Normally we save news from Image Comics for our weekly recap story, but when a story like this comes out, we break the rules.
Earlier today it was announced that multi-hyphenate Kevin Smith will be teaming up with artist Pernille Ørum for the new HIT-GIRL series titled HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO.
The four part series will see it’s namesake go to Hollywood when news of a movie based on her is announced. While there she takes on movie execs and some of her old enemies who are now calling California their home.
The first issue will be released on February 13th and will be released with three different cover versions; two from Francesco Francavilla and one from Amanda Conner.
Full press release is below. All artwork courtesy of Image.
AWARD WINNING ACTOR, DIRECTOR & WRITER KEVIN SMITH TEAMS WITH DISNEY/WARNER BROS. ANIMATION TALENT PERNILLE ØRUM ON HIT-GIRL
PORTLAND, OR 12/12/2018 — Award winning actor, director, and writer Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) will join bestselling artist Pernille Ørum (DC Super Hero Girls) on the new story arc of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s beloved Hit-Girl series this February in, Hit-Girl Season Two #1.
Smith is a Harvey Award-winning writer and has garnered critical acclaim for his comics writing with Daredevil, Green Arrow, and tie-stories to Clerks and Dogma. His career success extends beyond the comics industry sphere with previous recognition at Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and multiple Maverick Awards.
Ørum’s rich background in animation and experience with clients such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Mattel Playground, and Nickelodeon Jr. puts a bright, fresh spin on the artistic direction of Hit-Girl.
In this dream creative team’s spin on Hit-Girl, readers’ favorite adolescent assassin tears Tinsel Town a new one when she realizes her life’s being dramatized for the silver screen. Hit-Girl storms sets, wages war on fat-cat movie bosses, and lures old enemies out of hiding in this Californian bloodbath.
Hit-Girl Season Two #1 hits stores on Wednesday, February 13th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, January 21st.
Hit-Girl Season Two #1 Cover A by Francavilla – Diamond Code DEC180057
Hit-Girl Season Two #1 Cover B B&W by Francavilla – Diamond Code DEC180058
Hit-Girl Season Two #1 Cover C by Conner – Diamond Code DEC180059
Hit-Girl Season Two #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.