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Mark Millar

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Aug 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/14/98
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Hey,

I've seen a few threads regarding a project I'm rumoured to be doing for
Vertigo and I thought I'd take a moment to reply and give the official
word on what's happening.

The book Barb and a few others referred to is most probably a revamp of
a comic I had published when I was a mere nineteen years old called The
Saviour. Alex Ross came up with some spiffing ideas for this series at
San Diego last year and we're planning to do the book as a twelve issue
maxi-series under the Astro City arrangement where Alex has some plot
input, designs the characters and paints the covers. We were talking to
my old muck-encrusted mate Stuart Moore about the possibility of doing
this book for Vertigo, but my wife's pretty rough pregnancy and the
arrival of our chubby, healthy baby threw my schedule into chaos and
it's only now that we're getting back to the project.

Interestingly, I'm also speaking to Vertigo's best-dressed editor Shelly
Roeberg about a one-shot I wanted to do which takes the piss out of the
industry in general. It's called Comics Babylon and could see me in a
Shawshank Redemption scenario by the end of next year if we're not
careful. Shelly's currently checking with the legal guys at DC to see if
such a book can be published. Hopefully, it can.

Most of the work I've been doing post-Swamp Thing has been for the DC
Universe and now our year long stint on The Flash has skidded to a stop
I'm going to get working on another big twelve issue thingy, this time a
"Watchmen For Villains" called The Secret Society Of Super-Villains. The
book starts in '38 and brings the DCU bad guys right up to date in an
uncompromising, weird, brutal series which charts a history we're all
very familiar with from the perspective of the bastards with the freeze
guns and death rays. Also doing a lot of Superman stuff, most notably
Superman: Red Son with the brilliant Dave Johnson and at least twelve
issues on the best Superman book of 'em all, Superman Adventures. Check
this out or face social rejection!

Outside comics, if such a place exists, I've been lucky enough to flog
my first two movies. Surprisingly, these owe more to Trainspotting than
Star Wars, but I'm excited at the prospect of a Coke habit and a trophy
wife by this time next year. I'm actually considering having my OWN tits
enhanced for San Diego next year.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Mark Millar

Mark Millar

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Duncan

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Mark Millar wrote:
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> The book Barb and a few others referred to is most probably a revamp of
> a comic I had published when I was a mere nineteen years old called The
> Saviour.

Sounds groovy Mark, but how about picking up Shadowmen where you left
it? (Only get a new artist, huh?)

> I'm excited at the prospect of a Coke habit and a trophy
> wife by this time next year. I'm actually considering having my OWN tits
> enhanced for San Diego next year.
>

Gawd, another comics superstar sporting "man-breasts", it's disgusting,
it really is.

WarrenE

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Good lad.

Heil fatherhood and pass the Ketamine and Bollinger!

-- Warren

Mark Millar

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Aug 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/14/98
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WarrenE wrote:
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> Good lad.
>
> Heil fatherhood and pass the Ketamine and Bollinger!

Warren, if you're suggesting the illegal use of prescription drugs, I'm
coming down there to make a citizens arrest, sunshine.

And this goes for all of you vertigo weirdos reading this post!

MM

Duncan

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Weirdos? WEIRDOS? Sure, some of us have experienced the terrible joy of
inter-species love-making, but is that any reason to call us WEIRDOS?
Shame on you, Mark.

Samael

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Mark Millar wrote in message <35D45A...@virgin.net>...

>WarrenE wrote:
>>
>> Good lad.
>>
>> Heil fatherhood and pass the Ketamine and Bollinger!
>
>Warren, if you're suggesting the illegal use of prescription drugs, I'm
>coming down there to make a citizens arrest, sunshine.
>
>And this goes for all of you vertigo weirdos reading this post!


I'm afraid you'll have to come up rather than down to pick me up, as I'm a
good 30 miles north of you.

And i'm suggesting the illegal use of _non-prescription_ drugs.

Samael

Cian O'Connor

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Aug 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/14/98
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Mark Millar wrote:
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> WarrenE wrote:
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> > Good lad.
> >
> > Heil fatherhood and pass the Ketamine and Bollinger!
>
> Warren, if you're suggesting the illegal use of prescription drugs, I'm
> coming down there to make a citizens arrest, sunshine.
>
> And this goes for all of you vertigo weirdos reading this post!

