"The upcoming 'Lucifer' series will find God dead and the erstwhile lord-of-Hell-turned-nightclub-impresario accused of the murder by no less than his own angelic brother, Gabriel. If Lucifer can prove his innocence, not only will his sins be forgotten, but he'll be welcomed back into the Silver City."
Oh wow, I assumed this was a reboot and not really related to Carey's run (given Lucifer is back and it talks about God being dead (despite Yahweh leaving) and talking about Gabriel) but yeah between the scar and it referencing Gabriel's arc in Hellblazer it seems to be a continuation.
Might have to pick this up because of that, and hope it's good. Also I wonder if they'll reference Mazikeen and the fact she has the vast majority Lucifer's power.
And what about Elaine taking over? And about Hell not being around anymore.. At least Heaven could have been rebuilt I guess. They have answered how Gabriel could be brought back, now they have to answer the others.
Well some form of Hell was around after Lucifer anyway as John went there in Hellblazer, but that could be an extension of the hell Elaine built for Remiel, or something The First of The Fallen made etc.
Basically there are ways around the Hell thing, but the Elaine thing is a bit weirder- unless she is the God that dies. But seeing as they're showing the scar, and referencing what happened to Gabriel in a story 20 years ago in a different book makes me kinda hopeful that Holly Black is at least trying to explain how this all fits.
It's comics. Not sure what you expect. If you want the perfect ending for a character, you have to be willing to jump off permanently at the time that seems best to you. Eventually it will all disappoint and/or morph into something unrecognizable from the original. It's hard - I know from experience - but the times I've managed it have been wonderful.
I'm currently just starting to read Carey's Lucifer run. I imagine, especially given this chatter, that I'll just stop once it's over and not even bother with this new stuff.