Comics, Movies

Hey, It’s Kick-Ass


Ain’t It Cool has this pic from the Kick-Ass movie, based on one of Mark Millar’s independent and X-rated teen-boy-wish-fulfillment comic. Haven’t read it, but I assume both Kick-Ass (on the right) and the Red Mist (on the left, played by the guy whose name I would tell if it would mean anything, but it doesn’t, so I have to tell you it’s the kid who played McLovin in Superbad) are looking accurate to their comic counterparts, because they both look fucking ridiculous. If you want to read AICN’s usual 10,000-word tome on the set visit, be my guest. The rest you, tell me if I should be more excited about Kick-Ass than I was about Wanted before I watched it last night.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.