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Kick-Ass 2 (Kick-Ass Vol. 2: 1-7)

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The sequel to the biggest creator-owned comic of the decade--the one that spawned the number one hit movie and the worldwide phenomenon! KICK-ASS is back, just as over-the-top as ever! As everybody's favorite psychotic 11-year-old HIT GIRL trains KICK-ASS to be...well, a bad-ass, RED MIST gathers a team of super-villains to take them down! It's super hero mayhem as only MA ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 13th 2012 by Marvel Comics (first published June 1st 2012)
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Shelby *wants some flying monkeys*
Bet you thought you would never hear me say this..but this book was almost too much for me. It upped the violence and cussing to the point where I was like WTF? Millar crossed over the line of awesome into the feeling of just trying to shock the reader. I love the first book and hate the way this one turned out. Yuck.

It picks up shortly after the first one ended. Kick-Ass is training with Hit-Girl.

Then her reins get clipped as her step-dad makes her promise to not don the outfit or fight crime
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Kemper
The interwebs tells me that his official title of this is Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, but my copy is titled simply Kick-Ass. I’m not sure what happened, but if Mark Millar needs any suggestions, I came up with these options:

Kick-Ass 2: Kick Harder

Kick-Ass 2: The Kickening

Kick-Ass 2: Wrath of Ass

Kick Ass 2: Electric Boogalo


You’re welcome, Mark.

In the first collection, teen-age nerd Dave Lizewski took his love of superhero comic books to the extreme when he put on a costume and started patrolli
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Alejandro
The second volume is still kicking in big way!!!


A REVERSE EXPERIENCE

My experience with Kick-Ass 2 was kinda opposite to the one with the first story.

When I watched the first film, I hadn't read yet the comic book, and since I loved the movie, I moved fast to read the original comic book as soon as possible. And I loved too the comic book.

When the comic books of Kick-Ass 2 came out, I was prepared and I was able to get them on single issues without having to do the titanic quest of the ones of
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Patrick
You have to love a comic where the introduction begins, "Hey Fuckers."

Well.... you don't *have* to love it. But I certainly did.

A great continuation of the series. An interesting combination of genuinely interesting emotional story combined with the profoundly grim fucking ultra violence.

Don't start with this one, obviously. People who begin reading a series in the middle go to the special hell, along with child molesters and people who talk in the theatre.

Also, what's happening here won't m
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Brandon
I have a confession to make. I haven't read the first Kick-Ass book nor its follow up, Hit-Girl. To the best of my knowledge, the first movie pretty much nailed what went on in the first two hardcovers and by the looks of the trailer for Kick-Ass 2, it's set to do the same. I can't imagine them losing anything in the transition from comics to film.. well, aside from one key factor: the violence.

Now, don't get me wrong, Kick-Ass was a violent movie. Any movie that depicts a gangster exploding ins
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Andrew
This is a difficult book to review. On the one hand, its art and its writing were impressive--especially the art. The colors were striking and the visuals arresting. This might be my favorite style of any graphic novel, though I can't say I'm particularly well-read in the genre. On the other hand, this book acts as if it's going to deal with the question of what a "real" superhero would go through. This is the story's excuse to make every possible misery happen to our protagonist and his loved o ...more
Sam Quixote
David Lizewski/Kick Ass is being trained by Mindy/Hit Girl to become a better superhero but when Hit Girl is dissuaded from putting on her outfit and bloodying up criminals by her new step-father and recently re-united mother, Kick Ass sets off to meet others who are dressing up and fighting crime. And it turns out there's a few, so many that they wind up making the first "real-world" superhero team, Justice Forever. But things are about to get shaken up by Red Mist who is gathering an army to e ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
I read this and Kick-Ass at the same time....got them from the library. I was inspired to be the movie Kick Ass. I'd not seen it till the second one came out.

Oh and Kick Ass showed up on TV.

The general story of Kick Ass is about the same, book and movie. I can't speak for that here as I haven't seen the movie, but some of the same characters are the same.

I grew up in the '50s and '60s. This is what's generally called the "Silver Age" of comics (or comic books for the purist). Over time comic boo
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Ashish
Compared to the original Kick-Ass, which was awesome, this falls very, very flat on its face.

It's too violent. Yeah, I know it's supposed to be psychopathically gory, but this was just... painful. Pointless. Forced.

There's no story. If you emptied a couple of tankers of blood in a pre-school yard, you get the depth and complexity of the storyline and plot right there.

