June 22, 2016


New Kick-Ass Is a Black Female, Author Mark Millar Reveals

Kick-Ass, the popular comic book series, is getting a fresh face! Scottish author/creator Mark Millar told The Hollywood Reporter the new Kick-Ass (the series' hero's moniker) will be a black female, which is a needed changed considering there are very few superheroes of color. Millar stated:

“Comics is not short of white males aged around 30; that demographic seems pretty well catered for in popular culture. I don’t think many blonde white guys around 30 feel under-represented when they pick up comic or watch a movie."

The original Kick-Ass was a nerdy white teen named Dave Lizewski, who was later portrayed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the 2010 and 2013 film adaptations. Millar didn't reveal the plot of the upcoming arc, but it will have new supporting characters and is set in a different city:

Kick-Ass is like James Bond or Doctor Who, where with a new face and a new situation and it suddenly feels very exciting. Every four volumes or so I want a different person in the mask. Sometimes it might even only last a single volume or even a single issue.”

The new Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl comics will be released in Jan. 2017. Below, watch Fuse's look at the coolest cosplay get-up from this year's PAX East convention: