46.-48. Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years Book 1-3 by Mark Millar

Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years Book One by Mark Millar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! This is some kind of wonderful! I was totally hooked and the whole world passed me by as I sat riveted to these pages! One of the best superhero books I've read in ages. It all starts with a kid who decides to be a superhero and gets the crap beat out of him taking several operations, steel plates and six months to recover. What makes this so fun is that "Kick-Ass" is just a normal kid who becomes a superhero because he gets bored with just reading the comics and wants to *do* something, and he sucks at it. At first. Then he meets Hit-Girl and Big Daddy and he suddenly has a reason. Lots of action, tons of bloody violence and great characters.

Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years Book Two by Mark Millar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Man, this is fantastic! Even better than volume one! Hit-Girl is the main focus in this one and she is so bad-ass the series should be named after her, not Kick-Ass. Dave breaks his hand and Mindy has to take on the Mafia single-handedly to save her family who is being threatened. Violence galore in the most amazingly creative way. Fantastic characterization of Mindy and Dave leave you caring for these guys as real people. The art is amazing and even though it's a gorefest, it is beautiful. Can't wait to read the next volume!

Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years Book Three by Mark Millar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hit-Girl sits this one out as she keeps the promise she made to her stepfather for the sake of her mother's sanity. Red Mist, the villain, is back with a new name but the same mission: kill Kick-Ass and his friends in revenge for their killing of his mob boss father. Things get really violent and really personal. Kick-Ass ends up having nothing left to protect and it's an all-out war of the super-heroes vs -villains. They need help, though, and Hit-Girl voluntarily comes back to see it through to the end. I love this, just wish Hit-Girl was in it more but the plot went places I didn't expect it would. Fantastic series!