Today I went into Marvel Comics to send out Kick-Ass 2#7, the final issue of the growing franchise’s second volume. Despite having to be careful about putting it on my resume, and having at least two people tell me “We can’t include that in your bio,” it’s still one of the projects I’m most proud to have edited. Thanks to the 2010 movie, it’s a household name, created and completely owned by the book’s writer and artist, and that’s flat-out awesome.
What made the experience truly great though was who I got to work with: Mark Millar, John Romita Jr., Tom Palmer, Dean White and Chris Eliopolous. These guys are the absolute tops in the comics business and I defy you to find a comic published in the last five – maybe even 10 – years with a better credits page than Kick-Ass 2. But it’s not just the names – all five of these guys, as well as folks who helped us out like Dan Brown, Michael Kelleher and Clayton Cowles, laid it all out on the page to put out the best-looking comic book on the stands, bar none.
If you come here via my wrestling chitchat, I encourage you to check out Kick-Ass – the first volume, backissues of the second volume, waiting until the collected version of the second comes out this year, whatever legal means you can go to in order to get this thing in your hands. It’s got the same sense of exuberant, gleeful, over-the-top, taboo-obliterating, sensational action and violence that the best pro-wrestling also boasts.
Don’t believe me? Then go buy the first issue of vol. 1 for the scandalously low price of $1.99 over at Comixology – you can read in your browser or on pretty much any smartphone or tablet.