Initially announced back in November of last year, the long-simmering collaboration between Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons is finally ready to see the light of day. Wednesday in comic shops, readers picking up a copy of Millar and Leinil Yu’s “Superior” #6 will get an advance look at “The Secret Service” — a new Icon series crafted by the writer specifically for the legendary “Watchmen” artist and based on on idea by Millar, Gibbons and “Kick-Ass” director Matthew Vaughn.
And CBR News is happy to present an alternate version of that “Superior” teaser right now, including a first look at Gibbons’ work on the series:
“We don’t want to give too much away at this stage,” Millar told CBR. “We’ve got a charity auction to name the super-villain going live later today, but otherwise you won’t hear anything else about The Secret Service until the middle of November when ‘CLiNT’ #12 has a massive interview and preview of the series. Highlights of this will be revealed exclusively on CBR on the day of release, but the main promotion on the Millarworld 2012 books begins in January.”
Of course, “The Secret Service” isn’t the only book on tap from Millar’s Millarworld brand of creator-owned comics. “Our 2012 line-up includes ‘Kick-Ass 2’ with John Romita, ‘Supercrooks’ with Leinil Yu, ‘The Secret Service’ with Dave Gibbons, ‘Nemesis 2’ with Steve McNiven and a massive brand new superhero epic by Frank Quitely,” Millar reminded. “We’ll be previewing all these books in a massive CBR piece in January as I go full-time in Millarworld. But I don’t think there’s a company out there with as high a concentration of A-list artists as our plans for next year. It’s very exciting.”
The charity auction is now live at http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220877078536
Stay tuned to CBR in the weeks ahead for more on Millarworld and “The Secret Service.”