Lazarus #1 Written by Greg Rucka
Art and Letters by Michael Lark
Color by Santi Arcas
Cover by Michael Lark Image Comics
Release Date: June 26, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99
A new series from Image Comics and it’s written by Greg Rucka? Yes, please. That’s pretty much how it went, to be honest. I’m a long time fan of Image and the great books they turn out. And as for Rucka…well, duh. It’s Greg freaking Rucka! Geez, like you needed to ask. I am super stoked to be able to introduce you to Lazarus #1. We’ve been hearing a lot about it for a few months now and it’s finally out this week! So read on, my friends. Read on.
This is the story of a young woman named Forever. She exists in a world where turmoil and war have turned the world into a financial battleground. Discarding politics and geographic lines, the ruling families hold immense power based on money and fear. If you can show usefulness then you and yours are provided for, if you serve no purpose then you are Waste. Each family puts all their resources, training and tech into one person who is outfitted and trained to defend the family in this hostile environment. Because of the near supernatural abilities they attain, these individuals are referred to as the family’s Lazarus. And for the Carlyle family, that person is Forever.