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[edit] Fair use rationale

Non-free media use rationale for Kick-Ass (comics)

Cover of Kick-Ass vol. 1, 2 (May 2008).Art by John Romita Jr. (pencils & inks, as signed)



Kick-Ass (comics)

Portion used

Full front cover as published.

Low resolution?

250px size unsuitable to use for high end reproduction.

Purpose of use

For identification purposes in conjunction with discussion of the topic of the article.


No free use image available. As these are fictional, copyrighted characters and a copyrighted publication, a freely-licensed alternative could not reasonably be obtained.

Other information

All Marvel characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks & Copyright © 2008 Marvel Characters, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Though this image is subject to copyright, its use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws because:

  1. It illustrates an educational article about the comic book series from which the cover illustration was taken.
  2. The image is used as the primary means of visual identification of the article topic.
  3. The image is from an historically significant second issue, the first to show the character in full costume in color.
  4. The use of the cover will not affect the value of the original work or limit the copyright holder's rights or ability to distribute the original. In particular, copies could not be used to make illegal copies of the comic book.
  5. It is a low-resolution image.
  6. The image is only a small portion of the commercial product.
  7. It is not replaceable with an uncopyrighted or freely copyrighted image of comparable educational value.

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