Teen vigilante Hit-Girl is returning in a self-titled ongoing comic series, with co-creator Mark Millar writing the first arc, illustrated by artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz. Kevin Smith will script the series' second arc.
"I’ve written the first big storyline, and this of course will also be the first graphic novel," Millar told Comicbook.com. "But just like [Kick-Ass] this is an ongoing monthly we’re launching, and every big arc has a superstar creative team. I’m being followed by someone better by the name of Kevin Smith, and his idea is just so unique. Mine takes place in Colombia, his in LA, and every arc will be in a different country. Other creators lined up are Frank Quitely, Rafael Albuquerque, Pete Milligan, Eduardo Risso, Daniel Way. There’s an Asian artist I’m in love with called Kim Jung Gi, and he’s doing a big arc. It’s very high end. We’re spending a lot of money and just hiring people [I’m] obsessed with."
Earlier this month Millar announced a new Kick-Ass series, putting the spotlight on a new Black female protagonist who is a military veteran. Millar was asked if there are any plans for a Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl crossover in the future.
"No, not the new one," he said. "That’s entirely self contained. But we pick up exactly from the last page of [Kick-Ass] 3 and the wee guy Mindy’s taking on and training to be her new [Kick-Ass]. It’s very fun. I’ve actually enjoyed having [Kick-Ass] and [Hit-Girl] in separate books as they’re very different characters who need different types of stories. [Kick-Ass] is very grounded with a tremendous confidence. The character plays by superhero rules because the character is a comic fan. But [Hit-Girl] is basically tiny Frank Castle, so you can’t do that every month, where one is knocking people out and their partner is shooting them in the face."
HIT-GIRL IS BACK! The pint-sized Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia’s most-feared hitman.
Hit-Girl, from writer Mark Millar and artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, goes on sale Feb. 21.