Comic Review: Hexed Omnibus (BOOM! Studios)

From BOOM! comes the Hexed Omnibus. Over 400 pages of collected issues of this comic series for just $30! Luci or ‘Lucifer’ is a thief. She steals objects from dark […]

From BOOM! comes the Hexed Omnibus. Over 400 pages of collected issues of this comic series for just $30!

Luci or ‘Lucifer’ is a thief. She steals objects from dark zones for her employer, Val Brisendine. In this collection of stories, we follow the incredible journey of Luci, through two series of books: the original Hexed series, and the followup Hexed: The Harlot and the Thief.

While both series are amazing in writing (Michael Alan Nelson), there are marked differences in the visual tone of them. The original series has the benefit of being the first out of the gate and establishes the characters, shapes, and colours. The visual vocabulary. And it is stunning, both in its imagining of how the ‘dark magic’ works, and how the action is choreographed. It’s the 2008 work of Emma Rios, a Spanish artist.

The Harlot and the Thief is also written by Michael Alan Nelson, but illustrated by Dan Mora of Costa Rica. This series has a more commercial feel, the drawings are closer to those in animation. Faces, features, kinetic action, and groundbreaking sequential progressions.

The Hexed Omnibus is an impressive volume, and not only for its ability to punch above its weight: the concept quickly veers from standard to ‘special and unique’.

BOOM, Hexed Omnibus, $29.99 for 404 pages of content. Rated Mature.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

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!!