Kick Ass Returns From Mark Millar And John Romita Jr., And She’s African American

by Oliver MacNamee

Entertainment Weekly (EW) have reported that Mark Millar’s next comic book series of Kick-Ass will feature a female African-American under the mask, a decade after the original breakout series saw light of day, and is to be published by Image Comics.

Millar told EW,

It’s crazy to think that in the 10 years since it was created, Kick-Ass has spawned two Hollywood movies, video-games, toys, key-rings, PEZ dispensers, and even an upcoming board game. So the idea of it lying dormant was just insane and to be honest it’s the most fun I’ve ever had writing anything. I really love that world.

In this new Kick-Ass, Dave Lizewski has given way to a new character in the title role: Patience Lee, a black military veteran with young children.

Millar adds:

I don’t think I’ve ever created a better [character]. I love mom heroes. I did it in Empress and I’ve done it again here.

This new version of an oldie but goodie sees the action moved to New Mexico with the woman under the mask as a mother of two, in her thirties, having a military past where she was involved in action in Afghanistan.

Further good news? John Romita Jr. returns to art duties all wrapped up in a Oliver Copiel cover.

The first issue of the new Kick-Ass will hit stores Feb. 14, 2018.