Illustrated by: Dan Mora
Colours by: Gabriel Cassata
Letters by: Ed Dukeshire
Published by: BOOM! Studios
Release date: January 14th 2015
Once again, Dan Mora not only proves that he can do pages upon pages of incredibly detailed drawings, but that he can also draw the reader in with his intricately drawn artwork. His cover, for one, encompasses everything we know and love about Hexed: intrigue, beauty and magic. Raina looks spectacular here, and I am interested to see just how much mischief both she and Lucifer get up to with her magic in what is sure to be another amazing issue.
I know we’re only six issues in, but this is definitely shaping up to be an incredible series. Continuing on from last month’s issue, Lucifer and Raina, fresh from all of the excitement at the fairground, are hot on the heels of the people who managed to escape with Val’s totem. Unfortunately for them, things quickly take a surprising turn. Believe me when I say that the ensuing car chase is definitely one not to be missed.
Michael Alan Nelson has gotten into the habit of providing us with fast paced, action packed comics. His pages are full of magic, intrigue and twists not all of us were fortunate to see coming. As I said earlier, it’s only six issues in, and I’m surprised at how much has been divulged already. However, I’m equally as surprised at how much there is still left to figure out about everything. Lucifer is a ‘riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’ to quote Churchill. We know a bit about her: Some of the adventures she’s had over her relatively short life, how she communicates with those around her, just how far she is willing to go to protect those she cares about. But this issue shows just how insignificant that information really is. Coupled with the evolution of Raina, the lowly intern turned ‘Queen of the dead’, the series is wrought with further mystery. Lucifer’s wittiness combined with Raina’s developing powers add humor to the supernatural, and the evolution of the two leading ladies relationship with each other makes this a truly entertaining comic.
Dan Mora has also done an exceptional job in this comic, providing us with beautiful imagery to accompany the spectacular storyline. His attention to detail is astounding. I particularly enjoy the way he shows that Raina’s powers have been activated. In fact, I enjoy how he depicts the use of magic in general. It’s a completely different style of artwork compared to most of the other comics I’ve read, but it’s different in a good way. The artwork he produces leaves no questions as to what’s truly going on. He shows us the emotions of the characters and creates extremely entertaining fight scenes. Each scene helps us gain further insight into who the characters really are.
This issue was definitely the best so far. There’s well written and beautifully drawn fight scenes. There’s further character development that fueled my love of Raina and Lucifer. And of course, there’s all the magic that I’ve come to expect from this story. It’s easy to see just why this series had to make a comeback in 2014 and why it’s still going strong. If you haven’t read this issue, I highly recommend it. There’s everything you’d ever want in a comic book and then some. I know I say that every month, but I really believe myself when I do. Without a shadow of a doubt, Hexed #6 is definitely my favorite so far. There are no negatives I could list, since I wholeheartedly believe there are none. You should definitely figure it out for yourself, though. Trust me, you will definitely not be disappointed.
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