Lucifer (DC Comics)

Lucifer (DC Comics)

Lucifer Morningstar is a DC Comics character that starred in an eponymous comic book published under the Vertigo imprint, whose entire run was written by Mike Carey. Though various depictions of Lucifer – the Biblical fallen angel and Devil of the Abrahamic religions — have been presented by DC Comics in their run, his modern interpretation by Neil Gaiman first debuted in The Sandman in 1989. Like many modern interpretations of Satan, DC's Lucifer owes much to the character's portrayal in John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost, though Gaiman adapts the character to fit the fictional DC Universe where their comics are set, where the character exists alongside superheroes and deities from multiple religions.

Later, the character acquired an ongoing Lucifer spin-off series, depicting his adventures on Earth, Heaven, and in the various other realms of creation after abandoning Hell in the Sandman series. Lucifer also appears as a supporting character in issues of The Demon, The Spectre, and other DC Universe comics. Two angels, several demons, a human, and briefly Superman have taken his place as ruler of Hell, and the Reign in Hell series further straightened things out. In 2010 IGN named Lucifer as the 68th greatest comic book villain of all time.

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Lucifer (DC Comics) - Collected Editions
... Lucifer including the Sandman Presents miniseries and the Nirvana one-shot,has been collected together into eleven trade paperbacks Title Publisher Year ISBN Reprints 1 Devil in the ... Craig Russell Ted Naifeh 50 Lilith"is an extended 40-page story 9 Crux Vertigo 2006 ISBN 1401210058 Collects The reprinted material is,in whole or in part,from Lucifer#5561 Credits and full ... Evensong Vertigo 2007 ISBN 140121200X Collects The reprinted material is,in whole or in part,from Lucifer#7075 the LuciferNirvana 48-page one-shot Credits ...

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