Okay, so I know I’m a day late and a dollar short, but Mark Millar’s munchkin killer, Hit-Girl is back in a limited series that bridges the gap between Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2. All I have to say is don’t let that Hello, Kitty backpack fool you; that b***h is ca-razy!
The story picks up after Kick-Ass and with her father and John Genovese taking the long dirt nap, Mindy/Hit-Girl tries to hang up her costume and give a normal life a shot. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, when John’s agoraphobic brother, Ralphie, takes over the family business and vows vengeance on Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass. Now, the crime-fighting duo must train to make sure they’re ready for the storm brewing and if that wasn’t enough, the Red Mist has dastardly plans of his own. What’s are teenage super heroes to do?
Mark Millar is a master storyteller. He’s able to craft realistic super heroes who aren’t afraid to get their hands a little bloody…okay, a lot blood and make them extremely likeable. What made me the most excited about this series is that the real ass-kicker gets the spot light. Don’t get me wrong, Kick-Ass is a great character, but Hit-Girl constantly stole the show and definitely felt more like Batman than Robin.
What Mark Millar does such a great job is putting his characters in situations that are out of the element. He took a nerdy kid and threw him into the world of superheroes. He took Halloween to the next level and definitely got himself in way too deep. Now, Millar is turning the tables on Hit-Girl and sending her into the scariest place on earth, high school. It was weird and interesting to see a character with no qualms about shooting a pedophile with a teddy bear pistol, get so upset over the verbal jabs of a couple of stuck up rich girls.
If you’re a Mark Millar fan, a Kick-Ass fan or a fan of gun-toting pre-teens, then you’ll love Hit-Girl. Just watch your back, because the little b***h is definitely back!
– Joe D.