Hellions #5

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Carmen Nunez Carnero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 14, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 46
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Desperation. Help from unexpected places. An advance into the unknown.  
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  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 14, 2020

    Hellions is hilarious dark theater, maximizing every moment with a fun character moment or surprise shock that reinvigorates the superhero genre. This issue continues the series trend of surprising the reader with strange interactions, overly dramatic characters, and a propensity for the strange. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Oct 14, 2020

    Wells reveals the light-hearted and comedic banter between characters as well as the unusual abilities of the team members involved. From Sinister's condescending remarks to his high-brow fashion sense, Wells shows X-MEN fans that this series is a MUST READ in any pull list. If you aren't reading HELLIONS, it's not too late. Pick this up and truly see how much fun HELLIONS can be while continuing X OF SWORDS in the process. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 14, 2020

    Overall this book hilariously tosses the Hellions into the mix. It was such a blast to read and I can’t wait to see more from this team of misfits. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Oct 14, 2020

    Zeb Wells is putting out the most fun and engaging outcasts X-book possible, and with Carmen Carnero and David Curiels realistic and precious art approach, it fits as perfectly and strangely as its cast. Plus, its subverting the narrative of the event on the nose. And I like how obvious it is at that. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 14, 2020

    Hellions #5 is a fun read, but in the overall X Of Swords story, it just feels like a placeholder, a way to pad the run time, to use a movie metaphor. The Hellions aren't going to be able to make enough of a difference in the whole thing; it would completely ruin X Of Swords if they did. The idea is good, and the characters make the whole thing worthwhile, but it's just a way to justify X Of Swords being 22 issues long. Well and company do a great job, though, so there's that. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Jim Malakwen Oct 19, 2020

    A delightful installment with great artwork and one of the finest X-Books on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 14, 2020

    Hellions #5 is a truly excellent introduction to two very different stories and that highwire act deserves some applause (and maybe a cape). Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Oct 16, 2020

    Mr. Sinister puts on a show, but it's not enough to elevate the crossover bait from being just one more brick in the wall. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 14, 2020

    Carmen Carnero delivers some amazing art in this issue. While I would have loved to see more action in the story, the character moments are handled with style and visual flair. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 20, 2020

    I like the X-Men crossover event as a whole but this one felt very out of place. It did not feature a mutant looking for a sword but rather a way to circumvent the rules that have been set out. Tactically, this makes perfect sense for the story but it felt out of place in the narrative arc. It is like one set of writers is going right while this one took a sharp left. Read Full Review

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