In Review: KICK-ASS #15

Maurice is tightening his grip on Kick-Ass.

Synopsis: Maurice is tightening his grip on Kick-Ass. He has knowledge that would destroy her empire and her family, and he wants a cut of her blood money. Meanwhile, the Russians are trying to lure her out of hiding to take her empire down once and for all.

Review: This issue reveals that there is a heavy cost when you choose to work with Kick-Ass.

The Story

Kick-Ass and the four women that helped her out in the last issue are becoming a bit of a team, but when the Russian Mob tries to lure Kick-Ass out into the open via various ploys. One of the women tragically loses her life.

Patience continues to struggle to balance her life out as Kick-Ass with her personal life. A matter that is made more complicated by her criminal brother in law Maurice, who is still squeezing her for a cut of the money she has recovered in exchange for his silence.

But who is the mystery woman that has been sent to bury Kick-Ass once and for all?


The art in this issue is fantastic fun. There’s a series of panels on the 6th page in which we see Kick-Ass and her small army of women zip wire into action. Artist Marcelo Frusin is not playing around here. He’s looking to draw us the comic book equivalent of a white knuckle ride and for the most part, he is succeeding.


Steve Niles is obviously setting us up for another killer story arc as he once again leaves us with a cliffhanger that would make even Sylvester Stallone strain.

The artwork throughout this issue is top notch and benefits from a fantastic color wash from Sunny Gho. 

I’m really enjoying the glimpses that we are getting of Patience personal life, but I think it would be cool to perhaps see a little more of that to give a bit more of a sense of what Patience is fighting for.

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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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