The blood-soaked adventures of mob fighter Patience Lee may have been handed off to Steve Niles and Marcelo Frusin, but the creators of Kick-Ass are never far from their signature hero.
And to cap off the first arc from the pair, original Kick-Ass artist John Romita, Jr. has contributed a Grindhouse-inspired variant for issue #12 of the current series. Shipping in February, the comic not only completes the story that set the new Kick-Ass at the head of a mafia organization spinning out of control. The story will also set the book towards its next major story under Niles and Frusin's tenure, set for later in 2019.
To celebrate, Mark Millar's Millarworld has given CBR an exclusive first look at Romita's "Slicing, Dicing" Grindhouse cover. The piece is the final variant in a run that has included cinema-inspired work from the likes of Mike Allred and Jock.
Millarworld also opened up the artbook to share Andre Araujo's cover for issue #12, featuring a detail-packed prison riot.
The story of Kick-Ass continues in issue #9 on sale now and #10 shipping December 5 from Millarworld and Image Comics.