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Mark Millar
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Millar at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, 2 October 2010.
Born Coatbridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
Nationality Scottish
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
The Authority
Superman: Red Son
Ultimates
Ultimate X-Men
Ultimate Fantastic Four
Civil War
Wolverine: Old Man Logan
Wanted
Kick-Ass
Secret Service
Jupiter's Legacy

http://www.millarworld.tv

Mark Millar, MBE (born 24 December 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer, known for his work on books such as The Authority, The Ultimates, Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Civil War, Wanted, and Kick-Ass, the latter two of which have been adapted into feature films.

For his work Millar has been nominated for four Eisner Awards and two Eagle Awards, and in June 2013 he was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to film and literature.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Millar was born in Coatbridge, Scotland.[4] His parents were also born in Coatbridge on Bank Street, and Millar, who spent the first half of his life in the Townhead area of Coatbridge, attended St Ambrose High in Coatbridge.[5] He has four older brothers,[6][7] and one older sister, each of whom are 22, 20, 18, 16 and 14 years older than him, respectively.[7] His brother Bobby, who today works at a special needs school,[8] introduced him to comics at age 4 while attending university by taking him to shops and purchasing them for him. Still learning to read, Millar's first comic was the seminal The Amazing Spider-Man #121 (1973), which featured the death of Gwen Stacy. He purchased a Superman comic that day as well.[7] Black and white reprinted comics purchased by his brothers for him would follow, cementing his interest in the medium[6] so much that Millar drew a spider web across his face with indelible marker that his parents were unable to scrub off in time for his First Communion photo a week later.[7] Millar names Alan Moore and Frank Miller as the two biggest influences on his career, characterizing them as "my Mum and Dad." Other writers he names as influences include Grant Morrison, Peter Milligan, Warren Ellis and Garth Ennis. More recent writers that have impressed him include Jason Aaron and Scott Snyder.[6]

Millar's 64-year-old mother died of a heart attack when Millar was 14, something about which he had developed a sense of inevitability when he realized, at age 9, that she was 15–20 years older than his friends' mothers. His father died four years later at the age of 65.[7]

Though Millar enjoyed drawing comics, he was not permitted to go to art school because his family frowned upon such endeavours as a waste of time for the academic Millar, who studied subjects like chemistry, physics and advanced math. He initially planned to be a doctor, and subsequently decided that becoming an economist would be a viable alternate plan, but later decided that he "couldn't quite hack it" in that occupation.[6] Millar attended Glasgow University to study politics and economics, but dropped out after his father died, leaving him without the money he needed to continue there.[7]

Career[edit]

1980s - 1990s work[edit]

When Millar was 18, he interviewed writer Grant Morrison, who was then doing his first major American work on Animal Man, for a fanzine. When Millar told Morrison that he wanted to be both a writer and an artist, Morrison suggested that he focus on one of those career paths, as it was very hard to be successful at both, which Millar cites as the best advice he has ever received.[6]

Millar's first job as a comic book writer came when he was still in high school, writing Trident's Saviour with Daniel Vallely providing art. Saviour combined elements of religion, satire and superhero action.

During the 1990s, Millar worked on titles such as 2000 AD,[9] Sonic the Comic and Crisis. In 1993, Millar, Grant Morrison and John Smith created a controversial eight-week run on 2000 AD called The Summer Offensive. It was during this run that Millar and Morrison wrote their first major story together, the highly controversial strip Big Dave.

Millar's British work brought him to the attention of DC Comics, and in 1994 he started working on his first American comic, Swamp Thing. The first four issues of Millar's run were co-written by Grant Morrison,[10] allowing Millar to settle into the title. Although his work brought some critical acclaim to the ailing title, the book's sales were still low enough to warrant cancellation by the publisher. From there, Millar spent time working on various DC titles, often co-writing with or under the patronage of Morrison as in the cases of his work on JLA, The Flash and Aztek: The Ultimate Man,[11] and working on unsuccessful pitches for the publisher.

2000s work[edit]

Millar signing a copy of Superman: Red Son.

