Kick-Ass has explored various themes of superhero stories with a gritty realism and high body count, especially when Hit Girl is around.
This new incarnation of Kick-Ass is a soldier. Patience has completed her second tour of duty in the military and she is retiring with plans to use her GI Bill for a degree in engineering, a plan she and her husband Frankie agreed on.
Upon returning home, Patience finds her husband has left her. Without her husband’s salary, Patience can’t afford to go to school full-time and she finds out her husband has left her another gift: an unpaid loan with high interest rates.
It’s then Patience decides to adopt the mantle of Kick-Ass. She convinces herself she is doing her community a favor by hitting the criminal element where it hurts most: Their cash stash. She plans to only take enough to support herself while she is in school and to distribute the rest to her community.
Patience’s military skills serve her well as she targets a club in New Mexico with ties to the criminal Hoops.
This is an interesting storyline. Patience is an educated woman making a desperate choice. Future issues will show if she is making the right one.
Overall, Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. are a great team. The art is fantastic and I’m sure as the action heats up in future issues it will only get better.
By: Kai Charles
About the Author: Kai Charles is a medical professional, Jedi hopeful, and independent book reviewer at Fiction State of Mind. You can also find her on Twitter at @yogikai tweeting about all things related to Books & Geek Culture