Fandomania is lucky enough to have developed a relationship with the great folks over at Boom! Studios, so we get a sneak peek at each new issue of their latest comic book series, Hexed, the story of Luci Jenifer “Lucifer” Inacia Das Neves. Lucifer is a sort of supernatural bounty hunter who works for an art gallery curator named Val, procuring… interesting… objects on her behalf (angel wings, anyone?). The latest installment in the series, titled “The Devil I Know: Part IV”, hit stores last Wednesday, and we have a review for your reading pleasure.
Issue #4 of Hexed is the final installment in the series’ “The Devil I Know” story line, detailing the climax of Lucifer’s struggle with Dietrich and finally explaining the basis for her odd relationship with The Harlot. At the beginning of “The Devil I Know: Part IV”, we find Lucifer and Val held hostage by Dietrich’s men in Val’s museum, where Lucifer is sharing the details of Dietrich’s plot to take over the mystical realm using the Carasinth, which Lucifer stole from Quandran, and defeating Madame Cymbaline (the current ruler of the mystical realm).
Dietrich, hell bent on his grandiose plans, “persuades” Lucifer to retrieve the book that she took from The Harlot, which is locked up with the rest of Lucifer’s personal items at the police station (where she was taken after her impromptu, unchaperoned driving lesson). Lucifer kills two birds with one stone, implementing a plan that not only allows her to infiltrate the police station without arousing the suspicion of the police officers hanging about, but also takes care of the two burly escorts that Dietrich has provided her. Unfortunately for Dietrich, Lucifer has been several steps ahead of him the whole way, making the victory that he feels is so imminent once again out of reach.
Michael Alan Nelson continues to develop Lucifer’s character in Issue #4, giving readers a bit more of her back story, including some hints about the incident in Massachusetts and how Lucifer came to be hexed (and even who hexed her!). In addition, Emma Rios and Chris Peter bring the same artistic look and bold colors to this issue that Hexed readers have become accustomed to, complimenting and adding to Nelson’s imaginative story. Overall, the fourth issue of Hexed will keep readers coming back for more. Although “The Devil I Know” storyline may be finished, it’s very clear that this is only the beginning for our leading lady, Lucifer. For more information on Hexed or Boom! Studios, head on over to the company’s Web site.
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