Kick-Ass 2 #1
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Kick-Ass 2 #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: October 20, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The sequel to the New York Times best-selling comic--which spawned the hit movie--continues! When Dave Lizewski put on his mask and became Kick-Ass, he never imagined things would go this far. Now Dave comes face-to-face with a world he helped bring about, as his dreams of a world of superheroes come true...but will those dreams turn to nightmares? Don't miss the comic book event of the year! Plus: Hit-Girl! Mature $2.99

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 27, 2010

    Totally awesome stuff here. If you enjoyed the original Kick-Ass even a little, you owe it to yourself to buy and read the sequel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Nov 3, 2010

    If you are a fan of culturally modern, well written, action packed stories with lots of cursing and media references, then you should read this one too. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 20, 2010

    Millar has done it again, creating the faithful, honest and brutal Kick-Ass sequel that works whether you read the first book, saw the movie, or both. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Oct 24, 2010

    Whatever you think of the subject matter, it's a fact that "Kick-Ass 2" has one of the most technically able creative teams in the industry, and that level of ability is reflected on every page. You may not like what it says or does, but it's hard to fault the way it's all done. If you liked the last series, then there's no doubt about it: get in line for this one too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 25, 2010

    John Romita Jr.'s rough but fluid style is the perfect style to bring the brutal action of this story to life. I love his portrayal of the rake-thin title character. It conveys just how vulnerable he is, especially in contrast with most of the other characters, which appear to be thick, solid and powerful. In the back of this issue, we get a look at Romita's "breakdowns," which are described as loose pencils over which Tom Palmer does "finishes" and ink washes. But Romita's "loose pencils" are meticulously detailed. His version of breakdowns is much different than what one might find from other artists. That his style shines through so clearly demonstrates that the artist really isn't taking any shortcuts, even though his schedule (he's also the regular artist on Avengers) would certainly call for them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Oct 26, 2010

    Kick-Ass 2 #1 is fun, has great artwork and it’s only $2.99 (while on the same shelf as many other more expensive books). This gets a solid B. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 23, 2010

    Millar is taking a slower approach to Kick-Ass this time around. He can afford that luxury because he's already got himself a core audience as does the book. It's hard to say where this story is going but the first issue presents a good story with a good setup of many of the major characters. I'm sure Millar has plenty of surprises for the reader in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Nov 2, 2010

    John Romita Juniors art is fairly inconsistent this issue, an unfortunate circumstance given the lack of action happening plot-wise. In some instances, the art has been inked an coloured in a wonderful fashion which looks completely different from the panel next to it, going from a familiar colour scheme of the first installment to a much softer look on the next panel. Characters get disproportionate as well, especially in a panel depicting Hit-Girl sitting in front of her parents and looking gigantic. Overall, the art is fine, but detracts far too often. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Oct 23, 2010

    When Dave lay bloody and beaten in the street on the final page of the first Kick-Ass #1, it was clear where that series would find its hook. If Millar has devised a unique theme for Kick-Ass 2, then he must be holding off on its full revelation until a future chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 20, 2010

    I still hold out hopes for Kick-Ass 2. Although I remain convinced the film was superior to the source material, the first mini-series did have unique qualities that the film lacked, most notably that level of cartoonish violence Romita captured so wonderfully. Let's hope he and Millar dial that up sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Aug 15, 2013

    Kick-Ass 2 has no problem bringing some solid comedy and able performances to the table, but everything else which made the first movie captivating just isn't here. I feel like it never does anything to truly rise above other titles in the genre and I wound up leaving the theater thinking the movie is alright. The emotional moments don't pack the strong punch they should and the narrative definitely drags its feet every now and then. However, if you just want to laugh and enjoy some decent action, then yeah, it'll most likely deliver for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 27, 2010

    It's a solid first issue and the look and voice of the characters remain, but… For a comic called Kick-Ass this one doesn't really. I'm sure there's plenty of that to come, but this first issue is far more introspection than action, and those wanting to get to the good stuff will have to wait at least one more issue. Read Full Review

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