Kickass: The Secret Origins of Chris Genovese
Comic book fanboys moonlight as superheroes, and in Kick-Ass, we follow a teenage outcast who becomes a super hero. His adventures lead him to meet Red Mist, Big Daddy, and Ax-Crazy Hit Girl. This series was serialized in CLiNT. And now, the show has gone even further with the release of a sequel, Kickass: The Secret Origins of Chris Genovese.
Kick-Ass was unrelentingly cynical in its early issues, but the second part became much more hopeful and optimistic. As such, it’s possible to view Kick-Ass as a prequel to the Marvel Comics hit ‘Girl’. Regardless, if you’ve seen Kick-Ass, you’ve probably seen it at least once. But what makes this comic series so different from others is that it’s written by one of the creators of Watchmen.
The third movie in the series continues the story of Dave, who graduates from high school and moves into an apartment with his friend Todd. His dad has just been arrested by the cops, and he tells them that he’s Kick-Ass. During this time, he gets put in a police car, and Dave cries. After all, he wants to be the next Kick-Ass.
The third volume introduces another love interest for Kick-Ass, Valerie. In Volume three, the hero brutally ambushes two young graffiti artists, but they don’t win the battle. While the story is shocking, the comic doesn’t make it clear how immoral the violence is. The hero narrates his actions, while Red Mist reveals Dave as the perpetrator of the crimes, and Katie’s parents die in the aftermath.