Mark Millar

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Mark Millar
Millar at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, 2 October 2010
Born (1969-12-24) 24 December 1969 (age 48)
Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Nationality British
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Ultimate X-Men
Ultimate Fantastic Four
Civil War
Secret Service

Mark Millar MBE (/mɪlˈɑːr/; born 24 December 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer, known for his work on The Authority, 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 will be, adapted into feature films.

For his work, Millar has been nominated for four Eisner Awards and two Eagle Awards, and in June 2013 he was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to film and literature.[1][2][3]

Early life

Millar was born 24 December 1969[4] in Coatbridge, Scotland.[5] 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.[6] He has four older brothers,[7][8] and one older sister, who are 22, 20, 18, 16 and 14 years older than him, respectively.[8] His brother Bobby, who today works 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[7] 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, characterizing them as "my Mum and Dad." Other writers he names as influences include Grant Morrison, Peter Milligan, Warren Ellis and Garth Ennis. More recent writers that have impressed him include Jason Aaron and Scott Snyder.[7]

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.[7] 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]


1980s–1990s work

When Millar was 18, he interviewed writer Grant Morrison, who was then doing his 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 ever received.[7]

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,[10] 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.[11]

Millar's British 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,[12] 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,[13] and working on unsuccessful pitches for the publisher.

2000s work

Millar signing a copy of Superman: Red Son

In 2000, Millar replaced Warren Ellis on The Authority for DC's Wildstorm imprint.[12][14] Millar announced his resignation from DC in 2001, though his miniseries Superman: Red Son was printed in 2003.[15]

In March 2001 Millar sold a vampire horror miniseries he wrote called Sikeside to Channel 4 in the UK. The department that bought it had created a program called Metrosexuality that was received so poorly that the department was informed by its superiors that the network would not make any other project commissioned by that department again, thus cancelling Sikeside's development. Millar subsequently sold the movie rights to Sikeside to his friend, movie producer Angus Lamont.[16][17]

In 2001, Millar launched Ultimate X-Men for Marvel Comics' Ultimate Marvel imprint.[18] The following year he collaborated with illustrator Bryan Hitch on The Ultimates, the Ultimate imprint's equivalent of The Avengers.[12][19] Millar's work on The Ultimates was later adapted into two Marvel Animated Features.[20][21]

After 33 issues, Millar left Ultimate X-Men. In 2004 he wrote the Marvel Knights Spider-Man series,[22] and co-wrote with Brian Michael Bendis the first six issues of Ultimate Fantastic Four.[23] He later returned to that title for a 12-issue run throughout 2005–2006,[12] and his storylines during that period led to the creation of the Marvel Zombies spin-off series.

In 2004, Millar launched a creator-owned line called Millarworld that published the books Wanted, Chosen, The Unfunnies, Kick-Ass and War Heroes by four different publishers.[24] Millarworld was eventually acquired by the American streaming media company Netflix.[25]

In 2006, Millar, joined by artist Steve McNiven, began writing the Marvel miniseries Civil War.[26] In February 2008 he began a run on Fantastic Four, with artist Bryan Hitch.[27][28] That same year he wrote the miniseries Marvel 1985,[29] with artist Tommy Lee Edwards,[30] which "is about the real world, the world we live in right now, dealing with the villains of the Marvel Universe finding us."[31] He wrote the "Old Man Logan" storyline which appeared in the Wolverine series and was set in a possible future.[32]

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

Millar was among a group of writers enlisted by Iron Man director Jon Favreau to give advice on the script. It was Millar who suggested dropping the Mandarin as the villain, and replacing him with Iron Monger, who was originally intended as a villain for the sequels.[33]

Millar indicated in 2008 that he would return to Chosen, which he revealed was only the first part in a planned trilogy, American Jesus. Moving the title to Image Comics, he will write two more miniseries to complete the story, and release a collection of the first one with the title American Jesus Volume 1: Chosen.[34]

Millar announced a new British comics magazine anthology in early May 2010 to be launched in September with the name CLiNT, which would feature a sequel to Kick-Ass, as well as work from Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle.[35]

In 2010 Millar wrote two other creator-owned superhero titles through Marvel Comics' Icon imprint, Nemesis with artist Steve McNiven,[36] and Superior with artist Leinil Yu.

