Words: Michael Alan Nelson
Pictures: Dan Mora
Luci! You’ve got some ‘splaining to do! You know, a Ricky Ricardo imitation doesn’t translate well to A) the written page (or screen) and B) 2014. But oh well. But seriously, Luci does have some explaining to do to Val, you know, about why she’s dead now.
But we don’t have time for that. This issue is packed with magical mayhem and afterlife action. Michael Alan Nelson keeps the story moving between Luci and her quest in the Shade, Val and Raina and their rummaging through one of the most enchanting basements ever, and Yves quest for revenge. Plus, Mr. Nelson just has some cool occutly ideas flowing through this book that actually make me go, hmmm. Like how Luci intends to save Raina. That’s cool. The very talented Dan Mora keeps everything moving visually to keep pace with the story. And hats off to Gabriel Cassata for colors that go from vibrant and active to washed out and muted. I’m as guilty as the next guy for not recognizing the color artist enough for thier contributions to comics that rock, but Gabriel is hitting it out of the park on this title. And it’s for all of these reasons that I’m a bit sad that I missed Luci’s first exploits in the Hexed mini-series, but man am I glad I’m on board with this.
Hexed is turning into an interesting, fun, quirky, fast paced, and surprising story that looks good at the same time. What more could you want from a comic?
4 out 5 Magic Statues