In Review: Kick-Ass #9

Hector Santos has enlisted a cold-blooded killer to hunt down and murder Kick-Ass before she destroys all his criminal operations.

Synopsis: Hector Santos has enlisted a cold-blooded killer to hunt down and murder Kick-Ass before she destroys all his criminal operations. As Patience’s power grows, so does her list of enemies—and her most feared enemy is lurking in the shadows, lying in wait to seek his vengeance.

Review: Patience escalates matters in her mission to throw everything she has into dealing with Hector Santos but has she bitten off more than she can chew?

The Story

Patience spends much of this issue in her alter ego Kick-Ass’s shoes and they prove to be a very big pair of shoes as she has to work that bit harder to keep her gang members onside.

Her objective is to basically throw everything she has at bringing down Santo’s and its a mission that she gives to the former criminal gang members that now work under her employ.  They are tasked with shaking pretty much every tree to shake loose the rotten fruit.

Steve Niles delivers yet another exciting issue, which ends with a huge cliffhanger and features some pretty savage fight scenes.

The Artwork

Marcelo Frusin delivers some of his finest artwork in this issue and right off the bat we see a cracking single page spread of Kick-Ass looking over a very big map of criminal activity in the city.

From there we get some really visceral panels, which depict some fairly gruesome fights. One of which begins and takes place in a five-star restaurant.

Overall

A really strong 9th issue, which is obviously setting up something big for next month. The story moves along at warp speed and the artwork defies actual physics with some of the fight sequences. Add to all of that some wonderful colour work and you have a great issue here.

I look forward with tons and tons of anticipation for next months issue.

9.8
Kick-Ass #9
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.6
  • Colours
    10

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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