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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, Vol. 2

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Certainly the most fun of the X-books. Wells is able to combine plenty of action, drama and humor in these issues. The team is all newly resurrected after they all died needlessly in X of Swords. However, there are some complications. Those that died on Arrako have comback "more" of themselves like the other inhabitants of Arrako. They're bigger, stronger and more intense. They are more of their personalities. Wild Child is more animalistic. Nannny is more protective. The team heads after the Ri Certainly the most fun of the X-books. Wells is able to combine plenty of action, drama and humor in these issues. The team is all newly resurrected after they all died needlessly in X of Swords. However, there are some complications. Those that died on Arrako have comback "more" of themselves like the other inhabitants of Arrako. They're bigger, stronger and more intense. They are more of their personalities. Wild Child is more animalistic. Nannny is more protective. The team heads after the Right. Nanny's ship has been stolen and she needs it to create a new armor for Orphan Maker. Apparently his mutant power needs to be contained at all costs. Cameron Hodge and those smiley-faced demonic robots are always creepy villains. Then the team gets abducted by Arcade which is always fun. Stephen Segovia's art is always welcome in my collection.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Khurram

    A good book. I did prefer the more action packed first book, but I think this book is still my top of the X-books fir me. I was expecting more yo be brought up from the suicide mission the Hellions were sent on in the X of Swords arc, but things seems to be kept under wraps even though everyone knows Sinister is lying. However the jolly Sinister has over Psylock is revealed, but Psylock is not one to be caged or put on a leash (apparently Havoc is). A good continuation of the series some good team A good book. I did prefer the more action packed first book, but I think this book is still my top of the X-books fir me. I was expecting more yo be brought up from the suicide mission the Hellions were sent on in the X of Swords arc, but things seems to be kept under wraps even though everyone knows Sinister is lying. However the jolly Sinister has over Psylock is revealed, but Psylock is not one to be caged or put on a leash (apparently Havoc is). A good continuation of the series some good team building seeds planted, some hidden agendas and an interesting return at the end. I am hoping for more revelations and action in the next book. The books finishes with a cover gallery of issues 7 - 12.

  3. 4 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.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    Twenty Five 'Reviews' In One Day: Book 4! Look, anyone who even occasionally glances at my 'reviews' will know by know I am not liking the new Hickman-X-Verse (and that's putting it mildly) and you either disagree with me (which, looking at the other reviews of these books is mostly everybody) or you agree with me (virtually nobody) so I'm not going to keep banging on about them. Suffice it to say, this is one of the more entertaining of the bunch as it's at least occasionally funny, although nowh Twenty Five 'Reviews' In One Day: Book 4! Look, anyone who even occasionally glances at my 'reviews' will know by know I am not liking the new Hickman-X-Verse (and that's putting it mildly) and you either disagree with me (which, looking at the other reviews of these books is mostly everybody) or you agree with me (virtually nobody) so I'm not going to keep banging on about them. Suffice it to say, this is one of the more entertaining of the bunch as it's at least occasionally funny, although nowhere near as funny as it thinks it is. The artwork's nice, too. My next book: Raisins and Almonds

  5. 5 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.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michael Church

    This series is so freaking good. Zeb Wells and Stephen Segovia have impeccable comedic timing, yet they manage to balance it expertly with truly sinister (pun intended) moments and villains. Moreover, I care more about this group of mutants than I ever thought I would. Havok has been a favorite of mine since some random video game where I liked his powers, and I liked Betsy as Psylocke, but now Kwannon, the real Psylocke from the body swap, is just as enthralling, if not more so. Nanny is one of This series is so freaking good. Zeb Wells and Stephen Segovia have impeccable comedic timing, yet they manage to balance it expertly with truly sinister (pun intended) moments and villains. Moreover, I care more about this group of mutants than I ever thought I would. Havok has been a favorite of mine since some random video game where I liked his powers, and I liked Betsy as Psylocke, but now Kwannon, the real Psylocke from the body swap, is just as enthralling, if not more so. Nanny is one of the most interesting and hilarious characters in the whole X-line right now, by some impossible alchemy. The sight gag of her sneaking up on Sinister remains supremely charming and delightful. With a group like this, you need well-executed villains, too. Something for them to bounce off of (or crash into, as the case may be). The two (ish) antagonists are frightening and unhinged in their own ways. Both are classic villains with a lot of history, and, I feel, they lived up to it. I also enjoy the seeds being planted for future stories. I literally kept pausing as I read to exclaim to my partner how good the book is. I don’t think there was anything that detracted from my enjoyment of these issues.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Clint

