First look: Kick-Ass storyboard art!

Mark Millar, the guy who wrote Kick-Ass, has also written a book about the creation of his satirical superhero comic and its upcoming movie adaptation, and we've got an exclusive bit of new art from it: a storyboard for a key scene, which you can view at the bottom of the story.

The book, Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie, comes from Titan Books and hits stands on Feb. 23. The official announcement is below.

The movie hits screens on April 2.



A Page-To-Screen Companion By Mark Millar!

"Hyper-violent, extremely funny... A barbed examination of current superhero-saturated pop culture."
- Jeff Jensen, Entertainment Weekly

Adapted from the comic book phenomenon by Mark Millar (Wanted) and John Romita Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man), comes KICK-ASS, the fierce and frenetic new live action movie from Lionsgate and MARV Films. Before the movie hits theaters, Titan Books is giving fans the ultimate chance to prepare with KICK-ASS: CREATING THE COMIC, MAKING THE MOVIE [Titan Books, February 23, 2010, $19.95]!

Written by Mark Millar, with input from the whole cast and crew as well as the comic's artist, John Romita Jr., this companion is the full and official page-to-screen story of Kick-Ass, straight from the creator himself. With eye-popping art from the original comics, script extracts and hundreds of movie photos, this slick companion is the indispensable guide to every ass-kicking aspect.

What would happen if you tried to be a superhero? What would happen if an ordinary kid in a spandex costume came face-to-face with the criminal underworld? Dave Lizewski is just a regular teenager, with a MySpace page, a comic book collection, and no girlfriend; but as self-styled vigilante Kick-Ass, he's about to find out exactly how a superhero would fare in the real world... and it's going to get really, really violent!

KICK-ASS hits cinemas nationwide on 2 April 2010 from Lionsgate and MARV Films. Directed by Matthew Vaughn and adapted by Jane Goldman (STARDUST) and Matthew Vaughn (STARDUST, LAYER CAKE), and starring Aaron Johnson (NOWHERE BOY), Nicolas Cage (GHOST RIDER), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (SUPERBAD), Chloë Moretz (THE EYE) and Mark Strong (SHERLOCK HOLMES), Kick-Ass starts where other superhero stories draw the line, taking comic book realism to a whole new level!

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