Get in line sunshine.

Cian

Freshie

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On 14 Aug 1998 09:50:48 GMT, war...@aol.com (WarrenE) wrote:

>Good lad.
>
>Heil fatherhood and pass the Ketamine and Bollinger!
>

>-- Warren

SPOILER SPACE FOR QUESTION:

So was that ketamine we saw spider injecting into his eye in Transmet
#14??

Hmmmm you think he'd just let it evaporate and snort it like most
normal people do.

Also is Spider just a weird fuck and injecting into his eye for the
fun of it, or has his veins in his arms and legs collapsed on him??


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Cian O'Connor

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Aug 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/14/98
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Freshie wrote:
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> On 14 Aug 1998 09:50:48 GMT, war...@aol.com (WarrenE) wrote:
>
> >Good lad.
> >
> >Heil fatherhood and pass the Ketamine and Bollinger!
> >
> >-- Warren
>
> SPOILER SPACE FOR QUESTION:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> So was that ketamine we saw spider injecting into his eye in Transmet
> #14??

Doubt it, unless he wanted to curl up into a fetal shape and become one
with the toilet bowl. Which he might I s'pose.

> Hmmmm you think he'd just let it evaporate and snort it like most
> normal people do.

Normal people. As in people who take ketamine. Did someone just reverse
reality's parameters there... Jeez you bunch of wierd fucks. The
wierdest thing was when it became a "club" drug, and you saw these
casualties curl up into unmoving, depressed balls. I mean at least
Ecstacy makes you want to dance...

Cian

WarrenE

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Aug 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/14/98
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In article <35D45A...@virgin.net>, Mark Millar <mark....@virgin.net>
writes:

>Warren, if you're suggesting the illegal use of prescription drugs, I'm
>coming down there to make a citizens arrest, sunshine.

Come and get me, you manky Scots git. I'm full of hate, Viagra
and cheeseburgers and have trained myself to urinate three different
strains of date-rape drug.

Come on then if you think you're hard enough....

-- Warren

WarrenE

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Aug 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/14/98
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In article <35d44b64...@client.ne.news.psi.net>,
fa...@royalblueny.SPAMBURGER.com (Freshie) writes:

>
>So was that ketamine we saw spider injecting into his eye in Transmet
>#14??

Nope. It was an arcane and delicious mix of opium and
pulverised bull testicles.

>Also is Spider just a weird fuck and injecting into his eye for the
>fun of it, or has his veins in his arms and legs collapsed on him??

He's a weird fuck, but he's also had most of his veins forcibly
reinflated and rewalled at some point.

-- Warren


Freshie

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Aug 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/14/98
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On Fri, 14 Aug 1998 16:13:41 +0100, Cian O'Connor
<cian.o...@remove.me.digitivity.com> wrote:

>Freshie wrote:
>>
>> On 14 Aug 1998 09:50:48 GMT, war...@aol.com (WarrenE) wrote:
>>
>> >Good lad.
>> >
>> >Heil fatherhood and pass the Ketamine and Bollinger!
>> >
>> >-- Warren
>>
>> SPOILER SPACE FOR QUESTION:
>>
>>
>>
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>>
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>>

>> So was that ketamine we saw spider injecting into his eye in Transmet
>> #14??
>

>Doubt it, unless he wanted to curl up into a fetal shape and become one
>with the toilet bowl. Which he might I s'pose.

doesnt always have that effect. depends on dosage. although i'm
pretty sure introducing it directly into the bloodstream would.

>> Hmmmm you think he'd just let it evaporate and snort it like most
>> normal people do.
>
>Normal people. As in people who take ketamine. Did someone just reverse
>reality's parameters there... Jeez you bunch of wierd fucks.

bit of a joke there.

>The
>wierdest thing was when it became a "club" drug, and you saw these
>casualties curl up into unmoving, depressed balls.

Yeah it's damn weird. I thought it was pretty much a fad confined to
the East Coast of the US.

>I mean at least
>Ecstacy makes you want to dance...

