Kick-Ass 2 #4

Kick-Ass 2 #4

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: September 28, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Red Mist takes on a new identity too vulgar for print and issues a command to all his super-bastards on Twitter to wreak havoc on New York. Meanwhile, the cops are cracking down on all costumed activity and tracing the secret identities of all the heroes. Could Dave get a knock on his door, and has enough spit hit the fan for Hit-Girl to pick up her sword again?

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Sep 29, 2011

    Seriously. I haven't said that about a comic in a long time, but this one definitely deserved it. There was absolutely zero restraint in this issue. No one was spared. Violence and cruelty was the definition of the book. For the sake of comparison, think Crossed with more hatred. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 2, 2011

    Very well done, but a little too icky and disturbing. I applaud Millar for pushing the boundaries of good taste, because without pushing it you'll never learn where the boundary is. But this was too much for a mainstream comic. It was a good comic, but I'd never recommend it to anyone and feel kinda bad having it in my house. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 28, 2011

    If you're looking for a comic that isn't going to hold back...on anything, this is the one for you. The character formerly known as Red Mist has an army and has targeted Kick-Ass and his friends and family. Mark Millar and John Romita Jr continue to push the story into dark territories. You know a giant blood-soaked final battle is coming and it's going to be surprising if anyone can survive. Comic book villains usually come across as silly and pathetic. They are willing to do dark and evil things but they never completely go all the way. Millar is showing us what a truly evil and whacked out individual is capable of. Heroes and villains trading blows with the bad guy going to jail and the hero waiting for their next encounter seem silly compared to this. Just be prepared for some graphic scenes and violence. This comic is not for everyone. The Mature rating makes that perfectly clear. We'll have to see what Millar and Romita Jr have planned for the next issue to top this. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 1, 2011

    Romita helps Millar achieve his goal, but I fail to see what else hell get out of the deal besides some hefty royalties on the next Kick-Ass film. Tom Palmer does a good job of cleaning up the dirty pencils of Romita. In the Avengers, Romitas work is a mess of lines. Here, there is an actual flow to the page and lines. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 28, 2011

    This is certainly an issue that will stick with you, but not necessarily for the right reasons. There's no need for Millar to push the story to the extremes it reaches. It doesn't serve the plot to see children's brains splattered on the sidewalk. Were the more grisly scenes at least left to the reader's imagination, the issue would have worked a bit better. Good art can be shocking, but good art also has meaning and purpose. Kick-Ass 2 has neither. Read Full Review

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