Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie

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Kick-Ass, the bestselling comic book series by Mark Millar (writer of the graphic novel Wanted, which became a smash hit movie) and artist John Romita Jr., is now an eagerly awaited movie set for release by Lionsgate (Rambo, Saw) in 2010.

What would happen if you tried to be a superhero? What would happen when an ordinary kid in a spandex costume comes face-to-face with the criminal underworld? Cominc book fan and high school student Dave Lizewski, aka the self-styled costumed ...

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Overview

Kick-Ass, the bestselling comic book series by Mark Millar (writer of the graphic novel Wanted, which became a smash hit movie) and artist John Romita Jr., is now an eagerly awaited movie set for release by Lionsgate (Rambo, Saw) in 2010.

What would happen if you tried to be a superhero? What would happen when an ordinary kid in a spandex costume comes face-to-face with the criminal underworld? Cominc book fan and high school student Dave Lizewski, aka the self-styled costumed crimefighter Kick-Ass, is about to find out... and it’s going to get really, really violent!

Kick-Ass: From Strip to Screen
features script extracts, commentary from Mark Millar, eye-popping art from the original comics and hundreds of movie photos!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848564091
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 788,402
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Millar is one of comics’ most commercially successful writers, whose work includes Wanted, Judge Dredd, Superman Adventures, JLA, Ultimate X-Men, Superman: Red Son, The Authority and the bestselling Civil War and The Ultimates.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2010

    Throughly enjoyable, if slight

    If you're into Mark Millar's work, then this book is a must-read. With dozens of pictures from the original comic, unused ideas and bits of dialogue, and photos from the set and cast, this is for the ultimate KICK-ASS fan. The dowside is that the pictures tell the whole story; there is certainly input from the writers, director and producers but it's nothing you haven't seen and heard before. There are quite beautiful pictures that give you an idea of the movie shoot. If only there were anecdotes of the process it took to convert this particular comic to a movie. Sure, we know the whole story of how director Matthew Vaughn had to find his own financing to make the movie but it's barely mentioned. Everyone keeps talking how proud they're to be part of the movie, but save for the main cast, directors and producers, there's not a whole lot from the music composers, film distributor or even the so-called fans that made it so popular. Instead of dividing the book into sections like pre-production, production and post, you only get sound bites from the key players. This makes it an easy book to read, but slight at the same time. One last warning: This book is intended for young adults since it contains some explicit photos.

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