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Lionsgate Films, Meltdown Comics, Comics on Comics and CC2K Invite You to Shut Up And Kick Ass!

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageShut up and kick ass.

That’s what Lionsgate Films is asking every fan within the blast radius of Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, Calif., and they’re inviting everyone with the nerve to show off their asskicking skills to come down to Meltdown at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 7 and perform for a panel of judges that includes comedian/actress Shannon Hatch and Comics on Comics Radio Host and comedian Sax Carr, as well as several other special guests.

Each contestant will get one minute to demonstrate their skills for the judges. Entrants are invited to do whatever they want – as long as it kicks ass. Martial artists, comedians, dancers and raconteurs of all stripe are welcome to come out. Just don’t suck.

In fact, we dare you.

Everyone will be taped, and a video of their performance will appear on Meltdown’s official blog, with additional publicity on Comics on Comics and CC2K. The denizens of the mighty Internet will then elect their favorite asskickers.

That’s when the prizes come out to play. Here they are:

• The first place winner will get a pair of tickets to opening night of Kick-Ass.

• Second place gets a $200 gift certificate to Meltdown Comics.

• Third place gets a pair of tickets to a Kick-Ass-themed burlesque show.

• Ten runners-up will get an awesome bag of Kick-Ass movie swag, courtesy of the fine folks at Lionsgate Films.

NOTE: Entrants must be at least 18 years old and living in Los Angeles to be eligible for prizes.

That’s it! Once again, here are the details:


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 851-7223


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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