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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 07 August 2017 at 4:10pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Netflix buys Millarworld comics. The title to this thread is referencing a quote in the article at this LINK where Netflix's chief content officer calls Mark Millar "as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee."

Um... not sure I'd go quite that far.

Anyway, what do you guys think about the news?


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Posted: 07 August 2017 at 7:56pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I understand Millar is regarded as second only to Stan in the number of films based on his comics. Not sure how accurate it is.
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Say what? How about Alan Moore, with "From Hell," "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," "V for Vendetta" and "Watchmen"?
And it depends on whether you count Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for the various Superman films or Bob Kane and Bill Finger for the many Batman films.
Besides, Stan Lee created or co-created characters for which Millar wrote stories (besides his own creations, of course). I don't think that puts him on the same level.
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Posted: 07 August 2017 at 9:47pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Checked Millar on imdb. 17 "based on" credits. One of this is in pre-production, two more were just announced. So that's 14. 2 are video games, 2 are for characters used on animated series and 3 others are animation. So, 7 live action feature films so far. Not that impressive. Moore apparently has 4 (5 if you count Constantine). Batman beats them all. And Stan, of course, is in another league.

Again, it's just something I've read once.
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Posted: 08 August 2017 at 2:15pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I wonder how this will bode for Netflix's Marvel series? Why pay to license Marvel stuff when you own the rights to produce Millar's stuff? I mean, other than recognition factor of course. I can't see a Jupiter's Legacy or Nemesis being as popular as Daredevil or the Punisher. And while Kick Ass is fairly well known, it wasn't even part of the deal as the studio who made that owns the rights. Same with Kingsman.
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Posted: 08 August 2017 at 6:27pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Yup, time to dump all my Netflix stock. 
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Disney just announced they are pulling their content from Netflix too after 2019 which has the future of their Marvel series being questioned in articles. 

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I can't believe I left out "Constantine." I still think Stan Lee and others trump Millar, even in the number of TV series, animated films and video games, if you take into consideration some of Millar's stuff features characters created by others. But it sounds like you and I agree, Mario, so I'll stop nitpicking.
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I don't begrudge him his success, but I never 'got' Millar. I think he wrote some Supermen Adventures that I liked, but all his own stuff that was made into movies...meh. 
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The Superman Adventures stories were probably the best thing he ever wrote. Almost everything else has been "adult" comics if "adult"  comics were written by a 13 year old boy.
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The Superman Adventures stories were probably the best thing he ever wrote. 

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The problem is that Superman Adventures didn't sell well, and the message he took away from that was "those kind of stories don't sell welll" instead of "cartoon tie-in books don't sell well."
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Millar has talent. As long as he does his own characters and doesn't force his stories on preexisting characters by making them act in ways that were never theirs, i am happy to see him do his stuff.
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Lee's characters have longevity on their side. It'll be some time before we know if Millar's creations can be discussed in the same way. 
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I dislike Millar as a writer and as a person but you gotta admit he's made it work. 

Abandoning the big two and setting up his own shop was the greatest decision he could have ever made. Win-Win situation.
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