Friday, April 11, 2008


Kick-Ass is an amazing comic and I love it a lot. Written by Mark Millar and drawn by John Romita Jr., it is a comic that details the life of Dave Lizewski, an average comic-loving kid. He decides that he is fed up with people trying to be like Paris Hilton and stuff, and wonders why people don't try to be Spider-Man. Spider-Man is a hero, and people don't try to be like him. It also doesn't try to live in a pristine world, like the Marvel or Ultimate universes (because honestly, they are more pristine than the real world). He lives in a world where he finds some people vandalizing and tries to take them out, and there is a lot of punching and kicking and stabbing and hitting, and with Dave not having powers of any sort or any special abilities (like amazing martial arts skill, or lots of guns), he gets the crap kicked out of him. As he stumbles away after being stabbed, he gets run over by a car and they just keep driving because they don't want to deal with him. It's a lot harder to be a superhero than it looks, and when I honestly think about it, I think that this is the closest that a comic can get to being real life without being real life. After actually beating some people up, someone caught his fight on their camera phone and it's going up on YouTube. I mean, in this day and age, that is the kind of thing that would happen. When people fight, there is a lot of blood, and violence and lots of things break and it is amazing that he is actually alive after the first beating and it is amazing that he actually tries again. When people see him on the street, they think he is a flasher and start swearing at him that they are going to cut off his balls. With all the swearing and everything that is going on, it feels like it is real, and less like a comic. Seriously, I love this series and I want people to read it. If you don't want real, then don't read it, but it is amazing, and even without saying "Don't Try This at Home," you honestly don't want to. I really don't want my ass kicked by bunches of people and having to go to the hospital. There has only been two issues, but I really love the series anyway.

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