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Hellions by Zeb Wells, Vol. 2

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Mr. Sinister’s team of Hellions are dead! Oh, the pain! Oh, the injustice! Oh, the…wait a minute…what’s Sinister really up to? And when the team is restored on Krakoa, why do they feel a bit — different? Then: it sounded like a simple mission. Retrieve Nanny’s ship and create a new containment armor for the recently resurrected Orphan-Maker. But the emergence of an old ene Mr. Sinister’s team of Hellions are dead! Oh, the pain! Oh, the injustice! Oh, the…wait a minute…what’s Sinister really up to? And when the team is restored on Krakoa, why do they feel a bit — different? Then: it sounded like a simple mission. Retrieve Nanny’s ship and create a new containment armor for the recently resurrected Orphan-Maker. But the emergence of an old enemy and his deadly warriors are about to make the Hellions’ new lives a hell on Earth! And when Mr. Sinister vanishes, will the Hellions be able to put aside the tensions poised to split the team apart long enough to unravel the mystery? The fallout from X OF SWORDS continues here—and it’s huge! COLLECTING: Hellions (2020) 7-12


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Mr. Sinister’s team of Hellions are dead! Oh, the pain! Oh, the injustice! Oh, the…wait a minute…what’s Sinister really up to? And when the team is restored on Krakoa, why do they feel a bit — different? Then: it sounded like a simple mission. Retrieve Nanny’s ship and create a new containment armor for the recently resurrected Orphan-Maker. But the emergence of an old ene Mr. Sinister’s team of Hellions are dead! Oh, the pain! Oh, the injustice! Oh, the…wait a minute…what’s Sinister really up to? And when the team is restored on Krakoa, why do they feel a bit — different? Then: it sounded like a simple mission. Retrieve Nanny’s ship and create a new containment armor for the recently resurrected Orphan-Maker. But the emergence of an old enemy and his deadly warriors are about to make the Hellions’ new lives a hell on Earth! And when Mr. Sinister vanishes, will the Hellions be able to put aside the tensions poised to split the team apart long enough to unravel the mystery? The fallout from X OF SWORDS continues here—and it’s huge! COLLECTING: Hellions (2020) 7-12

30 review for Hellions by Zeb Wells, Vol. 2

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jesús De la Jara

    El grupo entero de los Hellions es resucitado, excepto por Sinister quien los mató traidoramente en la conclusión del número anterior. Todos desconfían de él aunque Psylocke parece respaldarlo. Él ha obtenido un material genético importante de los Arakko para su propio beneficio. La próxima misión es rescatar la nave de Nanny donde encuentran a Cameron Hodge y sus robots Smileys el final inesperado me gustó. Luego Sinister desaparece y todos los Hellions en vez de entristecerse se alegran, eso me El grupo entero de los Hellions es resucitado, excepto por Sinister quien los mató traidoramente en la conclusión del número anterior. Todos desconfían de él aunque Psylocke parece respaldarlo. Él ha obtenido un material genético importante de los Arakko para su propio beneficio. La próxima misión es rescatar la nave de Nanny donde encuentran a Cameron Hodge y sus robots Smileys el final inesperado me gustó. Luego Sinister desaparece y todos los Hellions en vez de entristecerse se alegran, eso me dio mucha risa. En todo esto parece envuelto Mastermind (uno de los tantos resucitados) quien al parecer tiene un juego secreto también con Arcade. Es algo innovador que todos los del grupo prácticamente no confían en el otro y cada uno guarda sus propios secretos y fines personales. Me ha gustado un poco más este número y parece que habrán más sorpresas.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    On the other side of X Of Swords, the Hellions somehow manage to get...worse at their job? Which is good for us, if not everyone else. This series is literally the funniest thing I think Marvel are producing, and it's not even meant to be funny, it's just that the team is made up of so many assholes and weirdos that literally all of the dialogue is hilarious. Zeb Wells leans into that and throws them into insane situations like Murderworld and the Hellfire Gala (the exact place you want a load of On the other side of X Of Swords, the Hellions somehow manage to get...worse at their job? Which is good for us, if not everyone else. This series is literally the funniest thing I think Marvel are producing, and it's not even meant to be funny, it's just that the team is made up of so many assholes and weirdos that literally all of the dialogue is hilarious. Zeb Wells leans into that and throws them into insane situations like Murderworld and the Hellfire Gala (the exact place you want a load of actual hellions to be) and it pays off in spades. Despite that though, Hellions has a lot of character work going on too. The developments for Nanny and Wild Child after their deaths in Otherworld are interesting, and while Mister Sinister may seem to be a preening overlord character, there's surprising depth to him too. Even Havok and Kwannon, the two 'straight men' on the team, have something going on, and it's also all in service of the greater X-Men status quo at the moment too. It's very well done from top to bottom. Plus Stephen Segovia pencils all six issues here, so it's visually consistent both with itself and with the first volume of the book too. Segovia's pencils are clear and clean, but he has a way with darkness that can make even the most innocent scene seem a little more foreboding than it should be, adding to the off-kilter 'what will they do next' feel that Hellions deserves. Hellions is one of, if not the best, X-book on the stands right now, and it's because it's so fucking bonkers. I love it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Paul E. Morph