On 9 April 2011, Millar was one of 62 comics creators who appeared at the IGN stage at the Kapow! convention in London to set two Guinness World Records, the Fastest Production of a Comic Book, and Most Contributors to a Comic Book.[37][38] The book was completed in 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 38 seconds, and was published through Icon on 23 November 2011, with all royalties being donated to Yorkhill Children's Foundation.[37]

In September 2012, Millar was brought on to oversee 20th Century Fox's cinematic universe as a creative consultant for the X-Men film franchise and Fantastic Four.[39]

In August 2013, when Millar was asked by Abraham Riesman of The New Republic about the use of rape as a plot device in more than one of his comics, he responded, "The ultimate [act] that would be the taboo, to show how bad some villain is, was to have somebody being raped, you know. I don't really think it matters. It's the same as, like, a decapitation. It's just a horrible act to show that somebody's a bad guy." The comment drew criticism from critics, including Laura Hudson of Comics Alliance, who stated, "There's one and only one reason that happens, and it's to piss off the male character. It's using a trauma you don't understand in a way whose implications you can't understand, and then talking about it as though you're doing the same thing as having someone's head explode. You're not. Those two things are not equivalent, and if you don't understand, you shouldn't be writing rape scenes."[40][41]

Awards and accolades

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.[6] 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.[1][2][3]

Award nominations

  • 2000 Eisner Award for Best Title for a Younger Audience for Superman Adventures shared with Aluir Amancio, Terry Austin, and others.[43]
  • 2000 Eisner Award for Best Writer for Superman Adventures[43]
  • 2001 Eisner Award for Best Writer for The Authority and Ultimate X-Men[44]
  • 2001 Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story for The Authority #13–16 shared with Frank Quitely and Trevor Scott.[44]
  • 2004 Eagle Award for Favourite Comics Writer.[45]
  • 2005 Eagle Award for Favourite Comics Writer[46]

Personal life

When Millar was 17 he began dating a woman named Gill, who lived nearby and attended the same school. They married in 1993, but in early 2009, they separated amicably.[8] They have one daughter[5] who, like Millar himself, was born in Coatbridge.[6] In November 2011 Millar's new partner, Lucy,[1][3] gave birth to their first child (and Millar's second).[5][47] They live in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.[5][9]

Millar is a practising Catholic and has said he does not swear in his personal life.[8] Although he says he was not cut out to be an economist, he is still "obsessed" with that subject, and reads the Financial Times online before reading Comic Book Resources each morning.[7]

He has named Superman, Flash Gordon, The Spy Who Loved Me, Star Wars and The Incredibles as his five favourite films.[48]


