Comics writer and film producer Mark Millar (Kick Ass, Wanted, Jupiter’s Legacy) has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth II as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to film and literature on the just-released Queen’s Honours Birthday list.
“These kind of honours you usually see going to other people, so it’s nice,” Millar told The Herald. “I got an honorary doctorate last year so I am starting to feel very respectable. I want my kids to write MBE on my Father’s Day card.” Millar received an honorary doctorate of letters from Glasgow Caledonian University last year.
He later joked on his message board, “Soon the Sith will rise again and I will take my throne in Parliament!!!”
An order of chivalry established in 1917 by King George V, the Order of the British Empire consists of five ranks: Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross, Knight Commander or Dame Commander, Commander, Officer and Member. Last year Millar’s former writing partner, Grant Morrison, received the same honor.