    4.5 stars I love how irreverent and playfully silly Wells’s dialogue is. It continues to fit the tone of the outcasts on this team, but more importantly feels so effortlessly fun and funny. The Arcade and Mastermind-heavy plot is entertaining, and like a lot of the current X-men books it has a pleasantly nostalgic familiarness to it even though I haven’t really read any of the 70s or 80s comics those characters are mostly from. Segovia’s art is great; it fits with the broad Marvel style but still 4.5 stars I love how irreverent and playfully silly Wells’s dialogue is. It continues to fit the tone of the outcasts on this team, but more importantly feels so effortlessly fun and funny. The Arcade and Mastermind-heavy plot is entertaining, and like a lot of the current X-men books it has a pleasantly nostalgic familiarness to it even though I haven’t really read any of the 70s or 80s comics those characters are mostly from. Segovia’s art is great; it fits with the broad Marvel style but still has its own distinguishing elements, and I love the bright saturated coloring. (Didn’t read the last issue since I’m waiting to read all the Hellfire Gala issues together)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dimitrios

    Another interesting X-books. An interesting mix of darkness, psychological dysfunction, and humor. I think new territory for an X-book. Enjoying it. Sinister is really funny. Never felt that way about him before.

  9. 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, but its mainly focused on the fact that old wounds 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, but its mainly focused on the fact that old wounds may not actually be forgiven.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    The first volume was excellent; this one a little less so. It starts off well with a mission to collect Nanny's spaceship so that a new containment armor for Orphan Maker can be had and he can be resurrected. A newly emerged, sentient A.I. appears to have been killed off, though it looks like Nanny managed to save a baby robot? Then there's a three issue arc with Mastermind and Arcade, and far too much of Mr. Sinister. I know Sinister is the team's patron, but he should stay in the background. A The first volume was excellent; this one a little less so. It starts off well with a mission to collect Nanny's spaceship so that a new containment armor for Orphan Maker can be had and he can be resurrected. A newly emerged, sentient A.I. appears to have been killed off, though it looks like Nanny managed to save a baby robot? Then there's a three issue arc with Mastermind and Arcade, and far too much of Mr. Sinister. I know Sinister is the team's patron, but he should stay in the background. And then a rather dumb issue set at the Hellfire Gala. The artwork is outstanding throughout, but the writing isn't as interesting or funny as in the first volume. Hopefully, Wells will get back on track in the next one.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Frédéric

    Ok, I’m still not convinced with the actual usefulness of this particular team- except for M. Sinister’s own endgame of course- but at least it’s fun. The interactions between the members of the team and with Sinister- himself quite hilarious as a fashion victim posh- are a riot. Good dialogues and punchlines all over. The reaction of the team when Sinister is abducted is worth it alone. But there’s seriousness and character’s development too: Psylocke’s position within the team is interesting i Ok, I’m still not convinced with the actual usefulness of this particular team- except for M. Sinister’s own endgame of course- but at least it’s fun. The interactions between the members of the team and with Sinister- himself quite hilarious as a fashion victim posh- are a riot. Good dialogues and punchlines all over. The reaction of the team when Sinister is abducted is worth it alone. But there’s seriousness and character’s development too: Psylocke’s position within the team is interesting if not very imaginative. Didn’t think much of book one but I’m glad I read book 2. At least it made me smile. Good art from Segovia on all issues.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    This book still proves to be probably the most enjoyable of all the Dawn of X titles. Mister Sinister's dysfunctional Hellions team is wildly entertaining, and I laughed out loud probably a dozen times while reading this. The first two issues deal with the resurrection of the team, betrayed by Sinster during the X of Swords event. Three of their number fell in Arakko, which leads to unpredictable results in their resurrections. Orphan-Maker's resurrection is halted because he has no protective a This book still proves to be probably the most enjoyable of all the Dawn of X titles. Mister Sinister's dysfunctional Hellions team is wildly entertaining, and I laughed out loud probably a dozen times while reading this. The first two issues deal with the resurrection of the team, betrayed by Sinster during the X of Swords event. Three of their number fell in Arakko, which leads to unpredictable results in their resurrections. Orphan-Maker's resurrection is halted because he has no protective armor to prevent his dangerous x-gene from activating, so the team have to fight their way to Nanny's ship that is currently in custody of mutant hate group The Right so that she can use the materials on board to construct him a new suit of armor. Following this we have a highly enjoyable three-issue arc where the team face off against Arcade, who puts them through all kinds of devious mental tortures with a famous telepath he has in his employ. And the final issue marks their appearance at the Hellfire Gala, which doesn't forward the overall story of that event in a meaningful way but does give us some great character moments. And the designs for Havoc and Psylocke's gala outfits are outstanding. Sinister's is as over-the-top as you might expect. Zeb Wells really nails the humor in this book and takes advantage of the make-up of the team to create so many hilarious interactions. And I absolutely LOVE how he writes Sinister. I never cared for Sinister as a villain before, I always thought he was a bit ridiculous. I've seen others complain about how he's no longer taken seriously by the writers, but a quick glance at the character is enough to reveal that he's always been fairly corny. I appreciate that the writers are now leaning in on the inherent silliness of the character with regard to his appearance and his foppish nature. But I still feel that he definitely poses a significant threat--in fact, he almost seems a little more dangerous to me for portraying this harmless demeanor to others, when we know he's anything but. It's all right there in the name. All six issues in this volume feature art by Stephen Segovia, and it's always a welcome thing to see such consistent artwork in an entire volume, especially when it's as good as his work. I hope he sticks around for as much of the rest of the series as possible. This was an overall great read and is easily my favorite mutant book being published right now. 4.5 STARS