In 2000, Millar replaced Warren Ellis on The Authority for DC's Wildstorm imprint.[10][12] Millar announced his resignation from DC in 2001, though his miniseries Superman: Red Son was printed in 2003.[13]

In March 2001 Millar sold a vampire horror miniseries he wrote called Sikeside to Channel 4 in the UK. The department that bought it had created a program called Metrosexuality that was received so poorly that the department was informed by its superiors that the network would not make any other project commissioned by that department again, thus cancelling Sikeside's development. Millar subsequently sold the movie rights to Sikeside to his friend, movie producer Angus Lamont.[14][15]

In 2001 Millar launched Ultimate X-Men for Marvel Comics' Ultimate Marvel imprint.[16] The following year he collaborated with illustrator Bryan Hitch on The Ultimates, the Ultimate imprint's equivalent of The Avengers.[10][17] Millar's work on The Ultimates was later adapted into two Marvel Animated Features.

After 33 issues, Millar left Ultimate X-Men. In 2004 he wrote the Marvel Knights Spider-Man series,[18] and co-wrote with Brian Michael Bendis the first six issues of Ultimate Fantastic Four.[19] He later returned to that title for a 12-issue run throughout 2005–2006,[10] and his storylines during that period led to the creation of the Marvel Zombies spin-off series.

In 2006, Millar, joined by artist Steve McNiven, began writing the Marvel miniseries Civil War.[20] In February 2008 he began a run on Fantastic Four, with artist Bryan Hitch.[21][22] That same year he wrote the miniseries Marvel 1985,[23] with artist Tommy Lee Edwards,[24] which "is about the real world, the world we live in right now, dealing with the villains of the Marvel Universe finding us."[25] He wrote the "Old Man Logan" storyline which appeared in the Wolverine series and was set in a possible future.[26]

Millar was among a group of writers that included Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Quesada, Tom Brevoort, Axel Alonso and Ralph Macchio, that was enlisted by Iron Man director Jon Favreau to give advice on the script. It was Millar who suggested dropping the Mandarin as the villain, and replacing him with Iron Monger, who was originally intended as a villain for the sequels.[27]

Millar announced a new British comics magazine anthology in early May 2010 to be launched in September with the name CLiNT, which would feature a sequel to Kick-Ass, as well as work from Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle.[28]

Millarworld[edit]

Millar and his Wanted collaborator J. G. Jones at the Big Apple Convention, October 2, 2010.

In 2004 Millar launched a creator-owned line called Millarworld that published the books Wanted, Chosen, The Unfunnies, Kick-Ass and War Heroes by four different publishers. Wanted, published by Top Cow Productions, was loosely adapted into a feature film by Universal Pictures, released on 27 June 2008, starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy.[29] Chosen, published by Dark Horse Comics, was described by Millar as a sequel to the Bible, and has been optioned by Sony Pictures. The Unfunnies was a funny animal horror story published by Avatar Press. Kick-Ass, which was illustrated by John Romita, Jr. and published by Marvel, was adapted into a film of the same name by Matthew Vaughn, and released in the United Kingdom on 26 March 2010 and the United States on 16 April. In September 2008 it was announced that War Heroes had been optioned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, with Michael DeLuca as producer and Millar taking an executive producer role.[30]

Millar has stated that whenever he sells the film adaptation rights to one of his creator-owned comics properties, he gives half of the money to the artist who illustrated the comics, despite his agent's reaction to this, saying, "Everything, all the money from the advance, the toys, the games, 50-50, so it's fair. I see it as a collaboration. If I drew, I could keep everything for myself, but I actually like the idea of having a talent that I'm not selling. One of my friends said, 'You could make even more money by drawing, too,' and I said, 'Yeah, and I suppose I could make even more money by lap dancing. It's nice to have something that's just for me."[7]

Millar indicated in 2008 that he would return to Chosen, which he revealed was only the first part in a planned trilogy, American Jesus. Moving the title to Image Comics, he will write two more miniseries to complete the story, and release a collection of the first one with the title American Jesus Volume 1: Chosen.[31]

In 2010 Millar wrote two other creator-owned superhero titles through Marvel Comics' Icon imprint, Nemesis with artist Steve McNiven,[32] and Superior with artist Leinil Yu.

On 9 April 2011 Millar was one of 62 comics creators who appeared at the IGN stage at the Kapow! convention in London to set two Guinness World Records, the Fastest Production of a Comic Book, and Most Contributors to a Comic Book. With Guinness officials on hand to monitor their progress, Millar began work at 9am scripting a 20-page black and white Superior comic book, with various artists appearing on stage throughout the day to work on the pencils, inks, and lettering. The artists included Dave Gibbons, Frank Quitely, John Romita Jr., Jock, Adi Granov,[33] Doug Braithwaite, Ian Churchill, Olivier Coipel, Duncan Fegredo, Simon Furman, David Lafuente, John McCrea, Sean Phillips and Liam Sharp,[34] who all drew a panel each, with regular Superior artist Leinil Yu creating the book's front cover. The book was completed in 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 38 seconds, and was published through Icon on 23 November 2011, with all royalties being donated to Yorkhill Children's Foundation.[33]

