Here are the winners of our Kick-Ass Movie Book Contest:

  • Paul Alessi – Los Angeles, CA
  • Chad Smith – Eden Prairie, MN
  • Jefferson Chang – Manila, Philippines

Thanks to everyone who entered and keep an eye out for our next giveaway!

Thanks to the most excellent Titan Books we’re running a contest for an awesome coffee table book documenting the creation of both the comic book and movie versions of the highly anticipated (and insanely over the top) Kick-Ass. This book gives you a behind the scenes look at not only the upcoming movie, but the comic book itself and shows you how closely they’re intertwined.

We’re not giving away one, or two – but THREE (3) copies and the contest is open to everyone on the planet. simple smile Kick Ass Comic/Movie Book Giveaway! [Winners]

Here’s the official description of Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie:

The essential companion to the movie, based on the bestselling comic book by Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr. When an average high school student sets out to become the self-styled superhero Kick-Ass, he soon finds himself in over his head after meeting “the real deal” in the shape of pint-sized lethal weapon Hit Girl and her intimidating mentor, Big Daddy. With Mark Millar as your guide, get the lowdown on the creation of the comic and the making of the film, with eye-popping art from the original comics, unseen John Romita movie artwork, script extracts and hundreds of movie photos! Adults only!

A couple of weeks ago we premiered some exclusive Kick-Ass concept art from the book, and here are a few more images to whet your appetite:

 

Big Daddy and Hit Girl from the comic book version of 'Kick-Ass'

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Red Mist concept art from 'Kick-Ass'

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Red Mist mask concept art from 'Kick-Ass'

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Big Daddys 'death wall' from 'Kick-Ass'

I’ve personally read the entire book and it’s a fascinating read with tons of great artwork and pictures from the set (I haven’t read the comic book version of the story) as well as some very funny anecdotes regarding the journey from concept to comic to movie. Be warned that the language in this book matches that from what you’ve seen in the red-band Kick-Ass trailer – I wouldn’t recommend you try to win this for your kids.

This movie looks like it’s going to be a “hard” R, and that’s highly unusual to say the least – but “unusual” is what writer Mark Millar and director Matthew Vaughn set out to do. The story of how this made it to the big screen is a very interesting one, and if you’re an adult who’s into comic books and superhero movies I highly recommend it.

Thanks again to Titan books for sponsoring the contest!