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Image Comics Gets Kick-Ass

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

The new Kick-Ass #1 will be available on Wednesday, February 14th. The final order cutoff is Monday, January 22nd:
  • 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.

Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Comic Based Movies

It’s Monday and that means a brand new Facebook Fandom spotlight where I look at the statistic of Facebook users when it comes to some part of geek fandom. With so much buzz recently about comic book movies and casting, I thought it might be interesting to look at various comic-based movies and how they did individually and as a series when it comes to gender.

The first thing that stands out to me is that both Catwoman and Elektra have women as the majority of their “likes.” Men in Black as a franchise does well, but though it shows women as a majority, they are most likely just under 50% due to Facebook’s returning fuzzy results with large numbers such as this.

But, what also stands out is Superman Returns being split exactly 50/50 when it comes to men and women. Director Bryan Singer has spoken about how he wanted a movie that would appeal to women as well as men, and it looks like he achieved that according to these numbers.

Many movies on this list came out well before Facebook existed, but overall the results are interesting to me.

Constantine which will soon be a television series does shockingly well when it comes to gender, with 45% women, and the recently rumored Fantastic Four casting had me interested in those results, which was some of the worst when it came to women with 16.67% for the franchise.

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The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing? Anyone going to Ender’s Game? Going to protest it? Sound off below!

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The Mary Sue – Jeff Lemire to Create Superheroine Inspired by Real Teen Activist – This is pretty awesome.

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Comic Vine – Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular #1

The Beat – Afterlife with Archie #1

Comic Vine – Ash and The Army of Darkness #1

Comic Vine – Green Lantern Annual #2

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy #8

Comic Vine – Kick-Ass 3 #4

Talking Comics – Saga #15

The Mary Sue – The Sandman: Overture #1

CBR – Swamp Thing Annual #2

Comic Vine – Ultimate Comics X-Men #33

ICv2 – Vinland Saga Book One

Comic Vine – Witchblade #170

CBR – X-Men: Battle of the Atom #2

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The weekend is almost here and I’ll be checking out Otakon before getting ready to head to Gen Con next week. What’s everyone else up to?

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CBR – Shelf Life: Revealing the Secret Handshake Comics – Ron Marz has some awesome suggestions of comics to check out!

ICv2 – Appeals Court Rules Against Kirby Heirs – Might not be over folks.

The Beat – The retail view: Crescent City Comics Leo McGovern on Villains Month allocation: “ridiculous” – Do you care about which version you get?


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Comic Vine – The Black Bat #4

Comic Vine – Fatale #16

Comic Vine – Kick-Ass 3 #2

Comic Vine – The Manhattan Projects #13

Comic Vine – Satellite Sam #2

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For those who went to their comic shop yesterday, what’d you get?

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The Mary Sue – Joss Whedon: The Lack of Female Superheroes In Movies “Pisses Me Off.” Tell Me About It, Dude. There’s so many good choices to start with.

WBD – U.S. superheroes bow to Islam, but this 1 refuses Forget the lack of reality in most of the article, Pigman isn’t bad though.

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Comic Vine – Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible #3

Comic Vine – All-New X-Men #12

Comic Vine – Archer and Armstrong #10

CBR – Astro City #1

Comic Vine – Avengers #13

Comic Vine – Avengers Arena #10

Comic Vine – Batwing #21

Unleash the Fanboy – The Black Bat #2

Comic Vine – Daredevil: Dark Nights #1

Comic Vine – Detective Comics #21

Comic Vine – Earth 2 #13

Comic Vine – Fearless Defenders #5

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #21

Comic Vine – Green Lantern #21

Comic Vine – Herobear and the Kid Special #1

Comic Vine – Iron Man #11

Comic Vine – Kick-Ass 3 #1

Comic Vine – The Phantom Stranger #9

Comic Vine – Red She-Hulk #66

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #11

Comic Vine – Thanos Rising #3

Comic Vine – Ultimate Comics Ultimates #25

Comic Vine – X-Factor #257

Out Now – Hit Girl School Girl Statue from Dynamite


Sculpted and Painted by Joy & Tom Studios.

From Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s Kick-Ass, Hit Girl is a lethal martial artist and weapons expert; she has been trained to fight crime practically since her childhood.   Constantly on the run, Hit-Girl’s upbringing and social life have been limited to her training and crime fighting and she is a very effective superhero.  She has been described as a mix between John Rambo and Polly Pocket. Hit-Girl has been convinced by Big Daddy that she is out to avenge her mother. She longs for her father and her to have a normal life as a “regular family” once her mother has been avenged. In the film adaptation, Mindy is played by Chloë Moretz.  Standing 9 1Ž2 inches tall to the tip of her gun.

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Hit-Girl School Girl Statue Coming September

From the feature film based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.‘s Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl is getting a statue this September from Dynamic Forces. The statue stands at 9 ½ inches tall to the tip of her gun and measuring 4.5″ W x 4.5″ D, Hit-Girl has been sculpted and painted in meticulous detail by Joy & Tom Studios.  The Hit-Girl School Girl Statue is being offered for an introductory price of $279.99.

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The weekend is here, yay!

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Kotaku – Here’s How You Bring Superman and Batman into World of WarcraftStill won’t get me to play.

The Beat – Madefire (Read: Mamtor) Launches New Digital Graphic Novel Format With Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz and FriendsI’ll have to check this out.

MTV Geek – JManga Drops Subscription Requirement, Allows Readers to Pay as They Go – Smart.


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The Herts Advertiser 24 – Kick-Ass 2

CBR – The Punisher #12

Talking Comics – This Week in The Avengers – 6/20/2012

Think Hero – Comic Book Reviews – “ink Hero” Avengers Vs. X-Men #6, Before Watchmen: Comedian #1, Saga #4, Creator Owned Heroes #1

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It’s new comic book day!  What’s everyone getting?

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Kotaku – Read These Noir Comics Masterpieces to Get Ready for Max Payne 3Some solid recommendations.

Bleeding cool – Jeff Wadlow To Direct And Co-Write Kick-Ass 2, Original Cast In Frame To ReturnHopefully it’s a bit different than the second volume comic book story.


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CBR – Higher Earth #1

Spandexless – PIGS Vol. 1

Publishers Weekly – Comics Reviews May 2012

Comic Book (sort of) Weekly Reviews – 3/21/12

Another week down, hopefully I’ll speed things up and get caught up with reviews.

Avengers: X-Sanction #4 – Wow, just so bad.  Why is Spider-Man in his black costume and Wolverine in his X-Force when they don’t wear it at all?!  And that ending?  This is the lead up to the war between the X-Men and Avengers and if it’s goal was to get me excited, I’m not.

Story: 6.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.5

Batman #7 – Batman suffers from the trauma he experienced from the Court of Owls and we discover the truth behind Talon.  This is some of the best Batman I’ve read in years and Scott Snyder’s writing with Greg Capullo’s art is just beyond so much of the other material being put out there.  Fantastic.

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9

Captain Atom #7 – The concept of time is explored as we learn the origin of Captain Atom.  Such a fantastic issue, I hope this series finds the audience it deserves.  The art is fantastic, story top notch.  A great series.

Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75

DC Universe Presents #7 – Well, well done DC, another series I don’t have to buy.  Hopefully the next arc is more worth it than this one.  I just don’t care and I’m just not entertained about the Challengers of the Unknown.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #1 – Taking place post Katrina in New Orleans this is a pretty interesting story full of Voodoo, Vampires, Werewolves, Witches and who knows what else.  There’s an interesting vibe to the series, but I’m not totally sold.  It’s a decent start, but not quite the kick I was hoping for.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5

Fables #115 – Another chapter in the war in Oz, the toys of Discardia and the events going on in Castle Dark, so many stories, so much to keep track.  Maybe too much to keep track?  The series is still solid, I just think there might be too many storylines weaving about.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

Fear Itself: The Fearless #11 – Is it just me or does Hellstrom’s actions and depictions not add up in the three different series’ he’s been depicted in this past month?  As far as the rest of the story… yawn.