  13. 5 out of 5

    Marco

    Apparently more than a few people consider this the best X-title in the Krakoa era of Marvel's Mutant titles, and while I definitely see some potential here, I find I disagree. This is more or less a Suicide Squad type book with a number of characters who are deemed "problematic" by the powers that be thrown together to "get better" - and then get handed over to Sinister of all people? While some of the dialogue is actually pretty funny (NOT Sinister! I hate "Clown-show" Sinister!) and at least on Apparently more than a few people consider this the best X-title in the Krakoa era of Marvel's Mutant titles, and while I definitely see some potential here, I find I disagree. This is more or less a Suicide Squad type book with a number of characters who are deemed "problematic" by the powers that be thrown together to "get better" - and then get handed over to Sinister of all people? While some of the dialogue is actually pretty funny (NOT Sinister! I hate "Clown-show" Sinister!) and at least one of the characters, Scalphunter, actually seems to strive for redemption, I really dislike how Havok is being portrayed here. Also, the book does not seem to actually go anywhere before being cancelled. And what IS the deal with Nanny and Orphan Maker? A full year on the team, some cryptic allusions, and we STILL don't know anything more about them

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    More shenanigans with Krakoa's biggest fuck-ups, overseen (and regularly screwed over) by the wonderful current take on Mr Sinister, as camply hilarious as he is genuinely evil, who prior to this volume managed to get them all killed. Now they're resurrected, as is the mutant way these days, but even aside from the bit where Sinister is lying to them all about how they died, the peculiarities of extradimensional resurrection mean several of them "came back a little extra" – and the nature of the More shenanigans with Krakoa's biggest fuck-ups, overseen (and regularly screwed over) by the wonderful current take on Mr Sinister, as camply hilarious as he is genuinely evil, who prior to this volume managed to get them all killed. Now they're resurrected, as is the mutant way these days, but even aside from the bit where Sinister is lying to them all about how they died, the peculiarities of extradimensional resurrection mean several of them "came back a little extra" – and the nature of the team is such that characters like Nanny and Wildchild weren't exactly subdued to start with. So it's little surprise that, in the final issue here, they're not invited to the island's fancy Hellfire Gala. Which obviously they then crash anyway. Before that, two missions, of which the first is at the level of black comedy the series does best, with the team retrieving something they probably shouldn't, for one of their number who definitely can't be trusted with it, except that the alternative is even worse. Standing in their way: comedy killer robots! The other, longer story possibly has a few too many moving parts, and I'm not sure it ever altogether makes sense, but along the way it manages some impressively grim stuff, not least establishing that Arcade is not just one of Marvel's most slappable supervillains, but also an absolute exemplar of terrible bosses.

