Review: Lazarus #7

Things have definitely slowed down since the end of the previous arc. Stuff continues to happen, but in very small amounts at a time. I almost feel as if I’m being teased. I’m being fed bread crumbs. I’m afraid that there are too many parallel storylines, well there aren’t that many, but maybe they just seem unrelated to each other. Usually parallels eventually stop being parallels. You know, the aftermath of certain events kind of effect everything. It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen in the near future. If at all. Now that I’ve done a little typing, I think that it may just be as simple as the fact that I’m not getting enough Forever. She’s the main character. I wanna see her do stuff. I wouldn’t mind for some butt to get kicked eventually. I love a good soap opera as much as the next guy, but the drama here just seems forced. This is a comic book. Blow some stuff up. Forgive the sound of my ignorance if you can, but I’m just not interested anymore. Something really needs to happen by the end of “Lift” if I’m going to be expected to deal with another hiatus while the next arc is being put together. “Lift” is a five issue arc in case you were wondering. So the synopsis is as follows: Forever is interrogating the intentional rape victim about the attempted theft of Carlyle property, and gains some new insight on the Freemen Resistance. The Barrets continue their journey to Denver, but at great cost.

Lazarus07-CoverI think that I made my feelings about the script pretty clear in the introduction, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t think that it was well written. You can have well written dialogue in a comic even when nothing really happens. Ok, I’ll admit that there is one kinda big thing that happens, but I didn’t feel anything. I mean, it’s the seventh issue for crying out loud. I don’t even feel connected to Forever yet. The best thing about this issue was the flashback. And that’s been the best stuff about this series for a while now. Make something happen please. That being said...

I wonder if Michael Lark is getting sick of drawing people talking.

Ok, there is a small firefight. I forgot. But that’s the point, I think. The Barrets are a forgettable story element. Now that I think about it, that is my main issue with this book currently. I do not care about them. There is nothing interesting there. Nothing. Enough with the Barrets already. But if things continue to go the way that they currently are, that issue may not exist anymore.

Score: 2/5

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Image Comics Price: $2.99 Release Date: 3/19/14