In Review: Kick-Ass #​4

Patience is trapped while trying to bust a local gang operation and save an innocent man from torture.

Synopsis: Patience is trapped while trying to bust a local gang operation and save an innocent man from torture. Surrounded by gangsters, armed with only her wits and combat training, she must fight her way out and get back to her family. With Violencia now hunting her, desperate for revenge, how long before the villains find out who’s under the mask?

Review: Issue 4 picks up moments from where the last issue left off with an absolute spaghetti ravioli mix of uber-violence and enough blood splatter to put Heinz out of business.

Cornered in a room with Violencia and his whole gang. Patience has to bide her time and figure a way out for both her and the police officer who is trapped with her.

This fourth issue sees Patience meet her match in pretty much every conceivable way. Violencia is not exactly the type to offer up a fair fight, but thankfully Patience military background and gift for thinking on the fly could even the odds.

The fight scene that pretty much dominates the first half of this issue is beautifully drawn. The colorist on this issue obviously had a lot of fun with the various shades of red in their color palette.

I really enjoyed how Millar took a little inspiration from MacGyver in order to help Patience out in a fix.

Overall. This was a fabulous issue, which went some way to not only escalating the story when it comes to the villains. But it also escalates things with regards to Patience’s family life given that one of the gang members she takes on is related. The closing page of this issue pretty will pretty much keep fans guessing for the next month.

John Romita Jr. does some great work on this issue with quite a lot of impressive action beats.

This issue will go on sale tomorrow in all good comics stores.

Kick-Ass #4
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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