Hit-Girl #2

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: July 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Crashing through plate glass unscathed? Child's play. Jumping over moving cars? Whatevs. When Hit-Girl is your mentor, you'd better keep up. Kick-Ass is taking lessons in Advanced Bad Assery from Mindy McCready, and in return, he's teaching her to survive middle school. The question is, can she dispatch the Mean Girls without severing any arteries? Meanwhile, Red Mist gets serious about making his mark in the world of super crime.

  • 9.6
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Jul 25, 2012

    John Romita Jr. is the JRR we all know and love. His usual semi-blocky figures show incredible motion. Romita also excels at the hyper-violence that lives in the Hit-Girl/Kick Ass universe. We never got to see heads explode during his Spider-Man run, and I think that's a reason why the gore stands out so much. Hit-Girl takes place in our world. No magic rings or aliens, just two kids trying to right wrongs in a corrupt city full of gangsters and dirty cops. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Jul 31, 2012

    Overall its definitely a good mix of humor, ultraviolence and a very weird perspective on chaos and organized crime. It's also a great book to read if you're a fan of the classic “team-up” books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Ian Bonar Jul 27, 2014

    One word describes this issue for me, and that word is Brilliant. Full of Immature, and sometimes dark humour, colourful artwork, and over the top violence. This story just gets better with each issue, making me look forward to its release date to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Garry Robertson Jul 28, 2012

    One word describes this issue for me, and that word is "brilliant," full of immature, and sometimes dark, humor, colorful artwork, and over the top violence. This story just gets better with each issue, making me look forward to its release date to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Aug 9, 2012

    There isnt much else to say about this issue ofHit-Girl. It has everything a comic book needs: action, some drama, art, comedy, and of course, a conflict. We dont see the villain, Red Mist until the end of this chapter, and when he does appear, the book ends, leaving the reader to want more. The book isnt necessarily short, but its a quick read, filled with large panels and silent panels.Hit-Girlcomes out once every six weeks or so, and every issues been enjoyable so far. If youre not following any ofKick-Ass, why not start here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jul 30, 2012

    In two issues, Millar has shown that he can take a secondary character and make her as appealing as the lead hero. Hit-Girl has all the action found in a Kick-Ass comic, but with more heart. Mindy Macready is a character for whom readers root, and as Dave learns the painful truths of being a side-kick, readers experience the role of the assistant up-close. All hell has yet to break loose, but given the narrow focus of the series, readers are in for a more engrossing take on the realistic superhero story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Aug 19, 2012

    If you're a fan of this series then I don't need to tell you how great this is to read. If you're not a fan of this series, I'm going to go out on a limb as say this might make you. Hell it's only $2.99. They're practically giving it away. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 30, 2012

    Romita's art is still deliberately gritty, but it comes together as whole with greater clarity here. Definitely worth a look, and a must-read for fans of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jul 25, 2012

    Despite enjoying both issues so far there is one question that has yet to be addressed. Why does this book exist? Could it have just not been introduced? I haven't read Kick-Ass 2 yet but if Millar wanted this to be solely act as a bridge between the series then why not call it Kick-Ass 1.5? Unless this leads to a confrontation with Red Mist his inclusion is bizarre. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 28, 2012

    Not a bad issue, nobody slaughters the mob quite like Hit-Girl. Written by Mark Millar & illustrated by John Romita Jr. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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