We already know about the new ‘Kick-Ass’ comic and now we’ve learned that Mark Millar is bringing back ‘Hit-Girl’! This has some extra exciting news for fans as well as while Millar will be penning the first story arc himself, fan-favorite and geek icon Kevin Smith will be penning the second one! The new series is set to be released on February 21st, 2018, and a few other fun details have been released about what to expect.
Art for the first arc will be by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz though there is no news if the second will be switching things up when Smith takes over. Also, there are, of course, variant covers because that is standard these days which we’ll be sharing below. In them, you’ll see versions by Amy Reeder, Kim Jung Gi, and Rafael Albuquerque!
First up, we’ve got a super brief solicit that was shared. It suggests the location where the story will be taking place but not all of that much beyond that quite yet:
HIT-GIRL IS BACK! The pint-sized Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia’s most-feared hitman.
You can’t help but wonder what other plans Mindy might have if destroying the assassin isn’t quite enough for her.
Millar has been too busy to revisit the character of Hit-Girl even with all of her success and is thrilled to have a chance to do so. However, as mentioned above Kevin Smith and others will be involved as well and here is a bit of a breakdown of some of the talent we can expect for the series as Millar states that:
“I’ve written the first big storyline, and this of course will also be the first graphic novel. But just like [Kick-Ass] this is an ongoing monthly we’re launching, and every big arc has a superstar creative team. I’m being followed by someone better by the name of Kevin Smith, and his idea is just so unique. Mine takes place in Colombia, his in LA, and every arc will be in a different country. Other creators lined up are Frank Quitely, Rafael Albuquerque, Pete Milligan, Eduardo Risso, Daniel Way. There’s an Asian artist I’m in love with call Kim Jung Gi, and he’s doing a big arc. It’s very high end. We’re spending a lot of money and just hiring people [I’m] obsessed with.”
There are some fun names in there and I can’t wait to see how it plays out. However, don’t expect the series to have any crossovers in the near future. When asked if this one would intersect with the new ‘Kick-Ass’ he bluntly states that:
“No, not the new one. That’s entirely self contained. But we pick up exactly from the last page of [Kick-Ass] 3 and the wee guy Mindy’s taking on and training to be her new [Kick-Ass]. It’s very fun. I’ve actually enjoyed having [Kick-Ass] and [Hit-Girl] in separate books as they’re very different characters who need different types of stories. [Kick-Ass] is very grounded with a tremendous confidence. The character plays by superhero rules because the character is a comic fan. But [Hit-Girl] is basically tiny Frank Castle, so you can’t do that every month, where one is knocking people out and their partner is shooting them in the face.”
This isn’t just a mini-series either! Nor will ‘Kick-ass’ be!
“Oh it’s an ongoing. Both titles are ongoing monthlies. The second year of [Kick-Ass] is already being written, and I’ve bought three years worth of [Hit-Girl] all at once. There’s some great creators in there. All my favourites. I’m pretty much just commissioning beautiful books I want on my own shelves. This is going to be mega. There’s a lot going on in the background too which you’ll hear about over the next few months.”
So we’ve got at least three years of ‘Kick-Ass’ and ‘Hit-Girl’ laid out in front of us and with the new lease on life that Millarworld has to expand under Netflix, if they keep being read I expect years more beyond that!
Are you looking forward to the return of ‘Hit-Girl’? Do you feel that other writers will be as successful with the book as Millar has been? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Comic Book