The Last Night. We've been through a lot together, and I know that we lost a few to the beast yesterday. It was the toughest of the bunch but I hope that we came out stronger for it. One thing I do know for certain: it's going to make tonight seem like a piece of cake. Rum cake, but cake.
This is the final adventure. The back to the basics. One last journey. Intensity has been dialed back as we head towards the end. It'd be naive to say it all led to this but, for those who have been here from the start (and those I thank), it kind of did. It's a doozy of an ending. If you want to come along into the sunset, then let's get going. If not, then best of wishes.
Now let's get ready to kick some ass one last time.
Kick-Ass Book Four: The End of Kick-Ass
And here we go... with the full message from that cover.
Now, I would never lead you into something without fair warning. That wouldn't be nice.
And KA3 is a return to form of KA1 and HG, which we can say was better than KA2, but this first issue has one really bad moment. Hope you don't lose your cools this early.
Also, if you HAVE been here all nights! Take a bow! Chime in. Congrats.
We pick up right at the end of the last book...
These three are the contingency plan.
What a world.
They're committed to the cause.
They're obviously too prepared for this.
Damn it Marty!
Stop with the prophecies.
This one is less taxing. Promise.
These guys are just brilliant aren't they?
Not that I agree with Hit-Girl, but yeah... these guys are looking for an easy way out without losing face.
This is that moment. Quite possibly one of the worst things that Kick-Ass has done.
But scout's honor.
It's clear sailing from here. Nothing but good ol' fashioned fun.
Marty is out of the picture, so it's just these two bozos for now.
Also, whatever happened to their curly haired friend?
You did mess up a lot, David.
Messed up as much as Todd messes up his spelling.
Preach to the choir, lady.
Some of Hit-Girl's training has actually sunk in.
Tuck in your head, man.
That's okay, but remember. I never led anyone astray. I laid out ALL cards. Have fun.
I also wasn't lying about Todd's spelling deficiency.
Get a dictionary fool!
The Juicer is far worse than any of this arc's villains.
It's the main theme of this arc that... Kick-Ass is losing his way a bit. Did you see the combined message from the cover? So, give it some time.
THAT is just adding insult to goshdarn injury!
Taking from the petty cash?
Not cool dude.
If you can remember from yesterday night... Todd has a thang for older women.
What a nice third panel.
Also, Kick-Ass has been at this for what... maybe 2-3 years?
How does anyone still get this kind of drop on him?
wherein the cover says it all.
Dave is a really big idiot.
But he HAS gotten at least 3% better at this.
Just like old times, right David?
At least the car stops to help this time.
Kick-Ass, your secret identity is a google search away.
No need to play coy.
Not exactly ships passing in the night, huh?
Meet Angie Genovese.
You might remember her from the Hit-Girl mini.
This is her story.
And, as you can guess, it is not a happy story.
Alright, for those that really know how William Hickey sounds like I'd recommend reading Rocco in his voice.
It makes everything he says a whole lot funnier.
Rocco loves the laddies, and he ain't about to apologize for that.
Shut the fuck up Motherfucker.
Your mom has an actually good plan.
Kick-Ass' ambitions far exceed his reach, right?
Alright "Awesome Hitler" is going in my little book of Kick-Ass-isms.
Again, no one gives a crap Motherfucker.
Also, I think I finally get why they called him that.
It's actually pretty easy to say it when he is one.
DID YOU FORGET ABOUT LT. STRIPES?
LT. STIPES DIDN'T FORGET ABOUT YOU!
Also, Lt. Stripes is the only one who hasn't forgotten about Katie.
That was unfortunate.
Rest in Peace, Lt. Stripes, you noble man.
Vaya con dios.
wherein it's time to see how the other half lives.
Just... goddamnit. Least he's with his brother now.
Even if she is losing her cool, Doc.
She ain't gonna lose it in front of you.
You could have just worn a disguise, dude.
Luckily enough, the dame doesn't seem to be put off by this behavior.
Who can tell? I think there's a reason why they never broach the subject.
Alright, we've found Hit-Girl's weakness!
Yeah, really. But hey... I have no follow up rationale.
Rocco is a very, very, understanding man.
He knows you're too weak Motherfucker.
The return of Battle Guy!
Charity Dogman is best Dogman
This could not have gone worse.
Rocco is old school. He sees that whole affair as Motherfucker just "playing supervillain". He wants to make him a future Mob Boss.
Alright, two whole pages and Dave has yet to mess up.
Well, EVEN THEN...
This is still going in his "not that horrible escapades" file.
But only just barely.
Because you put yourself in these situations, Kick-Ass.
Ain't you know that?
It's the odds.
At least one of his tricks had to have worked over the years,
wherein it's time to shake things up
Now, does ANYONE remember this guy?
Because I do and it was hilarious to see him here.
Right? Even I have to give him props.
Getting mugged by this hobo wasn;t that bad after all.
Yes, which is why I call him David or Kick-Ass.
NO. Not at all.
No one believes in the Skybird.
How can you work with them when you NEVER work?!
The Juicer must be stopped.
Right. They succeeded in pissing off the WORST of the Genovese Bros.
Is this worse than Civil War?
Like you haven't said or monologued even lamer things.
Alright, I forgot to mention. This kind of stuff.
I remember that being planned, but they scrapped it.
You and me.
And me and you.
Now, I'm pretty sure that David doesn't have this much game.
B-but they forgot the coffee!
Juicer is far worse than Rocco. At least Rocco is dignified.
Gotta give Todd his due, yeah.
Was there any other way to show this Motherfucker the ropes?
William Hickey voice. But still, gotta admit that's real snazzy.
Hahaha, your luck is running out Mindy.
