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 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!”Marvel Comics
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.
- 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.
- Havok (Alex Summers)
- Psylocke (Kwanon)
- Wild Child (Kyle Gibney)
- 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.