Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Rose Byrne Back For X-Men: Apocalypse
Moira MacTaggert will return
Peter Berg In Talks To Take Over Deepwater Horizon
J.C. Chandor has left the film
Jamie Foxx Planning A Sleepless Night
Michelle Monaghan is also set for the remake
Game Of Thrones Launches Season 5 Trailer
They could be heroes (and villains)
Elijah Wood Joins The Trust
He'll co-star with Nicolas Cage
James Franco Directing In Dubious Battle
Bryan Cranston, Vincent D’Onofrio and Robert Duvall all set to star
Geraldine McEwan 1932-2015
The versatile actress has died aged 82
American Sniper Tops US Box Office Again
Project Almanac appears third
More Movie News

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

submit to reddit

kick-ass 3

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...


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

A New Image Of Evangeline Lilly's Elf Tauriel Arrives
There's no business like bow business
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Joaquin Phoenix Talks Inherent Vice
Plus co-stars Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston

Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)