Lucifer, Vol. 2 by Mike Carey

Lucifer, Vol. 2

From the pages of Neil Gaiman's multi award-winning Sandman series...Cast out of heaven, thrown down to rule in Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his post and abandoned his infernal kingdom for the mortal city of Los Angeles. But retirement means only opportunity for Lucifer's many and varied enemies, all of whom have bitter and long memories, and it's going to take more than quick wits to survive the coming storm. As Lucifer bids to reclaim...

Details Lucifer, Vol. 2

TitleLucifer, Vol. 2
Release DateJan 1st, 2002
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Horror, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Lucifer, Vol. 2

  • Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
    I read the first Lucifer tpb quite a while back; it didn't do too much for me either way. It didn't seem to be much beyond the rather cutesy premise of making Lucifer and Mazikeen open a nightclub in LA. This volumes seems a lot more epic, cosmic even, and I do like my horror-oriented narratives to have a cosmic touch. Carey begins building his own universe for real here, even if he uses loads of elements from Gaiman's. In fact, considering what ...
  • Patrick
    Something I forgot to mention in my review of book one that bears note. This series does a masterful job of interweaving mythologies. In just the first couple books, you get Judeo-Christian, Navajo, Sumerian, Japanese, Norse.... If you're a mythology geek like me, it's lovely. It's everything I love woven into something new and strange and lovely.
  • Airiz C
    When a spark of plan ignites in the mind of God’s former lamplighter, there’s nothing that can stop him from incinerating it to action. That’s what’s proven in the second volume of Mike Carey’s The Sandman spin-off, Lucifer: Children and Monsters.After coercing the Basanos (a magical deck of tarot cards created by the angel Meleos) to give him a reading, Lucifer moves to execute a clandestine scheme. Heaven has given him a “letter of ...
  • Cathy
    I liked this volume better than the first one, though I'm still not a big fan of the series yet. The individual storylines didn't feel terribly complete in and of themselves. (Is there a word for the books within the books that they do in comics? Like how this one had The House of Windowless Rooms and Children and Monsters.) But I finally started to get a sense of where the overall story arc is going, or at least that it's going somewhere, and it...
  • Tomáš
    Lepší než první díl, více epický, hlubší,... ale stále mi něco chybí, anebo spíše přebývá. Možná "laciné" pojetí andělů, kdy jejich konec nic neznamená, možná superhrdinské pojetí Lucifera, když nikdy nechybuje a je v podstatě hlavním "klaďasem" i "záporákem" zároveň. Nevím, prozkoumejte a dejte mi vědět.
  • Siria
    I really thought this was much better than the first volume. The set-up and exposition of the first trade give way to the face-off between Lucifer and the hosts of heaven in this one. The storylines which are established in the previous collection are picked up and continued with here, with the writers managing to interweave them all with skill and lucidity.The often surprising nature of the storylines in Sandman are continued in its spin-off, as...
  • Paul
    Re-read 21-06-2103Good Story - Average ArtThe first one with the Bolton art was better, but still, the story makes it a worthwhile read.« Picking up where LUCIFER: DEVIL IN THE GATEWAY ends, this trade paperback has Lucifer continuing his plans for a new revolution as he attempts to reclaim his wings from a hell not his own. And as this mission ends, Heaven, Hell and Earth all quickly feel the repercussions. Suddenly old enemies and allies such ...
  • Valeska
    3.5I enjoyed it as much as the first volume, yet it took me ages to finish it and I hateeee that.
  • Chris Miller
    I think I liked this trade paperback even more than the first. So much imagination went into making this--the Japanese underworld is a good example, I really loved that as a setting. Musubi was an especially fun character from that realm.There were a lot of plot threads going on here, and I actually liked how much and how abruptly the stories switched, it kept things interesting. The entire trade was sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat enthralling.T...
  • Devann
    I don't know if I can actually review every volume of this because all the reviews are just gonna be like 'you know what I love about this? EVERYTHING' *shrugs* Like I said, it's my favorite series ever and my third time reading it and I hardly ever reread stuff so you know I love it. This volume really starts setting up the plot that will carry us through the entire series and I'm just so excited. I love how this series seamlessly blends all dif...
  • Zec
    Contains the arcs: The House of Windowless Rooms + Children and Monsters.The House of Windowless Rooms:Lucifer hasn’t really been challenged in the previous arcs thus far, so to see him at a physical disandvantage and having to use his guile and cunning to outwit his enemies at each turn is very absorbing. Seeing more of Mazikeen and Jill and learning more about their powers was fun.Children and Monsters:Another fantastic arc. Mike Carey takes ...
  • One Flew
