Kick-Ass 3 #8

Kick-Ass 3 #8

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: John Romita Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The epic series finale is here! Kick-Ass 3 dons the costume one last time...will he be going to his death or a triumphant ride into the sunset? And has months in lock-up dulled Hit-Girl's death-dealing reflexes just when she needs them the most? This milestone double-sized issue marks the end of one era and the start of a new Millarworld universe. Must not miss!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 5, 2014

    It's hard to believe we've been reading KICK-ASS for only six years. It's harder to believe that this is the final issue. We've seen the characters come a long way. Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl have grown. They've suffered many losses and it looks like they can final get some peace. It's hard saying goodbye to characters and seeing a series end. I wasn't quite sure where the series would go when I read the first issue. It's been a blast seeing the characters grow through their highs and lows. Mark Millar and John Romita Jr give us a great ending. It's been a fun ride, but all good things must come to an end. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Aug 6, 2014

    There's a great sense of closure that feels good to have in a superhero comic where most of our favorites continue perpetually.Kick-Ass will never be for everybody, but for those of you that have enjoyed the ride you will not be disappointed. Oh, I never thought I'd say this about an actual comic, but make sure you stick around for the credits. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Aug 15, 2014

    Do I recommend this book? Definitely, but only if you can handle the intense violence that's depicted here. If you can't find it any longer, than I definitely recommend picking up the collected edition soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Aug 4, 2014

    Romita Jr.s art is pretty much the standard of what hes done for the rest of the series. Outside of one particularly nice special-fx set-piece theres not much in the issue that breaks from what one expects already. The best thing about Romita Jrs art is most likely the variety of visual callbacks to earlier moments in the series, which really do help with giving this a sense of finality. Overall I have to rate this on a purely Kick-Ass level, and on that level its probably nigh-perfect as a finale to Kick-Ass and Im sure die-hard fans will be pouring over it, for better or worse. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 7, 2014

    But this is a fitting finale in many ways. It completes a full, cohesive character arc for Dave (less so for Mindy, who hasn't really evolved in the same way). It calls back to the very first issue of Kick-Ass in a satisfying way. And for a book so entrenched in gory, ludicrous violence and shock value, there's also an unusual sense of optimism to Millar's writing. Millar's work in general has become less cynical and grim of late, and there's a definite sense that he's using this issue to signify a sea change across the entire Millarworld line. Ironically, I'd be more interested in reading Kick-Ass comics in a post-Kick-Ass Millarworld landscape. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Aug 7, 2014

    Kick-Assmay not end as impactful as many would hope, but it is appropriate and serves the characters well. I highly recommend reading the comic twice to be able to fully appreciate the content. Being the finale, fan or not, this issue needs to be bought! As one door closes, another opensLet's see where Mark Millar and company take us next in Millarworld! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Aug 7, 2014

    The climax itself was a little too simple but the aftermath was very spot on and almost makes up for it.

  • 5.5
    Mehd Aug 9, 2014

    What's really new? Sure, it's a fine read, and isn't overtly obnoxious, but to feel like we've been reading these characters for a while now begs a real climax- one other than a guy getting a girlfriend after having a pretty easy time slaughtering what was it, 120 mobsters? The super group dynamic was just left back in issue 4 or whatever, and that feels like a dead end looking back. And I get he's indy and doin it little-big but the shameless millarworld plugs on the last page totally took away from the idea of how the Kick-ass world operated. And also fuck you for charging 6.00. That is all.

  • 9.0
    AleSiryus Jul 12, 2017

  • 7.0
    Demarcoa Aug 7, 2014

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