Synopsis: It’s The Final Showdown. Will a battered and beaten Kick-Ass defend herself against Hit-Girl, ignore her instincts, and kill a child to save her own life? This explosive, bloody final issue sees Kick-Ass at war with Hit-Girl, the assassins, and herself.
It’s The Final Showdown and things are about to get ultra-violent. Having had several confrontations in the previous issues. Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl must duke it out a final time. But who will ultimately prevail? Hit-Girl is totally gunning for the fake Kick-Ass. While the new Kick-Ass still wants to try and justify her actions to Hit-Girl. But the little psycho isn’t going to listen.
For this final issue. Which almost feels like it could very well be the final story for this incarnation of Kick-Ass. Artist Marcelo Frusin manages to bring a wild west feel to the proceedings. I loved the initial panels of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl facing off against each other. It felt very much like an old western movie where the Sherriff was preparing to take down the bandit in a final gunfight. To say that the action beats in this issue are visceral would be a huge understatement and really would not do the artwork justice. Frusin completely excels at bringing a sense of cinematic movement to his artwork. It’s like looking at the storyboards for a Tarantino movie.
Steve Niles finishes off this story in the only way that it could possibly be done. Both characters get what they were looking for by the close of the issue and all is well that ends well, but perhaps not. There is the question of who a certain Ebay buyer is. Could that final few pages be the early set up for a new story arc of Kick-Ass or is it truly over for Patience Lee?
Overall. A satisfying end to what has been a great 5 issue run.