid enough attention to the DC Comics line of Converse Chuck Taylors since the sneakers debuted at Comic-Con International 2010, and for this we are sorry. In addition to the handsome series of high quality footwear featuring DC characters, the initiative has also brought forth a brand new Catwoman comic drawn by none other than Cameron Stewart...
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