Issue by Issue – Hex #3

Writer – Michael Fleisher
Artist – Mark Texeira
Inker – Carlos Garzón
Colours – Bob LeRose
Letters – Tim Harkins

The third issue of Hex is a fairly quick read, which is not to say that it is not any good, it is simply for the fact that it does not feature a story as good as the last one though it does feature Hex doing what he does best. It all begins with Hex outmanoeuvring more of Borsten’s men who are still out to capture him so he can take part in whatever zoo it is that the villain is running. His travels soon take him to some rundown slum of a town where the people are all getting high off of some drug called Lotus-Blossom Pacifier. They attack the man who is then saved from said battle by the maker of said drug who also happens to be in the market for a gunman. All of this eventually leads to Hex figuring out that his new friend is not exactly a friend and that this drug is not good for anybody. With a daring rescue attempt, some fisticuffs and the claiming of the drug maker’s ship for his own, Hex never fails to right wrongs or entertain no matter the time period he finds himself in. Readers will also notice that Borsten plays a part in this story, though nothing to do with Hex directly as he is holding exhibitions for corporate clients with soldiers and armies he has pulled from throughout time – at the moment French and German forces. With Hex getting away again, it angers Borsten to no end as there should be no way that Hex should be able to do what he is doing. Within two panels, author Michael Fleisher reveals that Borsten becomes weak after he travels through time capturing those subjects he deems interesting. It is an intriguing bit that is sure to play into the ongoing storyline featuring the former western hero as he traverses his new existence though as to how only time will tell. With some great artwork by Mark Texeira once again, Hex is a book that continues to be a lot of fun.

3 out of 5

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