Review: Kick-Ass vs Hit Girl #4 (Image Comics)

Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Marcelo Frusin
Colourist: Sunny Gho
Letterer: John Workman
On Sale: 10/02/2021

The two vigilantes finally come head to head in a sword swinging bonanza in the penultimate issue.

PLOT AND STORY

Kick-Ass has been working on bringing down the drug cartels from the inside while Hit Girl doesn’t appreciate an imposter wearing her friend’s suit. As the two hot headed vigilantes finally clash the readers are left to wonder will they put aside their differences and work together on a common goal or will pride get in the way and fight each other.

Steve Niles does a great job in building a story with limited but sufficient dialogue allowing the artwork to tell a huge proportion of the story. This is a clever technique and I admire the simplicity making this an easy and enjoyable comic to pick up and pick up and put down.

ARTWORK

Marcelo Frusin and Sunny Gho continue to drive this story forward with clear, bold and graphic artwork. I especially like the way Kick-Ass costume had a dark green tone with an almost camouflage style but then the striking gold lines which makes her stand out and emphasises her womanly figure. I feel this must be a deliberate artistic choice to help distinguish this is not Dave in the suit and this is a new and different Kick-Ass to the one we are used to.

FINAL THOUGHTS

As the penultimate issue we are left on a very predictable cliffhanger but one I am extremely excited to see. A simple story which is a breeze to read and will make an awesome collected edition when complete. Guns, Girls, Swords and blood makes this a good fun Kick-Ass story.

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

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