Hex Wives

by Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo

Mirka Andolfo (Illustrator)

4 of 5 stars 2 ratings • 2 reviews • 4 shelved
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Hex Wives

by Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo

Mirka Andolfo (Illustrator)

4 of 5 stars 2 ratings • 2 reviews • 4 shelved
An ancient battle of the sexes has raged for centuries, but a strange calm has befallen the age-old conflict as of late. How were the witches subdued, and what will happen when they remember how to wield their true power?

The war went on for centuries--on one side, a coven of perpetually reincarnating witches, dedicated to cultivating their otherworldly abilities and guarding their independence; on the other, an all-male conspiracy of witch hunters known as the Architects, determined to put an end to the power of their nigh-immortal adversaries for good. Neither could land a decisive blow and the result was stalemate.

Until 2005, when everything changed.

Now, coven leader Isadora is a happy wife with a happy life in a cozy, quiet cul-de-sac in the town of Desert Canyon. She has no recollection of her many past lives; no memory of her membership in an ancient order of necromancers; no reminders of the endless war it waged; and no idea of the power that she and the other housewives of Desert Canyon possess.

But you can't keep a good witch down--and these ladies are the best. Once they find out the truth about their white-picket prison, the men that they thought they knew are going to have hell to pay.

Writer Ben Blacker and artist Mirka Andolfo weave a spellbinding story of sex, sorcery, and supernatural liberation with Hex Wives, collecting all six issues of the acclaimed DC Vertigo miniseries.
  • ISBN10 1401294669
  • ISBN13 9781401294663
  • Publish Date 29 October 2019
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Vertigo
  • Format Paperback (US Trade)
  • Pages 160
  • Language English


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leahrosereads 4 of 5 stars
31 pages my butt. This is the first single issue I've picked up from a non-independent publisher and there so much wasted pages here. It's just filled with promotionals of other stories.

Also edit because damnit! I said I was going to start doing something this year and already forgot. Diversity here! F/F romance/sexy times!


That said, I love the dark elements of this and really dug what I got so far. I'm definitely interested in seeing where these witchy ladies go from here and hope there's more gore in my future with this comic!

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Quirky Cat 4 of 5 stars
Warnings: Animal death
I went into this series expecting something really interesting. So far there’s been a lot of slow buildup, which is fine. I keep feeling like they’re going to have to give us more soon. And in all fairness, they did give us more to chew on in this issue. A lot more. I’m just not sure how I feel about it.
Based on the implications in the first issue, combined with things seen here, I think it’s safe to say that most of us can guess what’s happening here. We don’t know the specifics, certainly. But we do know how it’s surely going to end.
I probably would have liked this issue more, if not for the ending. I get what they were going for, but it just left a sour feeling in my stomach.