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Ook? AAHK! AK-AAAKK! OO-OOO-OOO-AA-AAA-AAA!! That’s right, this is the Hit-Monkey comics reading guide!

After the sensational debut in 2021, Hit-Monkey is returning to our screens for a second season starting July 15, 2024 on Hulu. More than just an adult cartoon about a monkey with a gun, the Hit-Monkey experience was elevated by its stellar voice cast (Fred Tatasciore and Jason Sudeikis!), excellent soundtrack, pop culture homages, anime visual style, and deep emotional core.

But it all started with the comics! So while we wait for the new season to arrive, here are the best Hit-Monkey comics stories to check out!

Hit-Monkey Comics Recommendations:

  • Hit-Monkey (2010a) #1 (one-shot)
  • Hit-Monkey (2010b) #1-3
  • Deadpool (2008) #19-21, 61
  • Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015) #1-6
  • Old Man Logan (2016) #14-15

The show builds on the foundation set by the Hit-Monkey comics, but the comics’ lore is a bit different from the show. There’s still lots of new territory the second season can explore, like seeing Monkey interact with Deadpool’s Mercs for Money and S.H.I.E.L.D’S supernatural Howling Commandos!

For more related to Hit-Monkey’s comics and Marvel’s Hulu shows, check out our other reading guides for MODOK and Howling Commandos!

“His name is Hit-Monkey. He’s a hitman. Who’s a monkey.”



Hit-Monkey (2010s)

Hit-Monkey barely has any comics history at all, making this a breeze to read in a night! These stories are super fun and perfectly established the spirit of the show. The saga began in 2010 with a one-shot by Daniel Way, who continued writing the Monkey in Deadpool #19-21 and his own miniseries!

Following Way’s Hit-Monkey comics, our hero enlisted in a couple team-up adventures across the Marvel universe. His current whereabouts are unknown, but we hope he’s enjoying his vacation somewhere safe and happy.

  • Hit-Monkey (2010a) #1 (one-shot)
  • Hit-Monkey (2010b) #1-3
    • Inspired season 1 of the Hulu show!
  • Deadpool (2008) #19-21, 49.1, 61
  • Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015) #1-6
    • Prologue: S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015) #9 [B Story]
    • After #6: Old Man Logan (2016) #14-15
  • Deadpool: Til Death Do Us Part (2017)
    • Prologue: Deadpool (2016) #28, Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #15
    • Deadpool and the Mercs for Money (2016b) #9
    • Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #16
    • Deadpool and the Mercs for Money (2016b) #10
    • Deadpool (2016) #29


Video games:

  • Marvel Puzzle Quest (2013)
  • Marvel Contest of Champions (2014)
  • Marvel Avengers Academy (2016)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017)

Extra watching:

  • Marvel’s Hit-Monkey (2021) S1 E1-10

Extra reading:

  • Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher (2010) #3
    • Marvel Universe vs. The Avengers (2012) #1
  • Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2012) #4
    • Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again (2017) #3
  • Deadpool (2013) #27, Annual #1
  • M.O.D.O.K. Assassin (2015) #2-3
  • Deadpool and the Mercs for Money (2016b) #5-8
  • Secret Warriors (2017) #2
  • Despicable Deadpool (2017) #298
  • Domino (2018) #1
  • Crazy (2019) #1 (“Sea Hit-Monkeys”)
  • Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal Infinity Comic (2022) #6-7

Extra Howling Commandos:

  • Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos (2006) #1-6
  • Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos (2015) #1-4
  • Civil War II: Choosing Sides (2016) #5 [B Story]

Extra Mercs for Money:

  • Deadpool and the Mercs for Money (2016a) #1-5
  • Deadpool (2016) #1-8, 14-17, 28
  • Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #3
  • Domino (2018) #1-2


And that’s the saga of Hit-Monkey comics!! There’s not a lot yet, but we love him very much and we’re very excited for the second season of the hit Hulu show. Hopefully there will be more Hit-Monkey comics soon!

Did you love season one and recommend it to all your friends? Are you excited about Hit-Monkey being renewed for a second season? Let me know on Twitter @vinwriteswords and remember to follow the site @MyCosmicCircus for more monkey mayhem coming soon!

Check out our full list of reading guides here and our MODOK and Howling Commandos & the Legion of Monsters comics guides below!

MODOK Comics Reading Guide


Howling Commandos & the Legion of Monsters Reading Guide

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All images courtesy of Marvel Comics.

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