Having read the first series of Kick Ass I was hoping for more subtlety in the story telling. It was engaging but after a few dozen pages of yet another head being pupled, groing being kicked and more angst from the lead character I just got went away with the feeling this comic book character was the opposite of the sacchrine 'super-heroes' which inspired Millar Romita and co to produce this 'real-life' everyman hero.
(potential spoiler alert!) Where as the super heroes of old, even with plausible reality working for them, just had no place in the modern comic reader's world, this new more 'realistic' version didn't either because there were no consequnces (not the consequences of Kick Ass and his crew feeling all weepy and down about their enemies finding and killing thier friends) for the ordinary victims. For example no one seemed to react realistically to the murder of the children by the key villiain. No burials, no funerals, no grieving parents.etc. It was around this point in the story telling I just found myself saying, Great art but if Kick Ass three comes out I am not going there as it is not moving the 'fine' art of story telling in comics forwards and upwards.
Great Art but too much ultra violence without a real story tellling point.