Lucifer #22, Paradiso
DC Comics (Vertigo), March 2002
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
The issue begins with Susano-O-No-Moto in meditation as he prepares to battle Luficer. Cestis' attack on Elaine is brutal as she critically injures her friends and tries to kill Elaine herself. Just as Cestis is about to do so, Gaudium drives a truck through the house wall, smashing Cestis. Gaudium and Elaine escape to the sewers but are quickly met by Cestis who buries Elaine in a pile of bricks. Fearing that she is dead, Gaudium is met by Elaine's spirit form who tells Gaudium that she is in fact not dead. Mazikeen presides over a meeting of the War Council of the Lilim where they vote to go to war against Lucifer. Jill and The Basanos enter Lucifer's domain. During this time, and in our world, Lucifer meets Mazikeen who wants him to give the Lilim a place in his universe. While this conversation is taking place, The Basanos inform the people of Lucifer's universe that they are their new gods. The people refuse to acknowledge this knowing that they were not allowed to worship. Lucifer refuses Mazikeen's request and realizes that something is going on in his universe just as The Basanos begin burning it to the ground.
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