Kick-Ass

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Overview

Have you ever really wanted to be a super hero? Dave Lizewski has - and he's not willing to let it stop with simple daydreams. Designing a suit for himself and taking the name "Kick-Ass," Dave decides to make his dreary existence more exciting - and maybe even help some people in the process. But with no special powers and outmatched by New York City's most hardened criminals, Kick-Ass might be in for a little more than he bargained for. With his super-hero secret identity gaining fans due to a popular viral ...

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Overview

Have you ever really wanted to be a super hero? Dave Lizewski has - and he's not willing to let it stop with simple daydreams. Designing a suit for himself and taking the name "Kick-Ass," Dave decides to make his dreary existence more exciting - and maybe even help some people in the process. But with no special powers and outmatched by New York City's most hardened criminals, Kick-Ass might be in for a little more than he bargained for. With his super-hero secret identity gaining fans due to a popular viral video, and other masked vigilantes beginning to make their presence felt in the city, Dave knows that his extracurricular activity is dangerous, maybe even stupid - but he's got the itch, and it ain't going away.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785132615
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Publication date: 7/20/2011
  • Series: Kick-Ass Series
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 204,755
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Millar has been one of the key writers for Marvel Comics in the 21st century. His first major contribution to Marvel was with Ultimate X-Men. Next up was The Ultimates, a new rendering of the Avengers that was to continue building on the success of the Ultimate line. He and artist Bryan Hitch pulled it all off in spades: The Ultimates and its sequel, Ultimates 2, were ensconced at the top of the sales charts every month; what's more, they were critical successes, as well. Amid building a small library of Millarworld indie comic books — including the titles Chosen and Wanted, the latter of which was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster starring Angelina Jolie — he managed to write Civil War, the epic seven-issue miniseries that definitively reshaped the landscape of Marvel's heroes.

John Romita Jr. is best known for his extensive work with Marvel Comics from the 1970s to present day. He lives in New York City.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Kick Ass is a very Kick Ass comic book

    This is a good comic books for young adults. The violence, the blood, and the storyline are all must see. This is Mark Millar's finest work so far. The art work by John Romita Jr. is excellent he is just a good an artist just like his father.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2010

    Conflicted about this book

    I am over 40 and am not shocked by foul language and violence. Having said that (which is equivalent to saying but...) at points, I feel that Millar was using violence and cursing more as a shock facter instead of using them to enhance the story, which is the same way I feel about Tarantino movies. Millar is heavy handed sometimes, but overall this is an enjoyable read, but is definately for adults. Finally, as a father with 3 girls, the Hit-girl character was disturbing to be, and I hope that is how the author intended her to be and not just as a celebration of pre-teen violence and cursing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

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    Fun quick read for adult comic fans

    I think almost any fan of comics will enjoy this book. The story is pretty strait forward look at what might happen if regular people tried to take up being vigilantes. It's pretty violent, has other dark overtones and is defiantly for adults. I am a fan Millar's gritty look at at the world of comic book heros and Romita Jr's art storytelling is great. Overall a quick read, nicely paced with action. If handled like the comic, I think the movie adaption will be fun. I noticed it has an R rating so that's a good start.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

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    Another "superheros in the real world" story is actually pretty original

    Even though books like Watchmen have played with the idea of superheros being part of the real world and American culture, Kick-Ass is actually a fairly original take on it. The book is very much placed in the 21st century, with modern culture and comic book references throughout. Half the book is a dark, twisted comedy, and the other half is a dark, twisted drama. Ideal for people who would get nerd in-jokes and with offbeat senses of humor.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2013

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    Ugh......

    Reading this made me sad. Not because the story was sad but because many people love it. This book boils down to what a thirteen year old with bad parents would write if given free reign to make whatever he wanted. Its not just violence for the sake of violence or shocking language from children for shock value, its the overall lowest common denominator that is the goal here. Most upsetting is that I've read good things from Mark Millar, not a lot, but some. He can but doesn't choose to. There are a few laughs but they are few and far between. John Romita Jr., who I grew up enjoying, is doing something different but doesn't have anything good to work with here. Just deplorably bad overall.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Highly Recommended!

    I actually saw the movie before I got this. I 100% love this! Yes it is violent, but I knew that going in. You really feel bad for Dave with his defeats, but then you cheer when he wins. Yes, they made quite a few changes from comic to film, but I really like both. Can't wait to read Kick-Ass 2! Great writing & artwork here. You will not be let down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2010

    a must see read book and see movie at the same time.

    i loved this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2010

    Not disapointed

    I watched the movie first and was really excited to read the book. I was amazed with how good the writing was. Mark Millar is a talented writer and it is enjoyable.

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  • Posted August 5, 2010

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    IT is as the title states!

    This comic was very good! ^___^ i loved the idea of it and the fact that it's possible... the drawing is great! i loved the detail and color usage! This was Kick-Ass!!!! I loved it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    Awesome!!

    Although the book/graphic novel is a bit different from the movie, it is equally as interesting and captivating. With that said even i you thought the movie was a little cliche and a little unrealistic the book puts it to shame. It's a lot more believable and it keeps you gessing the whole way through. All in all this book is great.

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  • Posted May 1, 2010

    A great one for any comic FAN!

    I thought this comic was great and any other crazy comic fan out their would love this! The comic is really really gory its really dark and twisted and funny. But what i really liked was that its realistic just ordinary people dressd up as super heros fighting crime! theirs no x-ray vission no super sonic speed just people. People say that the books are always better than the movies! But not in this case they both KICK-ASS!!!!

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

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    SKIP MOVIE - READ THIS

    This a great graphic novel that literally does not pull any punches. What I liked best are the twists and suprises. Revelations about the characters that were robbed from the story in movie form. I know people always say that the book was better than the movie. I can't say that because other than the title THIS IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STORY. And a better one-free from the need for the main character to get the girl or for there to be a nice hollywood ending. This is gritty dark stuff but it has a heart and it has a soul.

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