Written by Jason Aaron
Pencils by Nick Bradshaw
Inks by Walden Wong
Colors by Laura Martin with Guru eFX, Thomas Mason, Matt Milla and Sotocolor
The Hellfire Saga Part Five of Five
I must have missed the first part of this saga as I don’t really remember any of the proper Hellfire Academy students. There is Snot and the girl who would have kissed him by now if he would only wipe his nose. Which is funny, I just don’t know them.
Toad has been fighting Husk for three issues! But this is one of those, each issue is like 30 minutes in the lives of these characters.
I like that Kade Kilgore makes weapons that are program not to fire at him, that is a pretty smart safety feature when you are running around with that crowd.
Toad takes enough layers off of Husk where now she has been reset. So I guess we’re not going to get her true motivation for turning evil or why her powers were going out of control. She’s at least reset to the first issue of this title as she doesn’t remember her relationship with Toad. Which is heartbreaking but also sad in that she only was in like five issues of this title so we didn’t lose any real character moments outside of her relationship. Poor Toad finally got a girl and now has to work to get her again. But with her powers being back to normal, maybe, I doubt she will have that lack of esteem like before.
Quire and Oya kissed, that’s pretty nice to see that relationship become official.
The page where everyone is blocked by the light, is colored very well. Nice hue of yellow. Not sure which member or members of the coloring army did it but nice touch.
Kitty and Rachel can communicate with telepathy again.
Broo bites a Bamf.
Even Wilhelmina betrays Kilgore, and apparently they had a quasi-relationship of their own that was never hinted at.
Kilgore also becomes lack luster at the end as well, wanting a hug, boo! Goes and shows that he is only a kid.
Nice to see the Siege Perlious again. Wilhelma and Philistine go through it and later, Kade and Dog Logan go through it.
Nice that we have original Broo back, bout time! Great pacing with the growl and then the cough with proper dialogue following. I miss that guy!
Turns out Logan isn’t going to shut the school down.
I read someone’s reaction to the issue of Kitty getting a haircut and losing her curls and it does look like that here, but with Battle of the Atom, she has her lovely locks still in place so maybe it was bad angles here.
I do like Kitty with longer hair but that’s only because the two times she had short hair were not great moments in her life. The first being when Ogun cut all of her hair in Kitty Pryde and Wolverine mini and the second was during X-Men 100 where everyone got new looks and her’s was a new haircut and costume.
I guess those two male members of the Hellfire Academy are now members of the Jean Grey School, that’s disappointing as I would like to be done with those characters but I’m sure they will become wallpaper extremely soon. Plus, keep your enemies closer and all of that.
Broo tells Beast that he got better having biting a Bamf.
That final page reveal is pretty awesome! I do feel ready to get one of my favorite X-Men members back! Excited about Amazing X-Men, but first, we have to see how Battle of the Atom changes everything!