Date: 2011-09-24 09:11 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Huh, that's.... this is Millar?

Heroes working at soup kitchens, passing out missing person fliers, making sure people are safe going home drunk or on the subway... that's pretty good.

Date: 2011-09-24 10:46 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] capnduckman
That's what I thought. I, uh, I don't see anything objectional here.

Date: 2011-09-26 07:58 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
It's Millar though, it's in the mail.

Date: 2011-09-24 12:31 pm (UTC)
marco: (Pochi)
From: [personal profile] marco
I totally thought this was going to cringe-inducing (in a grimace-y, 'ouch' kind of way) or dark or something. But I felt really happy and relieved reading those scans. My broke is brain from it, me thinks.

Date: 2011-09-24 01:45 pm (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Give it time. We know Millar better than this,he's just playing with us for now.

Date: 2011-09-24 06:12 pm (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Millar does understand supeheroes. His short run on Adventures of Superman proves that. But having this exist in the same world as the first Kick-Ass doesn't make me want to read this.

Date: 2011-09-24 07:08 pm (UTC)
freezer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] freezer
Patience: Things will go ludicrously wrong soon enough.

Date: 2011-09-24 07:30 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie

Date: 2011-09-25 01:48 am (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
This is Millar. Gird yourself for the other shoe to drop.

Date: 2011-09-24 09:16 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
This is sweet, but this is Millar we're talking about. When does the aweful tragedy (with emphasis on aweful) happen?

Date: 2011-09-24 10:20 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
The two ex-mob guys and their dog get horribly brutalized and murdered by Motherfucker (yes, that is his name) and his supervillain crew at the end of the issue.

Date: 2011-09-24 10:26 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
Ah, so nothing too bad yet.

Date: 2011-09-24 10:43 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Depends on how you feel about dogs! A lot of people react as badly to violence against animals as they do to violence against children.

Date: 2011-09-24 12:30 pm (UTC)
terrykun: (don't listen)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
I actually respond /worse/ to animal abuse than abuse of people. :(

Date: 2011-09-24 01:50 pm (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
LIkewise. But still, compared to every other Millar book, its nothing. We just have to wait until next issue.

Date: 2011-09-24 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Well hell, a book came out this week that involved the slaughter of horses that was pretty universally praised here. Granted, they turned int centaurs shortly afterwards, but still! Gore!

Date: 2011-09-24 06:08 pm (UTC)
stillanerd: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stillanerd
And MotherF***er, BTW, is Red Mist. Basically, it sounds like this is Millar's take on the theme of "escalation" from Christopher Nolan's Batman films.

Date: 2011-09-24 03:21 pm (UTC)
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Captain America)
From: [personal profile] kirke_novak
Don't worry, I'm sure 11 out of these 12 people will die gruesomely in the next issue.

Date: 2011-09-24 06:05 pm (UTC)
stillanerd: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stillanerd
One of them (along with a dog) already did.

Date: 2011-09-24 10:45 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
This reminds me of those costumed heroes who actually trawl the streets of America doing simple things to help people out.

Date: 2011-09-24 01:46 pm (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Love those guys. WIsh I could meet one, someday.

Date: 2011-09-24 11:58 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
A lot of nice ideas here, which makes me a little sad as it can only be a matter of time before the equivalent supervillains show up to make an example of the heroes.

Date: 2011-09-24 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Definitely. In fact, as I recall, the first issue of this was a flash-forward of the heroes squaring off against the supervillains, lead by Motherfucker, in the rain.

Date: 2011-09-24 07:17 pm (UTC)
ar_feiniel: (pietro)
From: [personal profile] ar_feiniel

Date: 2011-09-24 01:16 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mullon
I wonder why Kick-Ass is so nice compared to MIller's other work.

Date: 2011-09-24 01:54 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
I liked Old Man Logan, though I suspect that has a lot to do with McNiven, and from what I've read his work with Morrison is great.
Other than that and this volume of Kick-Ass, I've got nothing.

Date: 2011-09-24 02:40 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Superior is actually really nice and sweet. It's about a kid who suffers from multiple sclerosis suddenly becoming a Captain Marvel-esque superhero. Right now, it's only three issues in, but so far there's a pleasant lack of misogyny, racism, genital mutilation, and rape.

...just waiting for the other shoe to drop, I suppose.

Date: 2011-09-24 06:13 pm (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Adventures of Superman (the DCAU tie-in comic) had him credited as writer several times. They were great.

Date: 2011-09-24 01:45 pm (UTC)
sadoeuphemist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
This reminds me, whatever happened in that other Millar book, the one where this kid gains Captain Marvel-esque powers from a magical space monkey?

