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Ever since getting back into comics last year, I've been enjoying many quality comics and graphic novels. One that I missed on was Kick-Ass. Having been released 4-5 months prior to me getting back into the hobby, the first few Kick-Ass comics had become hard-to-find collector's items that had been commanding a pretty penny on auction sites. Although I was anxious to read what all the hoopla was about, I decided to wait around for the inevitable graphic novel instead of dropping some serious coin on eBay for those first issues. But when the graphic novel finally released, the wait sure was worth it.
Kick-Ass tells the story of Dave Lizewski, a comic book loving high schooler and son to a single father. Dave wonders why no one has ever tried to become a real life super-hero and takes it upon himself to give it a try by purchasing a costume on eBay and roaming the rooftops in search of people in need while his dad works the overnight shift. While coming to the aid of a young man being mugged by a gang, Dave suffers a severe beating that requires numerous operations and months of physical rehabilitation. Before long, he's off crutches and back out roaming the rooftops. His next encounter proves more positive as he successfully defends someone in need and manages to catch the attention of a nearby passerby who records the action on his cellphone and uploads it to YouTube where Dave becomes an instant celebrity known as "Kick-Ass". I won't go further into the story as not to spoil it for those that may be interested in purchasing the book or seeing the film. Otherwise, check Wikipedia for more on the story. But please, if you can, buy the book. I highly recommend it.
WARNING: The following trailer is a Red Band trailer and contains violence and adult language. Do not view with children around.