The dual storylines merge ever closer together as we learn the direct connections between John Decker and Lucifer. This issue spends most of its pages moving the pieces into their proper positions to give a clearer picture of the various plans in place.
It seems clear now that Lucifer is the architect of his own prison but not if things are going according to his plan. We learn more about Jack and his role as a confounding factor. Is he a fly in the ointment or a cog in the machine?
This issue is the “action” issue if one could be described that way in this series. Cat and mouse, intrigue and revelations abound. The developments were pretty straightforward for this book, which likely means things are not as they seem.
I am enjoying the irony of Lucifer with a grand plan dealing with his own version of a rebellion. I’m interested to see what message Lucifer takes from all of this and how he will emerge from the experience. It’s strange to think of millenia-old archetypes as mutable but it is equally odd if the primary protagonist of a series is immutable. One or the other must win out here, and I do not know which it will be. Or how Decker figures into Lucifer’s plan.
Overall this issue answer answers many questions and poses even more. Each installment sustains the quality of this story and the series maintains its excellence a story of hiding and seeking well-worth picking up.
Lucifer #4: Pawn of the Devil or Devil of Pawns?
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 9/109/10
- Art - 9/109/10
- Color - 8/108/10
- Cover Art - 8/108/10
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