Story: 6.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.5

Generation Hope #17 – And that’s the end of the series.  It ended much better than it’s been for quite a bit, but it still feels very junior league to me.  The ending was ok, but I think Kenji was a waste of a character even though he was so stereotypical.  Oh well….

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Green Lantern Corps. #7 – Stewart deals with his actions in an ok story that throws out a lot of possibilities in the future.  We’ll see what all of this might lead to in the future, here’s hoping some decent emotional long term repercussions.

Story: 6.75 Art: 7 Overall: 6.75

Hoax Hunters #0 – It’s Scooby Doo and all of those ghost reality shows mixed together in an entertaining series collecting the short stories that’ve appeared before.  The series is entertaining and fun mixing some light horror and humor with original ideas.  The series will be kicking off into an ongoing soon and it’ll be great to see what they do with the ability to pull off a story over multiple issues.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

The Invincible Iron Man #514 – Tony is presented an option instead of facing a trial and like a game of chess so many moving parts are going on.  It’ll be very interesting to see how this all plays out because as Tony hints towards the end, he’s a few steps ahead of the rest.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Justice League #7 – The main story was pretty damn bad.  The quiet moments when the team is talking to Trevor is good, and the Shazam short story is interesting enough, but overall, this is supposed to be a top line DC title?

Story: 6.5 Art: 7.25 Overall: 6.5

Kick-Ass 2 #7 – And that’s the end of the second volume.  There’s some good stuff here, but it’s still mostly violence for violence sake.  There’s a bit of character development and the third volume has potential to be much better than this second one.

Story: 6.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 6.75

New Mutants #39 – If you need more evidence that Warlock in large doses is annoying… well here you go.

Story: 6.5 Art: 7.25 Overall: 6.5

Nightwing #7 – Seven issues in and it was all a lead up to a crossover with Batman and his Court of Owls storyline.  Overall, we really still don’t get the why of it all, it just seems like an empty lead up to me.

Story: 6.75 Art: 7.5 Overall: 6.75

Rebel Blood #1 – Another hot series from Image that fills a nice horror niche.  The series is great and left me not totally understanding everything.  The story looks great and left me wanting more.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Supercrooks #1 – Why do criminals always commit crimes in cities where super heroes are?  That’s the question this new series from Mark Millar and Leinil Yu asks.  The series’ first issue is a solid start with some great action, great characters and solid art.  The concept is good and this is a more subdued comic compared to Kick-Ass.  This very well might be Millar grown up a bit.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.5

Supergirl #7 – Supergirl fights the Worldkillers and it’s all a set up for Doomsday to eventually show up.  The art is great but story flimsy.

Story: 7 Art: 8 Overall: 7

Thunderbolts #171 – Songbird goes on vacation and of course that goes wrong.  The story is very meh, but I guess the point was to get Songbird to a certain point in her powers….

Story: 6.5 Art: 7 Overall: 6.5

Uncanny X-Men #9 – There’s an escape of aliens that make an otherwise boring day exciting, except the writing is bad, the dialogue laughable.  The art is decent though.

Story: 7 Art: 8 Overall: 7

Wolverine #303 – The battle between the Hand and Yakuza wages on in what I can only assume is a way to shake some things up when it comes to those entities in the Marvel universe.  The story is ok, but I hate hate hate hate hate the switching of the art in the different chapters.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Wonder Woman #7 – Wonder Woman prepares for a trip to Hell and meets Eros and finds out a truth about the Amazons and any boys born.  The story is ok, but not quite the quality we’ve seen from the series, depicting men as victims instead of strong women.

Story: 7 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.25

X-Factor #233 – The team thinks Jamie is dead so they’re out doing some work for Val and Havok is in charge.  The series veers from it’s usually noir feel with more of an action story, but the writing is solid as always.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7 Overall: 7.5

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