So I just finished reading Kick-Ass by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

Firstly, I’m surprised I read it all the way through. Don’t get me wrong! It’s a great comic! But this kind of “gritty”, uber-violent and sailor-mouthed bloodbath isn’t usually my cup of tea. I tend to stay away from these kinds of works as much as possible because I’m kinda’ squeamish when it comes to broken bones and such like that.

However, the characters are what helped me stick with it. Because Dave as Kick-Ass and Mindy as Hit-Girl are two of the best heroes I’ve ever met. No matter what s**t is thrown at them, they fight it off and press on, even if they’re bleeding everywhere and were shot and electrocuted. There’s something extremely admirable about that. Plus, you know, Dave is pretty sympathetic because I don’t believe he’s your average angst-ridden teen boy. He wanted to do something besides be a cog for the machine called normal life, but he’s always wondering if perhaps his comic book obsession goes too far sometimes. I think he helps to remind us that teenagers are people, too, constantly questioning their own motivations, and not obnoxious gossip machines. I love that about him. It makes me want to hug him and say, “You’re doing the right things!”

So, now that I’ve read the comic, I can see the movie to see just what the movie got off-the-mark.

So if you’re up for something surprising, give Kick-Ass a try!

And as always, Don’t Forget to Be Awesome!