Just a reminder that I grew up with various sources of Lucifer mythology, but my analyses are typically rooted in interpretations of the different versions of the Bible, as well as a book titled The Great Controversy, by a Seventh-Day Adventist named Ellen G. White. Lucifer’s origin story may unfold differently as the series progresses, but until then, I’ll be functioning under the assumption that the general background is the same as the one used in other myths.
Will I stop preaching the gospel of Luci any time soon? Not a snowball’s chance in you-know-where. Pictures and examinations to follow, as usual.
There’s a particular set of panels in Issue #1 that I think deserve some scrutiny:
"I am not a jealous god. Quite the opposite, in fact.”
This line rang as extremely suspect to me, and I actually consider it one of the first lies Luci tells in the issue.
In The Great Controversy, one of Lucifer’s prime motivators for waging war against Heaven was his jealousy of Jesus. See, Lucifer was basically top dog for a while, and then when the time to create humans rolled around and God asked Jesus for his input and left Lucifer out of the loop, he was a little miffed. Yes, Lucifer’s pride was also key, but jealousy was involved.
From these files, I learned about their friends, their lovers and their children; their love of drink, their quick tempers, and their favourite songs. I have seen pictures of their dead faces, and read coroners’ reports about the weight of their lungs, livers and hearts. These women are infinitely more interesting to me than the identity of their killer. Finding out about their poverty, their work and their experiences of injustice and inequality is far more important than their killer’s DNA. They are the real story of the Whitechapel murders. It is time for popular history to think more about them, and less about Jack."
Ripper fetishism is the grossest thing about London tourism.