Review: Kick-Ass vs Hit-Girl #2 (Image Comics)

Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Marcelo Frusin
Colorist: Sunny Gho
Letterer: John Workman
On Sale: 16/12/2020

Issue two is a slice and dice messy journey as Hit Girl arrives in Albuquerque on the hunt for Kick Ass

PLOT AND STORY 

There isn’t a great deal to talk about here this month as issue #2 is a very art heavy issue with minimal dialogue. What I do enjoy about Steve Niles story is how he contrasts the slow, steady family life of Patience Lee AKA Kick Ass against the hyper aggressive style of Mindy AKA Hit Girl.

During this issue our two characters finally come head to head and I’m very excited to see how that develops. Initially as enemies I’m sure the story will make them allies and that’s a pairing no criminal wants to come up against.

ARTWORK

Reading this high definition graphic comic in digital format is an absolute treat because the detail and the colours are so crisp. I can’t wait to see this transfer to a physical format. Congratulations to Marcelo Frusin and Sunny Gho who have formed a brilliant team.

This issue is an action packed and very graphic ride and I loved every page. Hit Girl is never one to pull a punch and that is proven page after page this month. The fight sequences really stand out here with a great blend of guns, swords and hand to hand combat.

The other stand out elements to this issue was the use of sound effects. Be it a WHAM, SMACK OR BOOM these were used with great effect in issue #2 and credit to either artist Marcel Frusin or Letterer John Workman whom ever was responsible. 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Hit-Girl is a character who I’m surprised never got her own solo movie but with quality stories like this coming out on a regular basis I don’t think it will be long before she comes back to the big screen. The story is moving along at a slow pace but balanced against the super fast pace of the action makes this a series you don’t want to put down.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Image Comics and I received no incentive to review this comic.

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