Hellions #1

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 74
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

When Krakoa opened their doors to all mutants and forgave all past crimes, they might have known they'd have to accept some of their worst foes into the fold... but they didn't plan for what to do with them. Not to worry-Mister Sinister knows what to do with the troublemakers. Meet his new Hellions: Scalphunter, Wild Child, Empath, Nanny, Orphanmaker, Psylocke...and Havok?! Under Sinister's direction, they are sure to become productive members of mutant society. Writer Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, NEW MUTANTS) and artist Stephen Segovia (WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY, SUPERIOR CARNAGE) bring you the team you're going more

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 23, 2020

    The only crime this book commits is that it wasn't a Dawn of X book when the X-titles launched. This book is well written, well drawn, and unique when compared to the rest of the titles in the X-Men line. Do not pass on this book if you like a good surprise every few pages. Hellions is a macabre X-Men tale unveiling a menagerie of freak-show characters that work towards pure comic book delight. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Daily Fandom - Alex Smith-Petersen Mar 26, 2020

    Truly, this is one of the best debuts in the Dawn Of X overall, and a feather in the cap of everyone who made this book happen. This is really something special to behold. It's fresh and exciting and delivers exactly what I would love to be seeing more of in the X-line. Plus, the last page is just to die for. I couldn't be more excited for what's to come and I hope you are too. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 24, 2020

    Hellions #1(Wells, Segovia) offers solutions to the problem of anti-social mutants in the New World Order with a misfit team of wildcards under the command of Sinister and Kwannon. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 25, 2020

    Stephen Segovia delivers some impressive art in this first issue. The action is visceral and dynamic and the characters are expressive and beautifully detailed. A great looking book. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Mar 24, 2020

    Wells and Segovia create a sharp opening tale packed with humor, spice, action, and pure insanity. The story simply makes sense while showcasing Segovias fantastic artistic chops and makes this reader genuinely fall in love with Mister Sinister… Yup, I just said it. Wells makes Sinister this hilarious character we want to despise but simply cant. If you're on the fence with this one, I highly recommend grabbing this and adding it to your pull list. Don't forget to drop me a line and let me know what you think! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 25, 2020

    I don't know if it's good to be bad, but Hellions #1 made the statement that it pays to keep your enemies close. This will be the Dawn of X book to look forward to if you want a story that is not only action-packed, but one that will keep you guessing at every turn. Nothing should ever be trusted to be straightforward when Mister Sinister is involved. Him or even this band of misfits thrown together. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Mar 25, 2020

    Hellions #1 is easily one of the best debuts for Dawn of X. The creative team does a fantastic job of setting up the stakes for the team of antiheroes. It's full of action, emotion, and humor. X-Men fans should absolutely pick this one up.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Mar 25, 2020

    As a first issue there is more stage setting than revealing character development, but the setting, premise, and composition ofHellions provides a voice for an unexplored segment of Krakoa's society. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 25, 2020

    Hellions #1 is a solid debut. It delivers action and a team you want to cheer against. It's concept isn't new and we've seen it many times before but it's cast of characters creates such an x-factor it's hard not to want to see it all go off the rails. It's one of the better Dawn of X titles and a debut that'll have you want to check out more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 26, 2020

    Hellions #1 has a fascinating premise. Putting together a group of mutants to use in the worst situations, a team that is already on the edge of breaking Krakoan is a great idea, and Wells pulls it off admirably. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Mar 27, 2020

    I am grateful, though, that the creative team took this task on. The comic itself was well done; introducing the team and ending with the foreseen antagonist. All the props to Segovia and Curiel. The art in this book is crisp. Wells is kind of wild with his Mr. Sinister. An asshole joke and a catcalling joke in one panel. I was amused at this “lovable jerk” Sinister dialed up to 11. If the latest X-Force was not violent enough for you, this series promises to be right up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 28, 2020

    A good, solid first issue establishes all the characters and their story going forward. It looks to be a nice addition to the Dawn of X landscape. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 1, 1970

    I can not deny the quality of the creative teams work on this project. The writing it emotional and deep, just as the art is superbly executed to match it. Its just the main theme that worries me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 24, 2020

    While that last bit might sound a bit much, Hellions #1 really is a lot of fun. Thanks to the droll wit of Wells’ characters, emotionally dynamic artwork, and the meaty, carefully laid out concept, this opening has a lot to work with. It would have been nice to see that potential in action fully, but despite that Hellions #1 is a rich opening gambit from the misfits of Krakoa. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 25, 2020

    Hellions begins as inessential, but very welcome entertainment"it still has plenty of space to grow into something better, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 24, 2020

    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. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Mar 25, 2020

    Writer Zeb Wells has a knack for the sort of wacko-serious vibe I assume Hellions is going for, and, hopefully, it lives up to the promise of this issue (his concurrent Ant-Man run is also very good). Stephen Segovias art is comparatively tamer given the books premise, but its very consistent with the vibe established by Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva in House of X andPowers of X, which lends some nice continuity to the overall slate. Im very interested to see what he can do with the material given to him here, especially if it involves Nanny in greater capacity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Mar 26, 2020

    "Hellions" #1 is a solid debut outing for Marvel's band of merry Mutant villains. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 25, 2020

    Wells and co. have quite a bit of team assembling and explaining to do in this first issue, making it feel a bit more like a #0 than a #1, but they do it all in entertaining fashion with great artwork. I am excited for what is to come from this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Mar 30, 2020

    Hellions #1 has a lot going for it past the whole "It's the X-Men but violent and mean" thing that's been advertised. There's a strong sense of humor and a good mixture of characters as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Mar 26, 2020

    Wells ends the book with a big reveal and while there won't be spoilershere as usual, suffice to say it's enough of an eye-widener to forgetjust about all of the flaws this book has for the moment. Wells andSegovia are off to a bumpy but entertaining ride, and if they can smooththe way a bit there could be something really fun and distinct from theother Dawn of X books here. Read Full Review

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