Review: Kick-Ass vs Hit Girl #5 (Image Comics)

Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Marcelo Frusin
Colourist: Sunny Gho
Letterer: John Workman
On Sale: 17/03/2021

Strap in for the conclusion and final showdown between Kick-Ass and Hit Girl.

PLOT AND STORY

This is what the last four issues have been building towards, our two titular characters coming head to head in a no holds barred battle. There is very little else to report on from this issue as that takes up virtually the whole issue.

Steve Niles manages to give us a definitive yet somewhat anticlimactic ending. I’m not sure what I was really expecting but I feel like even though there are shootouts and bazooka’s I wanted a little more. I enjoyed the ending and how it wraps things up while teasing us with possible future endeavours.

ARTWORK

Going out on a literal bang, Marcelo Frusin and Sunny Gho dazzle readers with some fancy, high powered action sequences.

I really liked the opening few pages which have a western tone to their style. Kick-Ass and Hit Girl come head to head on the street of a deserted and dusty town looking like a scene from a spaghetti western.

John Workman keeps the lettering in tune with the story once again. I’m not sure if it was Workman or the artists but there are some great action words throughout the fight scenes which create some great animation to the pages.

FINAL THOUGHTS 

As a single issue the story felt a little flat without any great flow but this is the final issue to the series and does a good job wrapping things up. We get an ending, a conclusion and the potential for more stories in the future so overall I found this to be a great mini series.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Image Comics and received no incentive to review this comic. All images and artwork are courtesy of Image Comics and their respective owners.

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