Hollywood’s predators better beware, because Hit-Girl’s coming, courtesy of Mark Millar and Kevin Smith’s Hit Girl: The Golden Rage of Hollywood.
The character was popularised by Chloë Grace Moretz’s portrayal of the violent pre-teen in Matthew Vaughn’s film adaptations of Millar’s Kick-Ass comic books.
In this new venture, The Golden Rage of Hollywood, Smith puts the character in modern-day Tinsel Town, with art from Pernille Orum.
The incredibly timely story sees the young super-assassin storming film sets to wage war on Hollywood predators.
Set to feature some familiar faces from Millar’s Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl series, each issue will be a tribute to a different era of American cinema.
Smith said of writing the arc, “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. 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, pre-pubescent Punisher!”
Millar also expressed his joy at working with Smith, “Kevin is one of my favourite people in Hollywood. He writes dialogue the way I wish people talked, and his intelligence and humour fits into this world just so perfectly. […] I wrote him a fan letter over twenty 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.”
I just finished my final #HitGirl comic book script for the 4 issue mini-series I’m doing for @mrmarkmillar! Had a blast writing it! After the @JeffLemire story set in Canada, I get to take Hit-Girl to Tinsel Town in a story I’m calling HIT-GIRL: THE GOLDEN RAGE OF HOLLYWOOD! pic.twitter.com/NuGntMJxSU
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 26, 2018
The Golden Rage of Hollywood is set to launch in January 2019.