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/Titan Books, 2010 Writer: Mark Millar Pencils: John Romita Jr. Inks: Tom Palmer Colours: Dean White With the gleefully gratuitous movie adaptation about to hit cinemas, Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass has gone from being yet another superhero movie to the little comic that could. The film’s development is perhaps more interesting than the comic series itself; […]
2002, Marvel Story: Mark Millar Pencils: Bryan Hitch Inks: Andrew Currie Colours: Paul Mounts From the very first issue, The Ultimates defines its intentions with a suckerpunch; this is the Avengers in our world, driven by our politics and prone to our vices. Back to that first issue. The last hurrah of World War II […]
2008 Dir: Timur Bekmambetov Script: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Chris Morgan Cast: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann, Konstantin Khabensky, Marc Warren, Terrence Stamp I must confess to having had a difficult time reading Mark Millar’s superhero satire Wanted the first time around, and further difficulty in reviewing it. How could I objectively […]