Hit-Girl creator Mark Millar has officially revealed some new details about Hit-Girl: The Golden Rage of Hollywood, including the story arc's first cover.
Written by Kevin Smith and illustrated by Pernille Ørum (DC Super Hero Girls), The Golden Rage of Hollywood will be the fourth four-part story arc published as a part of Image Comics' current ongoing Hit-Girl series. Following Mindy McCready's exploits in Columbia (Issues #1-4), Canada (Issues #5-8) and Rome (Issues #9-12), Issue #13 will see her descend upon Los Angeles in order to wage a timely and characteristically violent war on Hollywood predators.
The aforementioned cover for Hit-Girl #13 was drawn by Francesco Francavilla and shows the titular assassin below the famed Hollywood sign with her swords drawn and drops of blood flying through the air.
“I wrote most of The Golden Rage of Hollywood Hit-Girl arc while recuperating after my health scare, so it was Mindy McCready and her bloody thirst for justice who helped me mend my broken heart,” said Smith in an interview with Deadline. “Telling tales with Mark’s toys was an absolute pleasure, but having Pernille bring it all to life makes this a must-read for me! Pernille’s style is like hot cocoa for the eyes and soul, so I’m ecstatic she opted to lend it to our pint-sized, prepubescent Punisher!”
“Kevin is one of my favorite people in Hollywood," said Millar. "He writes dialogue the way I wish people talked, and his intelligence and humor fits into this world just so perfectly. I wrote him a fan letter over 20 years ago asking to see his Superman script and I was there when Clerks was screened in Scotland even before that, so you can imagine how delighted I am to be somewhere on the same credit page as this guy.”
Hit-Girl: The Golden Rage of Hollywood is set to begin in January 2019 with Hit-Girl #13. If you need to tide yourself over until then, Hit-Girl #9 (Rome, part 1) by Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Scavone hits comic book stores on Oct. 17.