The little bitch is back, as the series’ tagline says. In a series all her own, Hit-Girl takes places between the events of Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, which is nice because even if you’re some slacker who’s only seen the movie, you’ll be able to follow along. Of course, I wouldn’t let little Mindy McCready know you haven’t read Kick-Ass. She’d call you a cunt and stab you through the groin. Hmm, y’know what, how about you just save yourself the grief and read Kick-Ass.
Anyway, here we’ve got a six page preview courtesy of Comic Book Resources. In addition to the preview pages there are also a few variant covers. My favorite is Mindy seated on her own Iron Throne (seen above), and I would kill to own a copy. If you happen to run into me a comic book store, and you have this special variant cover and I don’t, prepare to duel to the death. Which do you like best?
Hit-Girl spins off into her own blood-soaked series by the sales-busting creative team of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. This story takes place between Kick-Ass volumes 1 and 2 as Mindy McCready tries to settle into life as a regular school-girl, but wants nothing more to be dispensing hot justice to the scum of New York City. Her mother and step-father think she’s doing her homework, but in reality she’s taken Kick-Ass on as her sidekick and training him up to punch, shoot and stab… just like Daddy would have wanted. A limited edition variant by Leandro Fernandez will be released for this issue.
Hit-Girl #1 hits a comic shop near you June 27th.