There’s a catch when you’re reading or watching a well drawn hero or heroine, you have to believe they may not survive what they’re going through. On episodic TV and in comics this is more difficult because typically the star isn’t going anywhere. The next best thing is telling the story in such a way that while you don’t doubt the outcome you are damned if you know exactly how they’re going to get out of it. The second issue of Hexed was definitely of the latter persuasion.
When we last left Lucifer she was dead on the floor. She killed herself to enter the Shade and try to get Raina’s a replacement for her soul (it’s complicated, go read issue one). Meanwhile in the real world Raina can feel what’s going on and knows that Lucifer needs her help. She and Val head down to the basement where all the relics are kept. Turns out the Intern actually knows what she’s talking about as she pretty much saves the day. There’s more problems though as Yves joins the party.
I am loving every minute of Hexed. While it’s true I have not one second of doubt that Lucifer is going to get out of the jams she gets herself into I am completely caught up in “how the hell will she get out of this”, which is just as good. The pacing is fast and I’m always sorry when I get to the last page because I want more. I really can’t get enough of this book. The art is fantastic, it whisks me away every time. This is one of my top reads each month
I’m giving Hexed 4.5 out of 5 stars. If you’re not reading it, you’re missing out.
Here’s a peak at this week’s issue:
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Dan Mora
On Sale September 10, 2014
Publisher BOOM! Studios
Diamond Id: JUL140955