Kick-Ass’ life hits a few snags both personally and professionally. Today I will be reviewing Kick-Ass 2 #3. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Kick-Ass 2 #3
So let’s talk about the book. After kicking some mobster ass and breaking up their underage slave trafficking house, Justice forever continues to do random good deeds for the neighborhood and even gets a few new members. Even Dave’s other friend, Todd, gets in on the action. Meanwhile, any attempts at getting Hit-Girl to join are met with rejection. All is going right with the world for Kick-Ass until one night he comes home and is greeted by his father holding his costume. A big scream fight erupts and Kick-Ass end up taking his costume and running away. While this is happening, something else occurs at the Justice Forever headquarters. Colonel Stars, leader of the team and the object of Dave’s admiration, is making the place more super heroic when he is shot by Red Mist and a bunch of his cronies all dressed in costumes. They proceed to smash the place and kill the Colonel and his dog in a gruesome way. All to send a message to Kick-Ass that Red Mist is back, and he is no longer playing around. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Yay, another issue in this bi-annual mini series has shown up. Seriously, folks. It’s been five months since issue #2 and 10 months since #1. At this pace, we should have this series end sometime in 2014. Why is it taking so damn long to get these books out? Its not like Millar has ten other projects he is working on keeping him from writing this book. It’s not like Romita’s art is so good or original that it would take him so long to draw an issue. Let’s face it, Romita’s art is boring and repetitive. He needs to give 50% of his paycheck to his colorist and finisher. Without them, none of his images would be distinctive. (FYI, I don’t like Romita. If you do, then please enjoy) OK, enough ranting.
Onto the review. This was another really good issue. While not as violent as the last book, this issue really moved the story along quite nicely. Don’t get me wrong, there was still plenty of violence and blood. The way Colonel Stars was killed was quite gruesome. (Poor doggy. I really liked her) I love that we actually got a villain to show up this issue that we can start to hate. That was something that was really missing from issues 1 and 2. Random punks are ok, but giving us a glimpse of the endgame makes me want to read the next issue even more. I love Red Mist’s return and the things he said to the Colonel before killing him. It really reflected what I found wrong with issue#2. What the hell are a bunch of old dudes doing dressed up in pajamas and fighting crime? That was just pathetic. It seems that Mist has grown as a person since the first mini-series while Kick-Ass is still stuck in fantasy land. Mist’s new identity adds to this new adult image. I’m really looking forward to seeing where this series will go now. We know Dave’s dad is going to get caught in the crossfire. I’m hoping that Hit-Girl will make her return before the mini ends and gets to unleash some katana violence. Overall, this was an excellently written issue. (After five months, it damn well better have been. Sorry. Ranting again) I can’t wait for #4. (PS-I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year in advance, just in case #4 doesn’t hit the stands until 2012, which is a huge possibilty) That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|great story. excellent pacing and plot progression||5 F’ing months for this book to come out after waiting 6 months for #2. WTF?|