Kick-Ass #1-7 (Ongoing)
Eng | RS & Hotfile | 7 CBR | Icon (Marvel Comics) | Feb 27, 2008 - Sep 10, 2009 | 148.8 MB Total
is a new comic book series published by the Icon imprint of Marvel Comics. One can surmise a comic book with such a title would do just that--and it does. For one, its creative tandem of writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita, Jr. is a kick-ass team. Rather than create a world like ours, writer Mark Millar has literally set Kick-Ass in our world. Teenagers read Batman and X-Men comics. They play Halo 3 on their Xboxes. They idolize superheroes of all sorts, and when they get mugged walking down the street or shoved in a locker at school, they wonder why there aren't any real heroes protecting the streets. Kick-Ass follows the select few who choose to rectify the situation. Millar makes abundant use of the freedom that comes from Marvel's Icon imprint. Characters curse abundantly, and the overall impression is that this universe is very far removed from the regular Marvel Universe. The blurb for issue #1 says, "The Greatest Superhero Book of all time is finally here!" If for anything else, this is one very entertaining comics series.