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Hit Girl (Graphic Novel) Review

This is the final book I have got to read in the Kick Ass series and in the timeline, I was supposed to read this before Kick Ass 2 but luckily for me I could remember what had happened well so it didn’t make much difference. Anyway, it is time for a review.

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The Story

Hit-Girl spins off into her own blood-soaked saga! Mindy McCready tries to settle into life as a regular school-girl, but wants nothing more to be dispensing hot justice to the scum of New York City. Her mother thinks she’s doing her homework, but in reality she’s taken Kick-Ass on as her sidekick and training him up to punch, shoot and stab … just like Daddy would have wanted. And in return, Kick-Ass is helping her learn to survive middle school – without spilling anyone’s blood. But when Kick-Ass gets benched, leaving Mindy to take on the mafia solo, even Hit-Girl may be in over her head. Meanwhile, Red Mist pursues his goal of becoming a super-villain … and faces a final test of his own.

Taken From Goodreads

It’s only been a month since I read the last book in the Kick Ass series but it was refreshing change to go back to a graphic novel and be able to see the story happen as well as read about it. It also helps that the story is really good and you get to see more about the relationship between Dave and Mindy and actually get to see that they are good for each other in a weird sort of way. Dave needs Mindy to teach him how to be a proper hero while Mindy needs Dave to teach her how to be a normal school girl and not to get bullied by her class mates. While all of this is happening, they are also working together to take down the leader of the local gang who is running the whole show from his prison cell. The book basically goes from being taught how to look good and how to buy an expensive pair of jeans to then chopping a guy’s head off so you never really know what to expect next.

The art is great, it has a lot of detail when needed such as in the face and when someone’s guts are hanging out of them which makes imaging the whole situation a whole lot easier, which might be a good or a bad thing depending on how you see it.

I liked the fact that they tried to make their superhero adventure be a lot more like the heroes you read about in comic books. For example, trying to get a catchphrase to use when dropping in on bad guys, when this happens it make you wonder what your superhero catchphrase would be, I’m still trying to think of mine.

There is a bit of comedy in this book but not as much as the first which is bit of a shame as the comedy is one of the main reasons why I kept on reading the series (and the fact I hate leaving a series half read) so only to get the occasional whimsy line every now and then is a bit of a let-down.

If you enjoyed the first book and want to know more about the life of Dave and Mindy, then give this a read and get to discover thinks from Mindy’s point of view. Great action, great drawings and an overall great book.

Aaron Morrsi

Graphic Novel

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