Comic book writer Mark Millar to visit PH

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 01 2012 01:31 PM | Updated as of Mar 02 2012 07:57 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Comic book writer Mark Millar, the creator of the series "Wanted" and "Kick-Ass," is scheduled to visit the Philippines.

A press release at Comic Book Resources said Millar will be coming to Manila after National Book Store placed the largest order for "Supercrooks #1," Millar's latest comic book series. Millar ran a contest on his website where he would go to any place in the world which placed the largest number of orders for "Supercrooks #1."

Millar's artist for "Supercrooks" is Leinil Yu, a Filipino. The two previously collaborated in the series "Superior."

"Supercrooks" is inked by Gerry Alanguilan, who is also a Filipino.

Miguel Ramos, owner of National Book Store, said bringing Millar to the Philippines is a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to get Mark Millar, Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan together in one room."

Millar, meanwhile, said going to the Philippines is a "great chance to get a wee holiday out there at the same time as meeting all the very cool Filipino readers who support the Millarworld titles."

"I can't wait. We're looking to fly very soon after our big Kapow! event in London on the 19th and 20th of May," he said.

"Supercrooks" is the latest creator-owned comic from Millar and Yu, who wowed fans last year with the best-selling "Superior." It tells the story of a gang of super-villains who are tired of getting busted by superheroes in America and head for Spain, a country with no superheroes at all, to pull off the biggest heist of their career.

Millar describes the book as "Ocean's 11" meets the "X-Men."

Millar previously wrote the bestselling "The Ultimates" for Marvel and "The Authority" for DC. He has authored several creator-owned books including "Superior," "Nemesis," "Wanted" and "Kick-Ass," the last two having been turned into hit Hollywood movies.

Yu pencilled the massive "Secret Invasion" series for Marvel. He has had several runs on titles such as "Uncanny X-Men" and "Wolverine."