This week we get an amazing issue with Kick-Ass #2. In this next page in the saga of our new hero, we see Patience doing what needs to be done to support her family. In the hyper-violent style we've come to know an love in the Kick-Ass series, she is taking out bad guys and relieving them of their cash.
But in supporting her family, she maintains that she is not a superhero. She just wears the outfit and is doing what is necessary to support her family. But when a young boy approaches her and tells her about something less-than-wholesome happening at home, will she be able to maintain that she's just in it for herself and her family?
What I love about this issue is we get a little bit of origin story (what is driving her to be a superhero?) while getting a ton of action. This issue wastes no time getting right into the fighting, and continues throughout. It's a definite page-turner.
In addition to the great story, this issue has a ton of great art. It's gritty, portraying the streets. It's bright, portraying a victory. It's solemn and dark, portraying the mystery to come. John Romita Jr. and Peter Steigerwald are a force to be reckoned with.
All-in-all, if you're on the fence about Kick-Ass, give this issue a shot. It's the perfect type of issue to suck you in and want to read more! This issue is a definite 5 out of 5 stars. You'll be giddy with excitement when you make it to the end.
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: March 21, 2018
Writer: Mark Millar
Pencils: John Romita Jr.
Digital Inks and Colors: Peter Steigerwald
Fresnerd Grade: 5 out of 5 stars