Mark Millar

Summary

Mark Millar MBE (/ˈmɪlər/; born 24 December 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer, known for his work on The Authority, Swamp Thing, the Ultimates, Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Civil War, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Wanted, Chrononauts, Superior and Kick-Ass, the latter seven of which have been, or are planned to be, adapted into feature films.

Mark Millar
Millar smiling
Millar at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, 2 October 2010
Born (1969-12-24) 24 December 1969 (age 52)
Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
NationalityBritish
Area(s)Writer
Notable works

His DC Comics work includes Superman: Red Son. At Marvel Comics he created The Ultimates, selected by Time magazine as the comic book of the decade, and described by screenwriter Zak Penn as a major inspiration for 2012's The Avengers movie.[2] Millar wrote Civil War and "Wolverine: Old Man Logan", two of Marvel's biggest-selling storylines. The former inspired the 2016 Marvel Studios film Captain America: Civil War,[3] while the latter was the inspiration for the 2017 20th Century Fox film Logan.[4][5]

Millar has been an executive producer on all of his films, and for four years worked as a creative consultant to Fox Studios on their Marvel slate of films. In 2017, Netflix bought Millar's comic line, Millarworld, which Millar and his wife Lucy would continue to run, publishing new comics and adapting them for other media.

Early lifeEdit

Millar was born 24 December 1969[6] in Coatbridge, Scotland. His parents were also born in Coatbridge, and Millar spent the first half of his life in the town's Townhead area, attending St Ambrose High.[7] He has four older brothers,[1][8] and one older sister, who are 22, 20, 18, 16 and 14 years older than Millar, respectively.[8] His brother Bobby, who as of 2010 worked at a special needs school,[9] 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.[8] Black and white reprinted comics purchased by his brothers for him would follow, cementing his interest in the medium[1] 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.[8] Millar has named Alan Moore and Frank Miller as the two biggest influences on his career, characterising them as "my Mum and Dad." Other writers he names as influences include Dave Sim,[10] Grant Morrison, Peter Milligan, Warren Ellis and Garth Ennis. More recent writers that have impressed him include Jason Aaron and Scott Snyder.[1]

Millar's mother died of a heart attack at age 64, when Millar was 14, and his father died four years later, aged 65.[8] Although 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 maths. 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.[1] He attended Glasgow University to study politics and economics, but dropped out after his father's death left him without the money to pay his living expenses.[8]

CareerEdit

1980s–1990s workEdit

When Millar was 18, he interviewed writer Grant Morrison, who was doing their first major American work on Animal Man, for a fanzine. When he 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 received.[1]

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,[11] 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, Big Dave.[12]

Millar's 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,[13] 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,[14] and working on unsuccessful pitches for the publisher.

Marvel and DC careerEdit

 
Millar signing a copy of Superman: Red Son at Midtown Comics in Manhattan

In 2000, Millar replaced Warren Ellis on The Authority for DC's Wildstorm imprint.[13][15] Various images and text in issues #13–14 and 27–28 were censored, out of editors' concerns over their depiction of violence, sexuality, or for political reasons, which in some cases, was the result of fallout from the 11 September 2001 attacks.[16] The restored uncensored pages in issues #13–14 and 27–28 were first printed in The Authority: Absolute Edition Volume 2.[17]

Millar announced his resignation from DC in 2001, though his miniseries Superman: Red Son was printed in 2003.[18]

In 2001, Millar launched Ultimate X-Men for Marvel Comics' Ultimate Marvel imprint.[19] The following year he collaborated with illustrator Bryan Hitch on The Ultimates, the Ultimate imprint's equivalent of The Avengers.[13][20] Millar's work on The Ultimates was later adapted into two Marvel Animated Features[21][22] and the subsequent 2012 Hollywood box office smash Marvel's The Avengers.[23]

In 2006, Millar, joined by artist Steve McNiven, began writing Civil War, a seven-issue miniseries revolving around the passing of Superhuman Registration Act as a result of the death and destruction unintentionally caused by superheroes. The series, which was the central book in a company-wide crossover storyline, saw Captain America and Iron Man on opposing sides of that schism.[24] The story inspired the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War.[3] In 2009, Millar wrote the dystopian "Old Man Logan" storyline, which appeared in the Wolverine series. The story was set in a possible dystopian future in which Wolverine, having been traumatised by how Mysterio tricked him into killing X-Men, became a recluse, living in the Southwest United States after the government collapsed, and various supervillain enclaves controlled the country. Needing rent money for his family's farm, Wolverine comes out of retirement when called upon by Hawkeye to assistant him on a dangerous job.[25] Elements from the story inspired the 2017 20th Century Fox film Logan.[4][5]

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

MillarworldEdit

In 2004, Millar launched a creator-owned line called Millarworld that published independently owned comic-books, with ownership split 50/50 between Millar and the collaborating artist.[26] The first book under the Millarworld brand was Wanted, which subsequently became a Hollywood film in 2008 starring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. Millar created and wrote Kick-Ass in 2008, which was adapted into another Hollywood film for Millar in 2010. Other books published by Millarworld included Chosen, The Unfunnies, and War Heroes, which was distributed by different publishers.[27]

In 2010, Millar left his Marvel work-made-for-hire contract, committing full-time to Millarworld,[28] creating and writing Nemesis (2010), Superior (2010), Super Crooks (2012), Kingsman: Secret Service (2012), Kick-Ass 2 (2012), Hit-Girl (2012), Kick-Ass 3 (2013), Jupiter's Legacy (2013), Jupiter's Circle (2015), Starlight (2014), MPH (2012), Huck (2015), Chrononauts (2015), Empress (2016), Reborn (2016).

