There are interesting parallels to to draw from Lazarus #9, the last chapter of the Lift story arc.
For the past several issues, readers have been drawn into the world of the Barrets, a family of Waste who lost their farm and home. Knowing their best chance for survival joining in the service of one of the families, the Barrets traveled to Denver, losing one of their own on the way.
As hopeful applicants march on towards Denver for the Lift, Forever Carlyle storms a terrorist cell building IEDs.
Plot threads weave together to form a tightly knit issue in Lazarus #8. We get more of Forever’s personal and physical trials as a Lazarus in training, the Barrets in mourning as Michael makes a name for himself as a healer, and some of the relationship dynamics in the Carlyle family.