Date: 2011-09-24 01:47 pm (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
A magical EVIL space monkey. I don't know, but I would love to find out.

Date: 2011-09-24 07:45 pm (UTC)
majingojira: (Anti Spiral Giggle)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
And now I can't help but think of Puella Magi Madoka Magica...

Date: 2011-09-24 08:36 pm (UTC)
marco: (sanetoshi)
From: [personal profile] marco
That show was terrible for many a reason (and yet so much potential), but I'm glad it gave us Kyubey. It's funny how many people still hate him though.

Date: 2011-09-25 02:12 am (UTC)
majingojira: (Anti Spiral Giggle)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
First person I've heard with that opinion (I'm on episode 4, and decently entertained, but I'm also spoiled rotten for it, so I don't think it's as effective as it would be).

Dare I ask you to elaborate a tiny bit?

Date: 2011-09-26 03:33 am (UTC)
marco: (sanetoshi+hon)
From: [personal profile] marco
I was pretty surprised to find a number of people on the internet aside from myself that didn't like it (but at times, professing your dislike gets you tons of rage, so not surprised).

To be honest, I started off liking it. But then by the middle, I realized how bad the writing, on top of how misogynistic it was. The ending kind of took the cake. And I also realized the show was essentially loli gore/suffering. And that fans (and sometimes the creators) try to tout it as original for a magical girl is kind of silly. The general premise is relatively original, but the darkness, violence and some of the ideas and themes? Not at all (and I think the show became a reason to have cute characters in dark situations). On top of that, some of the magic and logic the show makes itself just doesn't even work right in the show. It kind of killed some things.

Date: 2011-09-26 09:45 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Original? The show is fully watchable but come on we had Sailor Nothing and Revolutionary Girl Utena treading the exact same deconstruction ground for years.

Date: 2011-09-27 12:11 am (UTC)
marco: (glam Masako)
From: [personal profile] marco
Even the Sailor Moon manga pretty much covered plenty. And that's just a smidgen of the mainstream magical girl stuff.

I think Madoka in the end is the "magical girl show for those who are scared to watch magical girl shows". Because if you think they're all just cute fluff, pretty transformations and pretty but ineffective attacks, then you really haven't watched magical girl (to say what is or isn't original) and I guess Madoka is safe in that way. x'D

For me though, I kinda have to turn my brain off when watching it. But I wonder how many people were just enamored with it or nitpicked as much as me and my friend did.

Date: 2011-09-24 03:21 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Nothing to normal Millar extremes yet, but it's been a long time waiting for issue 4.

Date: 2011-09-24 02:41 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
So, basically, Millar is now mining the actual "real life superhero" movement for his story line. Not really surprised.

Date: 2011-09-24 03:23 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
The first Kick-Ass was a horrific joke at their expense so this does not surprise me.

Date: 2011-09-24 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I think it was kind-of just starting when he was writing the first one. Came around at about the same time.

Date: 2011-09-24 02:50 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
...this kinda reminds me what a good writer Millar can be when he's holding stuff back. His writing on the Superman adventures, the Team Superman one shot, the first bit of Superior. Heck, I even like a lot of his Ultimate X-men stuff.

Of course, there's a very good chance it'll all end in nastiness. But for now, it's nice.

Date: 2011-09-24 05:40 pm (UTC)
cypherfdp: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
So when do we get to the part where the devil rapes his son with a thousand spiked dicks?

Date: 2011-09-24 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arxh
Whats sands doing there?

Date: 2011-09-24 07:36 pm (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (Hmm....)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
Th... this is actually pretty good.

WHAT'S THE CATCH? Where's the trademark Millar mean-spiritedness?

Date: 2011-09-24 08:11 pm (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
And the crap hits the fans...

Date: 2011-09-25 01:25 am (UTC)
beoweasel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beoweasel
Maybe, and this is a BIG maybe:

Perhaps this is a major subversion. After all, look at many of today's comics, a lot of them go to the extreme to with superheroes to the point that they're not heroic at all. Maybe Miller has decided to go the opposite direction to actually make Kick-Ass stand out?

Or, more than likely, something horrible will happen and they'll all die. But hey, I can be optimistic about this.

Date: 2011-09-26 12:01 pm (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
It sounds like it did, just later in the issue.

Date: 2011-09-26 07:59 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
I think most agree. It's Millar, so this is just a line of Reese's Pieces...

Date: 2011-09-28 12:32 pm (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
We all know how this is all gonna end up....


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