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Lucifer’s Sword MC (Graphic Novel) Review

 
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Gives readers a fictionalized peek inside the life of a motorcycle clubs, as told by a former member.

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You may need to suspend disbelief at various times throughout the story.


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  Life and Death in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club The life of a biker – riding the roads, one of a pack, living life on the fringes – for those looking in it can seem in turns to be a life of freedom, from rules, society, expectations. Or, it can seem like a life outside […]

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Life and Death in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club

The life of a biker – riding the roads, one of a pack, living life on the fringes – for those looking in it can seem in turns to be a life of freedom, from rules, society, expectations. Or, it can seem like a life outside of the law, a place where respect for life and property takes a sideline to a life of crime. Perhaps it is a little bit of both, and who would know that better than a lifetime member of one such motorcycle club. Phil Cross takes his decades of experience with biker gangs and turns it into a graphic novel that allows readers to take a peek a what it’s really like.

Lucifer’s Sword MC is a fictionalized story, but it does draw on Cross’ life to lend the story an element of realism.  As the story begins, we are introduced to the main character, Frenchy Bourget, as a child. Never one to play by the rules, Frenchy is fascinated by bikers even at a young age. After a less than honorable discharge from the military, Frenchy finds himself back home again, a loner in the sixties – until he finds Lucifer’s Sword.

Lucifer’s Sword Motorcycle Club quickly takes Frenchy on as a prospect, and though he has to pay his dues and clean some toilets, Frenchy seems to fit the club like a glove. But things aren’t peaceful for long. Like most motorcylce clubs, Lucifer’s Sword has enemies. When rival club Santanas Hermanos takes issue with their leader, the two gangs soon find themselves in the midst of a deadly turf war that can only end one way – and which club will end up on top is no sure thing.

Lucifer’s Sword MC certainly doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to gritty realism. Though the story is set in the 1960’s, it is a very modern tale of drugs, sex, and fighting to the death. You won’t find any sugar coating in the story telling here, and as such readers can expect raw language, nudity, and violence, although they certainly aren’t the main focus of the story. Rather, it’s a tale of brothers, sticking together through it all. It often comes across a little bit melodramatic and even a little cheesy, but overall it does give readers a sense of both the cameradarie and violence inherit in a life on the fringes.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)