Creating the Comic, Making the MovieBook - 2010
NO POWERS? NO PROBLEM.
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.
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.
From the critics
Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are a lot of frightening and intense scenes, like the constant fighting and killing scenes.
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.
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.