Awards and accolades[edit]

In August 2011, Millar appeared in Coatbridge Scotland to help unveil a superhero-themed steel archway beside the Monkland Canal that was created by sculptor Andy Scott, with help from the students at St Ambrose High, where Millar had attended school.[5] The six metre-high archway, which was inspired by Millar's work, depicts a superhero named Captain Coatbridge and two female superheroines, and was created as part of efforts to regenerate the canal.[35]

In June 2013 Millar was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to film and literature on the Queen's Honours Birthday list.[1][2][3]

Award nominations[edit]

  • 2000 Eisner Award for Best Title for a Younger Audience for Superman Adventures shared with Aluir Amancio, Terry Austin, and others.[36]
  • 2000 Eisner Award for Best Writer for Superman Adventures[36]
  • 2001 Eisner Award for Best Writer for The Authority and Ultimate X-Men[37]
  • 2001 Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story for The Authority #13-16 shared with Frank Quitely and Trevor Scott.[37]
  • 2004 Eagle Award for Favourite Comics Writer.[38]
  • 2005 Eagle Award for Favourite Comics Writer[39]

Personal life[edit]

When he was 17 he began dating a woman named Gill, who lived nearby and attended the same school. They married in 1993, but in early 2009, they separated amicably.[7] They have one daughter[4] who, like Millar himself, was born in Coatbridge.[5] In November 2011 Millar's new partner, Lucy,[1][3] gave birth to their first child (and Millar's second).[4][40] They live in a palatial mansion in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.[4][8]

He is a practicing Catholic who abstains from using profanity in his personal life.[7] Although he says he was not cut out to be an economist, he is still "obsessed" with that subject, and reads the Financial Times online before reading Comic Book Resources each morning.[6]

He has named Superman, Flash Gordon, The Spy Who Loved Me, Star Wars and The Incredibles as his five favorite films.[41]

Bibliography[edit]

UK publishers[edit]

Trident[edit]

Fleetway[edit]