>Cian
>

>> Also is Spider just a weird fuck and injecting into his eye for the
>> fun of it, or has his veins in his arms and legs collapsed on him??
>>

Cian O'Connor

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Aug 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/14/98
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Freshie wrote:
>
> On Fri, 14 Aug 1998 16:13:41 +0100, Cian O'Connor
> <cian.o...@remove.me.digitivity.com> wrote:
>
> >Freshie wrote:
> >>
> >> On 14 Aug 1998 09:50:48 GMT, war...@aol.com (WarrenE) wrote:
> >>
> >> >Good lad.
> >> >
> >> >Heil fatherhood and pass the Ketamine and Bollinger!
> >> >
> >> >-- Warren
> >>
> >> SPOILER SPACE FOR QUESTION:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> So was that ketamine we saw spider injecting into his eye in Transmet
> >> #14??
> >
> >Doubt it, unless he wanted to curl up into a fetal shape and become one
> >with the toilet bowl. Which he might I s'pose.
>
> doesnt always have that effect. depends on dosage. although i'm
> pretty sure introducing it directly into the bloodstream would.

Never done it mate. And if I had I doubt I'd announce it on a public
forum :) Judging by friends who have done it though, I can't really see
the attraction.

> >The
> >wierdest thing was when it became a "club" drug, and you saw these
> >casualties curl up into unmoving, depressed balls.
>
> Yeah it's damn weird. I thought it was pretty much a fad confined to
> the East Coast of the US.

My uncle was struck of the British Medical Assocation for abusing
prescription drugs, and I've a vague feeling that it was ketamine that
he was using. This was back in the early 80s as well mind...

Cian

jayembee

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Aug 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/14/98
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In article <35D42F...@virgin.net>,
mark....@virgin.net wrote:

> The book Barb and a few others referred to is most probably a
> revamp of a comic I had published when I was a mere nineteen
> years old called The Saviour.

Ooo! Ooo! Ooo! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

I remember the original, and was bummed that it disappeared into
the void (I must confess that I'd forgotten that you were the
writer). That was one of the two really decent things that Trident
put out -- the other being Grant Morrison's "St. Swithin's Day".
Well, SAGA OF THE MAN-ELF was a fairly decent Jerry Cornelius
pastiche, now that I think of it.

I'm looking forward to the other projects you mention as well.

Sorry I won't be at San Diego to say hello.

--- jayembee (Jerry Boyajian, jbo...@pcs.eds.com)

"This ain't no 'Dances With Salmon', ya know."

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Freshie

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On Fri, 14 Aug 1998 17:23:42 +0100, Cian O'Connor
<cian.o...@remove.me.digitivity.com> wrote:

>Freshie wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, 14 Aug 1998 16:13:41 +0100, Cian O'Connor
>> <cian.o...@remove.me.digitivity.com> wrote:
>>
>> >Freshie wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On 14 Aug 1998 09:50:48 GMT, war...@aol.com (WarrenE) wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >Good lad.
>> >> >
>> >> >Heil fatherhood and pass the Ketamine and Bollinger!
>> >> >
>> >> >-- Warren
>> >>
>> >> SPOILER SPACE FOR QUESTION:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> So was that ketamine we saw spider injecting into his eye in Transmet
>> >> #14??
>> >
>> >Doubt it, unless he wanted to curl up into a fetal shape and become one
>> >with the toilet bowl. Which he might I s'pose.
>>
>> doesnt always have that effect. depends on dosage. although i'm
>> pretty sure introducing it directly into the bloodstream would.
>
>Never done it mate. And if I had I doubt I'd announce it on a public
>forum :) Judging by friends who have done it though, I can't really see
>the attraction.

You've had friends inject directly into their bloodstream. I
understand that's pretty dangerous.

>> >The
>> >wierdest thing was when it became a "club" drug, and you saw these
>> >casualties curl up into unmoving, depressed balls.
>>
>> Yeah it's damn weird. I thought it was pretty much a fad confined to
>> the East Coast of the US.
>
>My uncle was struck of the British Medical Assocation for abusing
>prescription drugs, and I've a vague feeling that it was ketamine that
>he was using. This was back in the early 80s as well mind...

well I do think ketamine has been in use, since at least the 60's as a
recreational drug. It's recently seen a surge of popularity in the
club/rave scene in east coast US cities.

