Comic Review: Hex Wives #3 (Vertigo/DC Comics)

Hex Wives #3, from DC Vertigo, continues the intrigue. Housewives in the suburb of Desert Canyon are witches. Not activated, but lying in wait until the right moment. Sleeper witches […]

Hex Wives #3, from DC Vertigo, continues the intrigue. Housewives in the suburb of Desert Canyon are witches. Not activated, but lying in wait until the right moment. Sleeper witches in a bedroom community!

This chapter, “Stepping on the Gaslight”, is nicely paced, maddeningly suspenseful and prolonged (written by Ben Blacker), with deftly handled artwork (illustrated by Mirka Andolfo (of Unnatural fame), and colours by Marissa Louise. Cover is by Mingjue Helen Chen.

As readers, we want the witches activated now, of course. Get going, get witching! More drama!

It ain’t happenin’, folks. But here’s what we DO get:
In this issue, Izzy learns the truth about herself. She’s a witch. But she was sleeping when she found out; literally.
Will she remember ‘the reveal’?
Meanwhile, the husbands are scheming manipulators, monitoring their wives. What gives?
Complicating factors are put into motion.

Like all good dramas, the suspense is allowed to build.

DC Vertigo, Hex Wives #3, $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Mature rating (?)

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