Taking place after the events of Kick-Ass vol. 1 and Kick-Ass vol. 2, Hit-Girl bridges the gap between what happened after Dave and Mindy took down the Genovese crime family and before the Red Mist's rose to power. Mindy is secretly training Dave to be a better hero, and Dave is teaching Mindy how to be a regular 12-year-old girl.
Not much takes place as far as the story goes. We get a bunch of hilarious scenes of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl training. She's toughening him up after what she saw in vol. 1. Mindy, who can kill men three times her size, is having the hardest time adjusting to a normal life. She's unpopular, and ridiculed and she doesn't understand why. Her home life isn't going too great either as her step-father, Marcus, makes her promise to give up the superhero life.
But come on, we all know better.
Not much of Red Mist in this issue, but from the ending, it looks like he's going to start his war against superheroes first thing the next issue.
Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. deliver the same consistency and quality that they put into Kick-Ass 1 & 2. The dialogue is natural, ridiculous, terrifying, and hilarious all at the same time. The Hit-Girl series is the perfect transition between the two Kick-Ass books. Romita's art is great in this book. Though I'm not a fan of his work on Avengers, I'm happy with the quality and real-life vibe he puts into Hit-Girl.
Stay tuned! 4/5