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REVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque Keep "Huck" #3 Upbeat & Cheerful

Mon, January 18th
By Greg McElhatton

Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's "Huck" #3 "is another charming issue... [with] art that quietly steals the show."

Fox's "Flash Gordon" Getting a Rewrite by "Thor" Co-Writer

Fri, January 15th
By Anthony Couto

The "Flash Gordon" movie may not dead as screenwriter Mark Protosevich has been attached to rewrite the project for Matthew Vaughn.

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PREVIEW: Millar & Immonen's "Empress"

Mon, January 11th
By Stephen Gerding

Winners Announced for Millarworld Talent Search

Wed, December 23rd
By Anthony Couto

Marvel Approached Mark Millar to Write "Civil War II"

Fri, December 11th
By Stephen Gerding

EXCL. PREVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque's "Huck" #2, Plus Character Sketches

Wed, November 18th
By Albert Ching

Millar Reveals He Created "Huck" In Response To "Man Of Steel" "Trauma"

Tue, November 17th
By Brett White

Millar Sets Sights On Rihanna For "Huck" Role

Mon, November 16th
By Brett White

Millar On The Quiet Epic of "Huck," Hopes to Land Channing Tatum for Film Version

Fri, October 23rd
By Kiel Phegley

PREVIEW: Millar & Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy Vol. 2" #1

Fri, October 23rd
By CBR News Team

Millarworld Expands in 2016, New "Hit-Girl," "Chrononauts 2" & More

Fri, October 23rd
By Stephen Gerding

Millar & Immonen Team for "Empress" at Marvel's Icon Imprint

Thu, October 22nd
By Albert Ching

"Batman's" Snyder & Capullo Reveal Details of Their "Break-Up," Favorite Characters & More

Thu, October 22nd
By Jonah Weiland

ADV. REVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque's "Huck" #1 Wears Its Heart on Its Sleeve

Mon, October 19th
By Matt Little

Sci-Fi Spec "Ascension" Heads to Fox

Mon, October 12th
By Meagan Damore

Studio 8 to Adapt Millar & Albuquerque's "Huck" for Film

Thu, October 1st
By Meagan Damore

COMIC REEL: Evans Talks Reason Behind "Civil War" Division; Paquin Denies Involvement In "Gambit"

Mon, September 28th
By Brett White

Millar Elaborates On Colin Firth's Role In "Kingsman" Sequel

Mon, September 28th
By Brett White

Mark Millar's Millarworld Launches Talent Search

Sun, September 27th
By Ben Kaye

Mark Millar Says "Civil War," "Old Man Logan" Movies Can Work Without Marvel/Fox Crossover

Sat, September 26th
By Ben Kaye

Biography

Kick-Ass

Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr's “Kick Ass” #1 was published February, 2008 under Marvel Comics’ Icon imprint and caught the industry by storm with its fresh approach and irreverent story-telling. “Kick Ass” tells the story of Dave Lizewski, a New York City high-schooler raised by a single parent. If it sounds like the set-up for Spider-Man, you're on the right track. If you're expecting a radioactive spider and 1960s angst, you're way off base; this isn't your grandfather's super-hero.

Daniel, a comic book fan, decides to live the dream, dressing up in a home-made costume and wearing it under his clothes just like a super-hero, which he uses to exercise and practice roof-top navigation. In every other spandex comic, this might have been the path to greatness, but all great heroes need tragedy – but what happens next was not what any of us were expecting.

Daniel, donning his costume, finds some muggers to battle and ends up stabbed, beaten, and hit by a car! In the aftermath, he ditches his costume and leaves before help arrives. At home he tells his father he was mugged and goes into the hospital for a series of operations and physical therapy. This might be all the lesson anyone would need in the hazards of crime fighting, but as soon as Daniel is on his feet, he returns to the streets. When Daniel saves a man from a mugging and the scene is caught on video and then promptly uploaded to the internet, Daniel is christened “Kick Ass” and becomes a media sensation.

Where’s the teen-aged angst? Well, have no fear, in the finest traditions of high-school heroes, “Kick Ass” has plenty, as Daniel’s constant bruises start rumors that he is a gay prostitute, the girl he is in love with decides he’s a great best-gay-friend, and his father gives him a can of mace to defend himself from his frequent muggings! None of this will deter our hero, as Kick Ass opens a MySpace account and begins fielding requests for super-heroics. It’s one such request that leads him to encounter Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, a father and daughter pair of vigilantes that targets the mob. While Daniel is a rookie at super-heroics, this dynamic duo are a lethal combination that really strike fear into the hearts of evil-doers.

While we’d love to tell you what comes next, we’d hate to spoil the plot of Lionsgate’s “Kick Ass” film which lands in theaters March 12th 2010 with Nicholas Cage as Big Daddy, Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl, Aaron Johnson as Kick Ass and directed by Matthew Vaughn! - Brian Eason

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