If you had seen the Kick-Ass 2 movie, then you may have been curious about the Kick-Ass 2 comic book. I can tell you right now that it is far more interesting, and plausible, then the movie. Although essentially the same plot, key differences and storytelling make it worth reading.
The Kick-Ass 2 comic story is similar to the movie plot, but the story is told much better in the comic. Our favorite characters, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, have returned. Hit-Girl’s mom is alive and marries the investigating officer (from the first comic) which means that her step-dad is around to make sure that she stays out of trouble. Kick-Ass joins a “super hero” team, for better or for worse. Red Mist, from the first comic series, enlists a “super villain” team, which then causes the town to outlaw all people wearing masks (reminds you of Watchmen, doesn’t it?)
Violence runs more more rampant in the Kick-Ass 2 comic than it does in the movie. The Colonel’s fate, for example, is intentionally much more disgusting. But you know what? That violence is such an appealing part of the comic that it is more than welcomed. Another welcoming aspect of the comic is the dialog, which is far more plausible, compared to the movie. The main character never tries to act tough in the comic, only helpful. The super villains are extremely evil, killing groups of random people and gang raping a teenage girl and her mother.
Kick-Ass 2 comic (as well as the first Kick-Ass series) is among the best comic stories I have read. It is far better than the movie, with all the excitement and none of the cheesiness. Created by Mark Millar and illustrated by comic legend John Romita Jr, you would have to be insane not to check it out.
Did you see the movie or read the comic? What did you think? Leave me a comment below.