We've got a special treat for you today! Mark Millar has a new Hit-Girl series coming out this week, and we've got a little preview for you!
In this new monthly series, Hit-Girl has left America and is out to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia!
After being enlisted by a mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child, our heroine captures Colombia's most feared hitman: Fabio "Mano" Mendoza. But being in need of a new partner, she has some special plans for the captured felon.
This issue kicks off a new ongoing series, and is a great introduction to the world of Kick-Ass. If you're like me and were previously only familiar with the series because of the movie, you don't need to worry. This issue gives you enough back story to know what's going on, without needing to be totally versed in the entire history of the series. We get a peek of the new Kick-Ass, who doesn't really seem all that interested in being a superhero. We also see a ghost from Hit-Girl's past that helps push her along her path.
Being the first issue in the series, we get a lot of set up for the story to come, with a couple of nice action scenes. But Millar is definitely putting everything in position for some huge action scenes in the future!
One of the standouts for me was the art by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz. His scenes go from chaotic crowds and explosions, to conveying the relative calm of a mother sitting in her office. He also has that nice blend of realistic, but still a little comic booky. The character Mano is drawn with some great angles that are just on that cusp of being just over the top. I loved it!
And finally, let's see that cover.
This is one of those covers that you buy the issue just for that cover art. Amy Reeder gave us a great shot that sums up what you need to know about Hit-Girl.
Overall, I really enjoyed this issue, and I'm looking forward to what is coming with this series!
This issue gets a solid 4/5 Stars!
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: February 21, 2018
Writer: Mark Millar
Art: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Cover: Amy Reeder