  15. 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.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Joey Nardinelli

    This series continues to be fun while also baffling the ever living shit out of me. I think Sinister and Wild Child are the only two members that I know somewhat and even then, Sinister seems to be an alternate version of himself. Clearly missed the Sword of X arc that I need to circle back to, but the ending issue and actual cliffhanger-ish ending left me feeling overall fairly confused. I wish it felt like there was an urgency or something motivating these stories, but outside of Sinister‘a cl This series continues to be fun while also baffling the ever living shit out of me. I think Sinister and Wild Child are the only two members that I know somewhat and even then, Sinister seems to be an alternate version of himself. Clearly missed the Sword of X arc that I need to circle back to, but the ending issue and actual cliffhanger-ish ending left me feeling overall fairly confused. I wish it felt like there was an urgency or something motivating these stories, but outside of Sinister‘a cloning agenda and the recovery of “Psylocke’s” daughter/Alex’s sense of self (?), I’m pretty un-invested despite my enjoyment.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ross

    Midway through the run, I think. This band of misfits shouldn't work...but they do. Not even Mastermind and Arcade can keep this team down. Redemption arc, payback arc, you name it. Only parts I'm not enjoying are the characters brought back after they died outside of Krakoa borders. These personality shifts they all suffer from are jarring and drawn out WAY too long. Bonus: Hellfire Gala outfits are dope! Midway through the run, I think. This band of misfits shouldn't work...but they do. Not even Mastermind and Arcade can keep this team down. Redemption arc, payback arc, you name it. Only parts I'm not enjoying are the characters brought back after they died outside of Krakoa borders. These personality shifts they all suffer from are jarring and drawn out WAY too long. Bonus: Hellfire Gala outfits are dope!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Adam Williams

    Another enormously fun volume, turning these outcasts into some of my favorite characters to read. One of my favorite X-books on the market. I'll be devastated when it's gone but I can't wait to see what's in store before then. Another enormously fun volume, turning these outcasts into some of my favorite characters to read. One of my favorite X-books on the market. I'll be devastated when it's gone but I can't wait to see what's in store before then.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lulu (the library leopard)

    Can't go wrong with a good story where characters are stuck in their own special hellscapes tailored to their deepest fears and have to fight their way out! Also, the Hellfire Gala issue was pure chaos and I greatly enjoyed it. Can't go wrong with a good story where characters are stuck in their own special hellscapes tailored to their deepest fears and have to fight their way out! Also, the Hellfire Gala issue was pure chaos and I greatly enjoyed it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Matty Dub

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

  21. 5 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.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Omni Theus

    FULL REVIEW *Spoiler Free*- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_UiA... Zeb Wells Can Even Make the Hellfire Gala Entertaining! OVERALL RATING: 5 stars Art: 4.5 stars Prose: 5 stars Plot: 5 stars Pacing: 5 stars Character Development: 5 stars World Building: 4.5 stars FULL REVIEW *Spoiler Free*- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_UiA... Zeb Wells Can Even Make the Hellfire Gala Entertaining! OVERALL RATING: 5 stars Art: 4.5 stars Prose: 5 stars Plot: 5 stars Pacing: 5 stars Character Development: 5 stars World Building: 4.5 stars

  23. 5 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.

  24. 5 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.

  25. 4 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.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    The Hellions are such a unique team. I love that we've really gotten a chance to explore Sinister and all his little eccentricities and quirks. Deep down you know he's really horrible, but he comes off as so funny! Putting Havok and Psylocke with what is basically a team of villains is bound to always have them at odds with each other, which is true, and the entire line of X-Books is made better by their chaos and hijinks. Highlights: - Having the entire team dying in the X of Swords crossover, Si The Hellions are such a unique team. I love that we've really gotten a chance to explore Sinister and all his little eccentricities and quirks. Deep down you know he's really horrible, but he comes off as so funny! Putting Havok and Psylocke with what is basically a team of villains is bound to always have them at odds with each other, which is true, and the entire line of X-Books is made better by their chaos and hijinks. Highlights: - Having the entire team dying in the X of Swords crossover, Sinister pleads with the Quiet Council to resurrect his team. Empath, Greycrow, Havok, and Psylocke come back fine, as they made it to Krakoa before dying. Wild Child, Nanny, and Orphan Maker died in Arrakko, and when they are resurrected, they are changed somewhat (all physically bigger, easily angered, and stronger) - All of them blame Sinister for their deaths, but with the abduction of her daughter, Psylocke is willing to guide the team away from hating Sinister and keep their minds focused on a new mission: rogue AI bots and Cameron Hodge causing trouble in Arizona. - Sinister gets "abducted" by Jason Wyngarde and Arcade, causing the Hellions to be sent to rescue him. It is all a ploy though, as the team is able to overcome Wyngarde's mental manipulations, and Arcade's labs being built by Sinister are actually going to be used by him for his plans, without the Quiet Council's knowledge. - The final issue is the Hellions tie-in to the Hellfire Gala. Sinister, Psylocke (in one of the hottest dresses I have ever seen!) and Havok are invited, but the rest of the team is not. They decide to crash it though, creating all kinds of chaos. Overall, this book is fun and mischievous. I hope some form of it continues after the Gala, and if not, then certain characters do, but in other titles. Recommend.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dakota Morgan

