“The Little Bitch is Back!”
Hit-Girl #1 takes place after the events of Kick-Ass. Big Daddy has fallen and Hit-Girl is left under the custody of Big Daddy’s ex-partner and best friend, Marcus. Insert the movie tagline here: “Hit-Girl can take down the mob, but can she survive high school?” Still friends with Kick-Ass, she want’s to make another crime fighting duo but understands Kick-Ass will need some legitimate training. Under her tutelage, she will teach him to fight, and he will teach her to be “normal”.
There are a few writers that frequently get mentioned on my blog, Mark Millar is one of them, and for good reason. I tend to lean more towards the grittier, bloodier, and foul mouthed books, so naturally Millar fits the bill. Hit-Girl #1 continues this proud tradition boasting the same writer and artist as it’s Kick-Ass predecessor. Hit-Girl has few weaknesses, but Millar exploits the most ferocious of them all, teenage girls. You wan’t Hit-Girl to beat the living shit out of these girls, but you know ‘Merica!, she can do nothing of the sort. It will be this touch-and-go of emotions, dealing with the mob and high school will definitely be a challenge, even for Hit-Girl. Of course John Romita Jr. draws a fantastic book, I like that it’s real and rough around the edges. I’m trying to see beyond the characters facial emotions, and read more body language, Romita Jr. has nailed this. Basic things like drooping of the shoulders and standing tall are easily recognizable as depressed and confident.
Fans of Kick-Ass need to pick up this book, and newcomers should pick it up as well, although I would suggest reading Kick-Ass first to understand why Hit-Girl is who she is.
Back to the Farm.
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