Lazarus : Conclave Volume 3, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


"Rucka's storytelling is comprehensive, weaving socio-political rhetoric and class structure to an extent seldom seen in the medium.

Meanwhile, Lark manages to take Rucka's seriousness to a new level with dark edges, shadowy panels, and ferociously kinetic action.

Each page turn is cinematic, just another reason this book might appeal to cross-platform fans of crime movies and TV programs, such as The Godfather or True Detective, as well as police procedural comics, such as Rucka's Gotham Central or Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's Powers." (Booklist).

In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100 per cent of the law.

A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains.

Forever Carlyle defends her family's holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus.

The 16 Families have gathered together in the exclusive luxury confines of Triton One to resolve the emerging conflict between Carlyle and Hock, and they've brought their Lazari with them. While Forever's romance with the Morray Lazarus, Joacquim, continues to blossom, she finds herself not only questioning her identity, but also her loyalty to her Family and her father, Malcolm, when orders her to kill her brother, Jonah.

Collecting issues numbered 10-15 of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series and the third story arc, "Conclave."


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781632152251



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All the families of the world get together for a Conclave in this third Lazarus volume. Yes, where could that go wrong?This is definitely my favorite volume of Lazarus so far. I mean, dude, that ending was just awesome. I'm already looking forward to the 4th TPB.To start this TPB Jonah's day is not going well after he tries to get asylum with the rival Hock family. Hock is a creepy, creepy dude and definitely has it out for the Carlyle family. And he makes it so that the Carlyle family has to call a Conclave to try and get Jonah back. And that's where stuff really starts going sideways.I liked seeing more of the Lazari together and interacting. And I also really liked the Dramatis Personae at the beginning of the TPB. It was very helpful to keep track of the avalanche of characters in this TPB. Oh, and we even got some Marisol. Very nice.I received my copy of this book from Image Comics in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Beautifully illustrated action amidst world-changing political intrigue. The best volume of the series to date.Rucka & Lark are two of the best in the field.

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