Title: Kick Ass.
Author: Mark Miller and John Romita Jr.
Year of Publication: Various.
Publisher: Marvel (Worldwide).
Format: Comic Book/Graphic Novel.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): Various.
Age Range: I suggest from about 16 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.
This is a series of comic books.
Kick Ass is my most favourite comic book of all time, because it has my most favourite superhero of all time. Hit Girl. Like a lot of comic books it’s a lot darker and more mature than the Hollywood film versions we see.
It follows a teenage called Dave, who wonders why there are no real life superhero’s to fight the very real villains of the world. So he secretly creates a superhero identity and tries to fight crime with near fatal consequences.
But this doesn’t deter Dave, aka Kick Ass from his mission to fight the bad guys. His popularity (as Kick Ass) goes through the roof, and he teams up with Hit Girl and her farther Big Daddy. They are pitted against the biggest crime family around, and Kick Ass’s rookie mistakes have some terrible consequences, and provide Kick Ass with his arch nemesis (I won’t say the name here as it’s rude).
The fight against the bad guys escalates, forcing Kick Ass and Hit Girl to join forces with would be superhero’s who’ve been inspired by their stand to keep their city safe.
The story ends with a very dramatic and high-octane battle, but what happens is something you’ll have to find out by reading the comic books.
You can buy Kick Ass as a series of comic books, or four graphic novels: Kick Ass, Kick Ass 2 Prelude- Hit Girl, Kick Ass 2, and Kick Ass 3. There are also 2 films called Kick Ass, and Kick Ass 2, and rumours that there will be a third film. The cover at the top of the post is for the first graphic novel.
“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own.