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` The comic book world was shocked yesterday when Dynamite Entertainment announced a new four issue mini-series by Herik Hanna and Bruno Bessadi called Bad Ass. Billed as a cross between Deadpool and Kick-Ass, the series’ titular hero is really more of a villain and the book will be a parody of the superhero genre. What’s so shocking about that? Bad Ass is a brand new character and not a classic Golden Age character from a long defunct publisher that Dynamite bought the rights to.
` Jonathan Hickman is a godsend to modern day comics. All of his stories are completely original and distinctive, with a dash of insanity involved, and yet completely consistent in this way of story telling. His current long running comic, The Manhattan Projects is no different. I’ll be the first to admit I am a full blown Hickman fanboy, just as well I have yet to read anything he’s done that was bad or mediocre.