Mark Millar

Home Entertainment: Kingsman Review

Matthew Vaughn's finest film to date, Kingsman: The Secret Service looks great on Blu-ray and comes complete with a feature length making-of doc, something which is all too rare these days.

Kick Ass 2 Review

Misguidedly choosing incredibly lame jokes instead of maintaining Mark Millar's (sometimes) misguided edginess, Kick Ass 2 is a dreadful mess of hedged bets that somehow becomes more offensive to watch than if the film had been actively going for the shock value Millar's work often courts in the first place.

Interview: Frank Quitely

We chat with the enigmatic Frank Quitely about Jupiter's Legacy, working with Grant Morrison and what it's like to be in Canada, eh?

How I Got Into Comics (And How You Might Too!)

Not every nerd is created equal: some of us are slow out of the gate when it comes to discovering interests. Alex James explains what kept him out of comics until well after he started shaving, and runs down the titles that finally sucked him in.

Kapow Comic Convention 2012 Wrap-up

Now in its second year, Kapow! Comic Convention converged on London UK this past weekend. While a bit of a comic novice, I've been seeing more films of late either based on comic books, or inspired by the format. So I spent an afternoon at the convention, wandering the aisles, attending panels, and getting a sneak preview of an upcoming film.

Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #2 Review

Mark Millar is back in perfect writing form with this latest issue of Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates. Returning to the Marvel Universe he was instrumental in shaping, Millar had the daunting task of trying to salvage the wreck that his once-great masterpiece had become under Jeph Loeb’s direction. And while the first two Ultimate Avenger titles were a good start, the third one left me cold. Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #2 though, is Millar at his best.

Ultimate Captain America #1 Review

Jason Aaron and Ron Garney team up for the first Ultimate Captain America mini-series. And even though the marquee talent involved should assure reader’s of a quality comic, the Ultimate line has had some spectacular failures as characters have been given their own title. Does Ultimate Captain America stack up, or does it follow in the footsteps of other Mark Millar-less Ultimate universe books?

Kick-Ass Review

No pressure with that title. I mean, yes I think this is a pretty good review, but the bar is set pretty high… Kick-Ass is director Matthew Vaughn’s film adaptation of the Mark Millar penned comic book of the same name. Set in New York, the story takes place in a world much like ours, […]

Kick-Ass Trailer

The full theatrical trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass has punched and kicked its way online. Kick-Ass, based on the ongoing comic book series by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., centres on an outcast teenager who decides to become a costumed vigilante. He quickly discovers he isn’t the only mask avenger in town. I like […]

Kick-Ass Trailer

The teaser trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass is now online. Kick-Ass, based on the ongoing comic book series by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., centres on an outcast teenager who decides to become a costumed vigilante. Much of the footage from the teaser was previously seen in the leaked Comic-Con presentation, though this is […]

Three Studios Fight for Vaughn’s Kick-Ass

After a very strong showing at Comic-Con this year the film Kick-Ass, formerly without a distributor, now has three studios fighting for the right to distribute the superhero flick!  Lionsgate, Universal and Paramount are all in the running to distribute the film.  Kick-Ass is an adaptation of the ultra-violent Mark Millar comic series of the […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the Week of June 10

Welcome to this week’s pull list.  This is a light week for me, but the quality of books certainly makes up for that. Fantastic Four #567 So Mark Millar (pronounced “Miller”) and Bryan Hitch brought us The Ultimates, one of the best books of the past decade without a doubt.  This is the 8th issue […]