Filed under: Features | Tags: Bestof2011, Hit-Girl, Kick-Ass, Mark Millar, Millarworld, Nemesis, Supercrooks, Superior, The Secret Service
You can almost see the end in sight can’t you? No not the highlights of 2011 feature (we know you secretly wish we did this all year round!) I mean the working week – 2 days to go and most people will be breaking up for Christmas. From there you can expect turkey, mince pies, and if you’re anything like us – catching up on all the comics you haven’t had a chance to read yet. If you’re up to date and looking for something to read over the festive period though, why not consider checking out a few of the comics from today’s highlight from Craig?
2010 ended well for Mark Millar and his publishing company Millarwolrd – Kick-Ass series 1 had been a success, as had the film based upon it, the 4-Part series Nemesis had shown us an even more violent side of Millar and December saw Kick-Ass 2 and Superior launch, letting us know exactly where we were going in 2011. Unfotunatley though, things didn’t quite go as planned – with major delays holding up both series. Mark may have secure two industry greats in the art department, but he wasn’t the only one, competing with the demands of thier other master – Marvel. What trickled through during the first half of the year showed promise, but the lack of any regular delivery meant that it was sometimes difficult to join up the story.
Thankfully though the real highlight was the return to form when the cogs started moving and we started to see what was intended all along. Superior has shown us a slightly more gentler side of Millar, but without dropping any of that Hollywood blockbuster gloss, and Kick-Ass 2 proves that the first one wasn’t just a fluke. If we learnt anything in 2011 though, it was how big 2012 will be for Millarworld. We’ll finally see The Secret Service, a project with the mighty Dave Gibbons, the spin off to Kick-Ass – Hit-Girl and the all new Supercrooks, another Leinil Francis Yu book about super villains heist in Spain. Add to this Millar’s comitment to Millarworld Productions, focusing on producing new Films and TV shows in Scotland, and things are starting to look very busy.
OK, so 2011 has been more about anouncing than it has on the delivery, but given the quality we have seen this year (eventually) it’s likely that Millarworld will be on next year’s list again.
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