Millarworld enjoyed interest from Hollywood with Millar staying on as an executive producer on all adaptations. Nemesis was optioned by 20th Century Fox with Tony Scott attached to direct.[29] Superior was optioned by Fox with Matthew Vaughn on a producer.[30] Super Crooks and American Jesus were both optioned by Waypoint Entertainment.[31]

Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth, was released in 2014.[32]

Lorenzo DiBonaventura took Jupiter's Legacy and Jupiter's Circle under his wing and began development in 2016.[33] Netflix released a television adaptation of Jupiter's Legacy, as an eight-episode season, on May 7, 2021.[34] Starlight was optioned by 20th Century Fox.[35] Huck was picked up by Jeff Robinov's Studio 8.[36] Chrononauts is in development at Universal.[37]

Millarworld was purchased for an undisclosed sum by Netflix in August 2017, the first acquisition for Netflix and the third time in history, Millar noted, that a comic-book company had been purchased by a studio. Millar would also run Millarworld with his wife Lucy Millar,[38][39][40] as President and CEO, respectively,[41] publishing new comics under the Netflix label, which will adapt them for film and television. Kick-Ass and Kingsman were not a part of the deal.[38][39][40]

Awards and accoladesEdit

In August 2011, Millar appeared in his native Coatbridge to unveil a superhero-themed steel archway beside the Monkland Canal that was created by sculptor Andy Scott, with help from the students at his alma mater, St Ambrose High School.[7] 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.[42]

In June 2013, Millar was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to film and literature on the Queen's Honours Birthday list.[43][44][45]

Award nominationsEdit

  • 2000 Eisner Award for Best Title for a Younger Audience for Superman Adventures shared with Aluir Amancio, Terry Austin, and others.[46]
  • 2000 Eisner Award for Best Writer for Superman Adventures[46]
  • 2001 Eisner Award for Best Writer for The Authority and Ultimate X-Men[47]
  • 2001 Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story for The Authority #13–16 shared with Frank Quitely and Trevor Scott.[47]
  • 2004 Eagle Award for Favourite Comics Writer[48]
  • 2005 Eagle Award for Favourite Comics Writer[49]

Personal lifeEdit

As of January 2015, Millar had three daughters: One aged 16 at the time, was from his first marriage. He and his second wife, Lucy, who is from England, had two daughters together, aged three and ten months at the time.[50]

Political viewsEdit

Speaking about his political views, Millar has described himself thus, "I regard myself as traditionally left of centre and progressive, a Eurosceptic in the Bennite mould, and the policies espoused by the coalition formed under the Yes umbrella are the closest to my own particular ideology."[51]

Before the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, Millar was cited as a supporter of Scottish independence by groups[51] such as the National Collective,[52] and made comments interpreted in support of independence.[51][52] However, in the run-up to the referendum, Millar stated that he was "genuinely undecided".[53] In a January 2015 interview with The Herald he stated, "Originally I was Yes and then about six months before I started having doubts, and then I just went silent on it because I saw the country going mad. People who I love were falling out with each other."[50] In 2020, Millar explained on Twitter that he is not a "tribalist" when it comes to Scottish independence, stating, "After the Blair era I was tempted for a year or two" regarding the matter, but questioned whether an independent Scotland could function economically.[54][55]

Millar supported British withdrawal from the European Union and endorsed a Leave vote during the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum.[56]

BibliographyEdit

UK publishersEdit

TridentEdit

  • Saviour #1–6 (with Daniel Vallely and Nigel Kitching, 1989–1990)
    • Issues #1–5 are collected as Saviour Book One (tpb, 128 pages, 1990, ISBN 1-8728-2901-5)
    • A "Saviour" short story (drawn by Nigel Kitching) has also appeared in Trident #5 (anthology, 1990)
  • The Shadowmen #1–2 (with Andrew Hope, 1990)

FleetwayEdit

  • Crisis (anthology):
  • 2000 AD (anthology):
    • Tharg's Future Shocks:
      • All-Star Future Shocks (tpb, 192 pages, Simon & Schuster, 2013, ISBN 1-7810-8074-7) includes:
        • "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)
      • "The Night Santa Signed On" (with Ron Smith, in #868, 1994)
    • Silo (with Dave D'Antiquis, in #706–711, 1990) collected in Tharg's Creepy Chronicles (tpb, 144 pages, Simon & Schuster, 2012, ISBN 1-7810-8065-8)
    • Zenith: "Tales of the Alternative Earth" (prose story, in Winter Special '90, 1990) collected in Zenith Phase Four (hc, 112 pages, Rebellion, 2015, ISBN 1-7810-8346-0)
    • Judge Dredd:
      • "Christmas is Cancelled" (with Brett Ewins, in Winter Special '90, 1990) collected in Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files Volume 3 (tpb, 288 pages, Rebellion, 2011, ISBN 1-9079-9221-9)
      • "Happy Birthday Judge Dredd!" (with Carl Critchlow, in #829, 1993) collected in Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 18 (tpb, 304 pages, Rebellion, 2011, ISBN 1-9079-9225-1)
      • Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 19 (tpb, 320 pages, Rebellion, 2012, ISBN 1-9079-9296-0) includes:
        • "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)
      • Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 20 (tpb, 320 pages, Rebellion, 2013, ISBN 1-7810-8141-7) includes:
        • "Book of the Dead" (co-written by Millar and Grant Morrison, art by Dermot Power, in #859–866, 1993)
        • "I Hate Christmas" (with Carlos Ezquerra, in #867, 1993)
        • "Frankenstein Division" (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) collected in Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files Volume 4 (tpb, 272 pages, Rebellion, 2012, ISBN 1-7810-8046-1)
      • "Crusade" (co-written by Millar and Grant Morrison and Mick Austin, in #928–937, 1995) collected in Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 22 (tpb, 304 pages, Rebellion, 2014, ISBN 1-7810-8227-8)
      • "Man Who Broke the Law" (with Steve Yeowell, in #968–969, 1995) collected in Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 24 (tpb, 320 pages, Rebellion, 2015, ISBN 1-7810-8339-8)
      • "The Big Hit" (with Graham Stoddart, in #1029–1030, 1997) collected in Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 26 (tpb, 320 pages, Rebellion, 2016, ISBN 1-7810-8431-9)
    • 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)
      • "The Return to Verdus" (with Jose Casanovas, in #792–802, 1992)
      • "Aces of Slades" (with Anthony Williams, in #813–816, 1992–1993)
      • "The Succubus" (with Simon Jacob, in Yearbook '93, 1992)
      • "Serial Stunners" (with Jose Casanovas, in #819–822, 1993)
      • "Keith the Killer Robot" (with Ron Smith, in #825–827, 1993)
      • "The Robotic Revenge of Dr. Robotski" (with Simon Jacob, in #881–884, 1994)
    • Red Razors:
      • Red Razors (tpb, 144 pages, DC Comics, 2004, ISBN 1-904265-18-9) collects:
        • Judge Dredd Megazine #8–15: "Red Razors" (with Steve Yeowell, 1991)
        • "The Hunt for Red Razors" (with Nigel Dobbyn, in #908–917, 1994)
      • "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)
    • Judge Anderson: "The Most Dangerous Game" (with Dermot Power, in Judge Dredd Yearbook '92, 1991) collected in Judge Anderson: The Psi Files Volume 4 (tpb, 304 pages, Rebellion, 2014, ISBN 1-7810-8236-7)
    • Tales from Beyond Science (with Rian Hughes, in #774, 776, Winter Special '92, Sci-Fi Special '94, 1992–1994) collected in Tales from Beyond Science (hc, 88 pages, Image, 2013, ISBN 1-60706-471-5)
    • 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:
      • "The Tooth Fairy" (with Greg Staples, in #839, 1993)
      • "The Uncanny Dr. Doctor" (with Shaky Kane, in #860, 1993)
      • "Milk and Honey" (with Kevin Cullen, in #895, 1994)
    • Maniac 5:
      • "Maniac 5" (with Steve Yeowell, in #842–849, 1993)
      • "War Journal" (with David Hine, in Sci-Fi Special '93, 1993)
      • "Maniac 6 (prelude)" (with Richard Elson, in Winter Special '93, 1993)
      • "Maniac 6" (with Steve Yeowell, in #956–963, 1995)
    • Big Dave (co-written by Millar and Grant Morrison):
      • "Target: Baghdad" (with Steve Parkhouse, in #842–845, 1993)
      • "Monarchy in the UK" (with Steve Parkhouse, in #846–849, 1993)
      • "Young Dave" (with Steve Parkhouse, in Yearbook '94, 1993)
      • "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" (co-written by Millar and Grant Morrison, in #1024–1031, 1997)
  • Revolver Horror Special: "Mother's Day" (with Phil Winslade, anthology, 1990)
  • The Comic Relief Comic (among other writers and artists, one-shot, 1991)
  • Sonic the Comic (anthology):
    • 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 Doctor Robotnik" (with Mike Hadley, in #42, 1994)
      • "Odour Zone" (with Mike Hadley, in #72, 1996)
      • "Spinball Wizard" (with Keith Page, in #73, 1996)
    • Streets of Rage (with Peter Richardson):
      • "Streets of Rage" (in #7–12, 1993)
      • "Skates' Story" (in #25–30, 1994)

