In Review: Kick-Ass Vs. Hit-Girl #3

Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl CLASH in the third issue of this explosive arc. Mindy's armed to serve her own brand of vigilante justice, just like Big Daddy taught her.
Kick-Ass

Synopsis: Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl CLASH in the third issue of this explosive arc. Mindy’s armed to serve her own brand of vigilante justice, just like Big Daddy taught her. Ready to slay the Dave imposter and leave Albuquerque’s criminal empire in ruins.

 

The Story

Picking up immediately from where the last issue left off. Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl have come face to face with each other for the first time. Furthermore, Hit-Girl has a few choice words for Patience Lee who has taken over the Kick-Ass mantle from Hit-Girls old mate Dave. The duel between them comes to a sudden impasse when one of Cortez’s goons comes after them.

 

The Artwork

Marcelo Frusin continues to rock it with some fantastic illustrations. Firstly, we get a brilliant full-page spread of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl caught mid-flight as the two pounce at each other guns blasting. Additionally, I also liked the art illustrating Patience as she sows her wound back together again after the fight. It’s fair to say that the battle between Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass was evenly matched. As neither party gets away unscathed.

 

Overall

Much like with the last issue. Steve Niles is rather economical with his text and only uses it when it best serves the story. In this instance, the issue flies by due to it having a massive action set piece at the start. I’m really enjoying how Niles juxtaposes the action with Patience Lee’s personal life, which is a bit of a train wreck given the struggles of living such a demanding double life. It may be cool if we can get to see a bit more of what Mindy gets up to when she is off the clock. May we see Mindy and Patience encounter each other when they are not in costume?

Overall. This is a solid issue that flies by. I can’t wait until next month to see how the story continues.

 

Kick-Ass Vs. Hit-Girl #3 will be available at Comixology and at all good comics stores on Wednesday 13 January.

9.8
Kick-Ass Vs. Hit-Girl #3
  • Covers
    10
  • Story
    9.7
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net 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: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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