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Hit-Girl fights cancer in comic

Kick-Ass star Hit-Girl is seen taking a break from battling villains to beat cancer in a new comic strip.

The comic book character, who is portrayed by Chloe Moretz in the Kick-Ass films, joins the fight against the disease in creator Mark Millar's specially designed Cancer Research UK Race for Life strip.

The Scottish writer, who worked with Canadian artist Curtis Tiegs to create the special cartoon, is encouraging people to sign up for the remaining Race for Life events across the country this summer.

The comic strips are also aimed at reminding those who have already taken part to remember to return their sponsorship money and help the charity fund life saving research.

Mark said: "I have had friends and family affected by cancer and so I am proud to support the inspiring campaign behind this year's Race for Life. Hit Girl is joining the fight to kick cancer's a** but the women who have been through cancer or support others going through it are the real heroes."

He added: "I think it's amazing that women of all ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life, united by their absolute determination to take on and beat cancer. Together they are a force to be reckoned with. And that's why Hit Girl is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them in a defiant gesture to cancer."

Chloe will reprise her superhero role alongside returning co-stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in Jeff Wadlow's sequel, which will open in the UK in July 19.

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