Aspen Comics Review – Executive Assistant: Violet #3

Aspen Comics‘ summer event The Hitlist Agenda has been really interesting.  At first glance, you see a lot of curvy women kicking ass.  It’s a lot of barbie dolls, in crazy gear, shooting guns.  But dig a little deeper, and there’s an interesting inter-weaving plot involving corporate take overs and double crosses and a war involving Pakistan and India.  It all got a bit confusing and I’m still not quite sure what’s going on.

Executive Assistant: Violet #3 sees Violet fighting against the chip Duncan Villone implanted in her and trying not to kill her employer.

The clutches of “The Hit List Agenda” begin to squeeze the life out of Executive Assistant Violet as she discovers the horrific means by which a power-hungry mogul will go to control her. However, Violet begins to show she possesses her own strength—in numbers—and the fight to survive will be a bloody one! The end is here as Violet decides the only way to survive is to kill her way out!

Unlike all of the other EA titles, this one is mostly fighting and shooting and running, all action, it’s a bit emptier, but it’s just one chapter in a larger story.  But there’s some nice moments.  Violet’s personal life is dragged into it all, which nicely circles back to the first issue that helped humanize her as a character.  It’s cool to see and there’s something fun about a tough woman kicking ass.  My only issue with the action is it wasn’t as over the top as I’d like.  It’s a comic, why not go crazy and do things you couldn’t do in a movie?

There’s still a few issues left in The Hitlist Agenda and I’m still slightly confused as to what Villone’s overall plan is.  But, there’s one thing that’s a given, lots of women kicking ass.

Story – Marc Andreyko, Art- Pop Mahn, Colors – John Starr

Story: 7.5 Art: 8 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Buy

Aspen Comics provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.

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