DC ComicsEdit

  • Swamp Thing vol. 2 (with Phil Hester, Chris Weston (#153), Phil Jimenez (#156), Jill Thompson (#159); issues #140–143 are co-written by Millar and Grant Morrison, Vertigo, 1994–1996) collected as:
    • The Root of All Evil (collects #140–150, tpb, 296 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5241-9)
    • Darker Genesis (collects #151–160, tpb, 256 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5828-X)
    • Trial by Fire (collects #161–171, tpb, 272 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-4012-6337-2)
  • Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #79: "Favorite Things" (with Steve Yeowell, anthology, 1996) collected in Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told Volume 1 (tpb, 192 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0444-9)
  • Aztek, the Ultimate Man #1–10 (co-written by Millar and Grant Morrison, art by N. Steven Harris, 1996–1997) collected as Aztek, the Ultimate Man (tpb, 240 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1688-9)
  • Justice League:
    • JLA Secret Files & Origins:
      • JLA: The Deluxe Edition Volume 1 (tpb, 256 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3314-7) includes:
        • "Secret Origin: Star-Seed" (co-written by Millar and Grant Morrison, art by Howard Porter, in #1, 1997)
        • "Lost Pages: The New Superman Meets the JLA" (with Don Hillsman, co-feature in #1, 1997)
        • "A Day in the Life: Martian Manhunter" (with Don Hillsman, co-feature in #1, 1997)
      • "Secrets of the JLA Trophy Room" (with Chris Jones, co-feature in #2, 1998)
    • JLA: Paradise Lost #1–3 (with Ariel Olivetti, 1998)
    • JLA 80-Page Giant #1: "The Secret Society of Super-Villains" (with Chris Jones, anthology, 1998)
    • JLA #27: "The Bigger They Come..." (with Mark Pajarillo, 1999) collected in JLA: The Deluxe Edition Volume 3 (tpb, 344 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-4012-3832-7)
  • The Flash vol. 2 (co-written by Millar and Grant Morrison, art by Paul Ryan, Ron Wagner (#137–138) and Pop Mhan (#139–141), 1997–1998) collected as:
    • Emergency Stop (collects #130–135, tpb, 144 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2177-7)
    • The Human Race (collects #136–141, tpb, 160 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2239-0)
    • The Flash by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar (collects #130–141, tpb, 334 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-4012-6102-7)
      • Includes the "Your Life is My Business" short story (art by Ariel Olivetti) from The Flash 80-Page Giant #1 (anthology, 1998)
  • Superman:
    • Superman Adventures (with Aluir Amâncio, Mike Manley (#25, 28, 34) and Neil Vokes (#33), 1998–2001) collected as:
      • Up, Up and Away! (collects #16, 19, 22–24, digest-sized tpb, 112 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0331-0)
      • The Never-Ending Battle (collects #25–29, digest-sized tpb, 112 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0332-9)
      • Last Son of Krypton (collects #30–31, 33–34, digest-sized tpb, 112 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1037-6)
      • The Man of Steel (collects #35–38, digest-sized tpb, 112 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1038-4)
      • Superman Adventures (includes #41, digest-sized tpb, 128 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-4012-4706-7)
      • Superman by Mark Millar (includes #52, tpb, 280 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-4012-7874-4)
    • Action Comics #753–755, 758 (co-written by Millar and Stuart Immonen, art by Immonen and Shawn Martinbrough (#755), 1999)
    • Superman: Secret Files & Origins #2: "A Hard Night's Work" (with Doug Mahnke, co-feature, 1999)
    • Adventures of Superman (co-written by Millar and Stuart Immonen):
      • Superman: The City of Tomorrow Volume 1 (tpb, 466 pages, 2019, ISBN 1-4012-9508-8) includes:
        • "Higher Ground" (art by Steve Epting, in #573, 1999)
        • "Something Borrowed, Something Blue" (art by Joe Phillips, in #574, 2000)
        • "A Night at the Opera" (art by Yanick Paquette, in #575, 2000)
        • "AnarchY2Knowledge" (art by Stuart Immonen, in #576, 2000)
    • Superman: For the Animals: "Dear Superman..." (with Tom Grummett, free one-shot that came polybagged with DC Comics publications with a March 2000 cover date, 2000)
    • Superman: Red Son #1–3 (with Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett, 2003) collected as Superman: Red Son (tpb, 160 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0191-1; hc, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2425-3)
  • DC One Million 80-Page Giant: "System's Finest" (with Mike Wieringo, anthology one-shot, 1999) collected in DC One Million Omnibus (hc, 1,080 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-4012-4243-X)
  • DCU Heroes: Secret Files & Origins: "Lost Pages: Above Top Secret" (with Matthew Clark, co-feature in one-shot, 1999)
  • The Books of Magic vol. 2 Annual #3: "The New Mystic Youth: Who is Tim Hunter?" (with Phil Jimenez, co-feature, 1999)
  • Day of Judgment (tpb, 160 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-4012-3795-9) includes:
    • "Which Witch?" (with Yanick Paquette, co-feature in Day of Judgment Secret Files & Origins, 1999)
    • "One Enchanted Evening..." (with Phil Winslade, co-feature in Day of Judgment Secret Files & Origins, 1999)
  • Silver Age: Justice League of America: "The League without Justice!" (with Scott Kolins, one-shot, 2000)
  • Wonder Woman vol. 2 #153: "Mad About the Boy" (with Georges Jeanty, 2000)
  • The Authority Omnibus (hc, 984 pages, 2019, ISBN 1-4012-9231-3) includes:
  • Tales of the New Gods: "Infinetly Gentle Infinetly Suffering" (previously unpublished short story with art by Steve Ditko; tpb, 168 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1637-4)

