Comic Review: Hex Wives #1 (Vertigo Comics)

DC Vertigo gives us the edgy new Hex Wives, issue one. It’s a heck of a storyline: witches from through the ages are continually at war with the ‘good people’. […]

DC Vertigo gives us the edgy new Hex Wives, issue one.

It’s a heck of a storyline: witches from through the ages are continually at war with the ‘good people’. Two of the witches, Nadiya and Isadora, stick together like glue. They come back around century after century, in this continual war of immortals. Like sleeper cells, the women stay submerged, until something triggers their powers.

Quite a cool concept. And it’s realized here by writer Ben Blacker, artist Mirka Andolfo and colorist Marissa Louise.

It’s the “Hex Wives” for a reason; as we join the story in today’s world, the women are witches of course, but have not ‘awakened’. They concentrate on being suburban housewives; obedient cake baking ladies, but they have a lot more to offer than the neighbourhood gossip and a good martini!

The first issue sets up the backstory. Check this one out now to stay ready for the second course. Issue two will tell us much much more.

DC Vertigo, Hex Wives #1, $3.99 for 26 pages of content. Mature: some nudity and much violence

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