Friday, February 21, 2014

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Kick-Ass 3 #6

Kick-Ass 3 #6
written by Mark Millar
art by John Romita Jr.

It's not looking good for Hit-Girl. Not one bit. Kick-Ass 3 #6 is my Pick of the Week this week. Though there's some back-tracking, learning more of Mindy's past, I feel the story is moving forward at a good pace with lots of interesting plot twists.

First, there's Mindy's mother. I never would have guessed she would be a bag full of crazy.
Everything we'd been presented with made it seem like she was some delicate flower that needed to be sheltered from the big, crazy world. Then again, we weren't presented with much about her at all. She never had much of a presence because she's been a background character. Only there to add depth to Mindy's story. She kind of makes Mindy look like the sanest person in her family now. It'll be interesting to see if she takes on a more active role now that she let the crazy out of the bag.

Dave's story isn't progressing very far. This issue was more a focus on Mindy and her family. Dave has always been a one foot in, one foot out the door kind of guy. He wanted to do the superhero thing, but not really once trouble hit too close to home. Mindy had to back out of the superhero game at one point too, but she's always been much more committed to her beliefs than Dave which is why I always liked her more than him. Whatever happened to Dave and the other guys coming to bust Mindy out of prison?! He made a bunch of excuses for not helping her and then got distracted with other things. Wiener.

And this all comes back to Mindy being stuck in prison. The mafia have finally found their way close to her and it looks like this will be her end. She had planned her escape but it didn't even come close to being executed. I can't see a way that she can get out of this trap. Not unless someone comes to her rescue. And it probably won't be Kick-Ass. Or who knows, maybe she has some secret ace up her sleeve. If she was going to die, I feel like it should have been done in this issue. If the mafia were going to inject her with some paralyzing drug, it should have been lethal too.

Really good story. Solid artwork.
- O.Pelaez

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