Which Comics To Read After ‘Kick-Ass’? Guest Editor Mark Millar Has Some Suggestions!

When moviegoers finally get a chance to see director Matthew Vaughn’sKick-Ass” this weekend, they’ll leave the theater begging for another ass-kicking courtesy of the characters created by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

While another “Kick-Ass” outing isn’t immediately on the horizon just yet, our esteemed Splash Page Guest Editor has the next best thing to satisfy your “Kick-Ass” fix — reading recommendations!

Once you’ve regained consciousness from the roundhouse kick of awesome that “Kick-Ass” is sure to deliver, Millar recommends the following comic book reading experiences to keep your “Kick-Ass” cravings satisfied.

1. Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s “Nemesis”

MILLAR:Nemesis” just came out a couple of weeks ago; that’s my new thing now that “Kick-Ass” is finished. Steve McNiven and I did this amazing book, which is kind of a reverse Batman — what if Batman was a bad guy?

Imagine you’re a Tony Stark figure or a Bruce Wayne figure who’s a billionaire, but instead of being the guy who looks after the city, you’re the city’s worst nightmare. You’re a billionaire anarchist who is out there causing trouble, and the police are trying to defend the people from you. You’ve got a costume, you’ve got a plane, you’ve got a thousand cars — you’ve got billions of dollars to spend hurting people!

2. Garth Ennis’ “The Boys,” “Preacher” and “Punisher: MAX”

MILLAR: I would recommend anything by Garth Ennis, who I think is by far the best writer in comics. He does a book called “The Boys” that I love. Garth’s an amazing writer. “Preacher” was amazing. “Punisher: MAX,” which he did for a couple of years, was absolutely brilliant. I would recommend anything by Garth.

The current writer of “Punisher: MAX” is Jason Aaron, and I just started reading his “Punisher” a few weeks back and I absolutely adore it — it’s brilliant.

3. Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead”

MILLAR: The other book I’d recommend is “The Walking Dead” by Robert Kirkman, by far his best work. It’s about what would happen after a zombie attack — how would humanity continue?

It sounds like such an obvious idea, but no one has ever done anything like it. It’s not really about the zombies attacking — it’s about how you feed your family after the zombies have attacked. How do you find a bathroom? How do you eat? All these normal things, like fixing a light that’s broken when you can’t just call an electrician.

It’s being turned into an American TV show with Frank Darabont directing.

Keep it locked to Splash Page all week for more from Splash Page Guest Editor Mark Millar throughout “Kick-Ass” Week here on the site!