Marvel ComicsEdit

  • Skrull Kill Krew #1–5 (co-written by Millar and Grant Morrison, art by Steve Yeowell, 1995) collected as Skrull Kill Krew (tpb, 128 pages, 2006, ISBN 0-7851-2120-X)
  • Marvels Comics Group: Codename X-Men: "How I Learned to Love the Bomb" (with Sean Phillips, one-shot, 2000)
  • 411 #1: "Tit-for-Tat" (with Frank Quitely, anthology, Marvel, 2003)
  • Trouble #1–5 (with Terry Dodson, Epic, 2003) collected as Trouble (hc, 120 pages, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-5086-2)
  • Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1–12 (with Terry Dodson and Frank Cho (#5 and 8), Marvel Knights, 2004–2005) collected as Marvel Knights Spider-Man (hc, 304 pages, 2005, ISBN 0-7851-1842-X; tpb, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-5640-2)
  • Wolverine vol. 3 (with John Romita, Jr. and Kaare Andrews (#32), 2004–2005; with Steve McNiven, 2008–2009) collected as:
    • Enemy of the State: The Complete Edition (collects #20–32, hc, 352 pages, 2006, ISBN 0-7851-2206-0; tpb, 2008, ISBN 0-7851-3301-1)
    • Old Man Logan (collects #66–72 and the Giant-Size Wolverine: Old Man Logan one-shot special, hc, 224 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3159-0; tpb, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-3172-8)
    • Wolverine by Mark Millar Omnibus (collects #20–32, 66–72 and the Giant-Size Wolverine: Old Man Logan one-shot special, hc, 576 pages, 2013, ISBN 0-7851-6796-X)
  • Wha... Huh? (with Jim Mahfood, among other writers, one-shot, 2005) collected in Secret Wars Too (tpb, 208 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-3029-0211-3)
  • Civil War #1–7 (with Steve McNiven, 2006–2007) collected as Civil War (tpb, 208 pages, 2007, ISBN 0-7851-2179-X; hc, 512 pages, 2008, ISBN 0-7851-2178-1)
  • Fantastic Four (with Bryan Hitch, Neil Edwards (#568) and Stuart Immonen (#569); issues #568–569 are scripted by Joe Ahearne from Millar's plots, 2008–2009) collected as:
    • World's Greatest (collects #554–561, hc, 200 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3225-2; tpb, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-2555-8)
    • The Master of Doom (collects #562–569, hc, 248 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3370-4; tpb, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-2967-7)
  • Marvel 1985 #1–6 (with Tommy Lee Edwards, 2008) collected as Marvel 1985 (hc, 176 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-2158-7; tpb, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-2159-5)

Ultimate ComicsEdit

  • Ultimate X-Men (with Adam and Andy Kubert, Tom Raney (#9), Tom Derenick (#12), Chris Bachalo (#18–19), Kaare Andrews (#23–24), Ben Lai (#26) and David Finch, 2001–2003) collected as:
    • Ultimate Collection: Ultimate X-Men Volume 1 (collects #1–12, hc, 352 pages, 2002, ISBN 0-7851-1008-9; tpb, 2006, ISBN 0-7851-2187-0)
    • Ultimate Collection: Ultimate X-Men Volume 2 (collects #15–25, hc, 336 pages, 2003, ISBN 0-7851-1130-1; tpb, 2007, ISBN 0-7851-2856-5)
    • Ultimate Collection: Ultimate X-Men Volume 3 (collects #26–33, hc, 312 pages, 2003, ISBN 0-7851-1131-X; tpb, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-4187-1)
      • Includes the 4-issue spin-off limited series Ultimate War (written by Millar, art by Chris Bachalo, 2003)
  • The Ultimates Omnibus (hc, 896 pages, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3780-7) collects:
    • The Ultimates #1–13 (with Bryan Hitch, 2002–2004) also collected as The Ultimates (hc, 400 pages, 2004, ISBN 0-7851-1082-8; tpb, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4387-4)
    • The Ultimates 2 #1–13, Annual #1 (with Bryan Hitch and Steve Dillon (Annual), 2005–2007) also collected as The Ultimates 2 (hc, 464 pages, 2007, ISBN 0-7851-2138-2; tpb, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4916-3)
  • Ultimate Fantastic Four (with Adam Kubert, Jae Lee (Annual), Greg Land and Mitch Breitweiser (#29–32); issues #1–6 are co-written by Millar and Brian Michael Bendis, 2004–2006) collected as:
    • Volume 1 (includes #1–6, hc, 320 pages, 2005, ISBN 0-7851-1458-0)
    • Volume 2 (includes Annual #1, hc, 240 pages, 2006, ISBN 0-7851-2058-0)
    • Volume 3 (collects #21–32, hc, 296 pages, 2007, ISBN 0-7851-2603-1)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man #86–88 + Ultimate X-Men #65 + Ultimate Fantastic Four #25–26: "Visions" (with John Romita, Jr., co-feature, 2006) collected in Ultimate Vision (tpb, 160 pages, 2008, ISBN 0-7851-2173-0)
  • Ultimate Comics: Avengers Omnibus (hc, 608 pages, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-6132-5) collects:
    • Ultimate Comics: Avengers #1–6 (with Carlos Pacheco, 2009–2010) also collected as Ultimate Avengers: The Next Generation (hc, 160 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4010-7; tpb, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4097-2)
    • Ultimate Comics: Avengers 2 #1–6 (with Leinil Francis Yu, 2010) also collected as Ultimate Avengers: Crime and Punishment (hc, 144 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-3670-3; tpb, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-3671-1)
    • Ultimate Comics: Avengers 3 #1–6 (with Steve Dillon, 2010–2011) also collected as Ultimate Avengers: Blade vs. the Avengers (hc, 152 pages, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4009-3; tpb, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4096-4)
    • Ultimate Comics: Avengers vs. New Ultimates #1–6 (with Leinil Francis Yu, 2011) also collected as Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates (hc, 144 pages, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-5272-5; tpb, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-5273-3)

