Hellions (2020-) #2 by Zeb Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’m loving this series! It got off to a strong start and that continues here, and I really enjoy the team dynamic…by which I mean that this team is a disaster and they. quite literally, kill each other at the first opportunity. I’m wondering if Empath being shot in the head by a team mate is going to become a running joke (really couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke).
I love how Alex/Havok feels like he doesn’t belong with this bunch of crazies, and even says so himself…but it only takes the appearance of Madelyne Pryor to prove how wrong he is. Given everything he’s been through, Alex has issues, and it’s good to see a writer finally acknowledging that.
It feels like anything goes in this book and Zeb Wells strikes the right balance between darkly humorous and just plain dark. I mean, any book with the egg shaped Nanny as a team member can’t possibly take itself too seriously.
This does feel like a book for long time X-fans, but being a long time X-fan myself I’m hardly going to complain about that.