Lillim #3

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May 2009 | Image

Writing: Shaun Lapacek | Ian Keiser
Art: Matrix

Loki tells Bridgit the truth about himself and the two set off to Eden.

Loki’s story is a long one, being born of Adam and Lillith, we hear how man was cast out from Eden, but Lillith and her family remained, forgotten. He gives reason for all the great ancient civilizations falling, even the fabled Atlantis. And while he tells his tale, Brigit struggles with all of it.

It’s a very interesting tale. I particularly like the effort that went into fitting it in our history, though I did think it was a little dumb in the beginning, until the real conflict and prophecy came into play. At that point it became much more interesting and I could stomach the story more.

There’s only a very short scene involving his brother, but what he’s up to, other than something bad, isn’t yet known. The focus was entirely on Loki’s history, a lot to take in. I’m really hoping the next issue picks up the pace a bit more. Especially with only two issues left.

The art is all right. I wish there were something different about it, but I can’t pinpoint what it is I’d change.

This wasn’t my favorite issue of the bunch, I would have liked to have simply kept the story rolling, though I understand the back story was necessary. I’m interested to see how this story ends. It’s been… interesting.

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Lillim #2

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Apr 2009 | Image

Writing: Shaun Lapacek | Ian Keiser
Art: Matrix
Letters: Rus Wooton

Loki’s staying with Brigit and wishes to spend this life simply by living it. Thanks to television, Loki’s English skills have improved and the two of them spend a lot of time with small talk with a break to enjoy some coupling. When Loki starts to tell Brigit things she should know about him, they’re interrupted by one of her male co-workers.

Wow. The art is such a lower quality in this issue. Very different from the previous. I’m actually wondering if I have some sort of bad printing since it looks generally smeared, but the text is crystal clear. Hrm. I’m going to have to check that out next time I visit the LCS. 

Relationships moved fast in this issue. Normally I’d think it was way too fast, but when you bring in issues of past lives, if the two of them were involved in a distant life, it makes sense to me that they’d hook up rather quickly, so I can write it off.

There hasn’t been any real indication of any antagonists. We mostly see those in his flashbacks. When Loki said all the gods were dead, I’m having trouble trying to figure out who his main adversaries will be. Even if the old gods do still exist, (there was that news story on the tellie… Odin perhaps?) I also have a hard time trying to visualize the conflict in the modern-day. I suppose we shall see as this series continues. Being only two issues into this short, five issue run, I do have strong concerns about this.

In any case, I enjoyed this issue. I’m really hoping to see the plot solidify and some real conflict.

Lillim #1

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Mar 2009 | Image

Writing: Shaun Lapacek | Ian Keiser
Art: Matrix
Letters: Rus Wooton

Thor killed Loki’s love, and it turn, Loki killed Thor. Unable to bear the weight of the world, he left. But now, he has returned to modern day Earth, climbing aboard a fishing vessels and ending up under the medical care of Bridget.

This was another cover-based purchase. I really dug the cover art and I’m very glad the interior is just as nice. I found myself staring at the art a lot. It’s so nice and clean and detailed.

The story confused me until I had finished the book. In the beginning I wasn’t too keen, as I had no idea what was going on until those flashbacks filled in the gaps. It intrigues me. I have no idea where this book is going and I’m really interested to find out.

I’m going to keep going with this and see how things turn out.

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