Hit-Girl #1
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Hit-Girl #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: June 27, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16
7.6Critic Rating
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Hit-Girl spins off into her own blood-soaked series by the sales-busting creative team of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. This story takes place between Kick-Ass volumes 1 and 2 as Mindy McCready tries to settle into life as a regular school-girl, but wants nothing more to be dispensing hot justice to the scum of New York City. Her mother and step-father think she’s doing her homework, but in reality she’s taken Kick-Ass on as her sidekick and training him up to punch, shoot and stab... just like Daddy would have wanted. A limited edition variant by Leandro Fernandez will be released for this issue.

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Jonathan Gomez-Dominguez Jul 12, 2012

    Bravo Millar and Romita, you made my life easier by making a great beginning to a so far so good series. I like reviewing great comics because it's so much easier and faster to write my excitement and this issue is a prime example. I give this tie in an epic 10 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jul 2, 2012

    Hit-Girl #1 lets the reader further down the rabbit hole of these characters lives. It pulls you down with the title character and elevates the stakes for the next book. Although the art is great, the real testament of this title is the way that Hit-Girl goes from "The Little Bitch" to a lovable character. We loved it when she was decapitating thugs, but we love her when she is at her most vulnerable " a scared little girl who just lost her daddy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jun 27, 2012

    I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Hit-Girl regardless if you've read either book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Ian Bonar Jul 27, 2014

    This first issue is cleverly written and expertly drawn by Millar and Romita Jr, in true Kick-Ass style. I admit I am a big fan of Millar's work, but I was a bit critical of Kick-Ass 2, I thought it was a bit rushed, but I really enjoyed this so a good 8/10"""roll on #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jun 28, 2012

    Even though Kick-Ass and an old villain appear, Millar succeeds in making Hit-Girl to true focus of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Jun 29, 2012

    So far so good with Hit Girl #1, as long as is dodges the shite pacing of Kick-Ass 2 this series should be a complete blast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 30, 2012

    Now this is just the first issue, but the bottom line is that if you’re a Millar freak like me, than you have to pick this up. Period. From Marvel Comics, Icon & Millarworld. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicville - Chris Blackwell Jul 2, 2012

    You could be forgiven for thinking that Marvel and Mark Millar are trying to bleed the Kick-Ass franchise dry. This series comes right on the heels of Kick-Ass 2, and might be a little quick for some people's liking. That being said, you have to give this issue a try if you liked any of the Kick-Ass comics. The quality of writing and artwork is still so high, it makes this comic one of the gems of the month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 2, 2012

    There's definitely a sense that the creative team is in their groove and it's just different enough from "Kick-Ass" that we can avoid calling it a rut. You may not like "Hit-Girl" #1, but you can at least respect it. Funnily enough, that seems quite appropriate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 27, 2012

    It's time to get some more of your KICK-ASS fix with a focus on Hit-Girl. Kick-Ass does also appear here and we get to see what happened with Mindy and Dave in between two series. Not only do you get plenty of violence and foul language, there is some character development as well. Millar is showing us that this isn't going to necessarily just be more of the same. The unfortunate aspect of this taking place between the other two volumes is we have an idea how the events will play out. We know which characters have to survive by the end. It's not a major concern but it takes away from Millar's 'anything goes' approach. This is the calm before the storm and if you've been loving the other series, you'll want to be on board for this as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 27, 2012

    It's a shame this book couldn't have debuted before Kick-Ass 2. The impetus and drama simply aren't present since we know exactly where the main characters will end up by the time the series wraps up. Still, with a stronger focus on characterization over violence and spectacle, Hit-Girl makes some definite improvements to the formula. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Jun 28, 2012

    All in all I though that this was an good first issue. It has a nice start. The dialogues are nice and the artist has done a great job in recreating the faces of Hit-Girl and Kickass. I hope it gets better with the next issue Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 29, 2012

    The introduction of the Red Mist might have been one element too many, but for the first time in a while, we are interested in what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Syndicate - Dennis Dudley Jul 3, 2012

    I do feel that Hit-Girl does in a way bring new flare to the superhero genre. Granted, I agree with the violence being a bit too much as well as the obscene language. The issue as a whole is solid work as far as story-lines and structure goes. The art by Romita is one of those styles that I dig and it sucks you in visually to the story. Basically I'm saying if you want to know what goes down in Hit-Girls world, at least for the sake of it, its worth a read. Again, as a whole, Its solid and worth the time to check out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jun 29, 2012

    Those who are deeply invested in the world of Kick-Ass won't want to miss this" but since I've never actually met anyone like that, I will simply say that most readers can give this one a pass. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 29, 2012

    I like Kick-Ass. I like Hit-Girl. I even liked the Kick-Ass movie, which inverted enough of the tropes to completely undermine a lot of what made the original book sing. But for some reason, this issue doesn't quite hit all cylinders for me. The parts of the book that are dedicated to Mindy work really well, and I enjoy the Red Mist (he hasn't yet taken on his other name) in a creepy "I think I know that guy" sort of way, but this first chapter hasn't quite sold me on the need for a bridge between Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2. Hit-Girl #1 isn't a bad issue by any means, but it captures a lot of the bombastic loudness of the original without as much of the charm and wit that made it stand out, earning a middle-of-the-road 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. It's not enough to sour me on the series, but it's a troubling start for a book that I have been looking forward to... Read Full Review

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