Synopsis: Kick-Ass is walking wounded. Struggling to maintain power, evade capture, and support her family, Patience fights to keep her head above water. Old enemies are coming out the woodwork, and her military training won’t be enough to save her this time.
Review: Having narrowly escaped with her life from her encounter with Wallace at the restaurant. Patience is forced to lay low.
Patience is keeping a low profile unto her hand injury heals and has set about going about her everyday life for a while, but is still thinking about her next move in the battle again the mob boss Santos.
Meanwhile, Santos has linked up with Kick-Ass’s old enemy Violencia with a plan to form an alliance and go after Kick-Ass. It’s just a matter of who gets to who first.
Marcelo Frusin’s doesn’t really get too much in the way of action beats to draw in this issue, given that it is the calm before the storm. But he does get a lot of quieter moments to draw and there’s not a great deal to dislike.
There is a moment toward the end of the issue where Patience dressed as Kick-Ass is addressing her gang and laying out the plan. I loved how this was all laid out. I also enjoyed the final page, which is a beautifully drawn single page, which is setting things up for the next issue. Things are looking ominous.
A good solid issue, which gives us an average day in the life of Patience. Steve Niles provides some interesting and believable moments. I liked the few panels where Patience goes to an emergency room and is forced to lie to the doctor about her injury. I also liked when her daughter questioned her about how she hurt her hand.
I very much look forward to the next issue in January because judging by the final page of this issue things are really going to kick off.