Chris Nicholls discusses the creative liberties taken in the first movie adaptation of Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass.
Bridging the events of the first two Kick-Ass volumes (with volume 3 on its way), Hit-Girl ostensibly follows Mindy McCready as she deals with school life and a stable family unit. But while by day Mindy is suppressing her father’s conditioning and donning the cowl known as conformity, by night she’s ticking the remaining names off a “shit list” of surviving crime lords while her new parents are blissfully rohypnoled.
2011, Icon Comics/Titan Books Script: Mark Millar Art: Steve McNiven Colours: Dave McCaig The Mark Millar hype train continues with Nemesis, a series which turns the Batman mythos on its head and supposes that an orphaned billionaire with revenge issues uses his wealth to become the fastest, fittest, smartest costumed villain in the world. At […]
Icon, $3.95 Story: Brian Michael Bendis Art: Alex Maleev With the Bendis brand slapped across so many Marvel titles these days, most readers have probably become accustomed to his schizophrenic output. For every Secret Invasion there’s an Alias, for every reader who balked at the very idea of an Ultimate Spider-man there’s a Powers. You […]
2010 Director: Matthew Vaughan Script: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman Cast: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong While recent Box Office successes such as Wanted and Iron Man 2 have proved that the superhero movie is here to stay, the genre itself is arguably becoming stagnant and increasingly formula driven. Thank [expletive] […]
Icon, $2.99 Story: Mark Millar Art: Steve McNiven Colous: Dave McCaig If the first issue of Mark Millar’s latest overhyped project provoked any level of thought from me it was this: Nemesis, the ghost-like villainous lead of this new series, is a complete and utter prick. And yes, I do appreciate that he’s supposed to […]