Hit-Girl #4 Advance Review

Hit-Girl #4 CoverTitle: Hit-Girl #4
Publisher: Image
Script: Mark Millar
Art: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Publication Date: May 23, 2018

Publisher’s Summary: IT’S THE COLOMBIAN SHOWDOWN. In the bloody climax to her Colombian adventure, Hit-Girl makes her last stand against Palmira’s gang lords. She’s enslaved Mano as a sidekick, but will he finally crack and turn weapons on his own people? HIT-GIRL #4 is an action-packed gorefest—the bloodbath before Mindy sets off to her next destination.

Review:

This is it, the final showdown, the moment that we readers have been waiting for since we found out that our favorite pint-sized badass was hacking and slashing and shooting her way through Colombia. The journey to this point has been one of great intensity and unbridled ferocity; until this issue, we readers have gotten our asses handed to us several times and in the most satisfying of ways. Which, leaves the question: Can Millar and Ortiz produce a concluding issue that not only lives up to expectations, but also manages to exceed said expectations and raise the bar one notch higher? The short answer: yes!

Bullets fly and blood is shed and bits and pieces of this bad guy and that bad guy litter Columbian back-alleys and roadways; Issue #4 of this, the newest Hit-Girl run, exceeds expectations and concludes the initial action-packed arc in a way that satisfies readers and encourages them to stick around for the next stop in Mindy’s world tour.

While not completely void of a twist or two, some of what happens in this issue is predictable, but these events are foreseeable only because Millar gives readers what they want and concludes this arc in a way that makes sense. This being the case, Hit-Girl #4 becomes the most satisfying issue of the arc. And when readers see where Mindy is heading next, they’ll smile and pre-order Issue #5.

Throughout this first series of issues, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz’ indefatigable illustrations, coupled with Sunny Gho’s lively color work, have made for a consistently visually satisfying reading experience. Although Ortiz’ work was, perhaps, most impressive during the more intense, action-heavy scenes, his expression and detail work provided readers with a wealth of eye-candy.

I’m glad that Hit-Girl is back and kicking ass and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

The Bottom Line:

In an all-out balls-to-the-wall bloodbath of an issue, writer Mark Millar and artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz conclude their first new Hit-Girl arc with a brutal intensity that leaves readers ready and eager for Mindy’s next action-packed adventure.

Hit-Girl #4 Cover
Hit-Girl #4 Advance Review
The Bottom Line
In an all-out balls-to-the-wall bloodbath of an issue, writer Mark Millar and artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz conclude their first new Hit-Girl arc with a brutal intensity that leaves readers ready and eager for Mindy’s next action-packed adventure.
Yes!
Beautiful and intense
A stunning conclusion
No...
10
Score

Charlie Chipman
Charlie Chipman
The kind of guy who almost always ends his e-mails with, "Cheers," Charlie serves as Editor-in-Chief here at The Brazen Bull where he often reviews comic books and television shows. His favorite punctuation mark is the interrobang‽

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