  • 2000 AD:
    • Tharg's Future Shocks:
      • "The Foreign Model" (with Dave D'Antiquis, in #643, 1989)
      • "Self Awareness" (with Keith Page, in #648, 1989)
      • "Nightmare on Ses*me Street " (with Brian Williamson, in #785, 1992)
      • "A Fete Worse Than Death" (with Brian Williamson, in #786, 1992)
    • Silo (with Dave D'Antiquis, in #706-711, 1990)
    • Judge Dredd:
      • "Christmas is Cancelled" (with Brett Ewins, in Winter Special '90, 1990)
      • "Happy Birthday Judge Dredd!" (with Carl Critchlow, in #829, 1993)
      • "Great Brain Robbery" (with Ron Smith, in #835-836, 1993)
      • "Tough Justice" (with Mick Austin, in #840, 1993)
      • "Down Among the Dead Men" (with Brett Ewins, in #841, 1993)
      • "War Games" (with Paul Marshall, in #854, 1993)
      • "Judge Tyrannosaur" (with Ron Smith, in #855, 1993)
      • "Book of the Dead" (with Grant Morrison and Dermot Power, in #859-866, 1993)
      • "I Hate Christmas" (with Carlos Ezquerra, in #867, 1993)
      • "Frankenstein Div " (with Carlos Ezquerra, in #868-871, 1994)
      • "Crime Prevention" (with Nick Percival, in #872, 1994)
      • "Top Gun" (with Ron Smith, in #879, 1994)
      • "Under Siege" (with Paul Peart, in #880, 1994)
      • "Mr. Bennet Joins the Judges" (with Peter Doherty, in Sci-Fi Special '94, 1994)
      • "Crusade" (with Grant Morrison and Mick Austin, in #928-937, 1995)
      • "Man Who Broke the Law" (with Steve Yeowell, in #968-969, 1995)
      • "The Big Hit" (with Graham Stoddart, in #1029-1030, 1997)
    • Robo-Hunter:
      • "Sam Slade: Robo-Hunter" (with Jose Casanovas, in #723-734, 1991)
      • "Return of the Puppet Master" (with Simon Jacob, in Sci-Fi Special '91, 1991)
      • "Killer Grannies" (with Graham Higgins, in Yearbook '92, 1991)
      • "Escape from Bisleyland" (with Anthony Williams, in #750-759, 1991)
      • "Return to Verdus" (with Jose Casanovas, in #792-802, 1992)
      • "The Succubus" (with Simon Jacob, in Yearbook '93, 1992)
      • "Aces of Slades" (with Anthony Williams, in #813-816, 1992–1993)
      • "Serial Stunners" (with Jose Casanovas, in #819-822, 1993)
      • "Keith the Killer Robot" (with Ron Smith, in #825-827, 1993)
      • "Revenge of Dr. Robotski" (with Simon Jacob, in #881-884, 1994)
    • Red Razors:
      • Red Razors (tpb, 144 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-904265-18-9) collects:
      • "The Secret Origin of Comrade Ed" (with Steve Yeowell, in Judge Dredd Mega-Special #5, 1992)
      • "Doctor's Orders" (with Steve Yeowell, in Judge Dredd Yearbook '93, 1992)
      • "Rites of Passage" (with Nigel Dobbyn, in #971, 1995)
    • Tales from Beyond Science (with Rian Hughes):
      • Tales from Beyond Science (tpb, 88 pages, Image, 2012, ISBN 1-60706-471-5) includes:
        • "The Men in Red" (in #774, 1992)
        • "Long Distance Calls" (in #776, 1992)
        • "The Secret Month Under the Stairs" (in Winter Special '92, 1992)
        • "The Man Who Created Space" (in Sci-Fi Special '94, 1994)
    • The Spider: "Vicious Games" (with John Higgins and David Hine, in Action Special, 1992)
    • Rogue Trooper:
      • "House of Pain" (with Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy, in Sci-Fi Special '92, 1992)
      • "G.I. Blues" (with Chris Weston, in #901-903, 1994)
    • Purgatory (with Carlos Ezquerra, in #834-841, 1993)
    • Tharg's Terror Tales:
    • Maniac 5:
      • "Maniac 5" (with Steve Yeowell, in #842-849, 1993)
      • "War Journal" (with David Hine, in Sci-Fi Special '93, 1993)
      • "Maniac 6" (with Richard Elson and Steve Yeowell, in Winter Special '93 and #956-963, 1995)
    • Big Dave (with Grant Morrison):
      • "Target Baghdad" (with Steve Parkhouse, in #842-845, 1993)
      • "Young Dave" (with Steve Parkhouse, in Yearbook '94, 1993)
      • "Monarchy in the UK" (with Steve Parkhouse, in #846-849, 1994)
      • "Costa del Chaos" (with Anthony Williams, in #869-872, 1994)
      • "Wotta Lotta Balls" (with Steve Parkhouse, in #904-907, 1994)
    • Canon Fodder (with Chris Weston, in #861-867, 1993)
    • The Grudge-Father (with Jim McCarthy, in #878-883, 1994)
    • Babe Race 2000 (with Anthony Williams, in #883-888 and Yearbook '95, 1994–1995)
    • Janus: Psi-Division (with Paul Johnson):
      • "A New Star" (in #980-984, 1996)
      • "Faustus" (with Grant Morrison, in #1024-1031, 1997)
  • Crisis:
  • Revolver Special #1: "Mother's Day" (with Phil Winslade, 1990)
  • Sonic the Comic:
    • Sonic the Hedgehog:
      • "Robofox" (with Woodrow Phoenix, in #2, 1993)
      • "Mayhem in the Marble Hill Zone" (with Jose Casanovas, in #3, 1993)
      • "Lost in the Labyrinth Zone" (with Woodrow Phoenix, in #5, 1993)
      • "Time Racer" (with Ed Hillyer, in #11, 1993)
      • "Hidden Danger!" (with Carl Flint, in #12, 1993)
      • "Double Trouble" (with Mike Hadley, in #13, 1993)
      • "The Green Eater" (with Mike Hadley, in #15, 1993)
      • "Happy Christmas Doctor Robotnik!" (with Brian Williamson, in #16, 1993)
      • "A Day in the Life of Robotnik" (with Mike Hadley, in #42, 1994)
      • "Odour Zone" (with Mike Hadley, in #72, 1994)
      • "The Spinball Wizard" (with Keith Page, in #73, 1994)
    • Streets of Rage (with Peter Richardson):
      • "Streets of Rage" (in #7-12, 1993)
      • "Skates' Story" (in #25-30, 1994)

DC Comics/Vertigo[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Icon Comics[edit]

Other US publishers[edit]

Feature film adaptations[edit]

References[edit]

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1994–1996
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2000–2002
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