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FULL ISSUE: Read "Huck" #1 by Millar & Albuquerque for Free

Wed, July 20th
By CBR News Team

With the "Huck" TPB on sale now from Image Comics, CBR presents the complete first issue by superstar creators Mark Millar & Rafael Albuquerque.

LOOK: Impressive Cosplay from Millarworld Competition; First-Place Winner Announced

Wed, June 29th
By Anthony Couto

Check out some seriously "Empressive" cosplay based on properties co-created by Mark Millar, including "Kick-Ass" and "Jupiter's Legacy."

Articles

Vinnie Jones Joins "Kingsman" Sequel in Mystery Role

Wed, June 29th
By Julia Bianco

Millar & Quitely Reunite for Exciting, Action-Packed "Jupiter's Legacy 2" #1

Wed, June 29th
By Jim Johnson

Mark Millar Hides "Jupiter's Legacy" Golden Tickets Worldwide

Sat, June 25th
By Shaun Manning

UK Comic Creators Comment On Brexit Decision

Fri, June 24th
By Brett White

Millar & Romita's "Kick-Ass" Relaunches with Black, Female Lead

Wed, June 22nd
By Meagan Damore

Millar & Capullo's "Reborn" Series Set to Debut in October

Mon, June 6th
By Meagan Damore

Mark Millar Introduces A New Generation of Creators With "Millarworld Annual"

Mon, June 6th
By Kiel Phegley

Image Debuts "Jupiter's Legacy 2" Variants From Liefeld, Mayhew, Lee

Fri, June 3rd
By Brett White

"Journey 2" Writers Adapting Millar & Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" for the Big Screen

Wed, June 1st
By Anthony Couto

EXCL. PREVIEW: There's No More Hiding in Millar & Quitely's "Jupiters Legacy 2" #1

Wed, June 1st
By CBR News Team

Millar Announces Wonka-Style Global Treasure Hunt For "Jupiter's Legacy 2"

Wed, June 1st
By Brett White

Mark Millar is Hunting For a New "Hit-Girl" Artist

Mon, May 23rd
By Kevin Melrose

"Civil War's" 8 Greatest Ramifications on the Marvel Universe

Sun, May 15th
By Anthony Couto

Millar & Immonen's "Empress" is On The Run in New Preview

Thu, May 12th
By Stephen Gerding

Millar, Yu & Gross Prep Comic Sequels For "Supercrooks" & "American Jesus"

Tue, May 3rd
By Kiel Phegley

Mark Millar & Stuart Immonen's "Empress" Headed to the Big Screen

Tue, May 3rd
By Anthony Couto

Mark Millar's "American Jesus" & "Supercrooks" Head to Hollywood

Tue, April 26th
By Meagan Damore

Mark Millar's "Swamp Thing" Run & More Comics You Should Own!

Sat, April 16th
By Brian Cronin

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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