By Mark Millar & John Romita Jr.
The penultimate issue of the Kick-Ass saga has arrived. I’ll keep this short and sweet because talking about the story would give some major surprises away. All readers need to know is that Mark Millar his on top of his game!!
Kick-Ass is known for its irreverent and relatively realistic tone. This book lives up to that 100%. The last full-page shot at the end of the comic says it all. As dark as this issue is, there are some heartfelt elements that capture what I think this series has been about: Normal people who become caught up in the thought of being extraordinary…and paying the consequences. Millar and John Romita Jr. have a lot of fan service, but they never forget character and story. That’s why this series has had such an impact in pop culture. The three major players; Kick-Ass, the Skull & Bones gang, and Rocco Genovese; are gearing up for the final battle. Why can’t this be a weekly book!?
For some reason the artwork just seems very vivid compared to the other issues. The whole art team appears to have put their best foot forward in every single panel. Colorists Dean White and Michael Kelleher really left an impression on this issue. They enhanced Romita Jr.’s work in such a brilliant palette; eye candy everywhere! In one panel Kick-Ass really takes action to a brutal place and the color nailed the emotional intensity of the panel. The artwork and writing at their peak, one can’t ask for more.
This is the precursor to the end; there is absolutely no reason for every comic book fan to pick up this issue and the next. It’s history…