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From The Writer Of Kick-Ass And The Artist Of Watchmen Comes A Collaboration Decades In The Making.

Says Millar: ‘Secret Service Is The Ramifications Of [How] America Is Struggling On The World Stage, Funding Is Being Seriously Undercut To Balance The Books And Some People Are Trying Their Best To Take Advantage Of The Fragile Global Situation. The Hero And Sidekick Guys Who Lead The Book Are, I Think, The Best Characters I’ve Written.’

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Dave Gibbons

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akamuu04/10/12NoRead Review
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  1. wth? this flew under the radar, will check it out for Dave Gibbons alone

  2. I feel like I need a bit of a break from Millar, but I don’t think I can resist a new Dave Gibbons book.

    • Just buy it and don’t read it for a while. 🙂

      I have really enjoyed most everything I’ve read from Millar (except the Unfunnies) so I’m all in.

  3. Look another Hollywood pitch from Millar !

    • I’m ‘new’ to the works of Mark Millar, but I have noticed here (and other fan sites) a grievance toward him and his work. Can someone sum up his reputation in the comic world?

      My impression from comments is that his work seems to be based on ‘shocking’ moments rooted in violence with every series acting as a pitch/storyboard for TV/Movie. Is that close?

    • @Kmanifesto: your impression is correct, that does seem to be his reputation.

    • That’s certainly his reputation. While the “shocking moments and violence” part are largely correct, the “Hollywood pitch” stuff gets blown out of proportion. While his work is definitely not for everyone, a lot of his stuff is really really good.

    • I think the Hollywood pitching (and this is ) is not a problem on it’s own. If the books are good then it can only help. However, they have to be good. Loved Kickass, not so much Kickass 2, it didn’t pull me in so i dropped it and really hope a film doesn;t get made, it will undo all the good work the first one did for the industry. This one, i felt was a good start, little happened and it was very much an Issue zero but it flowed well, the art was great and it was a little different. Never thought i would see the day that Peckham got into a comic book. We will see, i hope he surprises me and does something a little different from his norm. First sign of a rape and i am out of there. He needs a win to turn opinion, hope he gets it.

    • Okay…I just read the preview. First off, it was pretty funny, in a giggle sort of way. I can definitely see the ‘shocking violence’ aspect, but as long as it doesn’t involve kids or women I can deal with it.

      Based on the preview, I’ll give this one a shot.

      Thanks for the link origamikid!

  4. Just read the first issue and “Im in” …story is interesting and art top-notch

  5. I thought Millar actually did a really good job setting this up. Plus, how can I say no to a monthly book illustrated by Sir Gibbons? Can’t wait for the Quitely book!

  6. I didn’t understand big chunks of this. For example, the opening sequence, who is that guy? Obviously a tribute to Bond. But what was the deal with Mark Hamill? So random and weird. What’s Bond’s relation to the story and the Uncle? And was the whole thing serious? Why would the villains/henchman at the end seem to be upset that “Bond” was killed? Why would the henchman leader tell them not to laugh?

    I’m a big fan of Kick-Ass 1&2, Civil War, and Nemesis, but this book left me not wanting more. Think I’m one and done.

    • I liked the setup. I thought the intro was supposed to be a parody of the the classic snowmobile chase ( and I think they were bummed that Hamill died. Also later in the book they mention multiple sci-fi writers and actors had been kidnapped so it appears to have some relevance.

      Anyway I like it so far, I’ll wait for the 2nd or 3rd issue (assuming they come out) before making a call on it.

  7. Awesome set-up for the series. Characters were introduced nicely and it was funny. Millar has yet to disappoint me. How this book has an average score under 4, I can’t understand. If you haven’t, go out and get it.

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