Hit-Girl #1 2018Title: Hit-Girl (2018) #1
Publisher: Image
Writer: Mark Millar
Illustrator: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Colorist: Sunny Gho
Letterer: Melina Mikulic
Editor: Rachel Fulton
Published: February 21st, 2018

Publisher’s Summary: HIT-GIRL IS BACK! The pint-sized Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia’s most feared hitman. MARK MILLAR and RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ join forces for the first chapter of Hit-Girl’s world tour in this new, ongoing monthly series.

Review:

Hit-Girl is back and kicking major ass! As stated in the publisher’s summary above, Mindy has left the United States and is now serving justice around the globe. Her first stop is Columbia, and Mindy wastes no time getting her boots dirty and earning a bloodstain or two…

Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl co-creator, Mark Millar, and illustrator Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, hit the ground running with Hit-Girl #1 and, in no time at all, reel readers into the heart of the action and, in doing so, produce an awesome first-issue that not only accomplishes its task but also manages to entertain and excite. Millar’s script moves at a breakneck pace, but does so in a way that avoids sacrificing either plot progression or character development. Millar simultaneously brings readers up to speed while also introducing a new story line that promises to be great.

Illustrator Ricardo Lopez Ortiz’ loose and sketchy, but remarkably refined, style complements the both the pacing and the subject-matter of Millar’s script, and, once teamed with Sunny Gho’s vibrant and impactful color work, defines the anarchic and rampageous feel that readers come to expect from a Kick-Ass or Hit-Girl comic book.

Now, with all, or at least most, of the pieces in place, the Hit-Girl series can, and will, take off thanks to this brilliant first-issue. Millar and Ortiz make one hell of a creative team, and I am eager to enjoy the fruits of their collaborative labor.

The Bottom Line:

Mark Millar and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz take aim with Hit-Girl #1 and hit their target dead-center; Mindy kick’s major ass in Hit-Girl #1 and from what I’ve seen so far, this new run promises to be great. Overall, Hit-Girl #1 is an awesome first-issue that manages to excite and entertain and do everything that readers expect a first-issue to do.

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