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06-11-2008, 08:34 PM
mark millar's "kick -ass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kick-Ass)" came out quite some time ago i was initially enjoying it up until about the third issue where things got all pear shaped. i was wondering if anyone else was reading it and what they may have thought about the latest installment
06-11-2008, 09:31 PM
Could you post a more detailed review of Kick-Ass? What specifically were you enjoying about the book? What changed? Etc.
Spoilers. Couldn't be bothered editing it either.
I've just read issue 3 and liked it for being over the top. Millar is over the top with his writing style and I enjoy his brand of humour. I know a lot of people don't.
I like the premise of the main character getting his ass handed to him and he becomes a celebrity because he's in captured video footage played on the news and youtube where he gets beaten to a bloody pulp at the hands of muggers.
He even gets a superhero complex, gains confidence and walks with a swagger, thinking he's pretty cool when in fact he's still the same delusional kid who gets beaten up. He even chats up the classroom hottie. I like how his friend shoots down the illusion that the girl likes him and suggests he's a gay friend to her rather than a romantic interest.
Jrjr has never been more solid. The colouring on this book is top notch and really enhances the linework.
The twist in issue 3 is what I think Penguin is referring to as where things going pear shaped. I actually think it was a surprise and the visuals sold the moment where kickass gets saved from getting killed.
Yeh, it's improbable but the way it is presented was very dynamic. I can't wait to see the new character next issue and the story behind her. Reminds me of little deadly, Miho.
This is better from Millar in comparison to his unimpressive run on Fantastic Four.
06-15-2008, 09:00 AM
highlight the text for spoilers!! (if it worked that is)
i really enjoyed the premise as well it was one of the things that drew me to the book. the story of a kid in the real world attempting to be a superhero, was very compelling. but i felt like issue three threw the realism out the window, when a 9 year-old can slice threw thugs with a samurai sword like the where made out of marshmallow fluff and butter!, it totally goes against the tone the book was seemingly predicated on. i like Millar's work i just thought this plot turn was to extreme, it took me out of the world he had created in the first 2 books thats all.
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