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Welcome to the Damsel Preservation League or "DPL" for short. Contained herein, you'll find a multitude of damsels of all ages worthy of preservation, as well as many links to current artists & writers of the DID genre, and many old-school favourites. Although this is basically a research type blog, there may be some occasional "mature" themed comics so, beware of this. Also this blog & is moderated to keep the spam to a minimum. The majority of the images are ones I've personally "rebuilt" from either my own collection or scans found elsewhere on the 'net. Any applicable copyrights belong to the owners and I make no money from them. Also note that this blog is still a work in progress and will be added to as I continue along...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hit Girl No Escape


If you don't like "spoilers" then leave now and don't bother to read any further. However, in the interest of all you Hit Girl "fanboys", I'll just highlight issue #6 of KICK-ASS 3 (Marvel Worldwide Inc.~April, 2014), without really giving anything away. As the series starts to wind down, there seems to be a lot of questions answered, including Hit Girl's origin (which I'm not posting here) as well as what her mother really thinks of her as she visits her briefly in prison. From what I've read in the KA3 story, it's been nearly a year since Mindy was forcefully taken into custody. And yes, she's still wearing that infernal straight-jacket (more to save the guards than herself, wot?)

The story opens up in "flashback" as Mindy tells the prison psyche, Dr. White, about her early training, one of which includes the "terrifying" railroad track sequence below. I've only included the first two pages so, you'll just have to figure out how Mindy escapes and gets up to the bridge where Big Daddy is waiting for her. The flashback also uncovers how she came to have her now famous purple costume (also not scanned in...)



In an earlier issue, Mindy threatened to do some pretty unspeakable acts to the doctor if her mother was brought in. Here though, this doesn't seem to be the case. Dr. White gets a bit to smug with himself until Mrs. McCready crosses the line, revealing her true feelings about her daughter...

Note: this is only a partial sequence...




At the end of the book, Mindy thinks she's finally ready to escape but, the prison guards have other plans for her as she's injected with a paralyzing drug. The final page sets up for one hell of a cliff-hanger...! Here, I've edited out the person holding the gun over Mindy's prone body...you'll also note that in the first detail panel, Mindy's leg shackles are now missing. They were never shown as being removed...

Long-time followers of this series, will no doubt guess who's holding the gun...




As an aside and another "spoiler", issue #6 alludes to the ending of the series via an editorial letter from Mark Millard, himself, that issue #8 will be the last book and, at the time of the writing, it was near completion. This reader will be sorry to see it all end but I've enjoyed the series' nearly 6 year run.

If you want more details, go buy your own copy like I did...if you can even find a copy. I didn't even balk at the $4.99 cover price. It's well worth it. I'm also not getting paid to write this "fanboy" review. I only wish :[

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