Kick-Ass 2 #3

Kick-Ass 2 #3

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: August 24, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The sequel to the New York Times best-selling comic which spawned the hit movie continues! By putting on his now-famous green costume and dishing out his own brand of vigilante justice on street thugs and mob bosses alike, high school loser Dave Lizewski changed the world. Now, after a successful first mission with his new team of self-proclaimed super heroesJUSTICE FOREVER Dave and his crew start to understand what living in this new world really means. Plus, the return of Kick-Assarch-nemesis THE RED MIST, and things come to a head for HIT-GIRL!

  • 9.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Aug 25, 2011

    What do you want? It's Kick-Ass! You either love it for it's excessive violence, graphic language and awesome story, or you don't. I fall on the “love it” side of that equation. This issue had everything you'd expect out of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Great art, funny dialogue, a great story, um, great everything. This issue heralded the return of the Red Mist... Excuse me, I mean the Mother Fucker, who should have a huge hand in the final few issues of this series. Other then that, Kick-Ass's dad learned that his son was masquerading as a super-hero(which lead to the laugh out loud moment that had his father stating, “Oh my god... You've lost your mind.”), Col. Stripe, who I could have SWORN was going to be revealed as a bad guy, was brutally murdered, and the slow burn to Hit-Girl's return to action continued. No complaints from me, only compliments. Here's hoping the next issue of this series comes out before the end of the year! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Aug 26, 2011

    This was another really good issue. While not as violent as the last book, this issue really moved the story along quite nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 5, 2011

    Romita here is more polished than his recent work on the Avengers which is not looking too good. The storytelling is good. It seems that series like this one are better suited for the man than stuff like the Avengers where there are as many characters to draw but on a larger scale. Here, the scale is human. These goons in costumes still look good in them and if Romita has a weakness its that. They still look like super heroes instead of idiots dressing up with pantyhose Lulu Lemon gear. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 29, 2011

    A fun and very professionally done issue. The story is streamlined enough that the long delay since issue #2 doesn't really matter. Can't wait for next issue when it looks like some pretty hot things might happen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 24, 2011

    We're finally treated to another installment of Kick-Ass 2. This series has been taking Dave in a different direction. He's found others that share his passion of dressing up and fighting crime. His world is almost perfect know that can't last. Mark Millar adds his touch and moves the story along. John Romita Jr's art with Tom Palmer's finishes and Dean White's colors makes the series visually appealing. Romita Jr's art depicting such intense scenes is something to see. If you thought this volume was just going to be Kick-Ass going out on street patrols with his new friends, you will be pleasantly surprised after reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 26, 2011

    Kick-Ass is a book that pushes the boundaries. This arc doesn't seem to have a terribly interesting story but Millar is making the most of the characters he's rolled out. It seems like there aren't a whole lot of books on the stands that jams this much entertainment into twenty-four pages and is only three bucks. I definitely recommend picking this up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Aug 24, 2011

    I truthfully feel like Kick-Ass 2 #3 could be the breaking point for some. This series has never shied away from brutal violence, but this issue might take it a little too far. The moment in question might serve its purpose from a plot perspective, but part of me thinks Millar could have gotten to point B without resorting to raping my innocent eyes. Read Full Review

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