Mark Millar announced some upcoming projects last week on Twitter, listing “all the artists [he has] stolen from Marvel & DC”.
The artists consist of Frank Quietly (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin, New X-Men), Olivier Coipel (Amazing Spider-Man, House of M, Legion of Super Heroes), Stuart Immonen (Action Comics, Nextwave, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man, The New Avengers), Matteo Scalera (Black Science, Batman Beyond 2.0), Travis Charest (WildC.A.T.s, Star Wars), Karl Kerschl (The Abominable Charles Christopher, Adventures of Superman, Teen Titans: Year One), Gigi Cavenago (Dylan Dog), Matteo Buffagni (Daken: Dark Wolverine, Avengers Assemble) and and Tommy Lee Edwards (Bullet Points, Superman: American Alien, Mother Panic, Batman).
The tweet also mentions “A secret DC/Marvel superstar” – who that is remains a mystery, for now.
Most notable, though, is these “secret Millarworld books” are launching “2021/2022”, with the “first one [launching] four weeks after Jupiter’s Legacy season 1 on Netflix”.
While we *still* don’t have a release date for any Netflix Millarworld projects yet, we’ve seen plenty of behind-the-scenes shots of the Mark Millar and Frank Quitely series ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’. Netflix have kept very tight-lipped about the whole affair, since purchasing Mark Millar’s company back in 2017. No projects have hit the streaming service yet, but at least now we know Jupiter’s Legacy will hit Netflix in 2021. Hopefully early 2021, which would make sense if we are to get the first comic of 2021 by Millar four weeks later.
In the replies to the tweet, Millar let slip that a lot of these comics have been worked on during the last year, “in-between Jupiter’s S1 edits”. Surely, Jupiter’s Legacy can’t be too far away?
HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Here's all the artists I've stolen from Marvel & DC for our 2021/22 publishing slate 🙂 pic.twitter.com/UER4sCCHa0
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) December 19, 2020
Words: Graeme Small