There are no interesting characters. Part 1 was brilliant because it gave us Kick-Ass, Red Mist, Big Daddy, and the one and onl
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Paul Nelson
This is seriously good, the pace is akin to a juggernaut and the shock value rises dramatically. The story centres on the conflict between good and evil costume attired superheroes or more simply Kick Ass and Red Mist.
Red Mist comes back on the scene after a trip to Russia and he now has a gang of gruesome looking individuals and they want to start some shit but first he must avenge his father. First step change his name to Mother-fucker, second step attack all that Kick Ass holds dear and third
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William Thomas
My love of the first volume of Kick-Ass is well documented. The perfect childhood fantasy made into a 'reality'. I mean, I had notebooks full of my own costume ideas and weapons I'd make once I finished college or came into money. Ok, I was eight years old, but still. Millar made our dreams come true on paper. Too damn good. But of all the things I thought about the idea of Kick-Ass, sustainable never came to mind.

I've heard people talk about what a fabulous liar Mark Millar is. Supposedly his
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Guillermo
Only a few months have passed since the first book's ending. While Dave Lizewski trains to better himself as a superhero, Mindy Macready struggles with a normal life. Inspired by the events in Kick-Ass, several citizens are inspired to don the mask and fight alongside the hero. But a world of superheroes is nothing without a challenging nemesis. Embittered by the slaying of his father, Red Mist organizes his own team by gathering people from all over the world to take down Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl, an ...more
Michael
For the second installment in the Kick-Ass saga, Mark Miller kicks things up a notch -- and not necessarily in a good way.

The second story seeks to offer a bit of commentary on team-ups and the necessity of community. Well, at least it does for the first three or so issues. But once the bad guys appear back on the scene in full force, the commentary and subtlety go right out the window in favor of "let's put as much violence onto the page as possible."

The first installment was violent, bloody an
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Nadia
At first I was liking where the story was going, all of Kick-Ass's talk about Justice Forever, and about why they were fighting crime got me excited and thinking maybe I was going to enjoy it more than the first one (also the fact that the art seems better this time around) but when I finished I was dissapointed and disgusted.

Yeah, I know Kick-Ass is a violent and gory comic-book but ugh this was so much worse than the first one in that aspect, AND FOR WHAT? The villain at the head of it all ha
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Amani
I'm really really really upset that I've read this book. Let me tell you why. I don't mind violence, you know """justified""" violence, sometimes because the world is not totally black or white. But I can't stand books/comics/movies who makes situations like rapes, explosing fucking innocent children in the face like some funny jokes. There were two important deaths (it's a little a bit a spoiler), they were awfuly bring in the story, awfuly justified. Like the author wanted to give himself a ge ...more
Erin Mairin
I loved the first series, mostly because of the character depth. This time, the characters seemed a little flat, perhaps because Kick-Ass joins a band of superheroes, and there are so many that we can't get to know them all. Perhaps, if the series continues, we'll get to know more about some of these very interesting characters, like Night Bitch, for example.

In general, I appreciate Millar's story-telling, because he seems to have created some very authentic young voices. In many contemporary s
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Yonaily
Me gustó casi todo de este cómic: el arte sigue siendo sangrientamente impresionante; las escenas de acción y de muerte son tan explícitas como en el volumen anterior; y me sigue gustando la escritura de Mark Millar. Pero que uno de los personajes fuera abusado sexualmente y que ese hecho hubiera quedado eclipsado por otros que parecían más interesantes, es poco aceptable. Dave y sus amigos hablaron poco sobre lo que le ocurrió a Katie. Debieron enfocarse en ese tema y darle la importancia que s ...more
Kaisersoze
A decidedly average follow-up to a great initial entry and premise, Kick Ass 2 suffers from having too many characters to know what to do with and never really upping the ante on what was previously established. I also found the ending to be more than a little disappointing. The artwork, however, was stellar and worth the cover price all on its own.

2.5 Average Team-Ups for Kick Ass 2.
مصطفي سليمان
أحسن جزء ف السلسلة دي بدون اي منازع
انا مشوفتش الفيلم
بس الجزء دا عبقري من اول حلقة لغاية النهاية
هو 7 حلقات

الحلقة الاولي

هيت جيرل بترجع تاني وبتدرب المرة دي كيك آس علشان تنمي مهارته
جوز امها الشرطي ماركوس بيعرف دا وبيقولها انها لازم تبطل كل الحاجات دي
وتبقي مجرد بنت صغيرة
وبتوعده علي دا
كيك آس بيقابل دكتور جرافتي
ودا لطيف خالص وبيعرفه انه فيه مقر سري للابطال خارقين تانين
وبيروح يوديه
وبيعرفه علي فريق
" العدالة للابد "

الحلقة التانية
كل فرد ف فريق العدالة للابد بيبدأ يكشف قصته وليه انضم
ف بيفأجي كيك آس ا
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Meg
What makes Kick-Ass 2 almost just as good as Kick-Ass is that the creativity and uniqueness of the comic were not destroyed in the process of making a sequel. After having read the unnecessary prelude to Kick-Ass 2: Hit- Girl I was worried for Kick- Ass 2. I have to say that I was not disappointed this time! Kick-Ass 2 brings the characters to a whole new level of super hero, crime fighting, action. Hit-Girl has gone through some changes since we last saw her leaving Kick-Ass alone sometimes to ...more
Wesley
This book collects the second seven part mini-series from the same creative team of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The thing to say straight up is that the back of this book has an infographic that states that this is book 3 of a projected 5 book Kick-Ass arc. Well thanks for the heads up on that Mark and Millarworld - the only other place it is mentioned is on the facing page to the last page in the story.