Icon ComicsEdit

  • Hit-Girl & Kick-Ass (with John Romita, Jr.):
    • Kick-Ass #1–8 (2008–2010) collected as Kick-Ass (hc, 192 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-3435-2; tpb, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-3261-9)
    • Kick-Ass 2 #1–7 (2010–2012) collected as Kick-Ass 2 (hc, 208 pages, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-5245-8; tpb, 2013, ISBN 0-7851-5246-6)
    • Hit-Girl #1–5 (2012–2013) collected as Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl (hc, 136 pages, 2013, ISBN 0-7851-6597-5; tpb, 2013, ISBN 0-7851-6598-3)
    • Kick-Ass 3 #1–8 (2013–2014) collected as Kick-Ass 3 (hc, 232 pages, 2014, ISBN 0-7851-8488-0; tpb, 2015, ISBN 0-7851-8489-9)
  • Nemesis #1–4 (with Steve McNiven, 2010–2011) collected as Nemesis (hc, 112 pages, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4865-5; tpb, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-4866-3)
    • A sequel entitled Nemesis Returns was announced for September 2012[59] (later delayed to January,[60] then March/April 2013)[61] but never released.
  • Superior #1–7 (with Leinil Francis Yu, 2010–2012) collected as Superior (hc, 192 pages, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-3618-5; tpb, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-5317-9)
  • Supercrooks #1–4 (with Leinil Francis Yu, 2012) collected as Supercrooks: The Heist (hc, 128 pages, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-6610-6; tpb, 2013, ISBN 0-7851-6544-4)
    • A sequel entitled Supercrooks: The Bounty Hunter was announced for 2017, along with the sequel for American Jesus.[62] While the latter was eventually published in 2020, Supercrooks: The Bounty Hunter remains unreleased.
  • The Secret Service #1–6 (co-created by Millar and Matthew Vaughn; written by Millar, art by Dave Gibbons, 2012–2013) collected as The Secret Service: Kingsman (hc, 176 pages, 2014, ISBN 0-7851-6545-2; tpb, 2014, ISBN 0-7851-6546-0)
    • Due to specifics of Millar's deal with Netflix,[63] he is reportedly not allowed to write sequels to any of the titles that were adapted to screen before the deal, such as Wanted, Kick-Ass or Kingsman, despite still owning the rights to them.[64]
    • The next Kingsman release, a six-page short story subtitled "The Big Exit" and published in Playboy #2017–09/10, was written by Rob Williams and drawn by Ozgur Yildirim. It was followed by a sequel limited series:
      • Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1–6 (written by Rob Williams, drawn by Simon Fraser, Image, 2017–2018) collected as Kingsman: The Red Diamond (tpb, 144 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0509-2)
  • Empress #1–7 (with Stuart Immonen, 2016) collected as Empress (hc, 192 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-3029-0206-7; tpb, 2017, ISBN 1-3029-0207-5)