UK publishers



  • 2000 AD:
    • Tharg's Future Shocks:
      • "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)
    • Silo (with Dave D'Antiquis, in #706–711, 1990)
    • Judge Dredd:
      • "Christmas is Cancelled" (with Brett Ewins, in Winter Special '90, 1990)
      • "Happy Birthday Judge Dredd!" (with Carl Critchlow, in #829, 1993)
      • "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)
      • "Book of the Dead" (with Grant Morrison and Dermot Power, in #859–866, 1993)
      • "I Hate Christmas" (with Carlos Ezquerra, in #867, 1993)
      • "Frankenstein Div " (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)
      • "Crusade" (with Grant Morrison and Mick Austin, in #928–937, 1995)
      • "Man Who Broke the Law" (with Steve Yeowell, in #968–969, 1995)
      • "The Big Hit" (with Graham Stoddart, in #1029–1030, 1997)
    • 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)
      • "Return to Verdus" (with Jose Casanovas, in #792–802, 1992)
      • "The Succubus" (with Simon Jacob, in Yearbook '93, 1992)
      • "Aces of Slades" (with Anthony Williams, in #813–816, 1992–1993)
      • "Serial Stunners" (with Jose Casanovas, in #819–822, 1993)
      • "Keith the Killer Robot" (with Ron Smith, in #825–827, 1993)
      • "Revenge of Dr. Robotski" (with Simon Jacob, in #881–884, 1994)
    • Red Razors:
      • Red Razors (tpb, 144 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-904265-18-9) collects:
      • "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)
    • Tales from Beyond Science (with Rian Hughes):
      • Tales from Beyond Science (tpb, 88 pages, Image, 2012, ISBN 1-60706-471-5) includes:
        • "The Men in Red" (in #774, 1992)
        • "Long Distance Calls" (in #776, 1992)
        • "The Secret Month Under the Stairs" (in Winter Special '92, 1992)
        • "The Man Who Created Space" (in Sci-Fi Special '94, 1994)
    • 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:
    • Maniac 5:
      • "Maniac 5" (with Steve Yeowell, in #842–849, 1993)
      • "War Journal" (with David Hine, in Sci-Fi Special '93, 1993)
      • "Maniac 6" (with Richard Elson and Steve Yeowell, in Winter Special '93 and #956–963, 1995)
    • Big Dave (with Grant Morrison):
      • "Target Baghdad" (with Steve Parkhouse, in #842–845, 1993)
      • "Young Dave" (with Steve Parkhouse, in Yearbook '94, 1993)
      • "Monarchy in the UK" (with Steve Parkhouse, in #846–849, 1994)
      • "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" (with Grant Morrison, in #1024–1031, 1997)
  • Crisis:
  • Revolver Special #1: "Mother's Day" (with Phil Winslade, 1990)
  • Sonic the Comic:
    • 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 Robotnik" (with Mike Hadley, in #42, 1994)
      • "Odour Zone" (with Mike Hadley, in #72, 1994)
      • "The Spinball Wizard" (with Keith Page, in #73, 1994)
    • Streets of Rage (with Peter Richardson):
      • "Streets of Rage" (in #7–12, 1993)
      • "Skates' Story" (in #25–30, 1994)

