Lucifer, Vol. 11 by Mike Carey

Lucifer, Vol. 11

The saga of Lucifer Morningstar comes to a close in EVENSONG, collecting LUCIFER #70-75. In the aftermath of the universe-shaking battle in Heaven, Lucifer and his cohorts return to pick up their lives and tie up their loose ends. As a special bonus, EVENSONG also includes the Prestige-format one-shot LUCIFER: NIRVANA, gorgeously painted by Jon J Muth.

Details Lucifer, Vol. 11

TitleLucifer, Vol. 11
Release DateJan 24th, 2007
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Horror, Fiction

Reviews Lucifer, Vol. 11

  • Ivan
    Lucifer, my friend, this has been hell of a ride.This series started as spin-off to Sandman and knowing that it was impossible for me not to consistently compare the two. Spin-offs are almost never as good as original series and it's hard to write after such unique and imaginative author as Gaiman so Carey had uphill battle to start with yet he menages to make story that completely outshines source material.Cold, manipulative and charismatic Luci...
  • Devann
    I had originally given this 4 stars instead of 5 just because I'm not sure why they include Nirvana in this volume because it just really doesn't fit. I think it was published between issues 19 and 20 so I really don't understand why they put it here instead of in an earlier volume. I actually skipped it this time just because it feels so weird to read it after that amazing final issue, but the rest of this volume is just so good that I've decide...
  • Airiz C
    After seventy-five issues of standing (or reading) cheek by jowl with Lucifer Morningstar, the famous fallen angel no one ever wanted to like, here we are to say goodbye. But first we ask, what do our heroes do the day after they saved the world—or the universe, technically speaking—from its doom? In Evensong, Carey successfully wraps up this epic journey with the-first-day-of-the-rest-of-your-life vignettes featuring the important characters...
  • Aaron
    I was given this series as a (perhaps questionable) Christmas gift, and I read the whole thing over the following two days. It doesn't do as much with the the philosophical questions as it wants to do, but otherwise an excellent read. I've often bemoaned how comic book writers feel that they can overcome bad writing by giving their superheroes even more powers. This asinine approach to comic writing is common enough that I forget that some storie...
  • Raj
    God is dead has left! Long live Elaine! This epilogue volume ties up most of the loose ends of Lucifer's story as well as those of the people who have crossed the Lightbringer's path. Lucifer must cross the path of Izanami of the afterlife one more time to retrieve a portion of the letter of passage given to him way back in volume 1 that she took from him. His parting with Mazikeen is bittersweet, and she, once again, proves her worth in that mee...
  • Mateen Mahboubi
    More of an epilogue since the majority of the action wrapped up in volume 10. Some of the stuff here can be seen as fan service and judging by the other ratings, it was well appreciated by other fans but it probably just highlighted to me that I just wasn't as engaged with this series as I would have hoped.
  • Steve Sanders
    This entire series is very good. I highly recommended it.
  • James
    Loose ends are tied up and Elaine takes on her needed role. Lucifer tries to find his place in the universe and seeks pure freedom.
  • Darrell
    “All stories are lies. But good stories are lies made of light and fire.”As the series ends, we get a story involving a story telling contest. The theme is whether lies are good, bad, or both depending on the situation. Although he constantly deceives people, Lucifer prides himself on never technically lying, so the series as a whole tells us you shouldn’t necessarily trust someone who always tells the truth.“Reality is messy and scary. S...
  • H
    I am going to review the whole series rather than volume by volume.Lucifer is in many ways a better series than Sandman. There are no references to costumed superheros and rarely any intrusions by characters of other comics. Counterculture does not run rampant. The female characters are as realistic as it gets, and that is a major historical achievement. Lilith is what every feminist would want in a story, and I understand her angst as she carrie...
  • Aaron
    A poignant, emotional ending to an incredible series. Lucifer pays homage to its predecessor Sandman in its final hour, wrapping the story and characters up neatly while allowing the world to continue in our minds. This is not necessarily an ending, though it certainly feels like one. Much like the ending of Sandman, the true climax of the story occurs in the next-to-last volume, but the denouement within the final volume is far more powerful.Whi...
  • Alsha
    Halfway through: Still very much of the awesome, just in an epiloguey way now *sigh*Finished:Bliss. A truly fulfilling ending that answers all the right questions and leaves all the right ones unknown. Plenty of laughter and heartache both. Lucifer-love.
  • Zardoz
    Finally, Lucifer goes back to being a right bastard. I prefer my Devils mean and this does not disappoint.
  • SaraKat
    The series is finished at last! I think it is a 4 overall. I thought this wrap-up book was a wonderful ending and left me satisfied with the characters' fates. The final discussion between Lucifer and (view spoiler)[his father was good, but while I kept hoping for a reconciliation, Lucifer wouldn't let me have it, the scamp. (hide spoiler)] I have had a problem this series with remembering who was whom. Characters mentioned in one book early in t...
  • Dan Hindmand
    This review pertains to the entire Lucifer series, not just this volume.Surprise, surprise, this graphic novel series from the Vertigo line is about the fallen angel himself. It's a spin-off from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, kicking off from that moment in Sandman when Lucifer (view spoiler)[ quits his job as the ruler of Hell and gives the key to Dream. (hide spoiler)] If you are a big fan of the Sandman series, you'll probably enjoy this, as t...
  • Solomon's
