First of all, WHY IS THERE CLEARLY A WINDOW IN THE HOUSE OF WINDOWLESS ROOMS?
I picked up this issue because this is supposed to be Richard Kadrey’s jump onto the Lucifer brand since I enjoy his “Sandman Slim” series (seriously, go check it out if you like hard-boiled supernatural noir stories) and wanted to see what he could do with Lucifer and Mazikeen and the gang.
So this was a massive setup issue, giving us a little bit of insight of all the players for this upcoming arc (which takes a bit of leaning into, ’cause a lot of things seem to have been happening to lead up to this point). Kadrey manages to give each character motivation and his own spin on their personality, making for a strong debut issue and i hope he can maintain at least this amount of quality.
Lee Garbett’s art is a good fit for the series, being brutally scratchy and raw, very fitting especially for what seems to be the aftermath of a supernatural war. The colors are muted and the characters are all jagged, but it really works all together for the brutal story that Kadrey seems to be conjuring up.
Solid issue, hope it keeps up, four Thwips!