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Kick-Ass by Mark Millar
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Apr 24, 10

bookshelves: comic-book-graphic-novel, mark-millar, 2000s
Read in April, 2010

Wow... Not at all what I had expected.

Millar gives us story of a comic-book-infatuated fourteen-year-old who decided to become a superhero.

Sounds pretty cute, huh? Sounds like it's gonna be all fun and laughs and games, doesn't it?

No way. We see kids (posing as superheroes) stabbed and brutally hit by cars. We see a ten-year-old viciously lopping limbs off gangsters with katana blades. We see enough "fucks" to give this a "mature content" logo. We see the invention of the word "TUNK"!

Dark, grim, and at the same time funny, this book is the quality you would have expected from Millar, but gritty enough to make it one of the most shocking things I've read in a while. Put together smartly with tons of pop culture and comic book references, this book is really one that kicked my ass.

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