Mark Millar

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Mark Millar is the New York Times best-selling writer of Wanted, the Kick-Ass series, The Secret Service, Jupiter’s Legacy, Jupiter’s Circle, Nemesis, Superior, Super Crooks, American Jesus, MPH, Starlight, and Chrononauts. Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, and The Secret Service (as Kingsman: The Secret Service) have been adapted into feature films, and Nemesis, Superior, Starlight, War Heroes, Jupiter’s Legacy and Chrononauts are in development at major studios.

His DC Comics work includes the seminal Superman: Red Son, and at Marvel Comics he created The Ultimates – selected by Time magazine as the comic book of the decade, Wolverine: Old Man Logan, and Civil War – the industry’s biggest-selling superhero series in almost two decades.

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Mark Millar I keep writing. I don’t leave the desk and I still sit here from 8am till 6pm Monday to Thursday. The misconception about writer’s block is that you c…moreI keep writing. I don’t leave the desk and I still sit here from 8am till 6pm Monday to Thursday. The misconception about writer’s block is that you can’t think of anything to write, but the real manifestation is that the words just come much more slowly. I often find it’s a sign that you’re actually writing the wrong story. My best stuff has always come incredibly fast and, ironically, the stuff that looks rushed is the material I laboured over. But we can’t get too precious about writer’s block. It’s often an excuse. I’ve never met a surgeon of an accountant to has Doctor’s Block or Counter’s Block. It’s a little self-indulgent when you think about it.(less)
Mark Millar The book I’m writing at the moment is called Huck and it’s about a guy with learning difficulties having a super-ability. It’s always billionaires or …moreThe book I’m writing at the moment is called Huck and it’s about a guy with learning difficulties having a super-ability. It’s always billionaires or Thunder Gods or super-soldiers in these stories and I thought it would be interesting to do something like Forrest Gump, a kind of Frank Capra superhero story, instead. I got the idea from a man I met at a place where I volunteer who does one good deed every day and is the basis of this character too. He’s the purest, most decent character I’ve ever created and quite different from something like Hit-Girl or Eggsy in Kingsman.(less)
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“Guess that's thirty-one pieces of silver you've got now, huh? Sleep well, Judas.”
Mark Millar, Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event

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Mark Millar, Superman: Red Son

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