New ‘Kick-Ass’ and ‘Hit-Girl’ Comics On the Way

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.

Continue on to page 2 for news on the upcoming Hit-Girl series.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I had no idea it was over.
    I stopped reading it too but only because i wanted to pick up the complete omnibus when it was over.
    It never dipped in quality from when i stopped, which I’m assuming was close to the end.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Did you like the ending on Chew? I read maybe three volumes and never picked it back up but I’m tempted to now that it’s over (I love indie books but it seems like it’s the rare one that reaches the finish line successfully).

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I get it but, as long as the comic craze continues, those will eventually get made.
    I’m just waiting for my chew or rat queens show/movie

  • Cap_N_Jack

    Indeed, indeed. I just resent it. I read a number of great books a year that would make incredible movies for tv shows (Lazarus, East of West, Prophet, Black Monday Murders, The Old Guard, Injection, etc.) and instead we get a never ending stream of Mark Millar properties. It’s a dumb thing to be irritated about but I’m a diehard.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Oh i agree
    He has a kernel of good idea while the ones you listed have full on oaks

  • Cap_N_Jack

    All of those are so, so different from his comics though. Civil War is a half-baked mess, Logan is basically 95% different from the comic and Kingsman take the concept and runs in a different direction.

    On average, I think his ideas are middle of the pack. He’s no Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, Jonathan Hickman, or even Brian Michael Bendis.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I think he has good ideas and those ideas usually make a great films.
    Because the films aren’t faithful adaptations.
    Civil war
    Logan
    Kingsman
    All much better than their source material
    And i liked his superman: red son comic.
    So i get the appeal but i agree, he’s not great

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I will never get the love for Mark Millar. He’s very similar to Robert Kirkman in his ability to get everything he does options for film but he’s otherwise a hack obsessed with insincere, cynical storytelling, cheap plot twists, and meaningless violence.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I will never get the love for this character or this series.