The actual book 2 of the arc is the current, and so currently uncollected, Hit-Girl mini
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Eric Farr
The narrative structure is a lot more cohesive than the original. This is a story with two intertwining elements: (1) Kick-Ass's desires to grow as a superhero and become part of a larger superhero community, and (2) Red Mist's desire for revenge against Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. The violence and depravity reach truly shocking and revolting levels here, though. I understand that that is part of the appeal of a book like this for many, and the art certainly serves that purpose gracefully. But I am n ...more
Alex Phillips
It’s brutal, it’s bloody, it’s down right marvelous. Kick Ass 2, the follow up to the 2008 book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. is a great sequel. While sequels traditionally aren’t as good as their predecessors (Empire Strikes Back notwithstanding) it feels like Millar knew what he was doing. Whereas Kick Ass had to deal with the origin story of Dave Lizewski, Kick Ass 2 jumps straight into the action. Warning; there are spoilers ahead.

The story seems like a natural progression from the firs
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Gilang Danu
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Jeff
Even though Kick-Ass 2 is ultra-violent and obsessed with insults lifted directly from urbandictionary.com, it still has a heart. Yes, even in the midst of a blood-bath full of decapitated heads, slaughtered children and exploding brains, there's a sincere heart within the pages of Kick-Ass 2.

It's a heart that strives to answer the age-old question: What does it mean to seek justice in a corrupt world? To answers this question, Millar gives us two very flawed--and sometimes criminal—heroes who g
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Subroto
Read this book or not read this book ?

The choice is simple.

Did you like Part 1 ?

If no - i.e. if you thought it was immature, too bloody, lacking depth, very superficial or at best mediocre - stop reading this review and go away – don’t read Part 2. You ain't missing much.

If your answer to the above question however is yes - PLEASE do read it - no questions asked.


Will you like Part 2 as much as Part 1 ? Well can't give you a resounding yes to that – at least not right away.

It depends on what y
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Dang Ole' Dan Can Dangle
Maybe it was because I listened to Magma's Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh while reading this, but I was far too entertained by such an awful book. Unfortunately the music has ended and I now see the book in all its awfulness. Some spoilers to follow.

This sequel sees Kick-Ass join a superhero team, called Justice Forever, and we also see the formation of a supervillain team led by Red Mist, called Toxic Mega Cunts.

There's a lot more violence in this one, and not so much the fun kind, but more of
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Joseph
3 stars. Entertaining, I guess, but man this is an odd book. Odd in the sense that I just can't get a handle on what the author is trying to tell us, or if he's even aware how mixed up his message is.

The Kick-Ass stories are a hyper-realistic take on what it would be like for a regular schmoe to be a super hero. Over and over again, the protagonist cites his love for comic book crimefighters, while also pointing out how often comic books are completely preposterous (the hero always seems to be n
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Chris Lemmerman
Considering the terrible things I'd heard about this, I was expecting to really hate this. Mark Millar's shock value isn't something that particularly impresses me, and Kick-Ass 2 had the reputation of being full of it.

That said, the majority of this story isn't actually that bad. The first three or four issues are just as enjoyable as the entirety of the original Kick-Ass, and the concluding two are an exciting conclusion that leaves everything in an interesting place for the final installment
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Joe Lenihan
It's hard to follow up the original, but Millar does it well here. If you liked the first one you'll like this one. I felt there was a lot of hints at Millar's earlier work with Wanted (mainly with the whole gang of super villains plot). A lot of the characters here are a lot darker than the previous installment. Kick Ass himself is still at it and once Hit Girl gets back into the story she doesn't hold anything back. Definitely not for the squeamish or those hesitant of some ultra-violence. Def ...more
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Mark Millar is an award-winning Scottish comic book writer born in Coatbridge. Now a resident of Glasgow, Millar has been the highest selling British comic-book writer working in America this decade. His best known works include: The Authority, Ultimates 1 and 2, adaptations of Jack Kirby's and Stan Lee's Avengers, Wanted, Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and Civil War. In Augus ...more
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