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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Five Indie Comics Which Would Make Great LEGO Movies

Five Indie Comics Which Would Make Great LEGO Movies

The LEGO Movie was easily one of the best movies of 2014 (lack of Academy Awards notwithstanding) and featured characters from across pop culture, but prominently featured comic book characters from the DC Comics lexicon. Since then, LEGO and DC Comics have deepened their partnership, releasing a series of animated films in the style of the LEGO Movie which featured DC Comics characters in more traditional superheroic tales. That got us thinking: which indie comics…

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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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Mark Millar’s Starlight Gets Star Wars Writer for Film Adaptation

Mark Millar’s Starlight Gets Star Wars Writer for Film Adaptation

Star Wars stand-alone film writer Gary Whitta has reportedly signed on to write the filmed adaptation of Mark Millar’s Starlight, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Whitta previously wrote the scripts for The Book of Eli as well as Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead.   The comic (and presumably the film) centers on Duke McQueen, Millar’s superhero who saves the universe four decades ago but came back to Earth, where no one believed his fantastic stories….

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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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FRIDAY FANCAST: Mark Millar’s Starlight

FRIDAY FANCAST: Mark Millar’s Starlight

FRIDAY FANCAST is a regular feature where the staff here at Capeless Crusader offer up our dream actors and actresses for roles in films based on some of the best comics on the market.   For the first installment of this feature, I decided to fancast Starlight, the wildly successful new series from writer Mark Millar (Kick Ass, Wanted). Given Millar’s history of seeing his work adapted for the big screen, this science fiction thrill…

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QOTD: Why Are Pulp Characters Timeless?

QOTD: Why Are Pulp Characters Timeless?

Between Jeff Parker’s Flash Gordon and Mark Millar’s Starlight, it seems that pulp heroes are all the rage in modern indie comics. What is it about these characters and their themes which keeps drawing creators to them? Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More…

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QOTD: Do Pulp Heroes Still Resonate?

QOTD: Do Pulp Heroes Still Resonate?

From The Shadow to Starlight to Flash Gordon and Shutter, comics are in the midst of a resurgence of characters and themes which first came to prominence nearly a century ago. Do these characters still intrigue you, or are their concepts dated beyond repair? Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor,…

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“Starlight #1” Finds New Life In Second Printing

“Starlight #1” Finds New Life In Second Printing

After a month of critical praise, Image Comics has announced that “Starlight #1” has totally sold on on the distributor level and will now head to a second printing. Mark Millar’s and Goran Parlov’s stunning new throwback series about a haggard, old space hero hit many powerful notes, reminiscent of Flash Gordon and many other sci-fi tales of old. Now, on the day of the second issue’s release, we finally get the official news that…

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