Now he's just going to haveta do it.
Alright, this is where it all starts going down.
This is where Kick-Ass 3 goes from... alright....
To something special.
because none of the superheroes "do" anything, and they don't want to be next on the chopping block, insecurity, plus the dude was a big self promoter, he might not have done anything, either, but he seemed like he did.
wherein it all comes crashing down.
I like to bookend things, so I'll be placing this here one last time.
To the Skull and Bones Gang!
They are experienced.
They are methodical.
They are determined.
I said this was back to basics. Street heroics and then the overarching mob thing.
They are environmentally conscious.
They're the whole package!
Shh! Let's let things play out.
This is just getting beyond the pale.
Didn't really need to know what his Oh Face was.
Did you not see the last page of the previous issue?
THE SKULL AND BONES FOREVER!
Yes, yes, we're all happy Kick-Ass is happy... well...
Nope. You see Ass-Kicker, and Dr. Gravity etc. It's Kick-Ass' boys, son!
For god's sake, Kick-Ass!
Kick-Ass is pursuing new avenues of self-expression.
Overall I agree with Marty.
They're much more healthy than dressing up in a wetsuit to fight crime.
You wanted to be a super-hero, David.
Evil Prevails When Good Men Do Nothing.
One of the reasons why I think this is my favorite KA arc is because I love Rocco and the Skull and Bones.
Very true, Gigante.
Rocco is going to show New York that being a superhero is bad for your health.
We cannot prevent the following events.
We can only stand by and play witness.
Some more deserved than others.
But all lost in the war against crime.
Just damn it all.
This was an actual page.
So... why not?
We'll see. Almost done anyway.
wherein time to peek behind the curtain a bit.
Neither did I. I was shocked. In a pleasant way,
If we didn't already know it by now... Hit-Girl had a fucked up childhood.
Still have no idea how Big Daddy was able to pull all this off.
Woweee, her first Arnie flick?
Comic Big Daddy was incredibly crazy.
But there's still a gruff cozyness right?
He decided to make it fun.
He doesn't, but he wouldn't mind if you died along with him.
Not so quick on the draw, these four.
Big Daddy I don't know how to feel about you.
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, HIT-GIRL...
This whole family is nuts.
Of course not, Big Daddy was insane.
That is the most hilarious hush money I;ve ever seen.
You really gonna let that page beat you?
Gigante, you should read more comics.
Jacking your new girlfriend's car.
Okay David, you look cool.
Get on with it.
It's really a "1" on the scale of stupid this series can get though.
Poor, poor, Mrs. Genovese.
This motherfucker has actually been training for this moment.
His own final mission.
And I'm going to have to have a small intermission here. Will be back soon. But in the meantime, has anyone let this arc get to them?
yeah, but you notice how he didn't have movie deals until after he stopped writing all ages shit?
Also look at Frank Miller, not exactly rolling in the dough until after he made his comics as edgy as his Robocop scripts.
>Didn't really need to know what his Oh Face was.
wherein it could have only ended like this.
And thanks to those who were actually patient.
He's been waiting a long time for it.
a little girl beheads people with random shards of glass she finds, which is brittle enough to leap through, and the fridge logic that bugs you is why a bunch of asshole teenager would go to Harold and Maude to harass people?
Wait until the end.
NO ONE SPOIL IT!
Chris, you suck at even being good.
>Why don't we just BUY all the other gangs?
This is such an insult to any understanding of gang dynamics, histories between the various gangs, and common sense, that I don't even know how they put the idea to paper without questioning it.
I HONESTLY did not see any of this coming.
Call it fate, Kick-Ass.
Call it fate.
Chris, no one wants to hear your apologies, let the powers that be decide.
If there was a kick ass where it was like this page where it's not hahahaha funny comedy but a actual tale of events with some seriousness, that would rake in so much fucking money
The Hit-Girl mini is actually referenced a lot in this one.
Red Mist as he wanted to be.
Big Daddy was a crazy man.
But his girl is living a crazy life.
Because she loves you Red Mist
Right? Kick-Ass 3 is what Kick-Ass should always have been.
He really is.
Rest in I don't know any more, Red Mist.
Maybe your maker will have an answer.
Let's not do this now.
What a weird way for him to have gone out.
Big Daddy is an ex-accountant who is also the best comic book collector in the world. He has an excuse. Lt. Stripes does not.
He got really good with the batons.
Did you read the first three nights? If not, I have no idea why.
We all have our vices, bitch.
Okay, that first panel is definitely getting into the Kick-Ass-Isms book.
>Its not the usual super edgy shit
I can't tell if you're serious or not.
I don;t know. He has a point. It;s not your usual KA stuff.
Then you owe it to yourself to finish it.
Valerie has a point Kick-Ass.
There are only few ways this can end,
>all in one place
>a single boss from Maine to Miami
The superheroes are going to somehow slaughter absolutely every one of the mob bosses, aren't they?
That's how this ends, isn't it?
It's just usual manners to have a spare costume.
Did none of the vigilante even THINK to check the head?
Gigante is too much.
Kick-Ass' escapades almost always end with him getting wrecked. Why would she be okay with that shit?
Just one last hug for old times sakes.
Jesus Christ, it's a comic book. You're like that guy that complains about stuff like silencers in movies loudly throughout the entire movie and sure you're right but nobody cares because it's a work of fiction, you autist.
I never don't laugh at that truck
Just a reminder.
Also, are people really letting this beat them? This is low tier stuff. Like, wow. I thought this would be a cake walk after last night but I guess I was wrong.
Or maybe just repeat to yourself it's just Kick-Ass and you should read just chillax.
wherein this is the end of Kick-Ass.
That it is.
Because it's very likely, Kick-Ass