Creating the Comic, Making the Movie

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Random House, Inc.

Ever wondered what would happen if you tried to be a superhero? What would happen if an ordinary guy, with no powers or training, put on a suit and came face-to-face with the criminal underworld? Find out inKick-Ass, the blockbuster movie from director Matthew Vaughn, based on the bestselling comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

Meet Dave Lizewski: high school student, comic book fan - and the self-styled superhero known as Kick-Ass. His profile really takes off when his exploits end up on YouTube, but then he meets "the real deal" in the shape of pint-sized lethal weapon Hit-Girl and her intimidating partner Big Daddy. Things start to get really serious. And very, very violent...

With Mark Millar as your guide, Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie gives you the full inside story of how this superhero phenomenon went from his little lined pad to huge Hollywood movie in record time, featuring:

- Millar's early comic book script pages
- Eye-popping Romita art, including new pages drawn especially for the movie
- Exclusive contributions from the cast and crew
- Hundreds of movie photos, sketches, storyboards and pieces of production art

Baker & Taylor
Geeky high-school student and self-styled crime fighter Dave Kizewski dons a spandex costume and assumes the identity of "Kick-Ass" while tackling formidable adversaries from the criminal underground. By the creator of the graphic novel, Wanted. Original. Movie tie-in.

& Taylor

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Kick-Ass" combines photographs and illustrations with interviews of the comic creators and movie cast and crew, and includes excerpts from the screenplay and early comic book script pages.

Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781848564091
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 K534Z, M611k
Characteristics: 173 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Kickass


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esm2000 Jun 27, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are a lot of frightening and intense scenes, like the constant fighting and killing scenes.

esm2000 Jun 27, 2012

Sexual Content: There are sex scenes in the movie (and this book covers how the author made the Kick Ass movie) so there's a picture in the book with the main character and his crush in his crush's bedroom naked.

esm2000 Jun 27, 2012

Violence: They are occasional fighting scenes in this book. The fighting scenes can include anything to beating a guy with a stick to stabbing someone in the chest.

esm2000 Jun 27, 2012

Coarse Language: They use inappropriate language a lot. Plus, the title already uses coarse language.


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pjko13 Aug 13, 2012

great book to find about the movie and more......

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esm2000 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99


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esm2000 Jun 27, 2012

This book is a very useful tool in creating comics and making a movie out of a comic.


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esm2000 Jun 27, 2012

"Mark Millar is one of comics' most commercially successful writers, whose work includes Wanted, Judge Dredd, Superman Adventures, JLA, Ultimate X-Men, Superman: Red Son, The Authority and the bestselling Civil War and The Ultimates."

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