Kick-Ass Going Back To Print, Getting New Variant Covers

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It would seem the return of Kick-Ass is a hit as the first issue of the new volume is getting a second printing as well as variant covers for future issues.

When Mark Millar announced that he and artist John Romita Jr. were bringing back their iconic creator owned superhero Kick-Ass in a new volume, fans were pretty happy. However, when it was revealed that it would be a brand new character under the mask, and that it was going to be a woman, fans weren’t sure what to expect.

They shouldn’t have worried.

The new Kick-Ass series is a solid hit as readers have gobbled up copies faster than Image Comics can print them. The title has retained everything that made the original miniseries and its sequels a huge hit while taking the entire concept to new and unexpected places.

And Image is ready to make sure fans can find copies of Kick-Ass #1 at comic shops for as long as they want them.

Image announced on Friday that they were rushing Kick-Ass #1 back to print. The second print will arrive in comic shops on March 14 and the book will remain on sale across all the various digital platforms that sell Image titles.

Some no doubt remember that the first issue of the original Kick-Ass miniseries in 2008 also sold out numerous times and went through four printings before there was finally enough to satisfy demand. It would seem history is repeating itself.

In addition, Image revealed that the second and third issues of Kick-Ass will include new variant covers as well as the previously announced black and white Romita Jr. covers.

Kick-Ass #2 will have a variant cover done by Francesco Francavilla while issue #3 will have a variant by Daniel Warren Johnson.

From the Image solicitation:

KICK-ASS is back—ready to wipe out the city’s criminal lowlives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there’s a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski’s shoes?

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Kick-Ass #2 arrives in comics shops everywhere on March 21, a week after the second printing of the first issues. Kick-Ass #3 hits a month later on April 18.

Of course, you could just wait for the trade paperback that is sure to arrive fairly quickly and read Kick-Ass that way. But really, where’s the fun in that?

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David Goodman is a writer, proud Philadelphian, avid comic book reader and passionate Sixers fan. He can currently be found writing about comic books and pop culture for The Fanboy Review and running Shattered Backboard, a blog covering the world of women's basketball.

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