New magazine from Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar
By The Editor
May 4, 2010 - 09:04
from Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar
Comics by two of the UK’s most outspoken TV personalities and burgeoning
writing talents – Jonathan Ross and stand-up comedian Frankie Boyle – will
feature in CLiNT Magazine, an exciting new joint venture between Kick Ass
creator Mark Millar and Titan Magazines. Millar’s sequel to his cult comic
and smash hit movie will also feature in the monthly title to form a
stunning line-up of stories.
“This is The Eagle for the 21st Century,” declares Millar, whose
genre-busting Kick-Ass scooped the number one movie spot in America and
whose previous work includes Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie and Morgan
Freeman. “I’ve worked on everything from Spider-Man comics to the Iron Man
movie for Marvel in New York, but what really excites me is the gap I see in
the UK market at the moment. There are absolutely no comic-books aimed at
16-30 year old guys and I think CLiNT has potential to make an enormous
impact, bringing a new type of magazine to a new generation.
“I want this to be edgy and irreverent, the kind of thing guys will be
passing around lunch-halls and common rooms, and there’s nobody I’d rather
have creating new characters for CLiNT than Jonathan and Frankie. They’re
both brilliant writers and will surprise a lot of people with this stuff.
The last thing you’d expect from Jonathan, for example, is a vampire strip,
but he pulls it off amazingly. People are going to love this.”
Millar is also launching his sequel to the hit Kick-Ass movie in the first
issue of the comic. "Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall" has been scheduled for
production in 2011 for a 2012 cinema release, but fans of the first movie
can find out what happens two years in advance by picking up CLiNT.
The 100-page magazine will be packed with interviews and features from
movies, games and television as well as four serialized comic-strips. The
biggest names in entertainment will be featured every month and some will
even be sticking around to write sci-fi, humour or horror stories after
they’ve been interviewed and quizzed.
“We can’t say who else is involved at this stage,” says Millar. “Jonathan,
Frankie and I will have our stories serialized over the first six months,
but we have the most insane line-up of creators ready to come in and join
us. You’d be amazed how many people who work in film and television want to
be comic-book writers. It’s very exciting and we think we’re creating
something potentially enormous here.”
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