This past weekend, the 29th annual Heroes Convention was held in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was lucky enough to attend, and boy am I tired of hoofing it. When I was not jibber jabbering to comic creators, and getting off the elevator on the wrong floor. I DID snap some pictures, so take the jump Spoilerites to see what you missed!
Mark Millar’s CLiNT Magazine is available on stands now, and includes the first part of Kick-Ass 2. CLiNT issue #1 also sees two of the UK’s most outspoken TV personalities present their comic debuts! Jonathan Ross mixes vampires, aliens and gangsters in slick period thriller Turf, illustrated by acclaimed American artist Tommy Lee Edwards, while Frankie Boyle introduces “The Renaissance Man of Madness” in supervillain strip Rex Royd.
Or – “Named For The Roman God Martius, God Of War…” Not to be confused with famed Martian general Marvin, whose computers are so complex and naughty… Traditionally, this month has signaled the beginning of the season of military campaigns, and also the time when college basketball generals lead their troops unto the field of battle. For me, working in small-market TV for as long as I did, it’s a month which signals mighty pains in the butt, which explains why this is technically the FEBRUARY edition of RFR. We apologize for the inconvenience… Better to just press on.
You’re going to have to be over 18, or at least know how to type in a birthday that makes you appear to be over 18, to see the latest Kick-Ass movie trailer.
Yahoo! Movies has the latest Kick-Ass trailer available.Â The movie continues to look kick-ass, and I really want to see it, although with my busy work and family schedule, I have about as much chance of seeing Kick-Ass as I do seeing Avatar before it leaves theaters.Â I wonder if this movie would be appropriate to take my 2-year-old to?* *Yes, I am joking about taking The Boy to the movie.
We linked to the Hit Girl trailer last week, but now you don’t have to push your way through some age verification B.S. thanks to YouTube. Be warned though, this is the Red Band trailer, which means there is a lot of cursing, blood, violence, and the C-Word.Â This definitely NOT SAFE FOR WORK!Â You’ve been warned. Good lord that was a lot of fighty-fighty!
Titan Books has announced it has a new book coming out in February 2010 that goes in depth into the making of the Mark Millar Kick-Ass movie. Kick-Ass: â€˜Creating the Comic, Making the Movieâ€™ Release date: 23/02/10 Publisher: Titan Books (W) Mark Millar, Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman (A) John Romita Jr. Features: â€¢ Never-before-seen John Romita Jr. art, including new pages drawn especially for the movie. â€¢ Mark Millar’s early comic book script pages. â€¢ Mark Millar’s own story, tracing the intertwined evolution of the comic and the movie. â€¢ Hundreds of movie photos, sketches, storyboards and pieces of production
More promotional posters for the upcoming Kick-Ass movie are popping up all over the Intardwebz.Â The latest features Chris Mintz-Plasse as The Red Mist. I’ve only read a few issues of the series, but from what I’ve seen in the comic and in the trailer, I can’t wait to see what Matthew Vaugh does with Mark Millar’s comic book. via Ain’t It Cool News
Lionsgate released a new Kick-Ass poster for the world to take in and examine.Â The bloodied face of Aaron Johnson should give audiences a hint that this is going to be a blood and splatter fest when it comes to kicking…er..um… ass. via Superhero Hype