Writer Jason Aaron
Penciler Nick Bradshaw
Inker Walden Wong
Colorists Laura Martin & Matt Milla
Letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover Dated August 2013
Hellfire Saga Part Two of Five
Corporate Headquaters of Kilgore Arms. Midtown Manhattan. Kitty and Iceman have broke into the place.
Iceman created the creature from The Thing. Iceman points out that Kitty was the one that tripped the alarm. Now Kitty owes him a plate of pork buns from Momofuku.
Kitty states that the security was impressive, it almost took her a full minute to hack into it. They cannot locate Kilgore.
To make this not a complete bust, Iceman destroys the top fifty floors of the building! People probably were not in it.
Chaparanga Beach, Indoesia. Doop and Warbird are at a spaceship graveyard, looking for clues.
Somewhere Above the Atlantic Ocean. Beast is determine to locate this 12 year old who is harassing him so much. Angel isn’t thrilled that he didn’t get to the newly located heroes in time.
30,000 Feet Above New York. Poor Rachel is trying to read the mind of everyone on Earth. The numbers she is coming up with are horrible –
2,789,567,282 people sleeping
8855,499 making love
0 who know where the new Hellfire Club is located
23,556 plotting murder
Storm is with her, just nagging at Rachel and stopping all progress.
Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
I love Bradshaw’s Lockheed, he looks awesome! Also, Aaron writes him as great as I would say Kieron Gillen. That’s right folks, I’m apparently keeping track of people who write Lockheed well.
So jarrod from the Comic Book Resources’ X-Books thread keeps referring to Lockheed as Headmaster Lockheed and like a good fellow poster – I just go with it, not really knowing or getting the reference. But liking the idea of Lockheed running a school. Then I finally own this issue thanks to MileHighComics.com and my wife getting me the gift of comics for Father’s Day and now I totally get the reference.
This Lockheed is a Lockheed that deserves to rule er, I mean, run a school. He’s totally bad arse and in charge.
Lockheed was given a collar that translate his words to English. He’s a dragon from space. Friend of Lady Pryde. Sometime special agent of SWORD. Slayer of untold brood – may they burn in the fires of the black sun for all eternity. He’s also the working headmaster and sole instructor in all aspects of life.
If I read this comic within the last two years, I would have been clamoring for an Arron / Bradhsaw Lockheed ongoing or at least miniseries. I may just start doing that, regardless!
Today’s assignment? Do not anger Lockheed. He breathes fire and is carnivorous. So do the math, seriously do your math! Such fun and great dialogue!
Wolverine is going around just slashing the walls. He sees that the Bamfs like his whiskey and starts forming a plan.
Meanwhile, at the Hellfire Academy. Master Pandemonium is torturing Quentin Quire. Philistine comes in to relief the other villain, who has demons for hands. That has to be awkward.
We get Philistine’s origin. He’s really into the Siege Perilous.
The Teacher’s Lounge. Mystique is trying to get an update from everyone. Sauron is there, Dog Logan, a lady Mojo, the space alien who likes to collect Broods.
Toad thinks they should let the captured Jean Grey students go, so they can maybe lead regular lives. This embarrasses Husk.
Wolverine has made a deal, the Bamfs can drink his whiskey but they have to take him along the trail the Hellfire Academy left behind.
Sabretooth and Kilgore are talking. Sabretooth is being paid very handsomely. Kilgore wants him to be the Headmaster.
Lord Deathsike is also a member of the teaching staff.
Issue ends as Wolverine and the Bamfs have located Lord Deathstrike, so Wolverine is getting closer!