Posts Tagged ‘Mark Millar’

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Mark Millar are you telling porkies?

October 19, 2008

A friend of the butchers has recently unearthed some disturbing news

Image Comics (upcoming January Previews)

AMERICAN JESUS, VOL. 1: CHOSEN TP
story MARK MILLAR
art & cover PETER GROSS

From the writer of WAR HEROES, KICK ASS and the Universal hit, WANTED! It is the next MARK MILLAR graphic novel set to become a feature film! AMERICAN JESUS, VOL. 1: CHOSEN follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he’s the returned Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk and perhaps even raise the dead. How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?

JANUARY 14 – 72 PAGES – FC – $9.99

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

And after Millar promised War Heroes was his last comic written as a script sale!

Here’s the interview where he said that War Heroes was his last comic to film until after Ultimate Avengers:

Mark Millar talks War Heroes

But this is my last NEW Hollywood thing until the Spring. I’ve pretty much finished all my current commitments and want to get deep into Ultimate Avengers before I start up anything else.”

Can you say “Lying Bastard”?

Now before I get a call from Mr Millars Lawyers i’d like to point out that January is in fact fall/winter so Mr Millar are you telling fibs

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This Weeks Roundup

July 26, 2008

Firstly a piece from War Heroes as it appears in the Sunday Herald

Hollywood targets Millar’s ‘War Heroes’
Wanted comic creator Mark Millar has revealed that he has had two offers for the film rights for new book War Heroes.

He told the Sunday Herald that War Heroes, a comic described as Full Metal Jacket meets X-Men, could soon be turned into a film.

Talking about the storyline, he said: “It’s set a couple of years in the future. John McCain has just won the election and the war in the Gulf is getting bigger, so they give the troops superpower pills. That gets all the young American kids signing up to fight the Iraqis.”

Millar also noted that films based on comic books are in vogue because they offer Hollywood “high concept” ideas.

He said: “What producers do now is snap up material before others can get their hands on it. They’ll buy a project based on just a title, a blurb and an image. And if they smell what the business calls ‘high concept’, they will go into a feeding frenzy.

I hate Mark Millar so much right now having to give actual favourable reports when I know he’s gonna mess these up. Ok Mccain is President, America is still loosing men hand over fist in Iraq, then a suicide bomber blows up capital hill. America then invades Iran, Long and the short is that they start issuing soldiers with pills that contain superpowers. Arts good, Writing is fast paced. Will Give it time.
Number of the Beast
Now before someone pipes up and says thats the cover for No 8. I’d just like to point out that this series really worked for me. The characters and premise were amazing. I won’t spoil it but get this in trade asap.
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Comics Week in Review part two

June 8, 2008

Ok, the first part was the ones I read yesterday and recommend, these are the ones I read today and give a big thumbs up to.

Cover for Amazing Spider-Man #558

Now some of you know that apart from a certain few titles I find Marvel very humdrum, very much of a muchness. That may be about to change as a) my favourite artist Barry Kitson is on this title. b) that the scripting is snappy and spideys jokes are popping quite nicely, thanks to Bob Gale for this.

Trinity: Another weekly comic from DC I sighed. Then realised that Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley were gonna be picking up the ball. This has two stories in it, The first is about the first trio of hero’s and plays out nicely, The second story is very …… Whats happening here?

Don’t want to diss a good book but First half amazing second half should be a marvel title.

And Finally

MARVEL 1985 #1

Mark Millar & Tommy Lee Edwards 1985. I tried so hard to dislike this, After all after the civil war and ultimates endings I thought Millar had sold out. 1985 is actually a damn good read, Can Millar keep it up, maybe, but if i hear a iron man speech about how many ways he could have won this then you won’t see my arse for dust

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Marvel- My two cents worth

February 28, 2008

The Following item is only my opinion:

As a comic collector who started with Captain America it was inevitable that when I was older (and had more disposable income) that I would return to the scene of so many good memory’s. But like any drug the first few hits while good slowly become less rush and more hassle. I looked at my titles and slowly through lazy writing or bad editorial decisions pulled title after title. First there was the Civil War/Ultimates lazy writing from Mark Millar (if you check the endings for both titles they are very similar) then there was the disaster that was the editorial decision to allow Steve Rodgers to get killed (yes we know he’s gonna be back, but come on Punisher in a gimp suit and then Bucky as Captain) and then one of Marvels best titles Ultimates gets destroyed through poor art and poor writing.

I have the privilege of corresponding with a few people that I truly class as Genius. Beau Smith a legend in comic books, who would rather walk from a job than take a lame story. Jimmy Palmotti who is a truly talented artist and a genuine nice guy. Geoff Johns another amazing writer and last but by no means least Barry Kitsons who’s artwork is simply sublime.

 I also read one heck of a lot and when I wince when I am reading a comic then I know that’s a bad sign. I have very few marvel titles left and I hope to god that for whatever reason Marvel doesn’t ruin those also.

But as i said this is only my opinion and I am sure there are fans out there who love everything that Mark Millar comes out with, That can not see anything wrong with Mr Loeb’s run on Ultimates. And for the record this is not artist/writer bashing. There are still titles I will be picking up that Mr Millar is involved on, And I still say that Hush is one of Mr Loebs best works.