>Cian

Bard Sinister

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Aug 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/14/98
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Mark Millar wrote:

> And this goes for all of you vertigo weirdos reading this post!

Mark Millar just called me a 'Vertigo weirdo'

Eris, I love the internet.

Bard Sinister

Richard Pace

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Aug 15, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/15/98
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WarrenE wrote in message
<199808141605...@ladder01.news.aol.com>...
>>So was that ketamine we saw spider injecting into his eye in Transmet
>>#14??
>
>Nope. It was an arcane and delicious mix of opium and
>pulverised bull testicles.


Okay, good. I originally passed over the original ketamine reference
because I thought it was a British diaper rash treatment.

Let's try to maintain this level of decadence please, it is a Vertigo
newsgroup after all.

Take care

Richard

Mute

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Aug 18, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/18/98
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Mark Millar <mark....@virgin.net> wrote:

>The book Barb and a few others referred to is most probably a revamp of
>a comic I had published when I was a mere nineteen years old called The

>Saviour. Alex Ross came up with some spiffing ideas for this series at
>San Diego last year and we're planning to do the book as a twelve issue
>maxi-series under the Astro City arrangement where Alex has some plot
>input, designs the characters and paints the covers.

Great, great and super great. So, will he still look like Jonathon
Ross...or, say, Jerry Springer?

sez me, who lives in Australia and sees bare snippets of both...

>Most of the work I've been doing post-Swamp Thing has been for the DC
>Universe and now our year long stint on The Flash has skidded to a stop
>I'm going to get working on another big twelve issue thingy, this time a
>"Watchmen For Villains" called The Secret Society Of Super-Villains. The
>book starts in '38 and brings the DCU bad guys right up to date in an
>uncompromising, weird, brutal series which charts a history we're all
>very familiar with from the perspective of the bastards with the freeze
>guns and death rays.

This sounds like the shit, and I look forward to it. Rock on with your
badself, Mr Millar.

mute


Elayne Wechsler-Chaput

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Aug 19, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/19/98
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Warren Ellis (war...@aol.com) wrote:
: In article <35D45A...@virgin.net>, Mark Millar <mark....@virgin.net>
: writes:

: >Warren, if you're suggesting the illegal use of prescription drugs, I'm
: >coming down there to make a citizens arrest, sunshine.

: Come and get me, you manky Scots git. I'm full of hate, Viagra
: and cheeseburgers and have trained myself to urinate three different
: strains of date-rape drug.

Ah. I was wondering what took the place of the cigarettes. Cheers,
Warren.

- Elayne
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Aug 19, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/19/98
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But...but...

Will RAG DOLL be in it?

Killans - First And Last And Always

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Aug 21, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/21/98
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In article <35D42F...@virgin.net>,
Mark Millar <mark....@virgin.net> wrote:
>Hey,

>
>The book Barb and a few others referred to is most probably a revamp of
>a comic I had published when I was a mere nineteen years old called The
>Saviour.
[...]

>Interestingly, I'm also speaking to Vertigo's best-dressed editor Shelly
>Roeberg about a one-shot I wanted to do which takes the piss out of the
>industry in general.
[...]

>I'm going to get working on another big twelve issue thingy, this time a
>"Watchmen For Villains" called The Secret Society Of Super-Villains.

Hubba and, in a very real sense, hubba.

Oh, and bagsie first shot at the "Kingdom Come For Villains" in 2010 or
thereabouts. If I can't be talented, I can damn well at least be overrated.

>I'm actually considering having my OWN tits enhanced for San Diego next year.

I find that idea strangely...arousing. Christ, I need to get out more.

Mike
--
Mike Collins

mcol...@nyx.net

Renell A. Shurn

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Aug 22, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/22/98
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By the way Mark,

A "Shout-Out"...
The work you and Jackson Guice did on DC\Tangent's "THE SUPERMAN"
Was simply gorgeous
The best and most believable(in characterizations) of the Tangent series
Thanks for a beautiful piece of work.