    I was concerned with the first Hellions volumes that I didn't know who any of these characters were and this second volume didn't really allay any of those concerns. Instead, it kept whipping right along, dragging me back into the murderously humorous world of Mr. Sinister and his off-brand X-beings. Fortunately, Orphan Maker, Nanny, Wild Child, and all the others are relatively compelling in Zeb Wells hands, even without backstories. After the events of X of Swords (still haven't read), some of I was concerned with the first Hellions volumes that I didn't know who any of these characters were and this second volume didn't really allay any of those concerns. Instead, it kept whipping right along, dragging me back into the murderously humorous world of Mr. Sinister and his off-brand X-beings. Fortunately, Orphan Maker, Nanny, Wild Child, and all the others are relatively compelling in Zeb Wells hands, even without backstories. After the events of X of Swords (still haven't read), some of the Hellions are changed - and they're pissed at Mr. Sinister. But a kidnapping forces the Hellions to work together (under fairly silly circumstances) to save Sinister. Then: the Hellfire Gala! If ever there was a team that didn't belong at a fancy dress affair, it's the Hellions. The single issue is predictably hilarious and my favorite in the volume. Very on board for future adventures with this team.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Fiona

    i don't like this absolute chaotic team but god damn they're funny why are they even a team??? what is their purpose except to sorta babysit each other. i mean sinister is their leader and they all hate him hahahha. there is a very strong ~the friends we made along the way~ vibe to this though i did like that kwannon and besty are in diff books so we saw both sides to their past and they came to some sort of a resolution nanny and orphan-maker are truly the most RANDOM characters to exist??? so is i don't like this absolute chaotic team but god damn they're funny why are they even a team??? what is their purpose except to sorta babysit each other. i mean sinister is their leader and they all hate him hahahha. there is a very strong ~the friends we made along the way~ vibe to this though i did like that kwannon and besty are in diff books so we saw both sides to their past and they came to some sort of a resolution nanny and orphan-maker are truly the most RANDOM characters to exist??? so is orphan-maker actually a child but in a big iron man suit because ?? if he's not contained he'll kill everyone ??? and is it him who's killing everyone's parents (i mean it's in the name?). drunk nanny egg lady trying to off sinister with a smashed glass oh my god this is a gala event control yourselves, you're embarrassing everyone lol and the lil transcript of the cuckoos chat i love it

  29. 5 out of 5

    Blindzider

    This book continues to be my favorite of the X-titles, and one of the top books that Marvel is putting out right now. I love the sarcastic humor. Alex's dialogue sounds real to me. Sinister makes me laugh. I've always thought Nanny and Orphan were some of the dumbest character but Wells has turned them into a pair of "what are they going to do next"? This volume has the classic issue where you get a peak inside each character and dang it he's making me care about Greycrow and even Wild Child. Se This book continues to be my favorite of the X-titles, and one of the top books that Marvel is putting out right now. I love the sarcastic humor. Alex's dialogue sounds real to me. Sinister makes me laugh. I've always thought Nanny and Orphan were some of the dumbest character but Wells has turned them into a pair of "what are they going to do next"? This volume has the classic issue where you get a peak inside each character and dang it he's making me care about Greycrow and even Wild Child. Segovia's art continues to amaze. He's able to draw some exciting action but also portray a thought by simply drawing a face. Sadly only a couple more issues to go.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Gavin Wask

    Mr Sinister's Team are back and so is Arcade. Be ready for people's heads being screwed with, random deaths and Arcade being evil and Sinister not quite playing by the rules. Nanny and Wild Child are more themselves than ever before! Havok is wondering why he is there, Psylocke is under Sinister thumb and Greycrow is actually turning into a bit of a hero and a likeable character. The heroes of this are a mix of heroes, anti-heroes, evil barstewards and Sinister. The action is face-paced and often Mr Sinister's Team are back and so is Arcade. Be ready for people's heads being screwed with, random deaths and Arcade being evil and Sinister not quite playing by the rules. Nanny and Wild Child are more themselves than ever before! Havok is wondering why he is there, Psylocke is under Sinister thumb and Greycrow is actually turning into a bit of a hero and a likeable character. The heroes of this are a mix of heroes, anti-heroes, evil barstewards and Sinister. The action is face-paced and often violent(well for Marvel) and the interactions, fun and frustrating(Psylocke, I'm looking at you here.). A very enjoyable read and team.

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