Hexed #1

Hexed #1

Writer: Michael Alan Nelson Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Lucifer is the perfect mash-up of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lara Croft. Plus, HEXED was Pretty Deadly and Amazing SpiderMan superstar Emma Rios' introduction to the American comics scene back in 2008, and new series artist Dan Mora is poised to continue the trend with his lyrical, horrific, and wholly unique take on Lucifer.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Luci Jennifer Inacio Das Neves (most people just call her "Lucifer") is a supernatural thief-for-hire, stealing wondrous objects from the dark denizens of the netherworld for her mentor/mother figure, Val Brisendine. But when Lucifer accidentally unleashes a terrible evil from one of the paintings hanging in Val's art gallery, will any of the tricks up her sleeve be enough to stop it?

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Aug 15, 2014

    Lucifer is like the power and determination of Buffy mixed with the sheer badassery of Faith, and wrapped in all-around cool.  I like to think Hexed takes place in the same world as the vampire slayers, but she deals in the shady back alleys that the Chosen One would never venture within.  Although she has no real reason to be a hero, she does what's right no matter the cost, and she does it with a smile on her face.   Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Anne Mortensen-agnew Aug 15, 2014

    It goes without saying at this point that Hexed's new volume is off to a powerful start. Check this one out, and consider scoping out the previous volume on Comixology before the second issue hits stands. If it's anything like this, you won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Nerd Rock from the Sun - Trevor Coelho Jul 26, 2015

    Great art, compelling characters, a hell of a start. Hexed is a grand opening to what I hope will be an excellent series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Lindsey Bass Aug 12, 2014

    This is my type of story. Nelson is known for his horror writing and it's prevalent in "Hexed #1", along with a little bit of gore. Despite that I did find myself laughing at a few panels involving Lucifer and an intern. The combination between the art and the text in these panels were executed perfectly. It acknowledges how crazy some of these events seem to those that aren't exposed to the occult in their daily life. While I'm sure this book will be picked up by fans of the mini-series, I have no doubt this will attract some new readers. The book is well put together and interesting. Nelson left us with a cliff hanger that's enough to make me want to go back for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Kevyn Knox Aug 14, 2014

    Michael Alan Nelson's writing is dead on here, giving his leading lady a cocksure attitude and the charm of your classic rogue-ish anti-hero, as well as setting up some very intriguing foreshadowing elements. Mora's art, with some really fun supernatural-esqe moments, does work well here, and he could catch on with the comic book world, the same way that Rios did after the first Hexed. Right now, I am just looking forward to what we are to be given in issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Aug 14, 2014

    I can think of no reason to not pick up "Hexed" #1. The world that Michael Alan Nelson has created is inventive, unique and interesting populated with fascinating characters and more mysteries than you can imagine. What we got in 2009 was but a taste of the world that Lucifer inhabits and Nelson comes shooting out of the gate here to prove that things are going to get wild from here on out and there is no better time to jump on this train. It also helps that the book is gorgeous, from the covers by Emma Rios to the interiors by Dan Mora, who fuses intense style with genuine storytelling substance. This is simply a fun comic that you have nothing to lose by checking it out, as it is very hard not to love "Hexed". Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Aug 13, 2014

    It's such a well put together book, and while I'm used to writing longer reviews, I really don't think this needs it- there's only one word I can think to use when describing this to you, and that's 'amazing'. I promise: reading this will not be a waste of your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Aug 19, 2014

    I will definitely be adding this series to my pull list. It's well drawn, interesting, and the character feels like she could be the next big thing all the folks crowd around to point out that female protagonists don't have to rely on short skirts and cleavage to be interesting. If you're into either witches or thieves, you should check Hexed out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 21, 2014

    If you missed this issue last week then do yourself a favor and go back and get it. I'm glad that I picked it up and I can't wait to read the next issue and even check out the first volume as well. If you like magic and dark fantasy with sharp dialogue then it's a series for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Aug 12, 2014

    I'm excited for what BOOM! is doing. They're constantly delivering interesting, fun comics that take a risk story-wise but always seem to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Denise Blakely Aug 13, 2014

    Although I didn't love the art I'm hooked into the storyline and I can't wait for the next issue. I have a feeling Hexed is going to take some twisted turns as Lucifer makes her way into The Shade and back. I'm also hoping that the stark contrast in artwork between The Harlot and the rest of the book means that once we find ourselves in a more dangerous dimension, that we will find ourselves with some more interesting visuals. I definitely recommend picking this book up for the intriguing storyline, I think we're in for a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 13, 2014

    Like I said before, there's a little bit of fine-tuning that could be done to the art that might make this book read a bit smoother, and admittedly, the lack of a real emotional journey for Luci might make this series feel more disposable than it should. It's not enough to just have adventure - what do the characters learn from this journey? Still, in terms of sheer ideas and imagination, this comic has more creative "oomph" than most trades, and it provides a great starting point for Luci and her friends to get into trouble. Definitely recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Aug 13, 2014

    This is still very much a groundwork issue – establishing its magical realist world that on the one hand isnt that original, but on the other is a satisfying blend of great concepts. And once thats all laid out, it still manages to do something intriguing, messing with your expectations at every turn, and I for onell be picking up next months issue to find out where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Aug 14, 2014

    Hexed is engaging, intriguing, and most of all, fun. Definitely check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 15, 2014

    With an interesting, if slightly uneven, execution and a particularly strong ending, there are many reasons to come back for a second issue of "Hexed." Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Aug 14, 2014

    Hexed #1 is a good start to a new series and does a nice job of hooking readers. Its biggest problem is the lack of clarity in the actions and motives of characters. While a little mystery is great, there's too much, leading to some distraction. With a little more backstory Hexed could be a really great book. The art and coloring are incredible, vibrant and a joy the whole way through. I had a blast reading it and have faith that this one's going to become a real winner. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Aug 13, 2014

    This was a perfectly good first issue for Hexed to return with. There are plenty of fun characters, great art and an interesting story that made it a smooth and entertaining read. New or returning readers shouldn't have any problem enjoying this first issue. In fact, it makes new readers want to go back and check out the previous mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Aug 13, 2014

    HEXED returns, blending adventure and supernatural horror in one of Boom! Studios' more mature offerings. New series penciller Dan Mora brings Michael Alan Nelson's creation to life (and death) with vivid, unique illustrations, and the team hits the ground running with an issue that definitely prompts a "What's next?" Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 18, 2014

    However, it kind of dwindles near its conclusion with a couple of head scratching moments that left me confused. Still, I had fun and I will give it another go next month. Read Full Review

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