    Random thoughts to follow…

  4. 4 out of 5

    Scratch

    The quality of this book is going down. While volume 1 included a very nice little story about Madeline Pryor, volume 2 lacks anything as well done. Instead we are expected to enjoy the "humor" of the Hellions. ... It's not fucking funny. For the love of God, I am sick to death of hearing about goddamn Sinister's goddamn fucking cape. For something like 40 years (real-world time), Sinister's goal was to combine the Summers and Grey DNA to breed Rachel Summers into existence. Now she and Cable are h The quality of this book is going down. While volume 1 included a very nice little story about Madeline Pryor, volume 2 lacks anything as well done. Instead we are expected to enjoy the "humor" of the Hellions. ... It's not fucking funny. For the love of God, I am sick to death of hearing about goddamn Sinister's goddamn fucking cape. For something like 40 years (real-world time), Sinister's goal was to combine the Summers and Grey DNA to breed Rachel Summers into existence. Now she and Cable are here, but Marvel editorial doesn't want them to matter anymore. They aren't allowed to have any significant role in the plot, and for some reason Rachel is no longer counted as an omega-level mutant. Even though Rachel Summers is the reason the term "omega-level mutant" was first invented. Nimrod scanned her and labeled her as such back in the 1980s. So, now that Rachel is here but her existence as a combination of Summers and Grey DNA is no longer supposed to be significant, Sinister has no purpose. Writers decided to make him "funny." With the Deadpool treatment. Take a serious character and make him irreverent, spouting off non-sequiturs and pop-culture references whenever possible. If feasible, make the adult male character sound childish and/or effeminate. (Because, here we are in woke-as-Hell 2021, but we think that effeminate male characters are funny?) SO WHAT IF HE'S FUNNY? WHAT THE FUCK IS SINISTER'S GOAL NOW!? Someone thought it would be amusing to throw together a few murderers so that Marvel could have its own Suicide Squad. They thought that if they made Sinister "funny," that would make up for the fact the character no longer makes any sense. WHAT DOES SINISTER EVEN WANT ANYMORE? WHY IS HE A VILLAIN JUST BECAUSE HE COLLECTS DNA SAMPLES AND CLONES PEOPLE? THE FIVE DO THAT ALL THE TIME TOO.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    Hellions continues to be a delightful little dark corner of the X-universe, funny, insightful, and filled with great characters. The first two issues focus on Cameron Hodge and the Smileys and are a great look at what X-Krakoa is capable of. The next three issues are another Arcade arc, but one that's better than most because this Murderworld is based on psychological torment, rather than giant pinballs. The last issue is part of the Hellfire Gala, I dunno why Marvel is including those rather than Hellions continues to be a delightful little dark corner of the X-universe, funny, insightful, and filled with great characters. The first two issues focus on Cameron Hodge and the Smileys and are a great look at what X-Krakoa is capable of. The next three issues are another Arcade arc, but one that's better than most because this Murderworld is based on psychological torment, rather than giant pinballs. The last issue is part of the Hellfire Gala, I dunno why Marvel is including those rather than just depending on the upcoming hardcover, but I'm waiting for the hardcover, to read them in sequence.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tuni

