Friday, December 21, 2007

Be friends with "Kick-Ass"!

Big fan of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr, though I think I've neglected to put JRJR on my list of favourite artists!

So you can bet I'll be purchasing whatever new title they're working on that's going to be published!

Wizard Universe has some news about that:

Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s next creator-owned book offers previews and interactive features through MySpace

By Kiel Phegley

Posted December 20, 2007 1:25 PM

Never let it be said that Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. aren’t hip with the kids. In an effort to spread the world about their upcoming creator-owned series Kick-Ass (which debuts from Marvel’s Icon imprint in February), the pair have crafted a special MySpace page featuring cell phone videos and character glimpses that tie directly into the plot of the series.

"As you may recall, Kick-Ass is a limited series by John Romita Jr. and I about a real-life superhero, and his MySpace page will form an integral part of the story,” announced Millar. “This is where all our promotional material will be appearing, the first of which is available now with an 11-page pencil preview from the first issue.”

The media-savvy Scotsman also noted that the MySpace page is only step one in the book’s rollout, adding “The PR campaign kicks off in earnest early in the new year with a major announcement in January and another the week before the first issue launches. This site also offers a chance for other amateur, real-life superheroes to interact with Kick-Ass (or any savvy comic-book creators hoping to promote their work).”

Click on for the site, which promises regular updates.

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