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Kick-Ass: Issue #6

KickAss_6I am in the midst of reading a very good novel, so this morning I had to decide whether to read the next issue of Kick-Ass or continue with the book. I decided to read Issue #6 since it would be a quick read and then I would have something to write about.

It was a quick read, but unfortunately, I don’t have a whole lot to write about. This was essentially one of those move-the-storyline-along issues. I could go into the details, but I hate spoilers. Basically, Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl, and Big Daddy end up falling for a trap set by the mafia, and in classic comic-book style, the installment leaves you hanging at the end. I’m tempted to read Issue #7 when I finish writing this, but I think I’ll read a chapter or two in Gone Girl before everyone wakes up. One of the great things about being an obsessive early-riser is that quiet time early in the morning when you can sit, drink coffee, and read. I am off to bask in that feeling.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Kick-Ass: Issue #5

KickAss_5There is nothing quite like drinking coffee and reading a comic at 5:30 in the morning.

This installment is excellent, probably my favorite so far. Instead of focusing on blood and fighting (there is neither in this issue), the writer incorporates some great social commentary.

This issue introduces Red Mist, a new “superhero” who captures the media attention and causes Kick-Ass to become envious. The public begins taking sides on who is the better superhero, resulting in tee-shirts claiming “Red Mist > Kick Ass.”

Dave: Actually, it’s the most stupid thing I ever saw. Red Mist is greater than Kick-Ass? What age are you, man? Ten?

Store Clerk: People just like taking sides, Dave. Is Batman cooler than Superman? Is Bourne better than Bond?

This sums up one of the biggest issues I see in society today. People always feel the need to pick a side or a “team” and support them whether they are right or wrong. Politics is the perfect example. Are you Democrat or Republican? Liberal or conservative? If you are part of the other team, then I will oppose you no matter what. It is this mentality that has led us to the situation that we are now in, where nothing gets done anymore because no one wants to be a “traitor” and collaborate with the other side. It’s like the team-sports mentality has seeped in to every aspect of our society.

The other thing that is addressed in this issue, and also in previous issues, is social media. Emphasis is placed on how social media defines who we are in today’s world. Bloggers provide commentary on events and that often sways public opinion. Additionally, success is measured in the number of hits or friends you have online, as demonstrated when Dave relishes the fact that he has “Two million hits on Google. A hundred thousand friends on MySpace.”

The issue ends with Hit-Girl and Big Daddy asking Kick-Ass if he wants to join them on a mission fighting against the mob. I suspect the red ink will be used liberally in the following installment. I’ll have my review up soon. Cheers!

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Kick-Ass: Issue #4

KickAss_4Just finished reading issue #4, which means I am officially halfway through with the series.

This issue introduces Big Daddy and identifies Hit-Girl, who made her appearance in the last issue. I really don’t have a whole lot to write about regarding this installment: the art work is good, the story moves along, but nothing really major occurs that is worth elaborating on. The one thing that I will say about this issue, though, is that there is finally some deviation from the movie, although I have to say that I think the movie improved upon the comic. In the movie, Big Daddy has comic charm which is dreadfully lacking in the comic. This may change later, but for now, Big Daddy is not a very likeable character.

That’s about all I have to say: short and sweet today. Cheers!

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