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PREVIEW: Millar & Torres' "Jupiter's Circle" Continues to Grow

7 hours ago
By CBR News Team

New heroes enter the spotlight in the latest issue of Mark Millar and Wilfredo Torres' "Jupiter's Legacy" prequel.

COMIC REEL: "Arrow," "Flash" Writers Return To Work; Singer Teases "Big Day" For "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Yesterday
By Brett White

The lights are on in the writers' rooms for CW's superhero shows; a row of actor chairs hints at an X-Men lineup and more.

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Mark Millar Says He Has an Idea for a "Hit-Girl" Spinoff Movie

3 days ago
By Ben Kaye

COMIC REEL: Lucius Fox Moves Long-term to "Gotham"; Hayley Atwell Enters "Civil War"

Sat, May 30th
By Ben Kaye

COMIC REEL: Byrne Talks "X-Men: Apocalypse's" '80s Style; Millar Says "Fantastic Four" Will "Surprise"

Fri, May 29th
By Brett White

Mark Hamill Reveals How He Came to Die in the "Kingsman" Comic Book Series

Fri, May 15th
By Meagan Damore

COMIC REEL: Harley, Deadshot Get Wet On "Suicide Squad" Set; Shatner Gives Thumbs Up To "Constantine" Guest Spot

Mon, May 11th
By Brett White

EXCLUSIVE: "Chrononauts" Goes "Lethal Weapon" In Murphy's Latest Variant

Fri, May 8th
By Kiel Phegley

Millar Explains How "Chrononauts" Defines the Crowd-Pleasing Era of Millarworld

Thu, April 23rd
By Kiel Phegley

Comic Stores Have A Chance to Win A Signing by Mark Millar

Thu, April 16th
By Kevin Melrose

"Flash Gordon" Film Eyes Director Matthew Vaughn

Wed, April 15th
By Meagan Damore

Millar, Di Bonaventura Partner For "Jupiter's Legacy" Adaptation

Wed, April 8th
By Brett White

Mark Millar Rewrites The Silver Age With "Jupiter's Circle"

Mon, April 6th
By Kiel Phegley

Universal Options Mark Millar and Sean Murphy's "Chrononauts"

Thu, March 19th
By Albert Ching

ADV. REVIEW: Millar & Torres' "Jupiter's Circle" #1 is "Spot on for the Era"

Wed, March 18th
By Doug Zawisza

EXCL. PREVIEW: Millar Expands "Jupiter's Legacy" with "Jupiter's Circle" #1

Fri, March 13th
By CBR News Team

Mark Millar Discusses "Civil War," Spider-Man's Impact on the MCU

Sun, March 1st
By Ben Kaye

PREVIEW: Millar & Fegredo's "MPH" Concludes With a Bang

Wed, February 18th
By CBR News Team

COMIC REEL: Ruffalo Compares Hulk To "Atom Bomb"; "Gotham" Villains Discuss Their Arcs

Tue, February 17th
By Brett White

Vaughn Talks "Kingsman" Sequel, Colin Firth

Mon, February 16th
By Meagan Damore

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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