It seems comic book writer Mark Millar has the golden touch these days. We’ve seen his popularity grow outside the comic world with successful feature film adaptations of “Kick-Ass” and “Wanted” and he doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.
On September 2, with the help of British talents Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle, Millar and Titan Magazines will debut “CLiNT,” a new monthly magazine featuring features and interviews on movies, video games and television as well as four serialized comic-strips.
“I want this to be edgy and irreverent, the kind of thing guys will be passing around lunch-halls and common rooms,” said Millar. Exactly what kind of content could get guys and gals to do such a thing? How about the much-anticipated launch to the “Kick-Ass 2" comic?
The sequel to the comic will feature in the first issue of “CLiNT” and give “Kick-Ass” fans something to whet their appetite until “Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall” gets rolling in theaters. So where did this idea for a comic magazine come from?
“I’ve worked on everything from Spider-Man comics to the 'Iron Man' movie for Marvel in New York,” said Millar, “but what really excites me is the gap I see in the UK market at the moment. There are absolutely no comic books aimed at 16-30 year old guys and I think ‘CLiNT’ has potential to make an enormous impact, bringing a new type of magazine to a new generation.”
Not only will Ross and Boyle be involved in the 100-page venture but Millar has recruited some other big-name creators to jump on down the road as well.
“We can’t say who else is involved at this stage. Jonathan, Frankie and I will have our stories serialized over the first six months, but we have the most insane line-up of creators ready to come in and join us. You’d be amazed how many people who work in film and television want to be comic-book writers.”
“It’s very exciting and we think we’re creating something potentially enormous here,” he said, “People are going to love this.”
What do you think of this new comic magazine? Will you buy it? Is the “Kick-Ass” sequel your reason for picking it up? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter