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Kick-Ass (Hit Girl Cover) [Paperback]

Mark Millar , John Romita Jnr
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24 Sep 2010
The greatest super hero story of all time is finally here! Acclaimed writer Mark Millar ("Wanted") and award-winning artist John Romita Jr. ("Amazing Spider-Man") unite for one of 21st century's most outrageous and acclaimed series! Dave Lizewski is just an ordinary American teenager. He has a MySpace page, he loves comic books, and he is unable to find a girlfriend. Then an idea hits him: why not become a real life super hero? Soon, his life will never be the same again. A major motion picture directed by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, "Kick-Ass" starts where other super hero stories draw the line, taking comic book realism to a whole new level! Warning: This title is for adults only!

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (24 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857681028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857681027
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Kick-Ass was always one of the prettiest comics of recent years, and the detail of both the original artwork, and its real-life translation, is stunning.' ---Shortlist

'Wanted [is] the highest-selling creator-owned comic of the decade. Kick-Ass has the potential to surpass that' ---The Independent

'The splendidly unsubtle action rarely slows and never bores, a wicked sense of humour underpinning a tale that illustrates the maxim that one small good guy is worth a thousand burly men in suits.' - --The Guardian

"Millar still has the golden touch when it comes to zippy one-liners, and one or two reveals are jaw-droppingly audacious. --SFX Magazine

'The splendidly unsubtle action rarely slows and never bores, a wicked sense of humour underpinning a tale that illustrates the maxim that one small good guy is worth a thousand burly men in suits.' ---The Guardian

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4.0 out of 5 stars Blood, Sex and Terror 17 July 2013
By No More Mr. Mice Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER
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I lied about the sex, but there's plenty of blood and terror. I picked up the collected edition of this comic book in my local library, having seen the film a couple of years ago. I have been reading comics since the early 1960s, so I am not just a casual browser of comics, but I never felt a great need to read this one before, which probably does make me a casual browser today. The basic story is that one day, a comic nerd asks the question - why has no one tried to be a super-hero before? So he buys himself a costume off of EBay and goes out into the night to be a vigilante, quickly ending up in hospital. Outfitted with metal plates in his head, and a deadened sense of pain, he has another, more successful go, and ends up as a You-tube sensation. Seeking to help out a young lady with a stalker ex-boyfriend, he is witness to a visitation from Hit-Girl, another, but more serious vigilante, who, with her crime-fighting partner, Big Daddy, is destroying a drug baron's network. Anyway, traps are laid, heroes are captured and tortured, rescues are effected, and revenges are had. You've seen the film, you know the body count.

The comic book had a different target audience than the film, and so the more extreme comic-related references were toned down in the film, as was the graphic violence - no entrails or brains flying about if you want a `15' rating, and Big Daddy does not look like Batman in the comic, though he does look like Nicholas Cage... And the comic version is probably more `grounded' in reality, though the comic is a good comic story, and the film is a good action/adventure/ superhero film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars better then the film 11 Nov 2013
By ash
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i like the art, detail and how it is coloured no black and white so u can see the mess of blood. the comic seem more violence compare to the film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Strangely not as good as the movie. 6 Nov 2013
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I don't know why, but I prefer the movie over this.
It's still a great book don't get me wrong, but I still prefer the movie.
It's just more fun.

Saying that however, the second book is better than the second movie!
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!! 5 Oct 2013
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i really enjoyed this book and even more so than the movie. just wish i got this befor seeing the movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy 11 July 2014
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Hello ? Hit girl. Happy now
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kick Ass Comic Book 25 Mar 2014
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I really enjoyed this and can see the comparisons between this book and the film. I watched the film before purchasing this book and I have to say, I do like both a lot. Also the graphics are amazing and well executed.

I like the story of Kick Ass as he is just a normal, average kid who is not born with super powers or has an accident in gaining them but learns to be his own super hero with his abilities. I won't say no more!
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Great book from a great author and artist combination. Good to see the decent price I got this at and the extra artwork in the back is a nice touch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and violent! 13 Sep 2013
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This graphic novel gets 5 stars because it happens to be a exactly as I expected. It's got a very original storyline which is slightly different to the movie but still great. There is a crazy amount of strong language and I thought the violence is more extreme than the movies but that's not a bad thing. Definitely for adults and not for kids!
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