Pardon my language, but the bitch is back. As you can see by the look of the cover, not even a prison can keep this little girl from having her way. This is the side I’ve wanted to see from Hit-Girl since the first volume and though Mark Millar took his time, it was a well executed process of getting her to this point where she is basically on top.
The one fear this volume brought me from the start was that we wouldn’t see much of Hit-Girl for a long time and that her time incarcerated may break her, but we are treated to quite the opposite. If there is one character you can’t ruin it’s Hit-Girl and trust can be put in Millar to do justice for her character when she could have reached that point of no return. On the other hand, it’s disappointing to see how little development there has been on Kick-Ass’s end. I would have thought with this time in between that Millar would have had something bigger planned for Kick-Ass rather than being dragged down by the new members and failing time after time.
Overall the best thing to come out of this issue is legitimate progression. There is actually something going on that you can care for seeing how their job is far from finished as heroes. There needed to be that balance in personal stories and focusing on what has been most important since day one which is fighting crime.
Solid issue that shows some actual progress in story because the first two issues really didn’t do much rather than explore Dave’s personal life which isn’t as interesting as when he puts on the mask. In the case of Dave, his most redeeming moment in this issue was that Dave gets a slight boost in confidence in response to how cool his real self is compared to Kick-Ass, which is something you’d think would have been realized long ago. I mean the movies touched base on this and it is only on the second.