Gail Williams keeps track of what's happening on Earth.
Without God to guide them, the angels in Heaven are in a frenzy. And, oh dear, Raphael is into his cups. He’s maudlin, blaming Luicfer for all that ails him and confessing to killing Metatron.
Medine is still camping out with her brother, keeping from being seen by his adopted family. But today she’s going out for some fresh air - and seeing demons. Well an Imp, according to new friend Noema Presto. Noema’s mother is a magician who says, according to Noema, that the demons are in the world because the angles aren’t doing their jobs.
And that’s certainly true of Raphael who is desperately looking for forgiveness, but why look for it from Lucifer? The Devil doesn’t lie; he lets people deceive themselves with the truth. And he’s about to reveal truths that most will always deceive themselves are lies.
It’s also true of Gabriel, he was meant to be an angel, but now his wings are black and he’s listening to the tale of how Mazikeen was nailed to the Throne of Hell. There was one able to release her, her brother, but he likes her in containment. Gabriel, however, can release her too. And the result will knock your head from your shoulders - it did Mazikeen’s brother.
From appearances, all Hell is breaking loose. Even Lucifer is getting his armour on. I'm not entirely sure what Raphael is getting on with Lorin, but who am I to judge?
What I can judge is how good this issue is. Some comics take a real slog to get through, issue #8 of Lucifer bowls along with a gripping storyline and fantastic graphics. Four out of five, and very nearly a five. Loving it.
Gail Williams lives in her own private dungeon populated with all the weird and
the wonderful she can imagine. Some of it’s very weird, and the odd bits
and pieces are a bit wonderful. Well okay, she lives in Swansea with
her husband and daughter. And the world’s most demanding cat. To find
out more about Gail, check out www.gailbwilliams.co.uk - Dare you!