Bruce Wayne was just just an ordinary teenager living in Gotham City. He wasn’t the class jock or the class geek, but he was a comic book fan. Inspired by Kick-Ass, a comic book series and movie about an ordinary kid who puts on a costume and fights crime, Bruce decides to become the world’s first real life superhero. He chooses to model his new identity on a bat after one of the creatures flies into his bedroom through an open window and scares him half to death. Creating his costume from a wetsuit and an old Halloween costume, Bruce is soon getting his ass kicked by a gang of street thugs. When asked by a witness what his name is, a dazed and concussed Bruce mumbles the first thing that comes into his head and unfortunately for him the name sticks. Before long, BAT-ASS is an internet sensation, with a Youtube video of his battle with the thugs going viral and a MySpace page acting as a ‘Bat-Signal’ for people who need his help. However, BAT-ASS soon begins to attract the attention of the vigilantes BIG ALFIE and HIT-BIRD and also a certain crime boss who fancies himself a comedian…..
The Kick-Ass images are from Kick-Ass #1-3 (2008) and are by John Romita JR and Tom Palmer. Joker’s smile is from Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights (1994) and is by John Romita JR and Klaus Janson. The Bat costume bits are from Realworlds:Batman (2000) and is by Marshall Rogers.