The dreaded Night Three. I'm not going to lie, this is going to be the toughest night of them all. If you've made it past one and two, try not to get cocky. And most of all, let's try to keep our cool. It's the only way we can beat this thing, along with some liquid courage. Or a lot.
This is the belly of the beast. The darkest and lowest point of a journey. The intensity levels have been set to maximum. And for a series like this, all that has been seen, that's saying something. I hope we make it out in one piece. If you want in, come along. If not, more power to you.
Now let's get ready to kick some ass!
Kick-Ass Book Three: The Revenge of Red Mist
And here we go....
Also, you don't gotta taste the awesome if ya don't want.
Or fight like a really opinionated 12 year old girl.
That would work too.
You jumped right past the qualifiers and are right in the middle of the semi-finals.
I think the remake made it "taking your jacket on and off"
Wouldn't have thought it.
It's a character building exercise, David.
The movie was based off of Hit-Girl and this. We read Hit-Girl last night.
There are bits where I prefer the first comic to the first movie... but overall KA2 the movie was a great rendition of Kick-Ass. KA2 the comic... wooo we'll get to it.
Here's a little summary: Everyone above Red Mist in the Mob Hierarchy was killed by Hit-Girl. Red Mist then remembers Kick-Ass' secret identity.
And we begin.
Highly unusual is a really large understatement.
How could making really powerful enemies when you're just a two bit punk with batons GO SO WRONG?
I think that one last chance doesn't apply here.
That's a "THINGS TO COME" Montage. Not yet.
Todd is a freak.
That was all a "THINGS TO COME" montage.
Enter one of the raddest motherfuckers in this shit:
And then Red Mist forgot and only remembered at the end of the Hit-Girl mini.
Trying to take down Kick-Ass with his signature weapon?
They had a pretty good chance.
Kick-Ass unfortunately is persona non grata to the boys in blue.
So many fully written sentences in these texts.
Oh the things that pull you out of things.
Well, you already look pretty stupid, man.
Never. She's like a 12 year old kid. Wait for the next movie because they had to play to Chloe growing up.
What an assortment of people.... keep that wetsuit tightened Kick-Ass...
>Somebody order a fucking sandwich?!
It ended. That's why I began doing these storytimes. And no Millar has said KA3 is the end. And it was AN end.
wherein they may not be the world's greatest superheroes... but they're the best NYC has got.
Remembering Tommy was my favorite member of Justice Forever.
Let's see who you guys choose.
That's just.... that's sad, y'know?
Wait until tomorrow night. If you can;t then there's this... IT ENDS.
Well... THIS is awkward.
And Marty stole the most well known origin to boot!
Too late for that Marty!
Lieutenant Stripes? Nice choice.
Colonel Stars is the man with the plan.
I thought this scene in the movie was hilarious.
>Holy shit, Marty?
>Marty, it's me, Dave
>Dave? Holy shit, you're Kick-Ass?
>Yeah! So what's all this bullshit about your parents dying?
You suck at marketing yourself.
Pretty much everything with Justice Forever was great.
>It doesn't matter what you stick in your mouth. As long as you fight for good.
Someone should go ask The Crow for his autograph.
Kick-Ass also blows as assessing threats.
They're just two weirdoes trying to act casual. Off course it's creepy.
No, not stupid Mr. Lizewski.
More like incredibly retarded.
Colonel Stars and Lt. Stripes are some devout playas alright.
The Colonel is right.
Have some decorum about this stuff for gosh sakes.
Or else you get hit in the throat.
Simple enough deal, right?
This is actual a first for the series.
Kick-Ass looking like he's part of a well oiled machine.
Oh, and yeah.
They changed Sophia to Eisenhower for the movie. I think it's because of the gender of the dog they could get.
This speaks for itself.
I'm pretty sure.
I mean, there's no misunderstanding.
wherein... that was fast.
People say that Cage nailed Big Daddy, but Carrey also NAILED Col. Stars.
I was surprised how much I liked him in the movie.
At first casting him seemed weird, but then I remembered how the director said that he'd cast McLovin as Red Mist specifically because he liked the idea of casting a comedic actor in a very different role than you'd expect.
Meanwhile... Kim is still conscious.
Yeah... that's a good idea.
He captured a really great sense of tough, gnarled guy, who was really just very nice all around.
The All-Seeing Eye was a creep, I heard.
Yeah... coincidence. Insect Man is all noble.
I also never realized how amazing Jim Carreys teeth are.
They're up there with Marky Marks.
Also, so far this hasn't been too bad. I assume it's around the time that The Motherfucker shows up that the pain begins.
Well, still don't think Justice Forever is that catchy a name... but nice looking roster right?
You got that right!
Alright, I liked this scene both here and in the movie.
Todd is just so much worse at this than Kick-Ass.
She ain't ever comin' back David.
Very true. But the thing is... they're almost all weirdos.
You heard Kick-Ass.
Never friend him on facebook.
Also, KATIE ADDED HIM ON FACEBOOK? Or didn't unfriend him?
This is where it all starts crashing down.
