Hellions #4

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 29
8.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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HAVOK STANDS ALONE! 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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  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 16, 2020

    Stephen Segovias art is masterful and beautiful in its depth, detail and energy. This is a great looking book for how it makes the characters look as well as how the tone of the story is reflected in the art itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 16, 2020

    Wells continues to find a way to take this band of rejects and makes them highly enjoyable. Zeb Wells continues to show off his expertise and creative juices as characters that should never work together and filled with such baggage somehow seamlessly gel together after only four issues. Moreover, his story is clear, direct, fast, and filled with relentless action. Plus, whether you completely know the backstory for each character or not, Wells still sets up the narrative to be easy for anyone to enjoy. This reviewer is thoroughly excited to see what this team has in store next, especially from Sinister, Pryor, the Legacy Marauders, and even the Quiet Council. Pick up this issue and add HELLIONS to your pull list. It's still not too late to get all four issues and hop on board this crazy train before it leaves the station! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Sep 17, 2020

    The Hellions try to escape the clutches of Madelyne Pryor and the Quiet Council makes a controversial decision. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 16, 2020

    Hellions is the surprise contender in the X-Men line nobody saw coming, and coincidentally that's exactly what this super-team is all about. Hellions #4 delivers on the decompressed previous two chapters, and makes for a promising first step for the next chapter. This series leans into the absurdity of its characters, somehow making the hot mess stick and making you want so much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 16, 2020

    Hellions #4 makes some strange plot decisions to do some character work that is arguably better than any demonic invasion. While it is weird not to get the cliches, what readers get is more compelling than what they may have gotten if Wells made more run of the mill decisions. Segovia's art works for the issue as well. Hellions #4 closes out the first story arc in fine fashion. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Sep 16, 2020

    Hellions ends its first arc in a traumatic but bonding conclusion, combining bloody and raw art with dark coloring with an issue in which everyone has their heart a little tore apart. The story clearly calls back to Louise Simonson and Chris Claremont's Summers drama in "Inferno," and the tribute and themes it takes focusing in Havok, the ignored brother, and Madelyne, the unreal girl, is bittersweet and perfect.In the middle of a Krakoan reboot era that makes it impossible to tidy all loose ends or explore all characters, Zeb Wells makes sure we understand this team's growing bond deeply, and that Madelyne's loose end is tied closely, even showcasing the Quiet Council's hypocrisy and imperfection.The dysfunctional-but-clear-bond between these characters finally explodes when they all laugh together as they are "a bunch of crazy sons of %$!&!". There's a certain joy here for me as someone with a mental illness and survivor of systemic mental health abu Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Sep 19, 2020

    Segovia gets a chance to really shine in the action scenes, in which Psylocke and Greycrow in particular stand out. This is a team of incredibly kinetic mutants, and Segovia's energetic line work " bolstered by some beautiful coloring work by David Curiel " adds extra oomph to what is already a pretty impressive set of powers on display. But even more than the powers, it's the strength of the character work that puts Hellions on the right path to where I'm excited to see what Wells has planned from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 16, 2020

    Overall this issue hits an emotional close to a great first arc. The issue wasn't perfect but it still was a thrilling read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 16, 2020

    This is a series fueled on ultraviolent action, black humor, and Coen-esque characters; it's a joy to read. Read Full Review

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