    3.5 starsLucifer carefully and cleverly prepares for an assualt from the Heavens.This is the last volume of the Lucifer I'm going to read. I really enjoyed this book, it just has its limitations. There are no real stakes, Lucifer as a character is ambigiously neither good nor evil, the outcome is a given from the start and the rules are made up along the way.On the plus side, it is a well crafted story that builds nicely. The plot is interesting,...
  • Đenis
    Lucifer ma poriadny plan a vsetko co robi ma urcity ciel. Najprv si zasiel pre kridla do sveta bohyne smrti, otvori portal do nicoty a potom pripravuje obranu pred armadou anjelov. Na konci knizky to pekne zapadalo do seba a aj udalosti z neskorsich kniziek mi uz davaju zmysel. Konecne mam v rukach celu seriu a mozem to sfuknut v chronologickom poradi.
  • Kit
    A great stroll back down "when Vertigo was great" lane brings in cameos from The Dreaming (Lucien and Merv), as well as the ponderous, grandiose passion play of angels and demons in the second volume.
  • Josef Horký
    Ou, strejda Lu rozjel svůj plán. Což pro mnoho bohů, andělů i démonů znamená jediné - tohle bude bolet.Přestože Carey stále jen rozprostírá zápletku, pořád jsou Děti a monstra výrazně větší pochoutkou než první kniha série. A pokud jste magor na světové mytologie, budete nadšení.
  • MischaS_
    Nezahravej si s ďáblem, ďábla nemůžeš porazit!!!Ale ta parta vypelichaných slepic (a.k.a. andělský sbor vytržníků) asi zrovna chyběla ve škole.
  • Steven Werber
    Just an awesome story and series....
  • Janet Jay
    Still interesting me enough to keep reading sometimes, but is sorta similar plot
  • SaraKat
    Another great graphic novel. Detailed pictures, a winding plot, and witty text make this an entertaining read.
  • Tyler
    I'm liking the series more as it continues. Not nearly as good as Sandman itself, but it well written and fits in the world well.
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  • Matko
    Can’t believe it’s been sixteen years already. In the world of Mark Carey and his Lucifer sixteen years is of no consequence at all. Creatures that inhabit these pages exist on a much grander scale. They think in eons, exist for a millennia or more, they plot and weave threads of destiny with cunning patience and brilliance of mind. Sixteen years is nothing to them. Even a speck of dust holds greater value. Still, we’re neither demons nor a...
  • Sonja
    I really liked this one, especially in light of traditional Christian portrayal of Lucifer.For example, it's continuously stated throughout the text that Lucifer is too proud to lie, which is in direct opposition to texts like Paradise Lost that portray Lucifer as the great deceiver (I really want to write about that but I'm afraid it's going to have to wait, cry cry cry).My rebellious, atheistic spirit also appreciated the parallel of Lucifer to...
  • Mike
    Lucifer in mortal peril, among a pack of deceitful and clever Japanese gods? Yes, I think this is what's required to give us a sense that our anti-hero is actually in enough danger to make the read worthwhile.And even better, while Lucifer has abandoned his HQ with a tempting target, all manner of threatening folk come skulking about to take it over? Hmm, maybe Carey was just having a little first-book jitters in the last volume and now he's fina...
  • Darrell
    “Fate’s a slippery sort of concept...Most of the time it’s just an excuse for doing what you want to do anyway.”Like Sandman, who has to recover his objects of power at the beginning of his series, Lucifer likewise has to get his wings back. In order to do this, he needs to go to the Shinto version of hell. While Lucifer is there, Mazikeen has to guard the gate into the void outside creation from the Jin En Mok, creatures left over from a...
  • Marta Marecka
    Gorszy Sandman. Meh.
  • William
    Carey's style of having a wonderfully self-contained story fit the narrative of Lucifer's over-arching character and story progression is masterful. Casey's writing frolics in the deeper shades of grey and glories in the dark.
  • Angela
    The second collected volume of Lucifer does a much better job than its predecessor of showing how fantastic this series really is. Lucifer furthers the plans he began in volume 1 by journeying to the House of Windowless Rooms to regain his wings, severed by Dream of the Endless at Lucifer’s request in The Sandman, and more recently acquired by the goddess Izanami and her devious offspring. Meanwhile, in Lucifer’s absence, various entities con...
  • Caleb
    Lucifer: Children and Monsters is a great follow up to where the set up from the first tbh is built upon for the climatic first act of this series. The two stories collected here are 'The House of Windowless Rooms' and 'Children and Monsters'. Both are solid and captivating and sit next to each other without either feeling diminished by its companion. 'The House of Windowless Rooms' is proof of the series' paternity, coming out of The Sandman as ...
  • Tom
    At this stage, Lucifer still owes a lot to The Sandman. The first story arc reprinted here uses a very minor character from Season of Mists as one of the Morningstar's enemies, while the second gives a cameo to Lucien and Merv Pumpkinhead. Both imply things happening could anger the Dreamlord if he were made aware of them. While the series is still set very much in the same universe (sort of) as The Sandman (Sandman still allowed the superheroes ...