Review: Lazarus, Vol. 1 – Family – by Greg Rucka

Lazarus, Vol. 1: FamilyLazarus, Vol. 1: Family by Greg Rucka
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’ve heard all kinds of buzz about this, and I see what people like, but I feel like I’ve seen this before…
It’s trying to be Brubaker/Philips, but Rucka is usually decent enough, so I’m hoping there’s more to it than this.

I actually found the characters in-fighting of the family to be boring and predictable, a well powered family where there’s some incest and in-fighting? Doesn’t sound at ALL familiar…

I like the stuff with the other Lazarus, Joachim, there’s some potential there, and the father is obviously more than meets the eye, but the rest of it? Kinda run-of-the-mill.

Art’s decent but I feel like this is the RC Cola version of Brubaker/Philips.

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I'm a lover of pop-culture, from movies to music to books to TV shows to well...comics, and just about everything in between. I'm also a history buff, and spent 4 yrs getting a fancy BA in it. When I was at said University, I got my learn on AND spent all my money on CDs and VHS (yup, I'm THAT old.) However, I'm happy to discuss any topic really, as I love a good debate or just to be proven right. I'm Canadian, so I wear shorts and flip flops 9 months of the year, but no, I am NOT fanatical about hockey (I actually prefer baseball, thank my American father for that!). I love the outdoors, but don't get out enough... I've got a sick twisted sense of humour (hence why I'm friends with these Shallow folks) and believe that laughter is the best medicine...except penicillin...cause laughter won't cure the clap.

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