Title: Kick-Ass #6
Script: Mark Millar
Art: John Romita Jr.
Publication Date: June 18, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: KICK-ASS IS BACK. It’s the violent climax of JOHN ROMITA JR and MARK MILLAR’s first Patience arc, and our hero’s taking no prisoners. Patience is facing off with the ganglords in a final, bloody showdown—fighting for the survival of her family, and of her neighborhood.
“But Night Stalkers don’t quit–and it’s time to teach him what I learned in that desert.”
Readers were promised one last bloody showdown before Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. handed Patience/Kick-Ass over to the next set of creators, and a bloody showdown is exactly what readers got. After a quick scene that set the stage for future events, it was Patience versus a room full of gangbangers who are looking to dismantle her, and as one could have guessed, it was a bloodbath.
Since Kick-Ass #6 marked the end of Millar’s run and as well as the end of the first arc, there were a few boxes that needed to be checked in order to call this one a success; Millar’s script was packed with the action and intensity that readers have come to expect, the stage was set for the next arc, and readers were treated with one last blood-soaked brawl. Or, in other words, Mark Millar did a fine job wrapping this one up.
One of my favorite scenes of the new series occurred in this issue, and describing it here would ruin it for you, so I won’t. All I’ll say is this: John Romita Jr. did a fantastic job in illustrating the effects from a three-story fall.
The first arc of Kick-Ass comes to a relatively satisfactory end that leaves room for further development. I’m not quite on board with the way that Millar wrapped this one up, but I was entertained by the issue and see no reason as to why I (or anyone else for that matter) shouldn’t keep up with Kick-Ass now that it’s being turned over to a new creative.
The Bottom Line:
Kick-Ass #6 marks the end of Mark Millar’s run on the current Kick-Ass series, and oh, what a run it has been. Issue #6 offers a fitting end to an exciting first arc and the book’s ending leaves plenty of room for the next group of creators to take Kick-Ass into an entirely new direction.