HIT-GIRL SEASON 2 #1 by KEVIN SMITH, PERNILLE ØRUM, & SUNNY GHO
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When Hit-Girl finds out Hollywood is set to produce a film based on her life, it doesn't sit very well with the pint-sized purple assassin. What ensues next is a radical adventure that sets her on a course to the city of Angels, Los Angeles, California. Written by comic/filmmaker Kevin Smith with amazing art by Pernille Orum HIT-GIRL SEASON 2 #1 begins a new arc and a new journey for Minday McCready.
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But in this case, so is a twenty-four-page comic book. From Comic Writer/Filmmaker Kevin Smith (GREEN ARROW, BATMAN CACOPHONY), Danish animator/illustrator Pernille Ørum (DC SUPER HERO GIRLS) and colorist Sunny Gho (DAREDEVIL #1) comes HIT-GIRL SEASON 2 #1. Hit-Girl finds out that Hollywood is making a movie based on her violent exploits, and she’s not happy about it. What’s in store for the city of Angels when the pint-sized purple assassin decides to make her way to Tinsel Town?

Heads are going to roll as we wait to see if she’s out for blood or royalty checks. Maybe we’ll even get a cameo from Jay and Silent Bob along the way. If you haven’t read it already, HIT-GIRL SEASON 2 #1 needs to be added to your pull list.

HIT-GIRL SEASON 2 #1

HIT-GIRL SEASON 2 #1 continues the violent antics of Mindy McCready. While taking down two high school shooters, Mindy stumbles upon a book that talks about her time at Rikers Island and how she took down the Genovese crime family. Mindy then learns that it’s being turned into a major motion picture in Hollywood. Of course, this doesn’t sit well with Mindy and she decides to take a trip to California to confront the studio shmucks head on.

HIT-GIRL SEASON 2 #1
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This is another great addition to the HIT-GIRL legacy. The new arc starts out with Mindy doing what she does best: kicking ass. Smith does an absolutely fantastic job of letting Ørum’s art tell the story. Armed with Gho’s amazing color work this issue gets you excited and pumped to read the next issue immediately.

As a huge comic fan himself it’s no surprise that Smith makes his return to the comic medium. What’s intriguing about this book is his distinct approach to writing this particular issue. Just like his iconic character Silent Bob from his films, CLERKS, MALLRATS, and DOGMA, you will find very little dialogue within this issue. Instead, what it does exceptionally well is take you on a well-paced action ride that proves Smith is indeed a great storyteller.

Silent Bob’s Agenda

Smith manages to accomplish a lot in this issue. First and foremost, he does a great job of setting up the plot. Second, he subtly covers current events like active shootings which helps give the issue a deeper meaning and connects the audience with current events. And third, even with using minimal dialogue he still manages to implant his dick and fart humor within the story. Although this issue is a quick read, it remains interesting and keeps the reader engaged the whole time, never leaving you feeling bored. He also manages to touch upon other current social issues like the #MeToo movement.

HIT-GIRL SEASON 2 #1
Image courtesy of Image Comics

Pernille Ørum & Sunny Gho

Ørum’s artwork here is just truly breathtaking. Although she’s mostly known for animation, her organic pencil work here is incredible. Ørum’s cartoonish art style of linework allows for the violence that ensues to be less dark and tragic. This makes each panel a bit bolder and more impactful. She also does a good job with her extensive detail to facial expressions and backgrounds.

HIT GIRL SEASON 2 #1
Image courtesy of Image Comics

Complimenting Ørum’s work gracefully is colorist Sunny Gho’s exquisite palette of vibrant colors. Gho’s color choices blend naturally, helping to create a very radiant summer school day. Also, Gho’s colors help give Ørum’s pencil work a bit of an animated glow. Gho covers a lot of detail in this issue, which adds to his brilliant color scheme of library books, computer monitors, and beheadings, just to give you a few great examples.

Next Stop, Hollywood

HIT-GIRL SEASON 2 #1 is a creatively entertaining way to start off the latest arc for the character. Smith, Ørum, and Gho are an artistic match made in heaven. It’ll be cool to see what they have in store for Hit-Girl in the coming issues. One thing for sure, no one in Hollywood is safe. If you haven’t already, grab your copy today on digital or from your local comic shop.

One Comment

  1. Tony

    February 16, 2019 at 2:21 am

    I disagree. Everything you said about this issue is simply wrong in so many ways. Let me carefully elaborate why; this issue, this entire SERIES is a pile of attention seeking shock factor and nothing more. Anyone who knows what great storytelling and characterization is would see this. Hit-Girl Season II #1 is immensely substandard. There are a lot of plot holes and dumb moments, LOTS — For example; how the hell did Hit-Girl know the shooting at the school was going down? Does she suddenly have heightened senses like DD or something? And if she was attending that school, then why? it wouldn’t make any sense whatsoever if she was one of the students at that school ’cause in her own little mini series back in 2011/2012, she clearly explained/monologued that her father taught her everything, that she didn’t care for school and didn’t need it. The only reason she was attending school back in her mini series is because her detective step dad was forcing her to live the life of a normal girl. So it doesn’t make any sense that she’s at school NOW, and doesn’t this arc take place a few weeks or so after the Rome arc?). Another odd thing about this issue is why is she killing kids? Like, yeah, they’re edgy troubled teens who are committing an extremely wicked act, but why now? I don’t think Hit-Girl would kill kids just like that, it’s slightly out of character. I mean, she didn’t kill Debbie Foreman back in her 2012 mini series (the girl who bullied her, the girl who was the reason some kids killed themselves), so why now?

    Another reason why this issue sucked is the stupid idea of having no dialogue until the very end. It’s pointless, this storytelling technique doesn’t match with the character AT ALL (’cause, you know, Hit-Girl is pretty mouthy, she’s quippy/witty). It’s like having a dialogue-free Deadpool comic, WHY? You can use the silent *telling a story through art* technique on a character like Batman and Daredevil, sure (’cause they’re the brooding, serious, silent types and it totally works), but Hit-Girl? Nah. Get outta’ here with that shit.

    Now here’s the most important reason out of all the reasons to why this book is a steamy pile of shit; The ”ARTWORK”. Now, before I say anything, I just wanna say that I truly love Pernille’s stuff. She’s extremely talented and I love her personality… but she should have rejected Smith’s offer to illustrate this crap (she even said that she considered saying no in an interview). Her artwork doesn’t match with the tone and the character of Hit-Girl at all. It looks like something out of Disney XD C’MON. It looks like one of those children story books. And some panels look odd. The guns look weird, the action, *sigh*. It was a disappointment…

    Also, that part *SPOILER* —- when Hit-Girl finds out that there’s a book about her that’s gonna soon be turned into a feature length film in holly-wood really irritated me. Like, when she finds out, she acts all surprised, like it’s a huge shock to her. And it made me think ”How and why is she even shocked an surprised? Doesn’t the world, like, already know she exists?”. It doesn’t make any sense ’cause back in Kick-Ass 2, during the final issue, when Mother Russia was about to kick her little ass, she told her that she saw everything about her online, so she was already known. Then, when she turns the book around, there’s a paragraph questioning who killed the Genovese Crime Family at the boat house and who beheaded Mother Russia, but wasn’t the times square attack in Kick-Ass 2, like, all over the news? Ugh. Then there’s that little picture on the back of the book that shows Hit-Girl from way back in the first Kick-Ass, when she first appeared, leaping off of the building’s rooftop where she first met Kick-Ass and killed a bunch of criminals. But wait, didn’t Kick-Ass mention that she and her dad disappeared without a trace? So why does it look someone took a picture of her from a street nearby? What?

    Then there’s the ending of the issue *SPOILER* — where the main story kicks off, and I know where it’s all headed. It’s extremely predictable. Pedos in Hollywood, wow. Isn’t that exciting? A pint-sized assassin killing Pedos, man that sounds REALLY exciting. It’s gonna be the best comic ever.

    Honestly, this comic sucked. It’s like Kevin Smith just quickly went through the other books without paying attention to the details. The continuity if off and the series is extremely overrated. People are praising it like crazy and I don’t get why. It’s BORING and REPETITIVE. It’s clearly a cash grab of a comic. Kick-Ass 3 ended beautifully and Millar just HAD to bring back all these characters in the stupidest and most unnecessary ways imaginable.

    I’m getting tired of these so called ”Critics”. It’s so obvious that this comic is nothing but super dull. I get that we’re all entitled to our own opinions, but c’mon now. #worstcomicofthemonth

    Sorry for the essay ^^

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