Off My Mind #2: Kick-Ass 2 (Spoilers Ahead)
I like Mark Millar’s books. I really do. But something just occured in Kick Ass 2 #4 that really doesn’t sit well with me and is probably going to shut my girlfriend off to Kick Ass entirely.
Kick Ass #1, when it came out, was the first comic book I’d bought in years. And I was pretty swept up in it. It was, what I thought was, edgy and oozed cool from every page. And the movie came out and was great and then Mark Millar put out Nemesis to completion, which was awesome. And is about to finish up Superior with a double release in October. Now, Nemesis, admittedly was fucked up. It tiptoed on a lot of lines that made you sort of question if Millar is on the same plane of sanity as some of us.
Enter Kick-Ass 2. Everything has been really good up until today’s new issue. The Motherfucker , formerly Red Mist, murders a bunch of kids, breaks into an innocent character’s house, kills her parents, and starts a gang rape of the character. Now, I cheered for Nemesis through each issue. And in the last story line, I liked Red Mist. I legitimately liked him. And if this was a way to completely turn the readership to HATING him, I think congratulations are in order.
I honestly hope in the coming issues, The Motherfucker gets impaled on rusty rail road spikes.