Kick-Ass by Mark Millar
Cover Concept by Lorenzo Princi, 26 April 2013


Author: Mark Millar
Artist: John Romita Jr.

Reviewed by Lorenzo Princi

Kick-Ass has everything a modern day super-hero could want; a cool costume, matching batons (like the police use), a MySpace page and a geeky alter-ego, Dave Lizewski. If only he'd had some training, useful gadgets or super powers. Despite his lack of preparation, a mix of good fortune and misguided courage ensures Dave's career as a crime fighting vigilanty takes a turn for the best. After saving a fellow citizen from a gang of thugs, Kick-Ass is all over the news and getting plenty of YouTube hits. With others now following suit, masked vigilaties pop up all over the place and the cities most dangerious mobsters take an interest in those getting in the way of their business. Kick-Ass might just find his luck is due to run out!

Mark Miller delivers a faced-paced, gritty, what if story with some brutal violence and witty dialogue. Inappropriate, politically incorrent and bordering on the offensive. Kick-Ass packs a punch and gives you everything you'd want in a contemporary action comic. A quick, fun read for adults with plenty of comic culture in-jokes and action to boot.rnrnFor what it's worth, they did a really good job with the adaptation into film but the comic book still has a few suprises if you've already seen the movie version.