Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie

Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie





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 in Kick-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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848564091
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're into Mark Millar's work, then this book is a must-read. With dozens of pictures from the original comic, unused ideas and bits of dialogue, and photos from the set and cast, this is for the ultimate KICK-ASS fan. The dowside is that the pictures tell the whole story; there is certainly input from the writers, director and producers but it's nothing you haven't seen and heard before. There are quite beautiful pictures that give you an idea of the movie shoot. If only there were anecdotes of the process it took to convert this particular comic to a movie. Sure, we know the whole story of how director Matthew Vaughn had to find his own financing to make the movie but it's barely mentioned. Everyone keeps talking how proud they're to be part of the movie, but save for the main cast, directors and producers, there's not a whole lot from the music composers, film distributor or even the so-called fans that made it so popular. Instead of dividing the book into sections like pre-production, production and post, you only get sound bites from the key players. This makes it an easy book to read, but slight at the same time. One last warning: This book is intended for young adults since it contains some explicit photos.