Kick-Ass 2 #1
By Zak Edwards
November 2, 2010 - 15:34
Writer(s): Mark Millar
Penciller(s): John Romita Jr.
Inker(s): Tom Palmer
Colourist(s): Dean White
Letterer(s): Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artist(s): John Romita Jr.
After a very successful run, the original Kick-Ass has become a cultural sensation, spawning a film which is also amazing in its own right, and is now onto its second ‘season.’ This time around, the world has changed even further from our own as costumed heroes frequently wander the streets, but the life of protagonist Dave Lizewski seems to be sort of stalling. This Kick-Ass is a reminder of the fact the movie was a book first and a movie second, and keeps the tone of the comic rather than making concessions to the film. While not quite as violent as the first (I’m sure that will change by the second page of the second issue), Millar spends most of the issue showing what’s going on as a result of Kick-Ass as a social phenomenon rather than jump straight into the story. A note: This book continues to be just like its R-rated counterpoint, so keep the little ones at arms length from this one lest they end up like Hit-Girl!
John Romita Junior’s art is fairly inconsistent this issue, an unfortunate circumstance given the lack of action happening plot-wise. In some instances, the art has been inked an coloured in a wonderful fashion which looks completely different from the panel next to it, going from a familiar colour scheme of the first installment to a much softer look on the next panel. Characters get disproportionate as well, especially in a panel depicting Hit-Girl sitting in front of her parents and looking gigantic. Overall, the art is fine, but detracts far too often.
7/10 Good, not great; but has some promise ahead.
Menagerie of Kick-Assery Radio Show #88: Quentin Tarantino
Menagerie of Kick-Assery Radio Show #86: The Hobbit
Menagerie of Kick-Assery Radio Show #85: X-Box 720, WiiU, and the Next Gen Wars
Menagerie of Kick-Assery Radio Show #84: The DC Comics Cinematic Universe
Menagerie of Kick-Assery Radio Show #83
The Menagerie of Kick-Assery Radio Show: The Melting Pot Episode
Introducing The Menagerie of Kick-Assery radio show.
Kick-Ass 2 #5
Kick-Ass 2 #4