Friday, June 6, 2008

Kick Ass does...

...Kick ass! Kick Ass is a new Marvel / Max title by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Issue #3 came out this week, but unless you've already been reading the title, you may have to wait for the collected volume as the first two issues are sold out.

Kick Ass takes place in a real world scenario, in which a young teeenager, Dave Lizewski, an avid reader of comic books, wonders why no one has tried copying what the super heroes do in the comics. So he makes a costume for himself, puts his body through a bit of a workout, goes out to fight crime, and the first thing that happens to him is he gets his ass kicked (actually his whole body). By the end of the first issue it looks like he'll never get out of the hospital, but he does and then he...

Kick Ass is for "mature" readers in that there's a lot of violence and cussing, but it's not as over the top as Millar's Wanted (which is also a lot of fun in the uber violence arena). John Romita Jr. (a big favorite artist of mine) really goes to town with his art on this book as it's different from the standard super hero titles he's known for.

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!