Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kick-Ass #4 Review

Written by Mark Millar
Art by John Romita Jr

Over the top, Quintin Terrantino-esque blood and guts storytelling that grabs you by the balls and doesn't let you go for 22 pages of story is the best way to describe this story. Think Kill Bill with a swearing, katana wielding 10 year old (I think) little girl named Hit-Girl killing everyone in sight.

Oh, and the guy with the chainsaw? That's Big Daddy, either her actual father or just her super hero partner. He doesn't really do anything in this issue other than wait for Hit-Girl to finish killing all the gangbangers and help crush another mobster in a car compacter later in the issue.

On the Kick-Ass front, he can't believe what he's seeing with this little girl killing everyone and is ready to call it quits again after witnessing these gangland slayings and with these two pyschos still out on the loose.

We also get a little insight into how the "real world" mob are handling these so-called super heroes messing with thier operations and they are beginning to make preparations that I believe will lead to the scene from issue #1 with Kick-Ass strapped to the chair with the guys electrocuting / torturing him.

Verdict - Must Read. All-in-all, it was glorious over-the-top violence and I loved every minute of it. This isn't some deep plot and there's no real drama here, but the visceral action will grab you just the same.

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