BACK ISSUES: The Working-Class Villains of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

BACK ISSUES: The Working-Class Villains of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

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. When Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theatres today, audiences will watch Tom Holland‘s wall-crawler face off against the Michael Keaton‘s Vulture. But those might not be the only Spider-Rogues popping up in the film. This edition is going to look at the comic book history of the Vulture as well as three…

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Can Fandom Go Too Far? Nick Spencer, Secret Empire and Outrage

Can Fandom Go Too Far? Nick Spencer, Secret Empire and Outrage

As I write this, Marvel is a little under a week away from releasing Secret Empire #1, their big summer event series for 2017. The storyline for this event revolves around what may be the most controversial story Marvel has published in years; the revelation from last year that Steve Rogers, Captain America, is in actuality an agent of HYDRA, and he always has been. Secret Empire follows Rogers after he steps out of the…

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Millar Launches Second Millarworld Talent Search

Millar Launches Second Millarworld Talent Search

For the second year in a row, Mark Millar is looking to add some new blood to the Millarworld imprint. After the rousing success of the first talent hunt last year, Millar’s back for round two with a fresh lineup of his creations. Last year’s talent search featured a collection of Millar’s more recent properties, including Starlight and Chrononauts. For this year, the acclaimed creator delved into his archive. The available properties include Kick-Ass & Hit-Girl,…

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Millar’s Supercrooks and American Jesus Headed to the Big Screen

Millar’s Supercrooks and American Jesus Headed to the Big Screen

  While mainstream comic book fans are focused on the ever-escalating rivalry between Disney’s Marvel Studios and Warner Brothers’ DC Entertainment, Mark Millar is quietly building a cinematic empire of his own. The prolific scribe behind Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman, has seen nearly every one of his independent projects moved into development by Hollywood, and now he’s added two more to the slate. According to Variety, Waypoint Entertainment has picked up the options on American…

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Julianne Moore In Talks To Play The Villain In Kingsman 2

Julianne Moore In Talks To Play The Villain In Kingsman 2

One of last year’s surprise hit movies, Kingsman: The Secret Service, is getting ready to start production on its upcoming sequel. Even though filming is not yet underway, we may know who might be taking over for Samuel L Jackson when it comes to main antagonist. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is being eyed to play the villain in 20th Century Fox’s Kingsman sequel. The deal with Moore is not yet final, since she has several other projects in the…

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Scott Snyder set to leave BATMAN in April

Scott Snyder set to leave BATMAN in April

For the last five years, DC’s flagship title Batman has been headed up by fan-favourite creative team Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. A while back it was reported that Capullo would end his run on the dark knight for a creator-owned title alongside Mark Millar. Once news broke that the single remaining original creative team on DC’s New 52 would be broken up, fans started to wonder whether Snyder would follow suit and leave the book. Now Snyder has confirmed…

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Mark Millar’s Millarworld Launches International Cosplay Competition

Mark Millar’s Millarworld Launches International Cosplay Competition

Mark Millar has, for years, been one of the most prolific writers in comics. In recent years, his work has become one of the biggest sources of Hollywood adaptations, with the Kick-Ass and Kingsman franches already underway. Not content with the upcoming productions of Starlight, Jupiter’s Circle, and Chrononauts, Millar is pushing into the realm of cosplay. In an announcement on the Millarworld site today, Millar announced the beginning of an international cosplay contest which will…

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Mark Millar Says STARLIGHT and CHRONONAUTS Are Close to Filming

Mark Millar Says STARLIGHT and CHRONONAUTS Are Close to Filming

Mark Millar is quickly becoming the independent king of the comic book movie, and he’s nowhere near done. Talking with movie site JoBlo, Millar discussed plans for the upcoming slate of films from his Millarworld brand, speaking about possible plans for a Hitgirl spin-off film and also the status of the greenlit adaptations of Starlight and Chrononauts. “he next two that I think will be moving forward pretty quickly are Starlight and Chrononauts, I think…

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Mark Millar’s JUPITER’S LEGACY to be Adapted For Film at FOX

Mark Millar’s JUPITER’S LEGACY to be Adapted For Film at FOX

Outside of the box-office smashes which continue to roll from Disney/Marvel and Warner Brothers/DC, Mark Millar is quietly launching an independent revolution in comic book cinema, and Jupiter’s Legacy may be the biggest move yet. Following on the box office success of the Kick-Ass franchise and Kingsman and with Chrononauts, Superior, MPH, and Starlight already in various stages of development at the studio, THR is reporting that 20th Century Fox is moving forward with a…

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Image Comics’ CHRONONAUTS Sells Out, Goes to Second Printing

Image Comics’ CHRONONAUTS Sells Out, Goes to Second Printing

Independent comic book publisher Image Comics announced today that the first issue of Mark Millar and Sean Murphy’s time-travel series, Chrononauts, has sold out at the distributor level and is grade back to press for a second printing. Buzz around the series was extremely high, as it was widely believed that it would follow in the footsteps of most of Millar’s recent works and head for either the big or small screen. Indeed, less than twenty-four…

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