Hellions #1 Review

by Ryan.L on March 24, 2020

Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: Stephen Segovia
Publisher: Marvel Comics

What did I just read!?? Ok so this book has so many elements to it, good and bad. The Quiet Council has met and discussed what to do with certain “problem” mutants. The decision is to formulate a team under Sinister as a way of therapy for these mutants.

So while I did enjoy this issue I had some problems with it as well. The good is the book is a very fun action packed read. It brings along several mutants that some people may have never heard from and give them the spotlight. It also gives you a look at the more sadistic side of some mutants. It will be interesting to see if they can be rehabilitated or will being on this team cause more harm resulting in them being sent to the pit. I like the idea of Sinister having his own team. We haven’t seen a lot of him so this will make things really interesting. Having Psylocke leading is also a great idea. She has spent some time with Sinister in her own series so now we see this relationship continue in this one.

One of the other things I really enjoyed with this book was the obscure mutants on this team, especially Empath. He is such an intriguing mutant and you can see why Emma Frost liked him and included him on her original Hellions team. Though he does need a new outfit, I think his addition really makes things interesting. He is not one of the more stable mutants and that could bring an interesting element to this team.

No redemption for Havok. This is so frustrating that Havok has been though a lot and before House of X/Powers of X, this once great member of the X-Men was a villain and looking for redemption which seems to never come. I had hoped that now we would get to see great things from Havok, but after reading this issue that couldn’t be further from the truth. It seems like we are just going to get more of the same, and Havok is still suffering from the inversion. This is such a tired storyline, and I’m not a fan. I know not everyone loves Havok but there is way more they could be doing with the character than this post villain storyline. Redeem him already!

The art in this book is bright and exciting. It is quintessential X-Men, and suits the story perfectly. It really adds such a fun element to the story.

Overall this is an exciting start to what is sure to be a wild and crazy series. This is such a unique team that you haven’t seen anything like it before. I highly recommend picking up this truly unique book.

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