Chloe Grace Moretz

Movie review: 'Kick-Ass'


In a new introduction to the eight-part comic book series "Kick-Ass," which was created in tandem with the film version, Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld describes the chief strength of Mark Millar's superhero lark as extolling "hyper-real super-violence," "so far over the top it has to be seen to be believed … it makes you cringe and wince and ultimately leaves you with your slack-jawed mouth scraping the bottom of the floor."

A tasty image, especially if you imagine the floor of your local multiplex. Deftly illustrated by John Romita Jr., Millar's "Kick-Ass" revels in geek revenge (the operative conceit in Millar's earlier...

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