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Marvel’s Next Big Thing: The Hellfire Academy

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm by Joe Blakeslee

Today at 12 Noon EST, Marvel held one of their Marvel Next Big Thing liveblogs to give everyone a look at the next chapter of Wolverine & the X-Men. Marvel.com editor Ben Morse and special guests, Marvel editor Nick Lowe and writer Jason Aaron provided an in depth look at The Hellfire Acadamy.

“The Hellfire Club has begun their own school, pulling in students from the Jean Grey School and elsewhere, recruiting super villains as teachers to show these kids how to be the biggest bad asses ever.” Explained Aaron. “It feels good to get here. It’s been building for quite awhile, since Schism, even before issue #1 of Wolverine & The X-Men.”

The Hellfire Academy will be staffed by some of the X-Men’s greatest foes, including the likes of Mystique, Sabretooth and Sauron, as well as other villians like Wolverines time traveling brother Dog Logan, Mondo, Wendigo and Master Pandemonium. There will also be  a new character called The Philistine who, according to Lowe, “has a strong tie to X-Men history that you’ll learn about in the Hellfire Saga.” Even allies like Husk and Toad will be staffed at the school.

Making up the student body will be a combination of newer mutants like Mudbug and Owen Backes, as well as ex-Jean Grey School students Oya, Broo, Glob Herman, and even Quentin Quire who Aaron had this to say about, “One of the whole questions of the story is about whether Quentin will be a hero or a villain. There’s a big role for him in this arc. Is he as bad a guy as he pretends to be? By the end of this arc we’ll begin to have an answer.”

It all starts with a special prologue in the pages of Wolverine & the X-Men #30 and then continue on full force on June 12th in issue #31.

Source: Marvel.com

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