Marvel has revealed the lineup, title, writer, and artist for the “Classified X” series it teased earlier this week. On Friday, the publisher announced Hellions, written by Zeb Wells (Amazing Spider-Man, New Mutants) and illustrated by Stephen Segovia (Contagion, Superior Carnage), which will feature “the X-Men team you’re going to love to hate.”
From the press release: “When the X-Men invited all mutants to Krakoa, they meant ALL mutants, even forgiving the past sins of some of their fiercest enemies. Chief among them was Mister Sinister who now tasks himself with finding purpose for mutantkind’s most dangerous outcasts: Wild Child, Nanny, Orphan Maker, Empath, and Scalphunter! Also on hand to do Sinister’s dirty work will be X-Men favorites Psylocke and Havok! Will they be able keep these murderous baddies in line or will the team’s deadly missions have them succumb to their own sinister natures?”
“I can’t believe I get a chance to play in the sandbox Jonathan Hickman and company have so brilliantly created,” Wells said in a statement. “For my money it’s the most exciting game in town and I can’t wait to let this merry band of psychopaths loose in it.”
Also in a statement, Segovia added, “I am HUGE fan of Zeb Wells’ work. The moment I read his Hellions pitch, I was blown away. It’s a new level of mutant stories and I was overjoyed and pumped to begin drawing it immediately. I can’t wait for you guys to see the magic we’re cooking up and I promise you’ll enjoy the ride!”
The Hellions were originally created by Chris Claremont and Sal Buscema, and made their first appearance in The New Mutants #16 (1984). With Jonathan Hickman revitalizing the entire X-line through HOX/POX and now Dawn of X, their reappearance fits the overall goal of the current selection of series.
Hellions #1 debuts in March 2020. Check out the cover art below and stay tuned for more new year announcements from Marvel Comics.