This month marks 10 YEARS OF KICK-ASS—the greatest superhero comic of all time! That also means it's been 10 years since Hit-Girl, the world's deadliest tween assassin, exploded onto the scene to slaughter super villains and serve hot justice to the scum of New York City. In KICK-ASS: THE DAVE LIZEWSKI YEARS, VOL. 2, she trains a novice Kick-Ass in the lethal fighting styles she learned from Big Daddy. In return, Kick-Ass is helping her survive middle school...without any bloodshed. When Kick-Ass gets benched, Hit-Girl has to take on the mafia solo. Collects HIT-GIRL #1-5
Who knew an 18-year-old could become a real superhero? Dave Lizewski did. After being trained up in combat by black belt preteen Hit-Girl, the two superheroes joined forces and took on the mafia. Now Hit-Girl's been thrown in jail, the police have cracked down on superheroes, and outlawed them completely. Without the pint-sized tween assassin by his side, can Kick-Ass really lead Justice Forever and beat the bad guys? Collects KICK-ASS 3 #1-8
Dave Lizewski has taken a HORRIFYING and EXHILARATING plunge. Armed with minimal combat training and a pair of batons, he donned a mask and set out to become a real superhero, Kick-Ass. And he succeeded. Wildly. Kick-Ass and tween black belt Hit-Girl took on the mafia—and won. But his arch nemesis Red Mist now thinks superheroes are passé and has become the world's most notorious super villain. His first target? Dave Lizewski's family. Collects KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL #1-7
This month marks 10 YEARS OF KICK-ASS—the greatest superhero comic of all time! It's been a decade since teen comic book nerd Dave Lizewski donned his homemade Kick-Ass costume and took to the streets of NYC to fight the city's hardest criminals. This New York Times bestseller became a worldwide phenomenon overnight, spending three months at the top spot on the Diamond Direct Market chart and spawning the KICK-ASS movie that opened at No.1 in the box office! To celebrate the launch of the NEW KICK-ASS series, all four volumes of KICK-ASS: THE DAVE LIZEWSKI YEARS are being released through Image Comics. Relive what happens when Dave Lizewski asks himself "How come nobody's ever become a superhero before?" and makes his teenage superhero daydreams an ass-kicking reality. Superstar creators MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA, JR. present this true 21st-century classic. Collects KICK-ASS #1-8
One of the great team names in Marvel history returns, in incredible new fashion! During the fallout of Civil War II, Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man quit the Avengers and strike out on their own! With Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk by their side, these young heroes are determined to change the world their own way - and they're only the beginning! It starts as an idea. It becomes an ideal. But what happens when it turns into a movement - one so big even the Hulk can't stop it? And will one of the greatest X-Men of all forge a new future by their side? Welcome to the Champions, Cyclops! Unfortunately, not all of your new would-be teammates are glad to see you!
COLLECTING: CHAMPIONS 1-6
Trouble has a way of seeking out Nicolas Calva, and it's not likely to leave him alone any time soon. With Caesar's magic bulla, the Malice of Mars, and the possibility of a Jupiter Stone in play, all the powers of Rome are circling Nic. He'll have to maneuver his way through scheming government officials and reawakened magical beasts to save the Empire. Can he manage to keep his friends and family safe, claim his own freedom once and for all, and rescue the Empire -- before the magic gets the better of him?
With twists and turns on every page, critically acclaimed author Jennifer Nielsen weaves an epic, action-packed conclusion to her extraordinary Mark of the Thief trilogy.
Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War -- the battle to destroy Rome from within -- is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet -- one sure to bring the empire to its knees. Worse, the Praetors believe Nic holds the key to finding this amulet, and they will stop at nothing to steal it, even if that means harming the people Nic holds most dear.
When the Praetors capture Nic's mother, Nic knows he must do anything to save her. He challenges the Praetors to a chariot race. If he wins, they will release his mother. But if he loses, he must hand over a magic that will certainly bring about the end of Rome -- as well as his own life. Can Nic once again harness his magic and gather the strength to defeat his enemies? Or will he lose his mother and bear witness to Rome's destruction?
When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods -- magic some Romans would kill for.
Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing through his veins, Nic is determined to become free. But instead, he finds himself at the center of a ruthless conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and spark the Praetor War, a battle to destroy Rome from within. Traitors and spies lurk at every turn, each more desperate than the next to use Nic's newfound powers for their own dark purposes.
In a quest to stop the rebellion, save Rome, and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the magic within himself and defeat the empire's most powerful and savage leaders.