Kick-Ass #3

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: June 4, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

You were wowed by the first two issues of this comic. But wait until you read issue three. Mark Millar (Civil War) and John Romita Jr (World War Hulk) only up the odds here and the pace is breathtaking. I read it weeks ago and I'm still having nightmares. Never have I seen such sickening violence sold to readers in the name of entertainment. If it wasn't selling so well we'd have to stop publishing this monster. Follow Dave's journey from zero to hero as he becomes a youtube celebrity. He sure kicked the ass of those drop-outs, didn't he? Join us this issue where he inspires others to dress up and hurt people.

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 4, 2008

    The book has really kicked it up a notch this month and, while it looked like it was going to turn into a generic "real world super hero" story, it's quickly distanced itself from that in the final pages of this issue and I can't wait to see more of this. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jun 4, 2008

    What more can I say? Kick-Ass #3 steps things up in every possible way and I really couldn't be much happier with the result. Pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jun 14, 2008

    John Romita Jr. likes blood and gore, made obvious by the cover, but this makes the action sequences at the end of the series difficult to look at. Millar created a sequence at the end not to be enjoyed, something Romita Jr. reflected perfectly in his pencils. Romita also does a great job of showing Daves messed up injuries, somplete with swollen jaws and bandaged faces. His art works for both halves of Daves life, depicting real-looking people in a story where reality is the point. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 9, 2008

    Just the fact that Marvel is willing to publish "Kick-Ass" at all, with two of its most high-profile creators on board, has surely cemented the credibility of the Icon brand. If Marvel can put out this without any worry, then surely nothing is off limits? Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Daniel Crown Jun 4, 2008

    With Kick-Ass, Millar has created what may just become the archetype for the 21st century superhero. Instead of patrolling the streets, he pimps himself out on MySpace. Instead of carrying a utility belt, he carries a bottle of pepper spray. Kick-Ass is undeniably fresh, different and, most importantly, fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 11, 2008

    This issue is the best of the lot, introducing the first of "The Others" referenced in the first issue, and giving us some stunningly rendered murders. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr./David Wallace Jun 3, 2008

    One final praiseworthy element of the book is the afterword by Millar that appears at the end of each issue. Whilst it's not exactly packed with information--it's certainly not at the same level as the backmatter that can be found in titles like Fell, Criminal or Casanova, for example--it's a good start, and it's nice to see a writer make an effort to engage with his audience in this manner. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 8, 2008

    Kick-Ass #3 was another great read. Millar and Romita are delivering such a breath of fresh air with this title. I love this unusual and non-traditional take on the super hero genre. I would definitely recommend Kick-Ass. This title has a great blend of well crafted stories, good character work, solid dialogue and plenty of wicked action. Read Full Review

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