Image ComicsEdit

  • Witchblade: Demon (with Jae Lee, one-shot, Top Cow, 2003)
  • Run (with Ashley Wood, unreleased one-shot connected to the other three inaugural Millarworld launches: Wanted, Chosen and The Unfunnies)[65][66][67]
  • Wanted #1–6 (with J. G. Jones, Top Cow, 2003–2004) collected as Wanted (hc, 192 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-58240-480-1; tpb, 2005, ISBN 1-58240-497-6)
  • Liberty Comics #1: "The House of Dracula" (with John Paul Leon, anthology, 2008) collected in CBLDF Presents: Liberty (hc, 216 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-6070-6937-7; tpb, 2016, ISBN 1-6070-6996-2)
  • War Heroes #1–3 (of 6) (with Tony Harris, 2008–2009)[68][69]
  • Jupiter's Legacy:
    • Jupiter's Legacy #1–5 (with Frank Quitely, 2013–2015) collected as Jupiter's Legacy Book One (tpb, 136 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-6321-5310-6)
    • Jupiter's Circle vol. 1 #1–6 (with Wilfredo Torres and Davide Gianfelice (#4–5), 2015) collected as Jupiter's Circle Book One (tpb, 144 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-6321-5556-7)
    • Jupiter's Circle vol. 2 #1–6 (with Wilfredo Torres, Chris Sprouse (#3–5) and Ty Templeton (#5), 2015–2016) collected as Jupiter's Circle Book Two (tpb, 152 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-6321-5707-1)
    • Jupiter's Legacy 2 #1–5 (with Frank Quitely, 2016–2017) collected as Jupiter's Legacy Book Two (tpb, 136 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-6321-5889-2)
    • Jupiter's Legacy: Requiem #1–12 (with Tommy Lee Edwards, 2021–2022)
  • Starlight #1–6 (with Goran Parlov, 2014) collected as Starlight: The Return of Duke McQueen (tpb, 152 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-6321-5017-4)
  • MPH #1–5 (with Duncan Fegredo, 2014–2015) collected as MPH (tpb, 136 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-6321-5265-7)
  • Chrononauts:
    • Chrononauts #1–4 (with Sean Gordon Murphy, 2015) collected as Chrononauts (tpb, 128 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-6321-5406-4)
    • Chrononauts: Futureshock #1-4 (with Eric Canete, 2020) collected as Chrononauts Volume 2 (tpb, 128 pages, 2020, ISBN 1-5343-1508-X)
  • Huck #1–6 (with Rafael Albuquerque, 2015–2016) collected as Huck: All-American (tpb, 160 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-6321-5729-2)
  • Reborn #1–6 (with Greg Capullo, 2016–2017) collected as Reborn (hc, 176 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-5343-0158-5; tpb, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0652-8)
  • Millarworld Annual (one-shot specials containing winning entries from the online contest for up-and-coming creators held by Millar in 2015 and 2016):
    • Millarworld Annual 2016:[70]
      • "Chrononauts: Prom Night" (written by Shaun Brill, drawn by Conor Hughes)
      • "Kick-Ass: Blindsided" (written by Ricardo Mo, drawn by Ifesinachi Orkiekwe)
      • "American Jesus: Undeath" (written by Cliff Bumgardner, drawn by Steve Beach)
      • "Kingsman: Mum's the Word" (written by Phillip Huxley, drawn by Myron Macklin)
      • "Starlight: Duke McQueen's Greatest Adventure" (written by Deniz Camp, drawn by Pracheta Banerjee)
      • "Hit-Girl: Mindy's ABCs" (written by Mark Abnett, drawn by Ozgur Yildirim)
    • Millarworld New Talent Annual 2017:[71]
      • "Kick-Ass: Trick or Cheat" (written by Emma Sayle, drawn by Edgy Ziane)
      • "Empress: Rulebook" (written by Will McLaren, drawn by Luana Vecchio)
      • "Nemesis: We are Nemesis" (written by Steve Lawrence, drawn by Marcelo Salazo)
      • "Superior: Symptoms" (written by Simon James, drawn by Alex Aguilar)
      • "Supercrooks: The Anniversary" (written by Martin Renart, drawn by Robert Carey)
      • "Huck: Home Sweet Huck" (written by Stephanie Cooke, drawn by Jake Elphick)
  • Hit-Girl & Kick-Ass:
    • Kick-Ass vol. 2 #1–6 (with John Romita, Jr., 2018) collected as Kick-Ass: The New Girl Book One (tpb, 160 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0832-6)
      • The rest of the series, written by Steve Niles and drawn by Marcelo Frusin, is collected as:
        • Kick-Ass: The New Girl Book Two (collects #7–12, tpb, 152 pages, 2019, ISBN 1-5343-1064-9)
        • Kick-Ass: The New Girl Book Three (collects #13–18, tpb, 152 pages, 2019, ISBN 1-5343-1349-4)
        • Kick-Ass: The New Girl Book Four (collects Kick-Ass vs. Hit-Girl #1–5, tpb, 128 pages, 2021, ISBN 1-5343-1708-2)
    • Hit-Girl vol. 2 #1–4: "Colombia" (with Ricardo López Ortiz, 2018) collected as Hit-Girl in Colombia (tpb, 112 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0809-1)
      • Issues #5–8, written by Jeff Lemire and drawn by Eduardo Risso, are collected as Hit-Girl in Canada (tpb, 104 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0981-0)
      • Issues #9–12, co-written by Rafael Albuquerque with Rafael Scavone and drawn by Albuquerque, are collected as Hit-Girl in Rome (tpb, 104 pages, 2019, ISBN 1-5343-1039-8)
        • Issues #1–4 of Hit-Girl: Season Two, written by Kevin Smith and drawn by Pernille Ørum, are collected as Hit-Girl in Hollywood (tpb, 112 pages, 2019, ISBN 1-5343-1225-0)
        • Issues #5–8 of Hit-Girl: Season Two, written by Daniel Way and drawn by Goran Parlov, are collected as Hit-Girl in Hong Kong (tpb, 112 pages, 2019, ISBN 1-5343-1407-5)
        • Issues #9–12 of Hit-Girl: Season Two, written by Peter Milligan and drawn by Alison Sampson, are collected as Hit-Girl in India (tpb, 104 pages, 2020, ISBN 1-5343-1548-9)
  • Where We Live: A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas: "Why Here?" (with Alex Sheikman, anthology graphic novel, 336 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-5343-0822-9)
  • The Magic Order:
    • The Magic Order #1–6 (with Olivier Coipel, 2018–2019) collected as The Magic Order (tpb, 176 pages, 2019, ISBN 1-5343-0871-7)
    • The Magic Order 2 #1–6 (with Stuart Immonen, 2021–2022)
  • Prodigy #1–6 (with Rafael Albuquerque, 2018–2019) collected as Prodigy: The Evil Earth (tpb, 168 pages, 2019, ISBN 1-5343-1236-6)
  • Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1–6 (with Simone Bianchi, 2019) collected as Sharkey the Bounty Hunter (tpb, 160 pages, 2019, ISBN 1-5343-1366-4)
  • Space Bandits #1–5 (with Matteo Scalera, 2019) collected as Space Bandits (tpb, 152 pages, 2020, ISBN 1-5343-1501-2)
  • American Jesus: The New Messiah #1–3 (with Peter Gross, 2020) collected as American Jesus Book Two: The New Messiah (tpb, 96 pages, 2020, ISBN 1-5343-1512-8)
  • King of Spies #1–4 (with Matteo Scalera, 2021–2022)

