Hit-Girl #3 Review
Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Publisher: Image Comics
A short storyline with only 4 issues, Hit-Girl follows Hit-Girl in her search for a companion, Senora, on her quest for revenge, while Mano, looks to protect his brother.
In this issue the dynamic between Mano, Hit-Girl, and Senora is starting to come to a head. In previous issues, Mano and Hit-Girl were bonding over their mutual love of violence and cartoon level of ridiculous weapons. Now, Hit-Girl’s true intentions with him become clear, and she shows all of us that she’s the one holding the cards. The dialogue format can be a little rough, though. There are points where it seems rushed and unnatural in an attempt to cram it all in one bubble.
I’m really digging the art style that The art is wonderful, especially the backgrounds. The art style is a messy and stylistic. My only complaint would be that Hit-Girl herself seems to be drawn differently from page to page. I don’t know if this is meant to symbolize her chaotic nature, but, personally, it’s rather distracting.
The cover’s use of colors and dramatic posing, while not particularly unique in terms of comic book covers, isn’t bad to look at.
Something to point out is the artist’s use of imagery. When Hit-Girl is tied to that chair and her wig is off, the clips holding her wig cap in place are open. Two sit at the crown of her head. At first I couldn’t understand why she had devil horns but when I realized they were the clips popped open I was immensely impressed. Throughout the series there is religious imagery – especially when Senora is shown. Tied up, threatening a man, and surrounded by dead bodies the artist really makes you distinguish Hit-Girl from other heroes.
Hit-Girl is a series that I feel is worth picking up, especially if your a fan of the heroes who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. The writing is good, even if the dialogue is unnatural and the art style is something unique. I’m also personally a fan of series that have a set amount issues released.
The last issue of this arc – #4 is out now!