Kick-Ass #5

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: December 31, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 11
6.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Since he put on the green wetsuit and became Kick-Ass, Dave Lizewski has broken both legs, shattered his back; been run over by a Mercedes, smashed by garbage cans, and clobbered by gangsters; become a YouTube phenomenon and inspired a wave of costumed vigilante...but none of that can compare to what's going to happen now that John Genovese knows who he is. The super hero sensation of 2008 continues, courtesy of Mark Millar (CIVIL WAR, WOLVERINE, 1985, FANTASTIC FOUR) and John Romita Jr. (WORLD WAR HULK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jan 4, 2009

    In my opinion, Kick-Ass #5 is the best issue of the series yet. While not as flashy, extreme, or shocking as the others it makes an impact by proving that the series has more than enough personality, character, and depth to be worth investing in. I've said it once and I'll say it again (and, if the creative team keeps this pace,probably again and again)Kick-Ass kicks some serious ass. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Richard George Jan 3, 2009

    What changed? Millar adds a second voice to the scene, one that isn't simply there to cut off heads. By doing this Millar is able to approach a scene from two angles, creating what has to be one of the poignant moments of the series so far, and remarkably it has nothing to do with blood or a body count. Ironically Kick Ass is most effective when no asses are being kicked. Go figure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 6, 2009

    Kick-Ass #5 was an excellent read. Millar is treating the reader to such a unique comic book that is quite a captivating read. We all mindlessly plunk down money out of pure habit for titles that we have been collecting forever even though those titles are no longer quality reads. And we all know which big name titles from Marvel and DC that I am talking about. Instead of spending your money on one of those titles I would definitely urge you to spend that money on Kick-Ass. This is a creator-owned title that is well done and certainly deserves strong support from the comic book reading population. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Dec 30, 2008

    Whilst Kick-Ass isn't my favourite superhero title, I'm still finding it to be amusing enough that it's worth a read - even if the central premise is starting to wear a little thin. Despite this repetitiveness, and the distraction of the possible changes made to the characters due to the movie adaptation, Millar still manages to include a couple of fun setpieces that allow the story to balance out its shortcomings. And if nothing else, the artwork will keep me coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 5, 2009

    If I was grading for the art alone, I'd give it an "A," but averaging in the writing brings it down a bit. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 10, 2009

    (John Romita Jr.'s art is great to look at, but just don't read Mark Millar's words in CBR's preview of "Kick-Ass" #5.) Read Full Review

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