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Want To Appear In The Kick-Ass 3 Comic?
Mark Millar announces charity auction time!

05 June 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Mark Millar

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Not your traditional movie news story this, but as it's for charity, please forgive us.

Mark Millar - creator of Kick-Ass, Wanted, The Secret Service and more - has long had a tradition of auctioning off character names in his comic books to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to St. Bartholomew's primary school in Glasgow. Most famously, of course, Dave Lizewski - Kick-Ass himself - was named after a previous auction winner.

And now he's doing it again for Kick-Ass 3, only this time there are two chances for you to be immortalised in print as Millar is offering two characters. One is a rival for Kick-Ass, the other an important hero character in a future issue.

"NAME A MAJOR HERO IN MILLAR AND ROMITA'S KICK-ASS 3!" reads one eBay page, "NAME DAVE'S SUPERHERO RIVAL IN MILLAR AND ROMITA'S KICK-ASS 3" reads the other, and it's a safe bet you can work out what to do when you get there: cough up your hard-earned green to be in with a chance to be a part of comic book history, and all for a good cause.

Here's Mr. Millar himself on his money-raising plans: "As you may know, we started a bunch of charity auctions with Kick-Ass. This charity auction paid for a sound garden in a special needs school and subsequent auctions for Superior, The Secret Service, Supercrooks and Jupiter's Legacy have paid for all the kids at my old primary school to go to a pantomime (including their transport), bought new computers for the school, paid for a theatre group to come and visit and, more recently, refurbished the entire library for my old school and another one nearby."

"The Nemesis auction alone raised around twenty thousand dollars and went towards half of a big, special needs bus for the school where one of my brothers is a teacher. Note: This is nothing to do with me and all down to the generosity of the readers who have come forward and donated money, having a little fun as a hero or a villain is named after them."

So there you have it! And with just three days available to bid on both auctions, you don't have long, so fish out your Paypal details and get thinking of which name you what which character to be blessed with for the rest of time...


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