BACK ISSUES: The 5 Millarworld Titles Netflix Should Adapt First

BACK ISSUES: The 5 Millarworld Titles Netflix Should Adapt First

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine characters, concepts or themes making waves in comics today through issues from the past. As we reported earlier in the week, Netflix made big waves in the comics industry by reaching a deal with famed comic creator Mark Millar to purchase his library of creator-owned properties known collectively as “Millarworld.” With the subsequent news that Disney will launch its own streaming service in…

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REVIEW: Starlight #6 – Not Your Grandfathers’ Retirement

REVIEW: Starlight #6 – Not Your Grandfathers’ Retirement

This over-sized final issue of Starlight isn’t going to surprise dedicated readers nor is it going to win over new ones. However, the result should please those with an appreciation for classic comic book story-telling. Goran Parlov nails the art again for this campy sci-fi romp, even if the extra pages forced some of the layouts to show signs of an overburdened artist. It’s been awhile since it seemed like Mark Millar penned a comic…

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REVIEW: “Starlight #5” Up, Up, and Away

REVIEW: “Starlight #5” Up, Up, and Away

Starlight is perhaps the best Millarworld book since Kick-Ass. While it still relies too heavily on tropes and clichés to tell its story, it also captures the charm and ethos of Millar of days past. Sympathetic heroes populate “Starlight #5” and the inevitable betrayal manages to work thanks to Goran Parlov’s phenomenal artwork in capturing the beauty and splendor of comic book action scenes. Although, unlike Kick-Ass—and most other Millarworld books for that matter—the tone…

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ADVANCE REVEW: “Starlight #4″ Silver Age Throwback Glory

ADVANCE REVEW: “Starlight #4″ Silver Age Throwback Glory

The fourth issue of Mark Millar and Goran Parlov’s Starlight shows that this is a series that could shine for a long time. I’ll admit to being biased against the series when it was originally announced. I haven’t been the biggest fan of Millar’s recent work and I checked out this series with a healthy dose of skepticism but I like to think that I also kept my mind open as well and Starlight really gripped me…

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Advance Review: “Starlight #1” Ushers In Expanded Millarworld Universe With Finesse

Advance Review: “Starlight #1” Ushers In Expanded Millarworld Universe With Finesse

The last several years have been good to Mark Millar. The Kick-Ass trilogy has had two chapters turned into films, and The Secret Service is currently in production with director Matthew Vaughan (Layer Cake, X-Men: First Class) at the helm. He has four current books on the shelves in either single-issue or trade-paperback form—not to mention whatever secret projects he might have up his sleeve. With all of these things on the table, no one would begrudge the man if he…

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