Almost any other answer would have sounded less crazy, David.
Superhero by night, angsty teen by day!
We got quite a while to go.
She has no good side.
They don't Mother Russia.
And Col. Stars was true and blue.
I ragged on Justice Forever earlier, but that is a way worse team name.
Look who's talking, Chris.
At least the Colonel has the build to make it work.
Ahhh.... that ain't right.
You have to wonder why anyone would willingly call themselves "The Motherfucker"...
They really did their best to salvage this. And I'd say they did a great job. About the only real misstep in the movie is the Mindy stuff, but Chloe no longer passes for a kid.
They kinda have to adress her age.
wherein it just does not let up.
If it's any consolation, KA3 is a return to basics.
I think my nephew saw that one!
Completely agreed. KA2 the movie was a pretty good rendition of KA at it's most enjoyable, other than the HG stuff. But you got a point.
I like how the movie had this particular outcome totally defused.
"Want me to kill his dog?"
"The dog, Jesus Christ, I'm not that evil. Cut the old man's head off. You guys hungry? I'm starving. Let's go get some pizza."
Still dark, but more like the black humor that the movies use.
Well at least she isn't hallucinating her dead dad again.
Definitely. And one of big reasons why I don't think KA2 the comic works is because Red Mist is a fuck up. He's a "well known retard". It's just ridiculous to see him pull off some of this stuff.
Lt. Stripes will be in mourning for a while.
No. I think the idea just came to him and he thought it would be neat.
But let's get into that tomorrow.
Yeah, I never know if he's supposed to be a villain or a walking punchline.
I mean, he keeps doing horrible villain stuff, but I can't take it seriously. In the movie you could at least see that he was mostly just a rich kid acting out a fantasy, same as Dave.
And the hits just keep on coming.
Her mother is emotionally sensitive since Big Daddy pretty much kidnapped Hit-Girl. And she's been married to Marcus for years.
Case in point.
In KA1 and the HG mini, Red Mist is just... he's a fool.
I can't take this seriously at all.
Now, I'm going to have to say... can we all keep our cool?
Or are we gonna let this comic beat us?
Are you gonna let words and pictures rile ya up?
Because I'd understand if ya did.
This is a piece of work.
Sorry... um, yeah. She does.
A moment that stands out to me is when Dave attempts to save him near the end, at the roof, and he's so fucking lost in the role that he doesn't realize what he did until he's already falling to the shark tank.
>I'll be like an evil Jesus!
KA2 the movie had some great lines.
Mother Russia is too good at what she does.
No shit? That's fantastic.
Your old man's last words were
"He shot me right in the tunk!"
I'd say the worst is over, and I'd be telling the truth.
But there's a lot to get through still.
But... did everyone make it okay?
David... you don't know shit about how nice your dad is.
Glad to hear it. You're all gonna need to stock up!
It is all your fault Kick-Ass
Like, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!
Good, would hate to have caused any undue harm.
Mr. Lizewski... you're too good to your son.
Right? But this is classical structure. This is the "all is lost" installment.
Luckily enough, you left nothing unsaid right David?
there is nothing but sorrow.
I tried to warn ya, this arc won't let up.
Honestly, I don't hate this bit with his dad.. I just don't quite like how it was handled.
Mr. Lizewski... he got too clear a mind for this business.
.... that would have been something
Outside of key members of Justice Forever, MC Shark is the best character, am I right?
Comic. The movie had the excuse of bringing in a lot of perspectives already.
And the two of them used to be so close.
I know that this is just to bring more ire to Mother Russia here... but Ass-Kicker's subplot in the movie was pretty nice.
You know you fucked up when TODD is smarter than you.
Don't let this beat you!
We can make it through this.
Goodbye Mr. Lizewski.
Let it noted:
From here on out, everyone knows who Kick-Ass is.
Completely your fault!
They would have to make up a NEW word to describe how much of this is your fault!
Yeah, I can't fathom how this could have gone so wrong.
It's like this came out of the blue or something.
It's not your fault, Mindy. You got the improbable skills.
I don't know. Where you here for nights one and two? If so, then let's see if you can make it through to the end.
Some people just don't have any respect.
The Motherfucker is a fucking motherfucker!
I like their older sis/young bro relationship better.
Anybody else thought the movie was horrendous?
I watched the first one on netflix, it has such a promising build and premise towards it, I thought it would really be one of those movies that would stand out from the others, but nope! Things turn to pure and uttershit when hitgirl kills everyone in the room and then the movie proceeds to be a mindless bloodbath.
Hit-girl is probably the worst character I've ever seen in fiction.
Tough luck David.
Then I have NO idea why you are reading this.
True, and less HG stuff.
if i were him, i think id rather be blown up. get it all out the way. cause honestly? whose leaving that kid out in connecticut? he'll just kill himself, if hes anything like a regular human
That online comic....whoa baby
Now they're going out of their way to be dicks,
The name was auctioned off for charity and the man, Dave Lizewski, chose to name Kick-Ass after himself.
That man is horrible at keeping his weapons from getting stolen it seems.
Alright... from HERE ON... it's going to get easier.
