Next Stop: Millarworld

Next Stop: Millarworld

Mark Millar

              There is a horde of fans out there that sing the praises of Mark Millar. On the other hand, there is a small few who think that the man is not all that: the ones who believe that that the writer is not actually doing comic books but is rather only making use of the funny books to bolster the popularity of the feature films he has had a hand in doing, which is not unlike this weird way of preemptively adapting a comic book based on a movie that is based on that same comic book. Does that make sense? No, not at all! Nonetheless, there is some truth to it when it comes to Mark Millar’s way of producing his properties. But, setting aside that loop, that whole “chicken or the egg” situation that describes the man’s publishing methods of his creator-owned properties (it’s that classic Mark Millar-ism), I do really have to be honest and admit that I would not be telling the truth if I did not say how much the comics he has made throughout the years – and continues to do so to this day – entertained me immensely. And I’m not just talking about the work he has done for the old cape and tights genre, which by the way are worthy of a whole article their own, I’m talking more about what he has done with his very own creations coming out of his Millarworld imprint. It is these same properties that make Mark Millar truly become a defined and legitimate powerhouse in the comic book industry. You know what? Not just the comic book industry, but popular culture as a whole. So, here we go. I’m going to talk about Millarworld today: that whole exciting fictional universe he has been playing with for more than a decade now and is arguably the reason behind Millar’s powerhouse status. For you normal people who don’t smell like cheese and bathe every single day, Millarworld is the studio responsible for creating the basis of the movies Kick-Ass and Kingsman.

Mark Millar

              The question we should be asking is: what in the world truly makes Millarworld such an entertaining and distinct fictional universe that fans throughout the world are more than willing to shell their nerd money out for? To answer that, I could simply say that it is with that particular universe that Mark is given the opportunity to just go crazy without the red tape that mainstream superhero comics are mired in. To be exact, Mark Millar is an expert when it comes to putting new twists on superhero fiction. One good example of that is, of course, the Kick-Ass series, which we could even say is the most famous franchise within the whole Millarworld umbrella considering it has spawned a couple of movies to date (with a third one being still a possibility) and given those disgusting nerds everywhere the one of the weirdest boners they’d ever have care of Hit-Girl. And that’s just one of the numerous titles within Millarworld. You really should go check it out.

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