WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Hit-Girl #3 by Mark Millar, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, Sunny Gho and Melina Mikulic, in stores now.
When Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. first introduced Hit-Girl to the masses in the Kick-Ass comics a decade ago, it's safe to say that readers were shocked at how brutal the pre-pubescent vigilante could be. Along with her father Big Daddy and the titular costumed character, Hit-Girl dispensed a gory brand of vigilante justice in a series of adventures that would span three volumes, giving the preteen her own spinoff series in the process, along with two movies starring Chloë Grace Moretz as the female killer.
Despite Kick-Ass (aka Dave Lizewski) finally getting a happy ending at the end of Kick-Ass 3 -- finding true love and joining the police force to fight crime the legal way -- Millar made it clear Hit-Girl wasn't about to retire like her friend. Instead, she's taking her vendetta against crime international, to Rome, Paris and beyond. This second volume of Hit-Girl delves deep into her foreign exploits, detailing her escapades in South America in particular.
However, her war on the drug trade in Colombia paints her in a very different light. Here, she opts not to roll solo as per usual, instead recruiting a task force. The only thing is, her hiring process doesn't involve willing participants. In short, the 10 year-old's drastic change in approach to fighting evil-doers has her walking a path that resembles the one DC's Amanda Waller travels.