Mark Millar Quotes (30 Quotes)


    Literally thousands of permits would be required to do business on local roads. This ordinance is too broad and covers more than it needs to cover.

    I'm honestly as happy writing Superman Adventures as I am writing Wanted.

    It's been the most creatively liberating thing I've ever done and so I'm bringing some of that mad enthusiasm to Marvel for the next couple of years as they let me loose on some Marvel Universe titles you'll be hearing about soon.

    The books are all very, very different so the publishers really had to be different too.

    The animated books pay the lowest rates at the Big Two and you can forget about royalties.


    Being the first to do something like this also registers a lot of attention that the line might not have gotten if all four books had just appeared from one company.

    The breadth of the potential readership is also a factor.

    These are pretty much the most critically-acclaimed books I've ever written and the sales have been literally twice what we were all expecting.

    I didn't want the headache of having a publisher reviewing everything I wrote in advance.

    The end of the series has massive ramifications. This is one of those things that comes along that shapes things for times to come. ... There's very much a pre-Civil War and post-Civil War Marvel Universe coming at you.

    Sales were stable, but they would have kept rising if we'd been out there every month and I think we'd be topping 200,000 by now.

    I spent as much time writing proposals in '98 and '99 as I did writing scripts.

    I'd love to do something else for Avatar after this.

    We've had really good mainstream publicity for these books and both Wanted and Chosen were snapped up as movie deals before each series even ended so I'm honestly just pinching myself.

    Marvel books also feed into the smaller publishers and the fact that this is happening in the same month we're launching Ultimate Fantastic Four is no coincidence.

    Their argument, and I think it's a correct one, is that they'll make more money from the trades and the hardcovers if nobody messes with the creative team.

    Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine.

    I didn't break into comics to write fairytales or crime comics.

    However, if I can expand this to Top Cow or Avatar I'm helping the sales, however small, on my Marvel books because I'm almost certain to pick up some new readers.

    I wanted to portray very, very dark subject matter and a deceptively complex story in the brightest colours and simplest lines possible to leave the readers reeling.

    I don't see one as bring better or more literate than the other and there's a real buzz to not only writing about a character I love like Superman, but also writing something that kids can enjoy.

    It's actually annoying when I hear people say the sequel will be late because we're in a completely different situation from the original.

    Wanted has gone into second, third and fourth printings of the individual issues and the north American printings of Wanted #1 are now close to 100,000.

    At the moment, I have it planned as a six or seven year experiment, but the books will only ever appear in bursts like this every couple of years and only with the best quality artists.

    When we sit and watch a horror movie we know we're watching a horror picture and come to the story with a certain level of psychic defence.

    The trick was really finding the appropriate publisher for each of the projects I'd devised.

    I wouldn't let kids near half the stuff I've written so it is quite lovely to pass these little books out to children when they visit the house.

    Even now, the series is nearly concluded for me, and I don't know who's right because they are both right and they are both wrong. I think if you did pick a side it would be disastrous because both the Iron Man fans and the Cap fans would be out for your blood. So (what) I'm thinking is that they are both having a good argument.

    Artists, no matter how good their intentions, are always slower than they think.

    I think American audiences are quite interesting in that they can handle almost any amount of violence, but the moment the violence becomes sexual violence it immediately becomes an issue.


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