Kick-Ass 3 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
Grab your tissues and get ready to fire your mourning cannons because Kick-Ass 3 is here. We all knew the saga had to come to an end but the big question is how?
With Mindy behind bars in a high-security prison, it’s up to David and the other heroes to bust her out. After one botched attempt and varying levels of commitment from his team, he decides more training is needed. He heads out on patrol and ends up taking a beating from a group of guys who are soon scared off by a woman in a car. Before he knows it David’s in love with a nurse called Valerie, leaving him completely distracted from his duty to save Mindy.
Meanwhile, Chris is slowly recovering in hospital when his Uncle Rocco appears on the scene. He’s on a mission to get the charges against Chris dropped and get him trained up to be criminal crime lord son he never had. He’s got the police in his pocket and a bad enough reputation to put his crazy plan into effect but now he needs to convince the other local gangs that he means business and Hit-Girl could be exactly who he needs to prove that point.
I like to treat the Kick-Ass movies and graphic novels like completely different beasts. The movies are good fun but it’s the work of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. that really got me hooked. As with the episodes that precede Kick-Ass 3, Mindy’s character virtually leaps out of the page at you. She’s a brutal force of nature but by god she’s brilliant, her story wrapped up in a satisfying conclusion (no spoilers here). It’s Chris that you really want to rage at during the first half of this book, too wrapped up with thinking with something other than his brain but once he bounces back he really becomes the hero you want him to be. This final instalment in the Kick-Ass trilogy is funny, sarcastic, violent and more importantly, insanely good fun to read. It’s so sad to see it end but it’s great that it goes out on such a high.
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