Hit-Girl (comic book)

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Hit-Girl
Cover of Issue One
Publication information
PublisherIcon (Marvel)
Image Comics
FormatOngoing series
Genre
Publication dateJune 27, 2012 - February 6, 2013
February 21, 2018-present
No. of issues6
Main character(s)Mindy McCready / Hit-Girl
Creative team
Created byMark Millar
John Romita Jr.
Written byMark Millar
Penciller(s)John Romita Jr.

Hit-Girl is a creator-owned comic book series written by Mark Millar and illustrated by John Romita Jr. The series is published by Marvel Comics under the company's Icon imprint before moving to Image Comics in 2018. It takes place chronologically between the Kick-Ass comic book series and the Kick-Ass 2 comic book series. A new series that takes place after Kick-Ass 3 was published by Image in 2018 following Hit-Girl fighting crime all around the world.

Synopsis[edit]

Mindy McCready is subjected to public school, which goes against all of her instincts. The story covers the rise of The Motherfucker and the bond between Mindy and Dave as well as covering the reasons for Hit-Girl's retirement from crime-fighting by the beginning of Kick-Ass 2. The story also has more insight into the life of Mindy McCready, showing the stress she deals with by being bullied by peers, such as Debbie Foreman (whom Mindy dangles off the roof, in attempt to make Debbie her best friend).

The plot also helps to tie together the end of Kick-Ass and the rise of costumed heroes seen in Kick-Ass 2.

Characters[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Hit-Girl was well received and has been reported sold out in many stores according to creator Mark Millar; this is partly due to the popularity of the film. Hit-Girl was called "visually stunning" by John Howard of eatpraymedia.[1]

Spin-Offs[edit]

New Hit-Girl[edit]

On February 21, 2018 the first issue of a new Hit-Girl series was published, with a successive change of writers and artists for each story arc; Kevin Smith is named as one of the authors involved, as are Frank Quitely, Rafael Albuquerque, Pete Milligan, Eduardo Risso, and Daniel Way, among others. This title sees Mindy McCready leaving America to carry on her fight for justice on a worldwide scale, in a storyline completely independent from the new Kick-Ass comics.[2][3]

Hit-Girl Season 2[edit]

In February 2019, a new Hit-Girl series, entitled Season 2 and written by Kevin Smith, entered publication.[4] The plot revolves around Hit-Girl's infamy having grown to legendary proportions thanks to a bestseller book, which is about to be adapted into a movie, prompting Hit-Girl to go to Hollywood and settle the matter her style. However, as she soon discovers, the movie is not going to be the only copy of her life's story.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard, John (16 March 2013). "Hit-Girl issues 1-5: The little bitch is back". eatpraymedia. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Exclusive: Mark Millar Reveals New Hit-Girl Ongoing Series, Kevin Smith to Write Second Arc". ComicBook.com. 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "The New Kick-Ass Comic Is Being Joined by an Ongoing Hit-Girl Series". io9. 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Kevin Smith to Write Hit-Girl Miniseries". CBR. 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2018.