|Number of issues||8|
|Main character(s)||Dave Lizewski|
Kick-Ass 3 is an American comic book series published by Marvel Comics' Icon Comics imprint. Created by writer Mark Millar and penciler John Romita Jr., it is a sequel to the Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2 and the spinoff miniseries Hit-Girl. It premiered in 2013 and is scheduled to run eight issues.
The first issue of Kick-Ass 3 was released July 2, 2013.
The eighth and final issue of Kick-Ass 3 is scheduled to be released August 06, 2014. It will conclude both Kick-Ass 3 and the Kick-Ass series as a whole.
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After the events of Kick-Ass 2, Mindy McCready (a.k.a. Hit-Girl) is in jail, while Dave Lizewski (a.k.a. Kick-Ass) graduates high school and continues to dedicate his life to fighting organized crime; however, his attempts continue to fall short: Justice Forever refuses to help him free Hit-Girl from prison and Lieutenant Stripes is shot and killed by Angela Genovese, the Motherfucker's (Chris Genovese) mother, while trying to kill Chris in order to avenge his brother, Colonel Stars.
The Motherfucker recovers from his injuries even as his mother becomes a pariah due to her son's mass murder spree. Corrupt police officer Vic Gigante (promoted to Captain after arresting Hit-Girl and her guardian, Detective Marcus Williams) contacts the Motherfucker's Italian uncle, Don Rocco "Ice-Man" Genovese to save his nephew. They ultimately arrange for an unnamed mob enforcer to take credit for spearheading the neighborhood-wide massacre and gang rape of Kick-Ass's love interest Katie Deauxma, clearing Chris's name, while Rocco moves to take over the mob's operations in the city.
Lizewski finishes high school and gets a job working at a fast food restaurant (and part-time at a comic shop) with his friend Todd, who he shares an apartment with. After a fight with a gang, Kick-Ass meets a woman named Valerie and starts dating her. At the party being held to celebrate Chris's release, Kick-Ass arranges to get the members of Justice Forever to help him raid the party and send a warning to the mob. The plan fails, but Kick-Ass is rescued by his friends who abandon him at the first sign of mob retaliation at the party. Rocco than takes Jimmy, who was head of security for the party, and has Chris beat him up, before he kills Jimmy himself with an ice pick.
Elsewhere, Hit-Girl confides to her psychiatrist (after being bribed with Hello Kitty trading cards, which she proclaims are her only vice) that she has managed to circumvent the prison's security so as to allow her to wander around at night, killing problematic inmates. Furthermore, she talks about how her father created his false backstory, with help from Marcus, in order to manipulate her into continuing her training to become Hit-Girl. During her imprisonment, Mindy meets her mother for the first time since the latter found out about Hit-Girl, and despite Mindy fearing that she would be unhappy, her mother instead praises her for fighting crime.
Later, Gigante and three other cops don costumes and rob Rocco as the Skull & Bones Gang, with the intention of amassing a fortune and leaving New York before Rocco can take control of the East Coast. In response, Rocco orders the killing of everyone found in a mask, resulting in the deaths of Insect Man, The Juicer, and Dr. Gravity, and the kidnapping of Todd. In jail, Mindy is drugged by a group of corrupt guards working for Rocco, who plans to have Chris execute Mindy in front of all the other gang leaders on the Eastern Seaboard.
At the mercy of Chris, Mindy is saved when he, out of guilt for how his actions turned his mother into a pariah, turns and kills the corrupt guards, getting mortally wounded during the gunfight. Helping Mindy escape in a van, Chris accidentally crashes due to his injuries, and dies of his wounds. The police, also working for Rocco, find his body later. Mindy is caught by a police officer but is saved by Dave, who kills the police officer by bashing him in the back of the head and sticking his baton in the wound. The duo return to Justice Forever HQ after having learned from Chris that all the gang leaders will be gathering in a boathouse, and go their separate ways; Mindy goes to Rocco's meeting in a speedboat, intending to kill all the gang leaders assembled there, while Dave goes to save Todd in Big Daddy's monster truck.
- Renaud, Jeffrey. "Mark Millar Draws a Bloody Curtain on "Kick-Ass"." Comic Book Resources. Monday May 13, 2013. Includes an interview with Mark Millar