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Mark Millar has news for us on the very, very, end of Kick Ass. Forever. Until we get a Justice Forever spinoff, of course. As the final pages from John Romita Jr make their way through to him…
Woke up, made a cup of tea, switched on the computer and a big email from Johnny with the final pages of the Kick-Ass conclusion, Kick-Ass 3 #8. It’s actually quite an emotional thing to see the final few pages of a comic that literally changed your life. Kick-Ass was not only a dream project for Johnny and I, something we did for free for the first year until the cash started coming in. But the success of the book and the subsequent movies, collections, international editions, toys, T-shirts and Pez dispensers gave us a chance to have that thing all writers and artists crave – complete freedom to write and draw the comic-books you really want to make.
Which for John Romita Jr, right now, is Superman.
Those 28 issues of Kick-Ass (and it really has just been 28 issues in total) have been very good to us and it’s quite sad to see it wrapped up, but also satisfying as we got to tell the story we really wanted to tell. It was tempting to let it run and run, but I’m so happy with the ending, the last couple of issues being my favourites of the whole run, and it’s just a really good place to leave Dave. His journey has been from a wee guy who lost himself in a world of superheroes because he didn’t like himself very much and it ends with him heading towards a Dave Lizewski he always wanted to be and thus doesn’t need the alter-ego anymore. Does he live or die? All I’ll say is that it’s what would happen in real life, this being a story based upon that conceit. But it’s a good ending and as sad as it’ll be never to write Kick-Ass or Hit-Girl again it’s great to have written, back in February, the closing four pages I actually typed up eighteen months before the first issue was published. You’ll understand when you read it.
Well, Millar has teased a fifth prequel book with Hit Girl and Big Daddy previously… but I guess that is no longer to be.
Kick-Ass 3 #8 is out next month, double-sized at 42 story pages, and Jupiter’s Legacy #5, the conclusion of volume one, is likewise extra-sized and out at the end of Summer. I finished these months back, but recently finished Starlight #6 and will be wrapping up final tweaks on MPH over the next week or so too. That means the 2015 plans can begin in earnest now, but a tip of the cowl to Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl as we prepare to say our goodbyes after six very happy years.
This July, blast off with the smallest Guardian of the Galaxy (packing the biggest gun) in ROCKET RACCOON #1 – written and drawn by Eisner-award winning storyteller Skottie Young! Today, Marvel is proud to present your new look at this highly anticipated ongoing series launching ahead of one of the biggest movies of the Summer!
As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of the good, and a protector the innocent. Not to mention a heartthrob to many intergalactic species across the galaxy. But is he ready to be…a fugitive?!
Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Rocket and his pal Groot’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may be a thing of the past as he’ll soon find himself on the run and on the wrong side of the law. And the authorities aren’t the only one’s hot on his TAIL! (Too easy). An intergalactic boxing match, fierce alien creatures, and a deadly militia of Rocket’s ex-girlfriends known only as the Exterminators – and that’s just the FIRST ISSUE!
After unveiling its new logo for Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s new Superman Unchained comic book series yesterday, DC Comics showed off a new logo to celebrate the Man of Steel’s 75th anniversary in the comics. The streamlined new logo consists of a blue silhouette of Superman with no details showing except for the trademark Superman "S" logo with the caption "75 Years" printed over the superhero outline. Warner Bros. plans to use the 75th anniversary Superman logo across a wide variety of products including comics, movies, toys, video games, other consumer products.
DC also revealed that Man of Steel director Zack Snyder was working on an animated Superman short that will pay homage to all the various iterations of the original superhero over the past 75 years including various comic book versions plus the Fleischer animated shorts, and the various TV and movie live-action and animated versions of Superman over the decades. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder’s short will be presented in one continuous shot without any edits. Animation pro Bruce Timm is assisting on the project along with top DC writers Geoff Johns and Mike Carlin. DC plans to show at least a portion of the new Snyder animated Superman homage at San Diego this year.
Fox has assigned its Josh Frank-directed Fantastic Four sequel to open March 6, 2015, according to Hollywood Reporter. Mark Millar will be a creative consultant on the film.
The company also announced that it will release four new movies, including two Marvel films, in 3-D: The Wolverine (July 16, 2013), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters(August 16, 2013), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (May 23, 2014), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (July 18, 2014).
Man of Steel director Zack Snyder hinted that the Superman film, due out June 14, 2013 , will lead into Warners’ Justice League in an interview with the New York Post. The Post asked Snyder whether he’d been talking to the studio "…about integrating Man of Steel into a larger superhero universe," and got a non-denial denial. "I can’t really say anything to that, because that’s a big spoiler," Snyder said. "I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course."
Marvel has shown how to tie superhero movies into a super team spectacular, and it would not surprise if DC and Warners followed suit.