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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 24 December 1969Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Multi award-winning writer Mark Millar has revamped the X-Men, broke Spider-Man sales records, brought the Fantastic Four into the 21st Century and made Superman a communist. He is also the writer of the US industry's biggest-selling comic book of the past decade, Marvel's Civil War, published in 2007. His Wanted comic series was the industry's biggest-selling creator-owned book of the last ten years until he smashed his own record with Kick-Ass, each issue selling more than Spider-Man and X-Men from issue one with an unprecedented five printings every issue. Both properties were sold as movies before the first issue hit the stands and everything Millar has ever created is in various stages of theatrical development. Wanted starred Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy. Kick-Ass stars actor Nicolas Cage.

Outside comics, Millar has been praised by Marvel Studios and screenwriter Zak Penn for creating the template for their 2008-2012 line-up of movies, their 2011 and 2012 Captain America and The Avengers movies based on Millar's Ultimates monthly series. He cast Samuel L Jackson as the leader of this super-team and his influence extends into every Marvel movie on their upcoming slate. Although busy creating his own movies and comic-books now at Millarworld, Millar remains under contract at Marvel to write their most high-profile projects.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lucy Unwin

Trade Mark (2)

Over the top portrayal of sex and violence
Unsympathetic, violent characters

Trivia (10)

Comic book writer.
The film rights to his comic book 'Wanted' were bought even before the first edition appeared in stores in 2004.
Is a Glasgow Celtic fan... In the "Ultimate X-men" comics he writes, he has one of the bad guys a "Glasgow Rangers" fan.
He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Literature and Drama. He is a comic book writer and film producer.
His Chemistry teacher in high school was Mark Flood's uncle.
Despite it's frequent presence in his comics, he dislikes using profanity in his everyday life.
His brother Bobby works with disabled children. Mark wrote his series "Superior" to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.
The first comic book he ever read was the seminal "Amazing Spider-man 121" in 1973.
His main inspiration and mentor was Grant Morrison.
Glasgow, Scotland: comic writer and producer [June 2013]

Personal Quotes (5)

Superman and Star Wars had a huge effect on my childhood and made me immediately realise I wanted to work in comics and films when I was older.
I know my stuff probably will be bought as a film and that's a lovely position to be in, but I see the film side as just a hobby, not the real job. A film is something that's done with 300 other people. The comic is just me and the artist. It's more personal.
I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine. They're bloody awesome.
I spent more time writing proposals than scripts in my twenties. Knocks and rejection are your Jedi training as a freelance writer.
I didn't get into comics to get out of it. This was never a stepping stone to movies for me. Comics is my day-job and movies are a nice little extra. 100 million dollar ads for my books.

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