Yes, this is old news, but I promised that I would keep you updated on what Mark Millar‘s teasers were all about and dammit I’m going to keep that promise!
So, apparently, despite teasing images of the live-action incarnations of the characters getting fans’ hopes up of a Kick-Ass 3 film, instead Millar revealed new comic runs. Yay?
Entertainment Weekly spoke with Millar and revealed that in the new Kick-Ass series, Dave Lizewski has allowed a new character to step into the green and yellow spandex: Patience Lee, a black military veteran with young children.
On the new character, Millar said:
“I don’t think I’ve ever created a better [character]. I love mom heroes. I did it in Empress and I’ve done it again here.”
Millar also touched on the idea of “legacy” characters, passing the torch between characters:
“The original four volumes of Kick-Ass, the Dave Lizewski story, got tied up a couple of years ago and this is a brand new character. I’d always wanted to do what Doctor Who or The Flash does and create a legacy character, Kick-Ass being designed for that. The idea is that he inspires other people to do what he did, just putting on a costume and cleaning up their neighborhood, and that’s what happens here. I wanted to shake up the setting a little and shifted the whole thing to New Mexico. The lead is a woman this time, a mother in her early 30s with two young kids. She’s also a military vet who came home to find her life in a completely different setting from the way it was when she went to Afghanistan so the actual dynamic of the book is really different, but at the same time the flavor is identical.”
The first issue of the new Kick-Ass will hit stores February 14, 2018. John Romita Jr. will be back to provide art for the series.
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