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Creator: Mark Millar
The t-shirt should have tipped you right off. Although it may have been when he was described as Scottish.
Mark Millar is a prominent Scottish writer of comic books. Millar has written for many a character, particularly those within the Marvel Universe, as well his own creations in the form of Wanted, Kick-Ass and so forth.

Millar's writing style is known for pretty much taking the concept of Darker and Edgier and letting it off the leash. His stories involving popular superheroes are sometimes cynical, forcing heroes to deal with darker moral themes than usual. On the other hand, some of Millar's earlier super-hero work (on Superman Adventures) and even some of his more recent projects like 1985 are more optimistic in tone. He also runs his own little slice of the internet known as MillarWorld, a comic news/forum where he's more than happy to dole out his opinion on whatever, and has been involved with charity work for children with disabilities.

Similar to other comic book writers and artists known for dark and gritty subject matter, he's got a significant Hatedom, with many resenting his writing for its sociopathic take on characters and often focusing on their worst character traits, as well as his tendency to mock and insult his audience. He's got a Misaimed Fandom as well, with folks who cherish characters Word of God says are meant to be seen as completely insane. Despite that, there's a number of fans who enjoy his grittier take on superheroes and darker subject matter, and his comics frequently sell very, very well.

Not to be confused with Frank Miller or Mark Miller.

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Mark Millar's works contain examples of:

  • Shout-Out: Early in his career, he did a stint writing Sonic the Comic. He credited this gig with helping to pay for his wedding, and thus there are references to Sonic in several of his works, including Secret History of the Authority and Wanted mini-series.
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alternative title(s): Mark Millar
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