• Welcome to the Hellfire Academy, there’s little chance you’ll survive the experience.

• The most villainous school you’ve ever seen has its grand opening. With teachers like Mystique, Sauron, Mojo, Wendigo and Master Pandemonium there’s no limit to the terrible things you’ll learn.

• Can Wolverine and the X-Men find the school before their kidnapped students are turned into villains?

Story by Jason Aaron
Art by Nick Bradshaw & Walden Wong
Colors by Laura Martin
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Nick Bradshaw & Ryan Stegman

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 3.1%
Avg Rating: 4.3
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  1. Bradshaw back on the book? Sold!

  2. I see what you did there Bradshaw very smart, that cover is a spoof of the issue 1 cover. Well done you cheeky monkey you.

  3. Excited for this arc to start. This book tailed off a fair bit but the promise of the return of the Hellfire Club has kept me here.

  4. Yeah, this should be good. C’mon Nick (and Jason) get this series back on track! I know you can do it!

  5. Interested to see how they work Mojo into the faculty. And they’re kinda spreading Mystique a little thin between this and ANX. Given her motivations in that title, it seems strange that she would sign on with the Hellfire Academy. But whatevs. I still love this book.

  6. The book went really off track, especially with the Dog in the Savage Land crap, but I’m hoping the Hellfire Club brings it all back on track.

  7. JML (@twitter.com/JoshMLabelle) says:

    I think a problem I’m having with this book is that Aaron is telling the kinds of stories Claremont used to tell… but he’s telling them over double the number of issues. It seems like 3-4 issues is roughly the average length of a story on this book. I’m loving all the ongoing subplots, but whenever I don’t like the main plot it kind of sucks because you’re stuck with it for a while. I liked the Savage Land arc okay but got sick of it after two issues. I didn’t like the carnival arc at all and came close to dropping the book. Back in the day, you’d hit a carnival-type story you didn’t like and it was okay because you’d be off it the next month. Here, if I don’t like the main plot, I damn near end up dropping the book because I’m stuck with it for so long. And I’m paying 3.99 to keep up with some subplots when I don’t care about the bulk of the main action.

    • JML (@twitter.com/JoshMLabelle) says:

      Okay, never mind. Shut up, Yesterday Me. This was awesome and I think probably my pick of the week. Never thought Quentin Quire would become a favourite character.

  8. Finally! Well this is why I stuck around (even if I skipped buying a few here and there). Get rid of all the AvX tie-ins and all the savage land stuff and connect this Hellfire stuff back to the beginning few issues and you’d have a really solid run.

  9. There was too much dialogue that it became boring and a chore to read, most of it was uninteresting about characters that I have never heard of. It really needs to get going with the plot, I mean it’s been 31 issues and they are still fighting the same villains since issue 1, there has barely been enough character development or plot twists. I like the fun aspect about the book but there needs to be a good mix, of fun and drama. Some salt and pepper.

  10. I thought this issue was great. Very funny and Aaron continues to be the best at bringing the far corners of the Marvel Universe to a mainstream book (Master Pandemonium for crying out loud!).

    Also, Quire taking a cell phone picture of Mystique’s skirt was hilarious.

  11. Great – back on track after the ill advised (in many ways) trip to the circus!

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