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Greetings True Believers! Here are a few amusing pages from Kick-Ass #8.

Don't piss-off Hit-Girl or she'll open up her Hello-Kitty bag. Spoilers and enjoy!



Suggested Tags: char: kick-ass, char: hit-girl, title: kick-ass, publisher: icon, creator: mark millar, creator: john romita jr., nsfw: gore



KA and HG taking an elevator to the Final Showdown.



Ha! SCIENCE!

What does Hit-Girl have in her Hello-Kitty bag? Here's a hint, it begins with flame and ends with thrower. She uses it for a mafia BBQ.



And this page works for those who liked the series and those who hated it.



You know what? I can't wait for the movie. Gore and fun. I'll save my fanboy rage for the Captain America movie.

Date: 2010-01-28 10:42 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Really not going to go with the real deal Millar?

Date: 2010-01-28 12:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] box_in_the_box
My thoughts exactly, because censoring the word "fuck" makes so much sense on a page where you already see the word "asshole" and a meat cleaver in a guy's skull.

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Date: 2010-01-28 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
If I remember right, that particular mobster got his face all messed up so "fuck" sounded like "tunk."

Date: 2010-01-29 12:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] strangerdan
Earlier in the series Kick Ass' friends were discussing inventing a new swear and they settled on tunk because the best ones have a u and k. They decided it is the male equivalent of the word cunt.

Date: 2010-01-28 12:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jelly_ace
Whoa, that's a lotta blood.

My decision to watch this movie was 50/50, until last Sunday when I saw that Mark Strong was gonna play the baddie. Now I can't wait to see it.

Thanks for the gore warning, though.

Date: 2010-01-28 12:20 pm (UTC)
box_in_the_box: (Default)
From: [personal profile] box_in_the_box
... Yeah, it's Millar at his most Millarish, which I now see as an inherently bad thing.

The references to Hello Kitty and eBay are only slightly less inept than HULK WANT FREDDIE PRINZE JUNIOR from the first volume of The Ultimates.

I'd call Millar a sell-out, except that presumes he had some degree of preexisting artistic integrity to sell out in the first place.

Maybe it makes me a bad person, but I want to see this tank even harder than the Nic Cage version of The Wicker Man did, and fortunately for me, the fact that Nic Cage himself is part of the cast makes this all the more likely, since I realize in retrospect that Raising Arizona was perhaps the only non-terrible acting performance of his entire career.

Date: 2010-01-28 01:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
O just want to see them kill Cage by pouring bees on him.

OH GOD NOT THE BEES!

Date: 2010-01-28 02:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] punishermax
Leaving Las Vegas owns sorry.

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Date: 2010-01-28 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] twigcollins
It took me years to realize Wanted is just Fight Club without subtlety, wit, charm or grace.

... and this is about half as well written as that was.

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Date: 2010-01-28 03:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehefner
And what really bugs me is how the film's been getting universally rave reviews, and Hit-Girl's being touted as the character of the year.

The previews we've seen haven't really given me any reason to indicate that the film's any better than the comic. This leads me to either have great respect for Matthew Vaughn as a filmmaker (and the performances of the actors for presumably giving actual character to these hollow caricatures above) or a great loss of respect for the geek film critics community in general.

That said, did you see THE BAD LIEUTENTANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS? Cage acts alongside Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, and Brad Dourif, and he out-crazies them all, in a Herzog film no less. It's a gloriously batshit performance, in a film where Herzog actually seems to just be having fun, which is a disturbing prospect in of itself.

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Date: 2010-01-28 01:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Bluh.

Watchmen was a better deconstruction of super-heroes and exploration of what it would be like with non-powered people in costumes beating up people.

Marshall Law was a better gory parody of super-heroes.

Shut up Mark Millar.

Why is watching an 8 year-old girl brainwashed by her father into a psychopath fun to watch? Why is anyone buying this garbage?

Date: 2010-01-28 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
"Why is watching an 8 year-old girl brainwashed by her father into a psychopath fun to watch? Why is anyone buying this garbage?"

