Hellions #3, “Nothing People”

Hellions #3, “Nothing People”


Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! Listen and learn from the mistakes of the Summer’s brothers in Hellions, chapter 3, verses 1-32! “Nothing People”

The, not inexperienced at writing X-titles, styling of Zeb Wells
As boldly envisioned by Stephen Segovia

The official plot:

“MAD AS HELL! Krakoa’s resident rabble are up against the grand dame of the damned – the Goblin Queen, Madelyne Pryor! Talk about a return that could raise some havoc!”

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Pretty spot on! We even get a little history thrown in, just for flavor. I may really hate the individual mutants that make up this team, but Madelyn’s mental state did NOT disappoint.

Nice reunion. Now get a room!

My Impressions:

  • The Good: The Goblin Queen herself, insane and in charge! I dig it!
  • The Not-so-Good: Everyone else. (I suppose we can give Psylocke a pass.)
  • Eye Candy: One of the better looking books I’ve read this week. Great balance of heavy and light ink work. [Editor’s note: I completely agree!]
  • Crossover dependency: None, while Hellions fits into the greater X-men mega story, it also stands alone quite well.
Always establish dominance early on!

Notable Appearances/Events:

  • Havok (Alex Summers)
  • Psylocke (Kwanon)
  • Wild Child (Kyle Gibney)
  • Nanny
  • Orphan Maker (Peter)
  • Scalphunter (John Greycrow)
  • Empath (Manuel Alfonso Rodrigo de la Rocha)
  • Goblin Queen (Madelyn Pryor)
  • Harpoon (Kodiak Noatak)
  • Blockbuster (Michael Baer)
  • Riptide (Janos Questad)
  • Scrambler (Kim Il Sung)
  • Arclight (Philippa Sontag)

Bottom Line: 4 Stars!

I quit collecting X-titles years ago, for the single reason that Marvel saw fit to wind the full story through a dozen titles. It just feels like abuse. Given the approaching 22 issue crossover event, X of Swords, I am looking to drop the mutants again. That being said, if the characters, stories and art hit this level consistently, I may stick around. I’m keeping my eye on Hellions.



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