Lazarus #22 - 26: “The Cull” - the fifth and final part of this arc was a long time coming, and was a shocking read.
Following on from the revelations in the first Soucebook, Rucka and Lark used this arc to provide answers to some of the burning questions about Forever, whilst at the same time furthering the Family intrigue, and providing some kick ass action with the Lazari in the European theatre. The action scenes in this book continue to amaze.
Given Rucka’s heartfelt editorial (worth the price of admission by itself) at the end of #26, and the delay in publication, I do wonder how much of the story was changed following Trump’s inauguration. The ending certainly stands in stark contrast to the rest of the arc.
The main Lazarus title is going on hiatus now, with a couple of Sourcebooks and a mini-series scheduled to take its place in the interim. I’ll miss it, and sincerely hope this doesn’t go the way of American Vampire.