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The value of a guru apparently can't be underestimated. Marvel Studios has Joss Whedon, who signed an exclusive deal to help oversee their film and television properties over the next few years. The X-Men, unofficially, have Bryan Singer, who's been involved in every one of their worthwhile properties. And a few weeks ago, 20th Century Fox announced that they'd hired established comics writer Mark Millar to oversee their properties, among which include the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.

A long-time writer on titles like "Ultimate X-Men," "The Authority," and his own creator-owned properties such as "Kick-Ass" and "Wanted," Millar made a name for himself as one of the most entertaining creators in comics. When he was writing company-owned characters, Millar's talents as a writer quickly shown through: an eye for big picture plotting, unrivaled ability for choreographing arresting action scenes, a skill for using continuity and shared universe as »

- Jeremy Gordon

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