Kick-Ass 3 #1

Kick-Ass 3 #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: June 5, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
10User Rating

Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl's blockbuster return for the LAST EVER story arc of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr's mega-selling series. Hit-Girl's in jail, leaving Kick-Ass to lead the superhero team of Justice Forever. Their first mission: Bust Hit-Girl out of the clink. But superheroes have now been outlawed, leaving Kick-Ass to dodge both cops AND criminals. For the first time since donning the costume, Kick-Ass is beginning to have his doubts. Is he now in too deep to get out? The phenomenal follow-up to the Kick-Ass 2 movie coming this June. Issue #1 features six different covers by the industry's biggest artists, all available for order. Each cover will feature a different character, and when all six covers are linked, a special message will be revealed.

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Jun 5, 2013

    Kick-Ass 3 #1 is a bit slow-paced and has a lot of inner monologue from Dave Lizewski, but it's all a beautiful set up for something big and emotional at the end. Yes, it's emotional, it feels very real all the way through. The best thing about Kick-Ass is that it's a super hero comic that feels real, and that makes us get attached to the characters. It also remains 100% fun all of the way through, which just helps us have a good time while reading it. This ending is going to be exciting and this issue is an intimate beginning to an end. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jun 6, 2013

    Overall, “Kick-Ass 3″ #1 is probably the most subtle book to ever be published about Dave Lizewski. Granted, there's a lot of the typical Millar crudeness, but it's matched with an amount of thought and heart that keeps the book from feeling too shallow. In fact, “Kick-Ass 3″ might just be the best of the trilogy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jun 11, 2013

    This marks the beginning of the end for Kick Ass. If you've been on the fence about the series, I'd recommend getting back into it right here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 4, 2013

    In certain ways, Mark Millar is actually producing an extremely user-friendly introduction to Kick-Ass, as you only need a passing familiarity with the central concept " nerd dresses up as superhero, fails miserably when confronting actual crime " to know what you're getting into. That said, you can also argue " shockingly " that this issue doesn't quite go as balls-to-the-wall as Millar's previous installments, which had little girls disemboweling scumbags and Dave getting sexted by his vengeful high school crush. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 5, 2013

    And I don't know about you, but I have a terrible feeling Millar's going to break our hearts when it comes to Dave or Mindy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 6, 2013

    Perhaps where Kick-Ass 3 falters is in finding the right hook for an audience that has bathed in the blood, sweat and fears of these characters already. However, Millar seems to be legitimately interested in developing these characters again, turning them from caricatures back into real humans with real problems. He hints in an afterword that this is the final arc for many a reason, and perhaps that is all the hook we really need to keep going in this always busy series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 7, 2013

    I'm glad to have the series back. If you push past all the violence and outrageous stuff, Millar and Romita are really just showing that it is hard to be a hero and therefore, heroes should be admired. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jun 7, 2013

    Millar is constantly in danger of going too far and losing the reader, but his sense of control is impressive as Kick-Ass 3 begins. There is not much going on so far, but what is there, is a light and enjoyable read that promises great things. Speaking of great things, it's always awesome to see one by a true master. John Romita Jr. brings his A-game to Kick-Ass, showing his aptitude for comedic storytelling. Romita's previous forays proved he could do the ultra-violence, but this issue was light on violence and heavy on the character development and comedy. Romita's adults are imposing, and his young people are scrawny enough to appear threatened by the adult world they are attempting to be a part of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 12, 2013

    As per usual, Romita's art remains consistent as it did from Volume 1 to now. Solid coloring, good use of dark strokes, and as usual well done facial expressions. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 5, 2013

    There's a strong back-to-basics feel with this series, and a healthy dose of humor to clear the air from Kick-Ass 2's darker drama. But that humor is just as frequently distracting, and the characterization suffers as a result. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 10, 2013

    This isn't to entirely discount Millar and Romita's gifts. "Kick-Ass 3" #1 is engaging and remarkably friendly to new readers without resorting to information dumps. Romita's artwork is strong in both action scenes and quieter scenes, and Millar's plotting and prose are distinctive and vivid. It's a safe bet to say that readers who have enjoyed previous installments of "Kick-Ass" will also enjoy this new chapter. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 9, 2013

    Kick-Ass appears to have run its course. I loved the original series. I thought the second was okay but this one just doesn't seem to have anything new to offer. I will tune in for one more issue. Hopefully Millar has something big in it. Read Full Review

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