KICK-ASS 2 #7 (OF 7)

Review by: schark

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Story by Mark Millar
Art by John Romita Jr. & Tom Palmer
Colors by Dean White
Letters by Chris Eliopoulos
Cover by John Romita Jr., Tom Palmer, & Dean White

Size: 0 pages
Price: 4.99

So…that happened. The completist in me had to buy this final issue, but I honestly couldn’t give you a reason why I picked it up other than that. Sure, the Romita art is always great to look at despite his oddly cubic heads, but to what end? What began in the first Kick-Ass series as a supposedly realistic look at superheroism devolved in the second series into an almost neverending parade of how fucked up people can be. Whether it’s rape, murder, or simply a dog biting into a crotch, Millar seemed to delight in showcasing inhumanity without motivation. There were no heroes to root for, and the villains were no more than straw men. Millar seems to think that being ultra-violent makes his work more meaningful or edgy or something. It wasn’t edgy. It wasn’t adult. It was just unpleasant.

Story: 1 - Poor
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I enjoyed Kick Ass 2. I thought showing how fucked up people can be was realistic and he did a good job at showing the realistic consequences of having heroes and villains in the real world. As for no heroes to root for, how can you not root for Hitgirl lol?

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