DC Comics/Vertigo

  • Swamp Thing:
    • "Bad Gumbo" (with Grant Morrison and Philip Hester, in #140–143, 1994)
    • "A Hope in Hell" (with Philip Hester, in #144, 1994)
    • "Big Game" (with Philip Hester, in #145–147, 1994)
    • "The Root of All Evil" (with Philip Hester, in #148–150, 1994–1995)
    • "River Run" (with Philip Hester and Chris Weston, in #151–158, 1995)
    • "Swamp Dog" (with Jill Thompson, in #159, 1995)
    • "Atmospheres" (with Philip Hester, in #160–164, 1995–1996)
    • "Chester Williams: American Cop" (with Curt Swan, in #165, 1996)
    • "Trial by Fire" (with Philip Hester, in #166–171, 1996)
  • Legends of the Dark Knight #79: "Favorite Things" (with Steve Yeowell, 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 (with Grant Morrison and N. Steven Harris, 1996–1997) collected as JLA Presents: Aztek, the Ultimate Man (tpb, 240 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1688-9)
  • The Flash:
    • Emergency Stop (tpb, 144 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2177-7) collects:
      • "Emergency Stop" (with Grant Morrison and Paul Ryan, in #130–132, 1997)
      • "Flash Through the Looking Glass" (with Grant Morrison and Paul Ryan, in #133, 1998)
      • "Still Life in the Fast Lane" (with Grant Morrison and Paul Ryan, in #134, 1998)
      • "Death at The Top of The World, Part Three" (with Mark Millar and Paul Ryan, in #135, 1998)
    • The Human Race (tpb, 160 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2239-0) collects:
      • "The Human Race" (with Grant Morrison, Paul Ryan and Ron Wagner, in #136–138, 1998)
      • "The Black Flash" (with Pop Mhan, in #139–141, 1998)
  • Justice League of America:
  • Superman:
    • Superman Adventures:
      • Up, Up and Away! (tpb, 112 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0331-0) collects:
        • "Clark Kent, You're a Nobody!" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #16, 1998)
        • "The Bodyguard of Steel" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #19, 1998)
        • "War Games" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #22–23, 1998)
        • "Power Corrupts. Super Power Corrupts Absolutely!" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #24, 1998)
      • The Never-Ending Battle (tpb, 112 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0332-9) collects:
        • "(Almost) The World's Finest Team" (with Mike Manley, in #25, 1998)
        • "Yesterday's Man of Tomorrow" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #26, 1998)
        • "How Much Can One Man Hate?" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #27, 1999)
        • "Jimmy Olsen vs. Darkseid" (with Mike Manley, in #28, 1999)
        • "Bride of Bizarro" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #29, 1999)
      • Last Son of Krypton (tpb, 112 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1037-6) collects:
        • "Family Reunion" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #30–31, 1999)
        • "Clark Kent is Superman and I Can Prove It!" (with Neil D Vokes, in #33, 1999)
        • "Sanctuary" (with Mike Manley, in #34, 1999)
      • The Man of Steel (tpb, 112 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1038-4) collects:
        • "Never Play with the Toyman's Toys" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #35, 1999)
        • "This is a Job for Superman" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #36, 1999)
        • "Clark Kent: Public Enemy" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #37, 1999)
        • "If I Ruled the World" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #38, 1999)
      • "22 Stories in a Single Bound" (with various artists, in #41, 2000)
      • "A Death in the Family" (with Aluir Amâncio, in #52, 2001)
    • Tangent Comics: The Superman: "Future Shock" (with Butch Guice, one-shot, 1998)
    • Action Comics (with Stuart Immonen):
      • "A Law Unto Himself" (in #753, 1999)
      • "The Aimless Blade of Silence" (in #754, 1999)
      • "Necropolis" (with Shawn C. Martinbrough, in #755, 1999)
      • "Rock Lobster" (in #758, 1999)
    • Superman 80-Page Giant #2: "From Krypton with Love" (with Sean Phillips, 1999)
    • Team Superman: "They Died with Their Capes On" (with Georges Jeanty, one-shot, 1999)
    • Adventures of Superman (with Stuart Immonen):
      • "Higher Ground" (with Steve Epting, in #573, 1999)
      • "Something Borrowed, Something Blue" (with Joe Phillips, in #574, 2000)
      • "A Night at the Opera" (with Yanick Paquette, in #575, 2000)
      • "AnarchY2Knowledge" (in #576, 2000)
    • Superman for the Animals: "Dear Superman..." (with Tom Grummett, one-shot, 2000)
    • Superman: Red Son #1–3 (with Dave Johnson, 2003) collected as Superman: Red Son (hc, 168 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2425-3)
  • Books of Magic Annual #3: "The New Mystic Youth: Who is Tim Hunter?" (with Phil Jimenez, 1999)
  • Wonder Woman #153: "Mad About the Boy" (with Georges Jeanty, 2000)

Marvel Comics

Icon Comics

Other US publishers

Feature film adaptations

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Based on Budget Box office Rotten Tomatoes
2008 Wanted Timur Bekmambetov Universal Studios Wanted by Millar and J. G. Jones $75 million $341,433,252 71%[49]
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%[50]
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%[51]
2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service[52] Matthew Vaughn 20th Century Fox
Marv Films
Kingsman: The Secret Service by Millar and Dave Gibbons $81 million $413,998,123 [53] 73%[54]
2015 Fantastic Four[55] Josh Trank 20th Century Fox
Marvel Entertainment
Marv Films
Ultimate Fantastic Four by Millar, Brian Michael Bendis and Adam Kubert $120 million $167,750,924 [56] 9%[57]
2016 Captain America: Civil War[58] Anthony and Joe Russo Marvel Studios
Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Civil War by Millar and Steve McNiven $250 million $1.132 billion[59] 91%[60]
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[61] 92%
2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle Matthew Vaughn 20th Century Fox
Marv Films
Kingsman: The Secret Service by Millar and Dave Gibbons $104 million $394.2 million 50%


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External links

  • Official website
  • Mark Millar at the Comic Book DB
  • Mark Millar on IMDb
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