Image Comics has announced that the bestselling trade paperback collections of the hit comic book series, Kick-Ass by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., will find a new home at Image Comics. Kick-Ass, Vol. 1-4 of the trade paperbacks will hit stores this February 2018—just in time for the February 10th anniversary of the series.
The beloved Kick-Ass series introduces teen comic book nerd Dave Lizewski, who dons his homemade Kick-Ass costume and takes to the streets of NYC to fight the city’s hardest criminals. This New York Times bestseller became a worldwide phenomenon overnight, spending three months at the top spot on the Diamond Direct Market chart and spawning the KICK-ASS movie that opened at No.1 in the box office.
To celebrate the launch of the new Kick-Ass series, all four volumes of Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years are being released through Image Comics. Relive what happens when Dave Lizewski asks himself “How come nobody’s ever become a superhero before?” and makes his teenage superhero daydreams an ass-kicking reality.
A new ongoing monthly Kick-Ass comic by the series’ original creative team will launch concurrently with Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years, Vol. 1-4 trade paperbacks all hitting stores from Image Comics. Two weeks later, superstar character Hit-Girl also gets her own monthly series from the creative team of Mark Millar and Ricardo Ortiz.
Kick-Ass trade paperbacks will be available in comic shops on Wednesday, February 14th and in bookstores on Tuesday, February 20th. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers is Monday, January 8th.
- Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years, Vol. 1, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0719-3, Diamond code: DEC170572
- Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years, Vol. 2, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0720-9, Diamond code: DEC170573
- Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years, Vol. 3, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0721-6, Diamond code: DEC170574
- Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years, Vol. 4, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0722-3, Diamond code: DEC170575
- Kick-Ass#1 Cover A by Romita, Jr., Diamond code: DEC170560
- Kick-Ass #1 Cover B B&W by Romita, Jr., Diamond code: DEC170561
- Kick-Ass #1 Cover C Limited Special Anniversary variant by Romita, Jr., Diamond code: DEC170562
- Kick-Ass #1 Cover D by Frank Quitely, Diamond code: DEC170563
- Kick-Ass #1 Cover E by Olivier Coipel, Diamond code: DEC170564
- Kick-Ass #1 Cover F black cover, Diamond code: DEC170565
Hit-Girl #1 will be available from Wednesday, February 21. The final order cutoff is Monday, January 29.