Renell


Mark Millar

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Aug 25, 1998, 3:00:00 AM8/25/98
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You're welcome, true believer.

MM

Mark Millar

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Sep 7, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/7/98
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M. Stephen Lukac wrote:
>
> You know, after I heard about Swamp Thing's cancellation, I was lighting
> candles and practicing Grant inspired rituals in hopes you would take
> over Hellblazer. (This was before Warren Ellis came on board). I still
> think you wrote the best Constantine I've seen since the middle of
> Garth's run. The wishing match thing was fucking beautiful.
> --
Thanks, mate. I'm the first to admit I wrote a brilliant JC in Trial By
Fire, but I'm also going to be first in line to read Warren's
Hellblazer. He might be English and he might have one of those daft
Southern accents, but he's a fucking good writer and the perfect choice.

If he gets an artist of the same calibre, this could become one of the
best books out there again.

MM

M. Stephen Lukac

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Sep 9, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/9/98
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You know, after I heard about Swamp Thing's cancellation, I was lighting
candles and practicing Grant inspired rituals in hopes you would take
over Hellblazer. (This was before Warren Ellis came on board). I still
think you wrote the best Constantine I've seen since the middle of
Garth's run. The wishing match thing was fucking beautiful.
--
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Steven Grant

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Sep 9, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/9/98
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Mark Millar wrote

>Thanks, mate. I'm the first to admit I wrote a brilliant JC in Trial By
>Fire, but I'm also going to be first in line to read Warren's
>Hellblazer. He might be English and he might have one of those daft
>Southern accents, but he's a fucking good writer and the perfect choice.
>
>If he gets an artist of the same calibre, this could become one of the
>best books out there again.

Hi, Mark. David said you said hello.

Warren sent me his first HELLBLAZER script, and it kicks ass. I think John
Higgins is staying on as artist, but I'm not sure. What do you have coming
up next, anyway? (Besides diapering, I mean.)
--
Rough Beast Entertainment - http://www.premier1.net/~sdgrant


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Sep 10, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/10/98
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In article <NmqJ1.314$wM.75...@news.premier1.net>,

"Steven Grant" <sdg...@premier1.net> wrote:
> Mark Millar wrote
>
> >Thanks, mate. I'm the first to admit I wrote a brilliant JC in Trial By
> >Fire, but I'm also going to be first in line to read Warren's
> >Hellblazer. He might be English and he might have one of those daft
> >Southern accents, but he's a fucking good writer and the perfect choice.
> >
> >If he gets an artist of the same calibre, this could become one of the
> >best books out there again.
>
> Warren sent me his first HELLBLAZER script, and it kicks ass. I think John
> Higgins is staying on as artist, but I'm not sure.

For the first 6 issues, a story arc, unless that's changed recently. I've not
heard any other artists confirmed, but Warren mentioned interest in several in
the "Hellblazer Artists Wish list" thread.

> What do you have coming up next, anyway?

Other than a SAVIOR redo with Alex Ross? I'd like to know too; hopefully
another regular monthly. Can't get enough good stuff.

And how about spillin' some info yourself. What's this new project you're
doing with Mike Zeck?

scott tilson.

Keith Trotter

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Sep 13, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/13/98
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Steven Grant wrote:
>
> Mark Millar wrote
>
> >Thanks, mate. I'm the first to admit I wrote a brilliant JC in Trial By
> >Fire, but I'm also going to be first in line to read Warren's
> >Hellblazer. He might be English and he might have one of those daft
> >Southern accents, but he's a fucking good writer and the perfect choice.
> >
> >If he gets an artist of the same calibre, this could become one of the
> >best books out there again.
>
> Hi, Mark. David said you said hello.
>
> Warren sent me his first HELLBLAZER script, and it kicks ass. I think John
> Higgins is staying on as artist, but I'm not sure. What do you have coming
> up next, anyway? (Besides diapering, I mean.)

You mean Mark Millar still wears diapers?

Keith
¬¬¬¬¬

burke

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Sep 16, 1998, 3:00:00 AM9/16/98
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Okay, maybe I'm being dense, but I've got a question.

Why can't I access the reply Mark Millar made to my original post? Thank
God for the follow-ups, or I wouldn't have known he saw it.

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