Kingsman creator Mark Millar is brinking his Kick-Ass franchise back for more butt-kicking, but with a major twist. No sooner had the comic scribe teased us with possible news of a Hit-Girl spinoff last week, Entertainment Weekly reports that Millar will next be launching a shiny new Kick-Ass comic, 10 years after the original first hit shelves.
All this and fans are still eagerly awaiting the first issue of The Magic Order — Millar’s first completely new comic since Netflix picked up his Millarworld production company back in August – which is expected in the spring of 2018.
Per EW, this new Kick-Ass comic will be published by Image Comics as opposed to Marvel’s Icon imprint, and features a new lead character by the name of Patience Lee, a black military veteran and mother of young children. Millar will also be collaborating once again with the legendary John Romita Jr.
Millar tells EW: "When we sold Millarworld to Netflix, two properties weren’t part of the deal. Kingsman and Kick-Ass both had unique arrangements with Matthew Vaughn and it made sense for these to continue, so in the year or so where we were preparing the sale I came up with this great idea for a whole new take on Kick-Ass.”
We’re so pumped for the next chapter of Kick-Ass, and Patience Lee looks and sounds like an awesome new leader for the franchise. Milllar himself tells EW excitedly: “I don’t think I’ve ever created a better [character],” adding: “I love mom heroes. I did it in Empress and I’ve done it again here."
So that just leaves the other bit of Hit-Girl news we’ve been so desperate to hear more about. Millar tweeted today: “Oh that Kick-Ass news gets released tonight. Watch the Internet...” Bring it on!
The new Kick-Ass comic will be hitting stores on Feb. 14, 2018.
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