    And so the series ends. I believe I burned out on this series during Lilith's backstory, after that I've had a hard time enjoying it. But I don't want to be too hard on this last installment, it still had its moments.One of the things I'm still puzzling over was the ending with Elaine's mother: Cal? Where did Cal come from in that? As far as I can remember both versions of him were dead, or at least I think they were... Did Elaine resurrect him o...
  • Brian
    This acts as a perfect bookend for a series that really came to a close in the previous volume. Everything is tidied up, though, and the thematic and stylistic bridge between Lucifer and Unwritten is at its strongest. I'm very pleased with the course the series takes and all of the many winding adventures along the way. I hadn't read much Sandman and never felt as though I needed to, which was nice. There were a few places throughout where I felt...
  • Don Flynn
    Carey's smart and literate take on the character from Gaiman's classic Sandman series was unexpected and exhilarating. Aided by the art of Peter Gross and Dean Ormston, Carey properly defined the character on its own, and gave any subsequent creators a steep challenge. If it lacked for anything, it was possibly more on the Lady Lys/Christopher Rudd relationship. But that's only because that pairing was written so well.Rereading the series ten yea...
  • Zec
    Wraps things up in the intellectual but emotional flavour that is unique to this series. Simple stories like the gals having a ladies night wrap up their stories so satisfyingly. A farewell to the characters that leaves you at peace with it. Their lives will go on, and it will be okay.Man, this was a great series.
  • Ganesh Sree
    Phew. What a series ! Absa-bloody-lutely brilliant Have been meaning to pick this up - "Lucifer", after reading Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" , but got delayed. I couldn't help but make constant comparisons between the artwork in "The Sandman" Vs "Lucifer" . The artwork is stunning, especially when portraying the abstract concepts of the "Dream World" and "Hell" . And there are guest appearances by Dream Lord, Death and Destiny in the series. The p...
  • Miles McCoy
    I read this entire book in a day. A great epilogue for an epic roller coaster of a story. I wish I could add even more for the "Nirvana" bonus chapter - fantastic "detective" story fused with Chinese mythos. I'm going to miss reading this series and it's for stories like the ones told in this volume.
  • Chris Miller
    Enjoyed the first issue of this trade paperback--we got to see Martin again (the boy raised by Thole), Elaine, and the centaur world.Most of this trade felt like wrap-up and was a little slow. I think that Lucifer sleeping with Queen Izanami made zero sense, and felt like a break in character and plot continuity employed to create future plot opportunities (which I later saw the second Lucifer series cash-out on).I enjoyed the issue where Elaine ...
  • David
    This is a good book.
  • Angela
    Lucifer’s final collection brings the series to a close with a series of mostly stand-alone issues that find Elaine acclimating to her new role, Lucifer forging ahead on his journey to his final destiny, and the wrapping up of several loose ends. Focus in this arc shifts between several major and minor characters, primarily Elaine, Lucifer and Gaudium.As Elaine deals with the changes in her life, she takes time to visit Lucifer’s cosmos for a...
  • Tom
    One of the many themes running through the Lucifer series is how ordinary people could get their lives ruined (if not outright ended) due to the activities of various gods and demons and things. For the final volume of the series, this idea is completely turned around. Elaine Belloc is now god, and she's a believer in mercy. Among her many actions (including a couple from the previous volume), she is mostly setting things right for loved ones bef...
  • Tyler Doty
    For me, there has always been this beautiful and unspoken relationship between Vertigo's fantasy titles. I feel that whenever a character visits hell, we are looking at the same place, just different parts of it. It doesn't matter who the author or the artist is, there is always just a certain feel to it all. It's hard to explain to someone who hasn't read these different titles, but suffice to say that it feels like all these great authors and a...
  • Korpuskat Morris
    When I first found this series I was unsure of what to expect. I knew Neil Gaiman, and enjoyed much of his work and to see a side story for Lucifer alone found me shocked and enthusiastic with a touch anxious on if it would live up to the Sandman.Lucifer, as a whole, excels beyond what I had imagined and particularly the climax of the series, this volume, is magnificent. (view spoiler)[The volume as a whole is, in general, set apart from the othe...
  • Phaedra
    Well, I am surprised! This book actually got me to tear up as Elaine was saying her goodbyes and making subtle changes in the universe for her loved ones. The thing I liked most about this ending chapter (and all of Lucifer, really) is that although there were seemingly random stories thrown in, they were all given an 'ending'. I liked that Lucifer was the third path, the way unseen and usually unthought of. God is duality and Lucifer is the othe...
  • Christopher Reynolds
    A mostly brilliant and fitting final volume let down by Nirvana. "Fireside tales" is pretty good side-story, though mainly for the excellent first of the three mini-stories told within it, which, not conicidentally, is the only one to feature Lucifer. #71-72 are Lucifer tying up loose ends which is fun and a nice way of him saying goodbye to old characters in his own inimitable way. #73 is a last comedy side-story tying up one more loose end in a...
  • PurplyCookie
    In this final volume, the war is over and a new order is rising from the ashes. His own fate now decided, Lucifer begins to settle his affairs--only to discover that he still has one deadly enemy unaccounted for. "Lucifer Vol. 11: Evensong" has many things in common with the last book of the Sandman series, "The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake", in that it occurs after all the action has taken place, and exists mainly to wrap things up. Therefore, it s...