A Review: HEXED #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of HEXED #1 from Boom! Studios. Michael Alan Nelson writes, Dan Mora draws and Gabriel Cassata colors.

Lucifer is a thief, and she steals magical items in order to keep them out of general circulation. When her heist of an enchanted frame goes wrong, she ends up freeing something that was hidden in the painting. And he’s a really bad dude – very powerful. But Lucifer (never Luci) has access to some power herself, and she’s ready to save the intern and the rest of the world.

This issue hints at a pretty significant destiny in Lucifer’s future, and it shows us some serious players in that sort of thing. Power is an obvious subtext in this story, but the focus is on the mystery that is Lucifer, which will take the story a long way. The art shows us quite a bit of the supernatural while not letting it overwhelm the worldview, which also helps with the power subtext. Beautiful stuff.

Here we get a likeable “hero” and some cool supporting cast, as well as a couple of hardcore villains in the making. This is a well-constructed first issue that I enjoyed immensely.

HEXED #1 is available now at your FLCS or at boom-studios.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )