Mark Millar Beaten To The Punch On New Book Prodigy
by Olly MacNamee
Mark Millar has always been a great self promoter and Monday night was no exception. Except it was.
Toying with his fans on Twitter, Millar promised us a major Netflix/Millarworld announcement come 8pm (GMT) but in putting his readers on hold for a slow burn as he enjoyed a quiet pint and then, well, relieving himself of that pint, which took a number of hours, and that gave The Hollywood Reporter (THR) the time to announce his new comic called Prodigy, written by himself and illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque.
Here’s the lowdown on what this new book will be all about now:
In Prodigy, the world’s smartest man isn’t content with running the world’s most successful business. His brilliant mind needs constant challenge and so he’s become the go-to guy for governments around the world when a problem arises they just can’t handle. A Nobel-Prize winning scientist, a genius composer, an Olympic-level athlete and an expert in the occult, Edison Crane is as addicted to the mysteries of the world as he is to sitting at the top of the Fortune 500. These are the tales of the world’s most exceptional man and this story marks his first published adventure.
And, here’s what Millar told THR:
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,” said Millar in his familiar enthusiastic patois. “Edison Crane is by far the best character I’ve created in my career and I’m delighted that my genius friend [Rafael] Albuquerque is drawing the comic book side of all this. He’s really one of the best artists in the world.
Still, the news is out there now, but I did find it amusing that one of comic’s greatest showman got beaten to the punch on this occasion.
Prodigy is out December 5th from Netflix/Millarworld.