Millar wrote the first four-issue arc, which is penciled by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (“Wolf”). Titled ‘Colombia,’ the story will see Hit-Girl travel to the country after being enlisted by a mother seeking revenge for the murder of her daughter. “But,” as the solicit notes, “Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia’s most-feared hitman.”
The comic’s first three years are planned out, with each arc taking Hit-Girl to a different country. The second arc, written by Kevin Smith, will be set in Los Angeles; Millar also namedropped that future creators include writers Peter Milligan (“Hellblazer,” “X-Statix”) and Daniel Way (“Ghost Rider,” “Deadpool”), and artists Frank Quitely (“All-Star Superman”), Rafael Albuquerque (“American Vampire”), Eduardo Risso (“100 Bullets”). He also also revealed Korean artist Kim Jung Gi is penciling a “big” arc.
Asked if there will be a crossover with “Kick-Ass,” Millar replied they wouldn’t, explaining “they’re very different characters who need different types of stories. [Kick-Ass] is very grounded with a tremendous confidence. The character plays by superhero rules because the character is a comic fan. But [Hit-Girl] is basically tiny Frank Castle, so you can’t do that every month, where one is knocking people out and their partner is shooting them in the face.”
“Hit-Girl” #1 will be published by Image on February 21, 2018, one week after the start of the new “Kick-Ass.”