In Review: HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #9

Hit-Girl heads to India.

Synopsis: HIT-GIRL’S IN MUMBAI. Mindy lands in India looking for a new mission and uncovers mutilated children forced to beg in the streets. Time for Hit-Girl to track down their gang-master and serve justice.

Review: Hit Girl heads to India for an all-new adventure.

The Story

With no solid plan in place. Hit-Girl heads to Mumbai, which is Indias largest city. While looking for a new mission she finds a group of mutilated children who are being forced to beg on the streets for The Beggarman, but who is he. She also finds out about a small spiritual group called the Hijras, who are being threatened by a gang, which is trying to force them into prostitution.

Writer Peter Milligan has given us a potentially great story here, with gangsters and superstitions galore.

The Artwork

Artist Alison Sampson does a wonderful job of bringing the vibrancy and colors of India to the pages of this book but also manages to retain the extreme violence of Hit-Girl. The drawings of the Hijras women adorned in traditional Indian Attire are brilliantly drawn and helped immensely by some wonderful colour work from Triona Farrell.

Overall

This opening issue gives us a lot to chew over. I really enjoyed the idea of The Beggerman and enjoyed how he was introduced at the close of the issue.

I also enjoyed the use of BBC Mumbai and the local journalist that was talking about the plight of the Hijras. Even though it was a threat to him keeping his job. There is a line in there concerning the current state of the BBC that I found myself agreeing with somewhat.

Overall. This is a really strong opening first issue, which looks like it could see Hit-Girl facing off against a few enemies as well as perhaps learning a fair bit about Indian culture along the way, which can’t be a bad thing.

 

9.6
HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #9
  • Covers
    9.4
  • Story
    9.5
  • Artwork
    9.7
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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