Kick-Ass 3

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Kick-Ass 3
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Main character(s)Dave Lizewski
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Writer(s)Mark Millar
 
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Kick-Ass 3
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Publication information
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Number of issues8
Main character(s)Dave Lizewski
Creative team
Writer(s)Mark Millar

Kick-Ass 3 is an American comic book series published by Marvel Comics' Icon Comics imprint. Created by writer Mark Millar and penciler John Romita Jr., it is a sequel to their miniseries Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2 and the spinoff miniseries Hit-Girl. It premiered in 2013 and is scheduled to run eight issues.

Publication history[edit]

The first issue of Kick-Ass 3 was released June 5, 2013.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

After the events of Kick-Ass 2, Mindy McCready (a.k.a. Hit-Girl) is in jail, while Dave Lizewski (a.k.a. Kick-Ass), graduates high school and continues to dedicate his life to fighting organized crime; however, his attempts continue to fall short: Justice Forever refuse to help him free Hit-Girl from prison and Lieutenant Stripes is killed by Angela Genovese, the Motherfucker's (Chris Genovese) mother, while trying to avenge his brother, Colonel Stars.

Meanwhile, the Motherfucker recovers from his injuries even as his mother becomes a pariah due to her son's mass murder spree. Corrupt police officer Vic Gigante (promoted to Captain after arresting Hit-Girl and her guardian, Detective Marcus Williams) has contacted the Motherfucker's Italian uncle, Don Rocco "Ice-Man" Genovese to save his nephew. They ultimately arrange for an unnamed mob enforcer to take credit for spearheading the neighborhood-wide massacre and gang rape of Kick-Ass's love interest Katie Deauxma.

Lizewski finished high school and is working at a fast food restaurant and part-time at a comic store, with his friend Todd, who he shares an apartment with.

At the party being held to celebrate his release, Kick-Ass arranges to get the members of Justice Forever to help him raid the party and send a warning to the mob. The plan fails, but Kick-Ass is rescued by his friends who abandon him at the first sign of mob retaliation at the party.

After a fight with a gang, Kick-Ass meets a woman named Valerie and starts dating her.

Elsewhere, Hit-Girl confides to her psychiatrist (after being bribed with Hello Kitty trading cards, which she proclaims are her only vice) that she has managed to circumvent the insane asylum's security so as to allow her to wander around at night, killing random inmates. Furthermore, she talks about how her father created his false backstory, with help from Marcus, in order to manipulate her into continuing her training to become Hit-Girl.

Later corrupt police officer Vic Gigante and three other cops don costumes and rob Rocco "Ice-Man" Genovese as the Skull & Bones Gang, stealing from drug dealers; however, when the gang hits one of Rocco's drug dealers, Rocco orders the killing of everyone found in a mask. This results in the deaths of Insect Man, The Juicer, and Dr. Gravity.

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