Other US publishersEdit

  • Vampirella (Harris):
    • Vampirella: The Morrison/Millar Collection (tpb, 176 pages, 2006, ISBN 0-910692-93-9) collects:
      • Vampirella Strikes #6: "A Cold Day in Hell!" (with Louis Small, Jr., anthology, 1996)
      • "Ascending Evil" (co-written by Millar and Grant Morrison, art by Amanda Conner, in Vampirella Monthly #1–3, 1997)
      • "Holy War" (co-plotted by Millar and Grant Morrison; written by Steven Grant, drawn by Louis Small, Jr., in Vampirella Monthly #4–6, 1997)
    • "The Queen's Gambit" (co-plotted by Millar and Grant Morrison; written by Steven Grant, drawn by Amanda Conner, in Vampirella Monthly #7–9, 1997)
    • Vampirella vs. Pantha (with Mark Texeira, one-shot, 1997) collected in Vampirella Presents: Tales of Pantha (tpb, 128 pages, 2006, ISBN 0-910692-89-0)
    • Vampirella vol. 2 #1–3: "Nowheresville" (with Mike Mayhew, 2001) collected as Vampirella: Nowheresville (tpb, 96 pages, 2002, ISBN 0-910692-99-8)
  • Youngblood: Bloodsport #1 (of 3/4)[72][73] (with Rob Liefeld, Arcade, 2003; issue 2 was partially released as Bootleg at Wizard World Los Angeles 2005)[74][75][76]
  • Chosen #1–3 (with Peter Gross, Dark Horse, 2004) collected as American Jesus Book One: Chosen (tpb, 72 pages, Image, 2009, ISBN 1-60706-006-X)
  • The Unfunnies #1–4 (with Anthony Williams, Avatar, 2004–2007)
  • Love is Love (untitled two-page story, with Piotr Kowalski, anthology graphic novel, 144 pages, IDW Publishing, 2016, ISBN 1-6314-0939-5)

Feature films based on his worksEdit

Film adaptations of Mark Millar comics
Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Based on Budget Box office Rotten Tomatoes
USD$
2008 Wanted Timur Bekmambetov Universal Studios Wanted by Millar and J. G. Jones $75 million $341,433,252 71%[77]
2010 Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn Lionsgate Films
Universal Studios
Marv Films
Plan B Entertainment
Kick-Ass by Millar and John Romita Jr. $30 million $96,188,903 76%[78]
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Jeff Wadlow Universal Studios
Marv Films
Plan B Entertainment
Kick-Ass 2 and Hit-Girl by Millar and John Romita Jr. $28 million $60,795,985 29%[79]
2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service[80] Matthew Vaughn 20th Century Fox
Marv Films
Kingsman: The Secret Service by Millar and Dave Gibbons $81 million $413,998,123[81] 73%[82]
2016 Captain America: Civil War[83] Anthony and Joe Russo Marvel Studios
Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Civil War by Millar and Steve McNiven $250 million $1.132 billion[84] 91%[85]
2017 Logan James Mangold 20th Century Fox
Marvel Entertainment
The Donner's Company
Old Man Logan by Millar and Steve McNiven $97 million $616.8 million[86] 93%
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Matthew Vaughn 20th Century Fox
Marv Films
Kingsman: The Secret Service by Millar and Dave Gibbons $104 million $410.8 million 52%
2021 The King's Man

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External linksEdit

  • Official website  
  • Mark Millar at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original)
  • Mark Millar at IMDb
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Dick Foreman
Swamp Thing vol. 2 writer
1994–1996
(with Grant Morrison in 1994)
Succeeded by
n/a
Preceded by The Flash vol. 2 writer
1997–1998
(with Grant Morrison)
Succeeded by
Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Preceded by Superman Adventures writer
1998–2000
Succeeded by
Mark Evanier
Preceded by The Authority writer
2000–2002
Succeeded by
Warren Ellis
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n/a
Ultimate X-Men writer
2001–2003
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n/a
The Ultimates writer
2002–2007
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n/a
Ultimate Fantastic Four writer
2004
(with Brian Michael Bendis)
Succeeded by
Warren Ellis
Preceded by Wolverine writer
2004–2005
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Preceded by Ultimate Fantastic Four writer
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Mike Carey
Preceded by Fantastic Four writer
2008–2009
(with Joe Ahearne in 2009)
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Preceded by Wolverine writer
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Jason Aaron and Daniel Way