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Taylor, James. "Kick-Ass Version 2.0: The superhero’s navigation of comic books, film and digital media." Writing Visual Culture 7 2015. Accessed 28 Sep. 2016. < ... 788/wvc-dc-7-taylor.pdf>. 
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Language: en: English
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Keywords: "Kick-Ass", Adaptation, Digitalization, Film adaptation, Intermediality, Millar. Mark, Romita Jr. John, Superhero, USA
Creators: Taylor
Collection: Writing Visual Culture
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Formal properties of comics and digital media are represented through stylistic devices in the comic book and film adaptation of Kick-Ass. The interaction between the formal properties of different mediums can be understood through Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin’s (2000) concept of remediation, in which mediums influence and borrow from one another in a constant process. By discussing ways in which these interactions are presented in the both versions of Kick-Ass, this article explores comparisons that these texts suggest to exist between the spatio-temporal properties of, and experiences offered by, comics and digital media. Furthermore, analysis of the adaptation reveals that specific aspects of Hollywood technique, and the impact of digital technology on cinema, enable film to interrogate formal relationships between comics and digital media. The article also argues that the comparable types of control over spatial construction and temporal flow that comics and digital media offer audiences is paralleled by the actions of the protagonists in Kick-Ass, who achieve the spatio-temporal liberation superheroes enjoy by networking themselves through social media and utilising digital technologies.
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