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Rafael Albuquerque Named Artist On Mark Millar's "Huck"

Thu, July 2nd
By Brett White

The "American Vampire" artist announced that he will illustrate the '80s-style story about a "guy with learning difficulties."

PREVIEW: Tensions Rise and the Girls play Rescues by Midnight in "Jupiter's Circle" #4

Wed, July 1st
By CBR News Team

Tensions rise over Fitz’s affair with his 19-year-old protégée in the latest issue of "Jupiter's Circle" by Mark Millar and Davide Gianfelice.

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READ: Image Releases Free "Jupiter's Circle" #1 to Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Fri, June 26th
By CBR News Team

What is Mark Millar's "Huck"?

Fri, June 26th
By Mike Pallotta

COMIC REEL: "Flash" Audition Videos Tease Cast Additions; More Aquaman Rumors Surface

Thu, June 18th
By Brett White

COMIC REEL: "Lucifer" Debuts Poster As "Constantine" Tears Down Sets; Kirkman Talks "Fear The Walking Dead"

Fri, June 12th
By Brett White

Matthew Vaughn Currently Writing "Kingsman" Sequel Script

Thu, June 11th
By Meagan Damore

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

Wed, June 3rd
By CBR News Team

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

Tue, June 2nd
By Brett White

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

Sun, May 31st
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

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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