Perhaps Millar thought it was the key to Cassandra Cain's popularity?

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Date: 2010-01-28 01:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
So, I've only seen the first issue...I thought the premise here was that this took place in the real world? Did that go out the window?

Speaking as a father who has a 9 year-old and 12 year-old, I'm pretty sure Millar has never met one.

Date: 2010-01-28 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theanswer
That premise went out the window the moment Hit Girl showed up.

Here's how I think it went down:

Millar: "Oh geez... this real world take on superheroes is SO boring, why did I start this nonsense? Fuck it."

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Date: 2010-01-28 03:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ninjapeps
you can get flamethrowers on eBay? must start searching, then.

Date: 2010-01-28 04:59 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
They're a hot commodity!

Date: 2010-01-28 03:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] foxhack
Honestly, after seeing this, I think Millar saw a few Japanese gorefest mangas and decided to rip them all off.

Date: 2010-01-28 04:59 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
It's funny how all the characters are, like, 12-years old. Because that's exactly what this whole book feels like it was written by.

Date: 2010-01-28 08:13 pm (UTC)
colonel_green: (Default)
From: [personal profile] colonel_green
I prefer Millar's more restrained works, but this series was pretty much what you would have predicted from the previews, promotion, etc.; Millar's got a very distinctive style. It's perfectly fine for what Millar set out to write, high-octane bloody violence.

Date: 2010-01-28 08:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] midare
I dropped the book the moment Hit Girl showed up, and now I'm really, really glad. Not gonna see the movie, too. D:

Date: 2010-01-28 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I take it I'm the only one who liked this then? :(

It is fucked-up octane action, but I think Millar did give enough character to each of the characters to care about them--this and the issue before had great character moments for Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. I loved the ending they gave Hit-Girl too. The last few pages gave a very interesting hook for a sequel, too.

Date: 2010-01-28 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mugiwara
No, I kinda like it too. But I enjoy Big Daddy and Hit Girl fare more than Kick Ass.
The "tunk you" scene cracks me up.

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Date: 2010-01-28 11:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
Yeah, this is Millar trying to out-latter-day-Frank-Miller latter-day Frank Miller. For what that's worth, and whoever digs it. Which is really a shame, because this is some of JRJr's best work, IMO.

Date: 2010-01-29 02:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ar_feiniel
It's not that Millar thinks it's edgy and original to have an eight year old girl as a swearing, sword wielding psycho that really fails here for me, it's that he seems to be relying on that juxtaposition alone to make her interesting.

Date: 2010-01-29 04:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] team_mummy
i don't have any of the issues but I'm pretty excited about the movie though. it looks totally outrageous and possibly maybe ups the realism to superhero ratio previously attempted by DK and Watchmen.

Date: 2010-01-29 06:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anewchallenger
I could care less that Millar is being edgy for edgy's sake - so does Takashi Miike, and I love his cracky shit, too.

Also, FYI - referencing Hello Kitty and eBay aren't cringe inducing namedrops. Kids these days, as young as 8 and 10, browse ebay and craigslist to buy clothing, makeup and toys (and believe you me - there are places in the US where you could easily find a fucking flamethrower) and Hello Kitty isn't a pop-ad-nauseum reference - shit's timeless.

I'm aware that Millar tends to unload copious amounts of fail onto various fandoms, but I feel like you're reaching, here. It's not written for you, nor is it written to shake the boundaries of comics.

It's written for people - granted mostly teens and stoners I'm sure, but people still - who wonder what might happen if you threw Superbad and Kill Bill in a blender, and I'm not about to hate on that.

Date: 2010-02-18 10:32 pm (UTC)
thehood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehood
motto

Date: 2010-01-30 02:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
I guess I'm in the minority, then. I thought the series was pretty fun. It's over-the-top with its violence but it didn't go too far like Garth Ennis would have done. I don't really get the hate TBH.

Date: 2010-02-18 10:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
I fucking love this series. Can't wait for the movie.

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