Mark Millar is about to launch his second Millarworld series since the imprint's acquisition by Netflix.
The writer is reteaming with Huck co-creator and artist Rafael Albuquerque on Prodigy, the latest Millarworld title published by Netflix in association with Image Comics. The new series will follow the world's smartest man, Edison Crane, who is also to the go-to asset for governments to handle the problems they can't deal with directly to lethal effect. The standard cover by Albuquerque for the debut issue is below:
"I gave myself a challenge when I created Prodigy. I wanted to write the smartest thing I’ve ever written and at the same time top any action set-pieces I’ve ever managed in the past and I honestly couldn’t be happier with how this has turned out," explained Millar, President and Chief Creative Officer of Millarworld, a subsidiary of Netflix. "Edison Crane is by far the best character I’ve created in my career and I’m delighted that my genius friend Rafa Albuquerque is drawing the comic-book side of all this. He’s really one of the best artists in the world. I can’t wait to share this with everyone. This really is a beaut and we’re incredibly proud of it."
Millarworld was Millar's creator-owned comic book imprint that was acquired by Netflix last August. As part of the acquisition, Millar will continue to create new comic book series that are published in association with Image Comics. The first comic to be published after the Netflix acquisition was The Magic Order this past June which went on to become the best-selling Millarworld title to date.
The upcoming series will be the second collaboration between Millar and Albuquerque having previously created the Image Comics miniseries Huck in November 2015. The variant cover of the debut issue by Ozgur Yildirim is below:
Prodigy #1 is written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque. It is scheduled to be released on December 5 by Netflix/Image Comics.