In Review: Hit-Girl #5

JEFF LEMIRE and EDUARDO RISSO take on MARK MILLAR's psychotic 12-year-old Hit-Girl for the next stop in her blood-soaked world tour.

Synopsis: HIT-GIRL’S IN CANADA. Leaving behind her Colombian bloodbath, Mindy is locked, loaded, and ready to seriously mess up some Canadians. JEFF LEMIRE and EDUARDO RISSO take on MARK MILLAR’s psychotic 12-year-old Hit-Girl for the next stop in her blood-soaked world tour. No amount of ice or snow will prevent Mindy from slaughtering her latest enemies.

Review: Taking over the reigns from Mark Millar is Jeff Lemire who provides some ultra-violent fun in Canada as Hit-Girl goes after the son of a well-known drug dealer.

The issue is bookended with the same image of Hit-Girl caught in a bear trap, but it’s what is sandwiched between that makes for the fun. Lemire picks things up running and continues the momentum that Mark Millar started the series off in.

On the art side of things, Eduardo Risso takes over from Ricardo Lopez Ortiz and impresses right away. Risso’s opening panel sees Hit-Girl caught in a bear trap in a very snowy part of Canada. Right away were given a fantastic image, but it is the fight in the bar, which allows Risso to really shows us what he can do.

The story sees Hit-Girl going after Billy Baker, but the problem is there are two Billy Bakers, which is only going to mean double the trouble for our homicidal tween.

There’s a nice call back to Hit-Girls origins in this issue where she thinks back to some sage advice that her superhero father gave her.

Overall. Jeff Lemire and Eduardo Risso do a great job of picking things up from where Millar and Lopez Ortiz left off. The writer and artist chemistry is very apparent and I look forward to seeing what this team brings us over the course of the next three issues.

Hit-Girl #5 goes on sale tomorrow in all good comics stores and will also be available on Comixology.

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