I've just seen the final interiors for Kick-Ass: Creating The Comic, Making The Movie, the Kick-Ass book I was involved in last year, and I have to say designer Martin Stiff has done a hell of a job. You'll know that I'm not often prone to hyperbole here, but I was left pretty much speechless when I saw how amazing the book's turned out. Publication date is February 23 in the US, February 26 in the UK.
Here's the back cover copy:
NO POWERS? NO PROBLEM!
Ever wondered what would happen if you tried to be a superhero? What would
happen if an ordinary guy, with no powers or training, put on a suit and
came face-to-face with the criminal underworld? Find out in Kick-Ass, the
blockbuster movie from director Matthew Vaughn, based on the bestselling
comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
Meet Dave Lizewski: high school student, comic book fan — and the
self-styled superhero known as Kick-Ass. His profile really takes off when
his exploits end up on YouTube, but then he meets “the real deal” in the
shape of pint-sized lethal weapon Hit-Girl and her intimidating partner Big
Daddy. Things start to get really serious. And very, very violent…
With Mark Millar as your guide, Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the
Movie gives you the full inside story of how this superhero phenomenon went
from his little lined pad to huge Hollywood movie in record time, featuring:
Millar’s early comic book script pages
Eye-popping Romita art, including new pages drawn especially for the movie
Exclusive contributions from the cast and crew
Hundreds of movie photos, sketches, storyboards and pieces of production art.