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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?

DC Comics Art Academy Featuring Jill Thompson

Welcome to the DC Comics Art Academy, a series of art tutorials recorded at Comic-Cons throughout 2015 and featuring many of the gifted and unique artists working for DC today. In today's installment, celebrated illustrator Jill Thompson shows how she creates comics using her signature watercolors by drawing a character for which she's become known—The Sandman. Utilizing tools and processes not typically used in comic art, it's a truly unique demonstration caught at last year's San Diego Comic-Con. 

NOTE: Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties the opening of this art demo wasn't recorded, but we felt it was still worth sharing what we captured.

Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode of DC Comics Art Academy or our DC All Access webseries, as well as clips and previews of #DCTV shows, movie trailers and more!

Lucifer: Comic Drake Recaps His Comic Book History

Lucifer, the brand new #DCTV show based on the classic Vertigo series, premieres tonight. That doesn’t give you a lot of time to get caught up on his 25-year comic book history. (Though you’re welcome to try. Lucifer’s original series as well as his brand new comic are both available digitally.) Fortunately, thanks to our friend Comic Drake, you don’t have to.

DC All Access - Who is Lucifer?

DC All Access is giving the devil his due! In this new clip, we look at Lucifer Morningstar's compelling comic book history, from his debut in the pages of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman to his new ongoing Vertigo series by Holly Black and Lee Garbett, all in time for his small screen debut.

Lucifer premieres on Fox at 9 p.m. (6 p.m.) on Monday, January 25th. For more on the character: http://www.vertigocomics.com/blog/2015/12/16/lucifer-101-what-you-need-to-know

To read the new Lucifer comic digitally: https://www.readdcentertainment.com/Lucifer-2015/comics-series/58689

DC All Access is your connection to all of the latest DC Comics news and announcements. Subscribe so you don't miss a segment, and be sure to visit DCComics.com for articles, features, character bios and more.

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 - Ep 335 - Jim Lee Returns to Batman + Mr. Terrific Joins Arrow

We can describe today's new DC All Access in one word—terrific! Yes, Arrow's newest hero-to-be, Echo Kellum, drops by to discuss his role as Curtis Holt on the show, shedding some light on when we might be seeing him as Mr. Terrific and sharing some recent run-ins with a few surprising Arrow fans. Also, Darwyn Cooke and Gilbert Hernandez discuss The Twilight Children, we share a few highlights from Neil Gaiman's recent "DCAA Live" panel and take a look at Harley Quinn #22 and Batman: Europa #1, featuring Jim Lee's return to Batman!

Click here to enter this week's giveaway for a copy of Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus.

To watch the complete Neil Gaiman "DCAA Live" panel: http://www.vertigocomics.com/videos/the-sandman-neil-gaiman-in-conversation-with-junot-diaz

For more from The Twilight Children's Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke: http://www.vertigocomics.com/blog/2015/09/16/the-twilight-children-ten-questions-with-the-creators

DC All Access - Revisiting The Sandman

Anyone who believes that dreams are easily forgotten clearly hasn't read The Sandman, Neil Gaiman's exemplary modern fantasy that began in 1988 and went on to become one of the most acclaimed comics of the 1990s. Still highly readable, the series helped establish Vertigo as an imprint for sophisticated and cutting-edge comics while cementing Neil Gaiman as one of the greatest authors of the modern age. In this DC All Access comics clip, we look back at the series, breaking down the beloved storyline from the earliest volume to the most recent.

For Neil Gaiman's thoughts and recollections on each volume of The Sandman: http://www.vertigocomics.com/blog/2015/11/11/through-the-mists-neil-gaiman-revisits-the-sandman

To watch DCAA Live's complete Sandman panel discussion with Neil Gaiman: http://www.vertigocomics.com/videos/the-sandman-neil-gaiman-in-conversation-with-junot-diaz

To read The Sandman: Overture digitally: https://www.readdcentertainment.com/The-Sandman-Overture-2013/comics-series/11689

DC All Access is your connection to all of the latest DC Comics news and announcements. Subscribe so you don't miss a segment, and be sure to visit DCComics.com for articles, features, character bios and more.

The Sandman - Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Junot Díaz

In conversation with novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz, celebrate the release of Gaiman's magnum opus with the author. Join DC All Access Live at 7PM EST and watch mythological history unfold before your eyes.  With a special introduction from DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee, this promises to be an evening full of insight and surprises.

New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman returns to The Sandman with a prequel story to his trailblazing Vertigo series in The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition, out on November 10. Rendered in artist JH Williams III’s lush panoramas, The Sandman: Overture takes readers from the birth of the galaxy to Morpheus’s capture, before the events of The Sandman #1, and sheds new light on one of the towering masterpieces in comic book history.

Pre-signed books will also be available for purchase from Community Bookstore at www.communitybookstore.net.

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