kick-ass comic final issue #8 out on wednesday

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 25, 2010 in My Words
i rarely read comics anymore, i find it hard to keep up with all the crazy crossovers, continuity and forever ongoing story lines, but kick-ass is a great, self-contained series. only seven issues to date, but finally the last issue is scheduled to come out 1/27 on wednesday.
hitgirl and kickass

hitgirl and kickass

this book is surprisingly graphic and violent considering it is drawn by john romita jr., one of my favorite artists, whose work i grew up on in spider-man, daredevil, iron man and x-men. i guess he did do punisher for a while, which is more violent. but kick-ass is a refreshingly original take on the tired super-hero genre and believe me, that’s hard to do. and jr jr. is a classic, master storyteller and focuses more on storytelling than flashy pin-up style artwork which is rare these days among the younger comic artists. mike millar’s writing is smart, funny and walks that fine line of cool and outrageous. the plot is solid and certainly holds my interest.
congrats to mike millar and john romita jr. for a quality series.
i hope the new film coming out in the spring based on their comic does it justice and is a hit at the box office. i’m just curious if they are going to keep it as graphically violent as the comic.

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