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Lucifer

You think your job is tedious? Any job would turn boring after doing it for eight billion years—even if you’re an immortal. That's what happened to Lucifer Morningstar. Ever the rule breaker, the archangel rebelled about three seconds after creation and was given the dubious responsibility of ruling Hell and doling out suffering to humans.

He didn't cause them to be evil (and doesn't appreciate you assuming so, thank you very much). Lucifer simply punished them for their own wicked actions. But, after growing tired of his day-to-day existence, the Morningstar yearned for freedom. He fatefully decided to kick out Hell's demons and damned souls and close the gates to the fiery realm.

After that, Lucifer packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles, the City of Angels. He’s been running a popular piano bar known as Lux, because who else is better suited to profit off of debauchery? During his time on Earth, the Morningstar has sparred with angels and demons, attempted to reconcile with his companion Mazikeen, and, oh yes, tried to create a new universe.

Lucifer's former position means he has to constantly grapple with the idea of destiny versus freewill. Charm and sophistication help the devil with whatever task he attempts, but can he really walk away from God's plans—whatever they may be?

Lucifer 101: What You Need to Know

LUCIFER #1, written by bestselling fantasy novelist Holly Black and drawn by Lee Garbett, is in stores today. It features the iconic Vertigo Comics character originally created by Neil Gaiman for THE SANDMAN and further defined through the long running LUCIFER series written by Mike Carey and drawn frequently by Peter Gross.

DC All Access - Bonus Clip - The Unwritten Ends

In this exclusive bonus clip from DC All Access, The Unwritten writer and creator Mike Carey elaborates on his collaboration with series artist Peter Gross and discusses the comic's impending end.

Visit DCComics.com or subscribe to DC Comics on Youtube to catch new episodes of "DC All Access" every Tuesday. If you haven't seen this week's episode, you can check it out here: http://www.dccomics.com/videos/dc-all-access-ep-203-scott-porter-dc-superfan-batman-the-animated-series-w-paul-dini

AMAZON Releases Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2013 List

This week, the editors at AMAZON.COM released their picks for Best Books of the Year. Making their list of top Comics and Graphic Novels for 2013 was BATMAN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY, THE UNWRITTEN: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE SHIP THAT SANK TWICE and SOLO: THE DELUXE EDITION. 

Writer Mike Carey on THE UNWRITTEN: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE SHIP THAT SANK TWICE

Spanning 7 volumes and over 50 issues, The New York Times bestselling comic book series THE UNWRITTEN by the celebrated team of Mike Carey and artist Peter Gross, has riffed on the epic poem, the coming of age story, the Choose Your Own Adventure, the fantasy and murder mysteries alike, with cameo appearances by Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and other literary figures.

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