Image Comics Review: Hit-Girl – Vol. 4

by Carl Bryan
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Review: Hit-Girl – Vol. 4

Hit Girl cover art


[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Kevin Smith

Artist: Pernille Ørum

Letters: Clem Robins

Colors: Sunny Gho


Reviewed by: Carl Bryan



“I see dead people.” – Hit-Girl sitting atop the Hollywood sign from the Hills in Hollywood, CA.
Hit-Girl tears Tinsel Town a new one when she realizes her life’s being dramatized for the silver screen. The adolescent assassin storms sets, wages war on fat-cat movie bosses, and lures old enemies out of hiding in this kamikaze Californian bloodbath. Collects HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #1-4
Lights!  Camera! Action….. Kevin Smith (yes….That Kevin Smith of Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy fame) provides the story of Hit-Girl in her foray into the world of making movies.  Hit-Girl is not impressed that a movie studio is making a movie based on her life.  Fresh from a “silent” school massacre to a studio tour in which she witnesses actors portraying the night of Big Daddy’s death, she knows this world is not for her.  Nor are the ones that are benefiting from her life’s story.
Hit-Girl acknowledges that it is not the actors’ fault that they are involved.  But in order to kill this project, she as to go to The Black Tower aka the head of the studio’s offices.  And there she encounters the seedier side of making movies.
Compound this with an actress who has immersed herself into being a copy cat killer using Hit -Girl’s methods and a pack of old enemies entering into the fray, Hit Girl has more than enough footage on the cutting room floor.
Hit-Girl’s golden “rage” of Hollywood takes her to the Golden State, and her aftermath leaves it Blood Red!  Don’t mess with her memories, her late father or her reputation!  This is Hit-Girl on the West Coast!
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Kevin Smith takes on Hollywood.  Just because your life is on display doesn’t mean Hollywood should make a movie from it!  Hit-Girl is still a little girl and somethings are out of bounds….particularly her father’s death!

The casting couch in Hollywood…Smith takes on sexual advances by producers (a very topical subject) and does what every actress in Hollywood wishes they could do to the studio heads that abused their power over young women! Lew Brothsteen represents….well…you know.  And boy does he get whats coming to him.  Or rather loses what he needs!  And not at the hands or rather blade of Hit-Girl.  Life imitates art and maybe art will imitate life.  Time will tell!

Bad jokes abound.  Agent Green and Agent Orange with the FBI.  A Private Room with a person with no “privates”.  Lots of groans, but it breaks up the cutting, piercing, chopping and killing that is only in a Hit-Girl comic!

If anyone has ever read Frank Miller’s take on Batman in the Dark Knight Returns….look at what Pernille Ørum has done here.

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Kevin Smith, a major player in the comic book world now, provides the homage to his heroes, takes on the real world villains in Hollywood, and provides an entertaining story line of revenge, team-ups, and exploitation.



Issue #1 of the trade paperback is silent.  I love a good story and Hit Girl delivers, but an entire episode where only one or two phrases are delivered disappoints when you are an avid reader.  The pictures are worth 1000 words, but one still wants to be challenged.

If you are conservative a bit in your thinking, be fore warned that language, graphic jokes, severed pieces of anatomy, and a character title or two may offend.  However, if you saw the movie Kick-Ass, you know what you are in store for!



I’m a Kevin Smith fan and I like the direction he is taking the Hit-Girl comic.  She is part Deadpool…well she is really all Deadpool as she is a killer character.  And there is no softness to this young lady.  The art of Pernille Ørum leads one to think this is a Disney type of character ala Kim Possible.  However, this is an edgy comic.  Be forewarned…Hit-Girl delivers a pretty lethal punch!


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