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Inspired by Mark Millar’s ‘Nemesis’ ComicsAlliance Asks: What If?

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"Nemesis" week is finally here! The latest creator-owned title from writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven hit the stands yesterday, and if the ad campaign has anything to say about it, it's going to be big! "Civil War" big! "Old Man Logan" big! One of the reasons Millar has found such consistent success is his drive to ask t

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Beyond Billboards: ComicsAlliance’s Picks For Mark Millar’s Next Publicity Stunt

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Mark Millar faced some blogosphere scrutiny early this morning when it was revealed that an image he'd posted on his Millarworld blog of a billboard in New York City's Times Square promoting he and Steve McN

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Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s ‘Nemesis’ Is Bloody, Stunning [Review]

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For all of the original Comics Code line items that Mark Millar flagrantly gives the middle finger, there's one "modern, edgy comics" trope he doesn't fall into: moral ambiguity. For better or worse, characters in Mark Millar comics are either strong, selfless, yet rough hardasses or purely evil rough hardasses. Nowhere is

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The Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. ‘Kick-Ass’ Post-Movie Q&A

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"Kick-Ass" had a New York City showing this week at a special screening by UGO for journalists, bloggers, industry folk, and a select few fans. Writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr. were on hand for the screening, and took questio

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Kick-Ass: The Movie: The Review

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"Kick-Ass," the big screen adaptation of the comic by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. had its world premiere last Friday at the South by Southwest Festival. It officially opens in theaters across the U

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The 6 Most ‘Realistic’ Moments In “Kick-Ass”

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Yesterday, we pointed our readers to an article where "Kick-Ass" co-creator Mark Millar claimed that unlike other stories, where there had "never been a superhero comic set in the real world," he and John Romita Jr. were "now showing superheroes as real people for the first time."

Some of our readers may consider this to be the product of a hype machine so shameless that it could give even Stan Lee tips on hucksterism or rattle off a llitany of comics that treat super-heroes in a fashion that's just as realistic (or moreso) than "Kick-Ass," but the ComicsAlliance staff knows better. If Mark Millar says it, it's gotta be true. That's why today, we're backing up his claims with a look at The Six Realest Moments In "Kick-Ass!"

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ComicsAlliance vs. The Independent’s Mark Millar Article

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Every once in a while, the ComicsAlliance staff comes across a piece of news that catches our attention. When that happens, we sit down for a thought provoking discussion of the news of the day, which usually just devolves into us making fun of it

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Self-Insertion Stories: Putting Creators In Their Own Comics

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Earlier this week, we talked about Stan Lee's upcoming super-hero project with Archie, and while there were plenty of interesting things batted around, what caught our attention most was the fact that Stan Lee will actually be appearing in the comic, using his knowledge of super-heroics to mentor characters like Laser Lord here. It won't be the first time Stan's shown up in his own comics (he and Jack Kirby were famously denied entrance into the Fantastic Four's wedding

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Today’s The Last Day to Become Mark Millar’s ‘Nemesis’

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Have you ever wanted to be known as the world's only supervillain without having to go through all the effort of kicking police in front of trains or toppling skyscrapers? Well now you can bidding in Mark Millar and Dynamic Forces' "Win The Title Role In 'Nemesis' Auction" on eBay.

The latest in a line Millar-conceived comic book identities to be auctioned off for ch

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What If… The George W. Bush Bio Comic Was Written by Whedon, Millar, Ellis & Moore?

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Last Wednesday, Bluewater Comics released the latest in its Political Power line of comics. So far the company has published biographies of such figures as Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and Joe Biden. So you'd expect that the newest edition on George W

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