I’m pretty much desensitized to the Kick-Ass franchise’s disturbing level of violence by now, so to me, the best elements of this issue were Mindy’s attempts to fit in at school, at first by putting on make-up, and then by resorting to threats. It was a great skewering of teenage girls from Millar, and very funny. The story of Red Mist/Mother Fucker is also interesting, in Kick-Ass 2 he was a hardcore bastard, but so far in this ‘midquel’, he’s still a fuck-up loser, I’m guessing this book will end with him killing his various uncles. Romita Jnr’s artwork is as impressive as ever, I really do think the various Kick-Asses are his best work, with plenty of good action, humour and of course, guts. I do still find myself enjoying this series less than the others due to the lack of jeopardy that comes with it’s bridge status.