PopCultHQ received an advanced review copy of Kick-Ass #1 from Image Comics. Available February 14th, 2018, the creative team for this series features writing from Mark Millar, art from John Romita Jr., coloring from Peter Steigerwald and lettering from John Workman.
Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…
In Shops: February 14th, 2018
KICK-ASS IS BACK—ready to wipe out the city’s criminal lowlives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there’s a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski’s shoes? WHO IS THE NEW KICK-ASS? Find out in the first issue of this new, ongoing monthly series. Comic book legends MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA, JR. reunite for the next chapter of the greatest superhero comic of all time.
PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review:
Mark Millar has returned to one of his finest creations. It’s time to dive back into the world of Kick-Ass. Only this time, there’s a new face underneath the mask and she’s full of surprises. Mark’s writing is smashing like it always is, and this first issue is no exception. It is engaging and reaches out to grab fans by the neck and pull them into another crazy adventure.
John Romita Jr. is back in the saddle again. It’s time for another amazing Kick-Ass series with awesome artwork from John. That means heavy on the details and the violence too. So get ready, get set because the guns are going to be blazing again. There’s crime to be punished and John is the man to bring that crime-busting to life on the comics page.
Peter has nailed it on colors. There is not one page of John Romita Jr’s. artwork that isn’t bursting with color and life thanks to Peter. He has a real flair for making sure that every little detail is popping with excitement from his colors. It’s almost like they have a mesmerizing effect, drawing people further and further along the story, enticing them to turn the next page.
John working alongside Mark to bring fans another Kick-Ass series, it’s a made match. He just gets it, gets what is needed for lettering to help take this new series into the same spotlight as its predecessors. And what is needed, is a keen eye for lettering that helps take Mark’s ideas and characters and fleshes them out, gives them a place to breathe and become real.
PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:
Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for. Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. are back once again. That means it’s time for another high-action, character-infused series within the realm of Kick-Ass. So grab those super-suits and bully clubs, come along for the ride, and meet the new face behind the Kick-Ass mask. It’s going to be another wild time.
5 Out of 5 Stars
KICK-ASS #1 can be purchased on ComiXology
and available at your local comic shop and online retailers now!
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Writer – Mark Millar
Artist – John Romita Jr.
Colorist – Peter Steigerwald
Letterer – John Workman
Publisher – Image Comics