For all of the original Comics Code line items that Mark Millar flagrantly gives the middle finger, there's one "modern, edgy comics" trope he doesn't fall into: moral ambiguity. For better or worse, characters in Mark Millar comics are either strong, selfless, yet rough hardasses or purely evil rough hardasses. Nowhere is
"Kick-Ass," the big screen adaptation of the comic by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. had its world premiere last Friday at the South by Southwest Festival. It officially opens in theaters across the U
Some of the strongest "Kick-Ass" detractors point to the filthy-mouthed Hit-Girl as a reason to rally against the upcoming comic book adaptation's April release. An eleven year old crime-fighter that goes around chopping off limbs while spouting out swears like a sailor? Yeah, it's not exactly something that the protective parent types are going to approve of
Yesterday, we pointed our readers to an article where "Kick-Ass" co-creator Mark Millar claimed that unlike other stories, where there had "never been a superhero comic set in the real world," he and John Romita Jr. were "now showing superheroes as real people for the first time."
Some of our readers may consider this to be the product of a hype machine so shameless that it could give even Stan Lee tips on hucksterism or rattle off a llitany of comics that treat super-heroes in a fashion that's just as realistic (or moreso) than "Kick-Ass," but the ComicsAlliance staff knows better. If Mark Millar says it, it's gotta be true. That's why today, we're backing up his claims with a look at The Six Realest Moments In "Kick-Ass!"
Say what you will about Mark Millar, but for action junkies, the movie adaptation of his and John Romita, Jr.'s "Kick-Ass" looks like it's going to live up to the title. But if the film and the comic book aren't satisfying your need for a bloody fix, maybe the upcoming video game will do the trick
Every once in a while, the ComicsAlliance staff comes across a piece of news that catches our attention. When that happens, we sit down for a thought provoking discussion of the news of the day, which usually just devolves into us making fun of it
Earlier this week, we talked about Stan Lee's upcoming super-hero project with Archie, and while there were plenty of interesting things batted around, what caught our attention most was the fact that Stan Lee will actually be appearing in the comic, using his knowledge of super-heroics to mentor characters like Laser Lord here. It won't be the first time Stan's shown up in his own comics (he and Jack Kirby were famously denied entrance into the Fantastic Four's wedding
While fans aren't 100 percent sure what to expect out of Mark Millar's quasi-controversial "Joker-meets-Batman" approach to the upcoming "Nemesis," there's little debate over artist Steve McNiven's ability to render the tale's chaotic carnage