But I still recommend a hearty dose of whatever you have.
Just to be safe.
I never knew how they couldn't get her in this situation.
Everyone walks into bullets here.
Am I the only one who is getting the sense that mark went too far with this? This is beyond sense, this is absurd. I cant even believe these characters in the context of a fucking comic book anymore, this is like on of those shoddily strung together rule 34 comics, but its snuff and on a bigger budget?
Still gonna read it though...
It's too early to call, but I think that guy's gonna make it.
Oh... no. Kick-Ass 2 was definitely too far in a lot of ways.
KA3 is a return to basics.
MC Shark INDAHOUS
You, my friend, are amazing.
Okay, that last panel is a really good summary of their partnership.
I always find it amazing that the henchmen in this series almost ALWAYS try to beg for forgiveness.
It's seriously astounding.
I mean, the paid henchmen and the like. It's like "this is what you signed up for dummy"
Man, they were a bunch of grown-ass adults making jokes about a kid's dad being killed because he wanted to be a crime fighter. Maybe they didn't DESERVE to die, but I sure as hell don't feel sorry for them.
I feel you, same goes for the movie, I mean jesus this is like one of those things you see on a torture furry porn website/gallery, this now has literally no redeeming qualities.
Sad thing is, this shit actually had a nice premise behind it, I wonder if the artist felt any shame while working on this.
I always find rape in comics to be a bit overboard, I'm not a you can't do that in a comic hurr durr guy but for stuff like kick ass, it would be like if there was a rape scene in scott pilgrim vs the world
Non-sympathetic as it is, there's just something catchy about "full pussy"
... there are not that many comic stores.
What? NO. She's not. Barely.
She's crazy. That's her character. She's a crazy extreme right wing assassin/deluded kid.
But she knows how to make an entrance.
That award goes to Kick-Ass' dad/Justice Forever.
i hate that i feel that way but it's numbed me now. I hate that kickass and HG are still killing. I hate the villians but there is no victory in their deaths or even their suffering. Kick Ass has fucking lost, and he did it in what, 10 pages max?
Now i just wanna see what happens, but emotionally ive checked out
You fucked up Motherfucker.
She hallucinated her dead dad. Who then told her to kill people in a lot of weird ways.
Coupled with "Clobbering Time" it seems that Hit-Girl was more of a marvel fan.
I don't think that's quite as intimidating as you think, Kick-Ass.
wherein brawl is all they know
Not to defend him... but you were a creep Kick-Ass.
After getting hunted down by the mob and the cops, it was cool seeing these other superheroes step up and get a chance to fight. Disregarding what happens to a bunch of them in 3 of course.
This is how the world's first superhero/supervillain fight begins.
A shoving match.
LEAD THE CHARGE LT. STRIPES!
Agreed, and we'll get to KA3 tomorrow.
They live in ridiculous times, Gigante.
Gratuitous violence is usually a pathetic plot device. Almost 100% of R-rated movies I've seen were shit. An artist knows how to be subtle and shake you harder, an amateur slaps bright colors around to freak you out for five seconds.
Yeah, that scene is straight KA1 weirdly humorous.
To be fair, Big Daddy was the BEST comic book collector in NYC
She's supposed to provide all the pummelings that Dave can't provide. Seriously, comic Dave remains pretty shit outside of him protecting that one guy in issue 2 and the chair scene in issue 7.
And this is the story of how Battle Guy and Ass-Kicker saved the day.
Rest in whatever hell you go to Mother Russia.
One thing I liked in the movie was that the cops actually were fairly competent by cape flick standards. Especially at the funeral, where they were heavily outgunned but still stayed disciplined enough to cover the attendees as they ran.
We've waited for what has seemed like months.
You're all going down for this shit.
Damn it Lt. Stripes!
That's why it's torture porn. There's no meaning in it, the characters pretend to care about shit but nothing that happens makes them smarter or better... they just run around swearing every few words and finding more excuses to go on their little crusades. It's exactly the kind of people you wouldn't want to emulate and the millions of unrealistic plot points just serve to set up for more stupid gross beatings and rapes.
David has gone past giving a shit about what you're saying, Motherfucker.
Well, let's just say it was an accident, Kick-Ass.
>an eleven year old ever in a million years being able to survive all that and then cut off a head through the spine
I'm sorry but it's ridiculous enough when they show adults doing this shit
WHY WON'T HE JUST FUCKING DIE!
Also, him asking for help at this point has reached back to absurd personally.
Damn your code, Kick-Ass.
Actually... he is. Or would have been I mean, personal kill. He's been witness to numerous of Hit-Girls.
She should have killed you already Motherfucker.
what about fat dickhead? He pushed him into the shark tank to drown. for all intents and purposes, he killed him, he didnt know HG would shoot the tank. Where was the speech then?
Hit-Girl is going all out.
Yes, I would count it.
30 fires, explosions. riot. 50+ dead/injured.
yeah, that call is even going to make it through. And there is going to be an ambulance capable of driving into the riot to get to him.
This is where Gigante became my favorite villain of this series..