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I recently read an old interview with Paul Cornell where he said Mark Millar is responsible for his current comic book career. Millar called him up after watching an episode of DOCTOR WHO he wrote, "Human Nature," offering to connect him with Marvel editors. Before that, he'd been trying to get into the industry but not really getting anywhere.

So if Millar weren't a big name, none of Cornell's work for Marvel and DC would exist. That's funny.









Amidst dealing with various disasters and crimes, "Superior" handles a bully who beat up his best friend.






Date: 2011-01-19 10:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
You WILL embrace the might of the All-Powerful Space Banana! Mwhahahaha!

Date: 2011-01-19 10:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
The cropping in the bully section makes this difficult to understand

Date: 2011-01-19 10:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
That evil space monkey gets me laughing out loud every time.

Date: 2011-01-19 11:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] philippos42
Why is Eddie Murphy white?

Date: 2011-01-20 12:21 am (UTC)
kaitou: (smiletime)
From: [personal profile] kaitou
At first I thought the cover said "The best boobs on the stands!"

Date: 2011-01-20 12:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] auggie18
The thing is, I kinda love this book. A lot. Which is why as we near the ending, I get more and more scared. When will the rape and despair start? And with who?


Date: 2011-01-20 12:39 am (UTC)
angelophile: (Pete Wisdom - Backing Britain)
From: [personal profile] angelophile
Correction: It was Fathers Day that Millar saw, not Human Nature, which wasn't actually broadcast until several months after Cornell's first work for Marvel hit the stands.

Date: 2011-01-20 03:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] venatosapiens
Bwahhahahah demonic space monkey. I'm sorry. That's....that's hilarious.
So it looks like he's setting up Superior for a battle royal with a super villain for the lulz. I can get behind that.

Date: 2011-01-20 04:13 am (UTC)
brain_floss: Generation Lost 10 (Default)
From: [personal profile] brain_floss
Ah, so it's not the plot bunny for Mr.Millar, but evil plot monkey, to screw up the regular characters & their daily life? Figures.

Date: 2011-01-20 06:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
There is actually a track record for this sort of thing working out - several 'edgy' writers who otherwise loathe superheroes with a passion have admitted to at least having an appreciation for what Superman stands for, and have written him accordingly. If Millar follows through on this attitude regarding a character who's basically a Superman/Captain Marvel archetype, we may actually be able to get to the end of the story without anything horrible happening.
Interesting that the evil space monkey is playing both sides against the middle. It's not often the same guy who gives both the hero and the villain their powers - although I suppose this could be a commentary on the wizard Shazam and Black Adam.

Date: 2011-01-20 10:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
..... So basically, Space Monkey makes hero, Space Monkey makes villain, have big fight, lalala.

Date: 2011-01-21 09:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] equinox216
With massive apologies to Jonathan Coulton, and a little to his scansion:

Space Monkey get up get nanner
Space Monkey go to job
Space Monkey have boring meeting with minor devil, Old Hob
Hob say Space Monkey very diligent
But his intake stink
His souls not diabolical or maleficent
What do Space Monkey think
Space Monkey think maybe manager want to bring goddamn End of Days himself
Space Monkey not say it out loud
Space Monkey not crazy just Proud

Space Monkey find bullies
Space Monkey like jerks and assholes too
Space Monkey strange lil simian
Recruiting Hell’s pivotal part
Space Monkey want you
Space Monkey want you

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