… Let’s see what you can do. Mark Millar launches big new UK comics anthology, with famous names, and Kick-Ass 2!
There have been rumblings about this for a while now, a big Anthology title from the mind of Mark Millar, featuring contributions from various UK celebs. And today those rumblngs became a reality, with the announcement of CLiNT.
Millar is aiming this right at the mainstream, and not only us lot, so it could be very exciting, here’s the press release:
For immediate use
Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle comic strips feature
in new monthly magazine 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
“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.”
information on who is involved can be found at twitter.com/clintmag, where
future developments will be revealed on a regular basis.
On-sale September 2nd in the UK
Available from all good retailers and specialist
US subscriptions will be available.
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Posted originally: 2010-05-04 13:04:33