"Rucka's storytelling is comprehensive, weaving
sociopolitical 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."
In a dystopian near-future, government is
a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% 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 #10-15 of the
critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series and the third
story arc, "Conclave."