One of the reasons comic books captivate so many is their ability to allow ordinary people to hurtle themselves into an imaginary world of extraordinary possibilities.
Such is the magic of "RED," a 66-page graphic novel about Frank Moses, a former CIA black-ops agent who is thrown back into action after he becomes a marked man.
In the Hollywood version from Summit Entertainment set for release Oct. 15, Bruce Willis plays Moses as a retiree who lounges around the house in his bathrobe and has little more to look forward to than the next issue of the AARP magazine.
Willis' aging costars include Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman as former CIA colleagues. The group gets back together to fight the forces of evil -- a generation of young, smug-faced know-it-alls and all their fancy new gadgets.