Comic Review: Hex Wives #2 (Vertigo)

Well, as we all know from reading the first issue of Vertigo’s Hex Wives, the wives of the small suburban community of Desert Canyon are witches, descended from a long […]

Well, as we all know from reading the first issue of Vertigo’s Hex Wives, the wives of the small suburban community of Desert Canyon are witches, descended from a long line of witches.

But they don’t know this, as they are ‘sleeper’ witches. Neither do their husbands, who are devilishly manipulative. Oh, the gents are enjoying their little escapades while their dutiful wives remain at home, cooking and drinking.

Ben Blacker is writing a slow pot boiler of a story here, and if you can forgive me for using cooking metaphors yet again in my reviews, I think it needs a little more flame. Mirka Andolfo is handy enough on the visuals, but the story is only slowly heating up.

When will the wives’ innate witchiness emerge? Is this book worth buying into for yet another issue? We’ll soon find out what it takes for the women to have had enough of their husbands’ twisted agendas. The final page of the issue indicates that things will be picking up speed mighty soon!

DC Vertigo, Hex Wives #2, $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Mature readers (scenes of a sexual nature)

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!