Hit Girl Can Run At Over 70 MPH And Reads Jupiter's Legacy

There's always been a problem at the heart of the Kick Ass comic and film, in that its meant to show a real life superhero movement, without powers, without major technical advances, just people doing what people actually can do, dressed up in stupid clothes. And, when it comes down to it, behaving rather heroically.

But the character Hit Girl, with serious training since a toddler, can seemingly do superhuman things. For a young kid anyway. In that, she somehow has the upper body strength to swing a sword through people. And blow people away without her little frame always being thrown back across the room… she just doesn't have the weight to do some of the things she does, in both comics and film.

Well, in the new issue of Kick Ass 3 out today, they've just gone balls to the wall and ignores that. Because in the opening flashback sequence to seeing her as a young girl being trained by Big Daddy (in a scene that would come well before the original Kick Ass series) we see a train coming at 70 mph….


And she grabs onto it "at the right time", When exactly would be the right time? The train isn't slowing or stopping. It's moving at a consistent speed.

Which means that when Hit Girl does this…


She's running at over 70 mph.

Still, if you think this is unbelievable, this is her reading material.


Supercrooks, Jupiter's Legacy, Gray Area, she's a fan of her own creators' comics for Image. Room for one more plug?


Mark Millar's Ultimate buddy Jeph Loeb wrote that, you know…

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. With an exhibition of the work of Liz Prince, the launch of her new Top Shelf Comics title Alone Forever, with an exclusive limited bookplate.


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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