    Just the relationship dynamics between everyone here are great. I can’t wait to see how things play out. Wild Child and John are the surprise favorites for me. We love to see character growth.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Matty Dub

    Hilarity, action and character work in equal measures makes this the strongest X-Book post-X of Swords.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rick Brose

    Honestly, this gets three stars because it is a hell of a lot easier to follow than many other of the X-books right now. There is a cohesive writer, team, and plot that does not bounce all over the place. That, in itself, is nice considering so many of the X-series happening.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kip

    I was still on the fence about this series after I read the first graphic novel. Though I liked the writing and artwork, this is an odd collection of characters - especially Nanny and Orphan Maker. But the main issue I had with the first volume was that it was almost entirely about the team fighting Madelyne Pryor who had come back from the dead, still a lunatic demon-witch. But in this second volume the Hellions finally have a chance to shine. The team is a collection of "problematic" mutants wh I was still on the fence about this series after I read the first graphic novel. Though I liked the writing and artwork, this is an odd collection of characters - especially Nanny and Orphan Maker. But the main issue I had with the first volume was that it was almost entirely about the team fighting Madelyne Pryor who had come back from the dead, still a lunatic demon-witch. But in this second volume the Hellions finally have a chance to shine. The team is a collection of "problematic" mutants who Mr. Sinister has taken under his wing, promising to help them all stay on the straight and narrow by giving them purpose within the new mutant community of Genosha. Led by Psylocke, the team includes Havok, Scalphunter, Wild Child, Empath, Nanny, and Orphan Maker. This volume sees the team through two adventures: an encounter with Cameron Hodge's the Right and a mission to rescue a kidnapped Mr. Sinister from the psycho assassin Arcade. The volume ends with the Hellions crashing the Hellfire Gala, which results in an array of interpersonal fireworks. I think what I like most about the series is the way it balances the team's troubling and challenging personalities with a sense of humor. We get both real character development and the sort of snark and ridiculousness you would expect from a book about Mr. Sinister and this team of misfits and oddballs. I'm very curious to see where the series will go from here.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    Perhaps a little bit of a guilty pleasure with this book, though I am hoping some of the arcs pay off.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Christian Zamora-Dahmen

    This is another one of the great books of this Hickman run. I love the mix of humor and brutality that gives the Hellions its particular taste. Zen Wells does an amazing job at giving Kwannon some depth (most writer just portray her as an archetype). Team dynamics is everything to this book, and Segovia’s art just does the honor. It’s definitely nice to look at as well. I wish all of the X-books kept the quality level of the Marauders, the New Mutants, and the Hellions.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Andres Pasten

    Entretenida serie, un suicide squad de estos tiempos.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Adan

    Yo, this was really good! Better than the first volume and that was already way better than I thought it was gonna be. There’s a lot of drama on this team, like way more than the usual mutant team, and that’s entirely because it’s full of psychopaths, including “team leader” Mr. Sinister, who has a lot of other drama going on, some of it with himself. And the Hellfire Gala issue was *chef’s kiss* Seriously, why is this book so good?

  14. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Summer 2021 (June); Just knocking out some of these that are completed. I've been keeping the reviews in the Dawn of X, X of Swords, Reign of X entries specifically, so this is just going to keep repeating to knock these off my list so I can keep this marked off in GR as read in the newest X-Verse. Summer 2021 (June); Just knocking out some of these that are completed. I've been keeping the reviews in the Dawn of X, X of Swords, Reign of X entries specifically, so this is just going to keep repeating to knock these off my list so I can keep this marked off in GR as read in the newest X-Verse.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Lawson

    I mostly knew what was going on in this one!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Dustin Moon

  17. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

  18. 4 out of 5

    L

  19. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sudheer

  21. 4 out of 5

    Anthony Small

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tiag⊗

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alistair

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

  25. 5 out of 5

    Federico

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anel

  27. 4 out of 5

    Will Jenkins

  28. 4 out of 5

    Caralen

  29. 4 out of 5

    Scott

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kirill Toropov

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