UPDATE: Mark Millar And Dave Gibbons Tease 'The Secret Service'

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Of all the creators in the comic book industry, no one is as much of a hype machine as Mark Millar. The man is certainly a great writer, but he might actually be better at marketing his projects than actually writing them! All kidding aside, though, Millar's latest project has left a lot of people scratching their heads wondering what the heck it could mean.

Isn't it strange seeing a question mark with nothing before it? It just sort of sits there in limbo. The teaser released by Millar and Millarworld consists of three black frames with white font. Two of the frames have question marks and one reveals that the project will be written by Millar and likely be drawn by 'Watchmen' artist Dave Gibbons. The project is currently slated for a February 2012 release -- however, Millar stated that this teaser is not "the full ad." Those are the basic details we have thus far. The thing about Mark Millar though, is, he often "slips up" at appropriate times and lets news outlets in on what his future or current projects are. In an interview back in July Millar revealed to a source that he had currently working on a dream project; something he has waited his entire life to do.

== TEASER ==
"At the same time, we're launching the book I've waited my entire life to do," he said then. "This is a project with Dave Gibbons and it's got the potential to be the biggest of the lot. Basically, I wrote to Dave when I was at school and begged to work with him. Now, that wish has been granted and we're both working hard on it.

Millar went on to reveal that the concept for this new project is something he crafted with the help of Hollywood director Matthew Vaughn, and that the plan is to eventually make the comic into a movie as well. But his biggest project yet? Even bigger than 'Kick-Ass'? That's definitely a bold statement. However, nothing is ever done on a small scale with Millar; everything is always big, bold and sometimes even a little brash. So what could it be? The 3-page advertisement that has hit the web is only the beginning. According to Millar the full "3-page advertisement" will be printed in Superior #6, which hits store shelves tomorrow. Millar also hinted that he would be getting audiences involved in the creative process by allowing readers to "vote on a chance to name the super-villain in the series."

Aside from working on this new project with Dave Gibbons due in February, Millar is also currently working on a 'Hit-Girl' spin-off with artist Frank Quitely and has, since his departure from Marvel, begun to keep 'Kick-Ass' and 'Superior' on a more consistent schedule. Considering Millar will be releasing an altered version of the 3-page ad below, what could be different? The question marks don't mean much (aside from the obvious) unless they will be inverted in tomorrow's advertisement. Check out the full 3-Page ad below and let us know what you think!


CBR posted the exclusive teaser revealing the title of the all new series, 'The Secret Service.'

#1 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio

The Question/Rorschach team up. Tell me you don't want it to happen, and you're a liar.

#2 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2540 posts) - - Show Bio

the RIDDLER! heh

#3 Posted by KamenRider00 (30 posts) - - Show Bio

The question mark is drawn to look like a "P." I wonder if that is a clue.

#4 Posted by sora_thekey (8688 posts) - - Show Bio

They are backward "G"s.

#5 Posted by zombietag (1621 posts) - - Show Bio

this is a joke. i feel like this is the SNL version of a teaser or something, like this cant be for real haha

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (41703 posts) - - Show Bio

Ooooh mysterious 

#7 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh darn you Millar for teasing us so! You're still awesome though :)

#8 Posted by GraveSp (335 posts) - - Show Bio

anyone else think that the question mark looks really weird?

#9 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10502 posts) - - Show Bio

Even though we know nothing about the story I think what ever they are planning should be good because this is a great creative team. With great creative teams you know you are going to get a great story that comes along with it.

#10 Posted by zombiejesusii (32 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this is the perfect time to invent a time machine in order to travel to tomorrow to learn more about this...

#11 Posted by goldenkey (3033 posts) - - Show Bio

Superior #6 is TOMORROW?!! Awsome.

#12 Posted by paulcousins (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Can i buy a Vowel?

I think the "?" looks strange because of the font.

#13 Posted by Jake Fury (21435 posts) - - Show Bio

Prediction: Lots of cursing, shameless violence and it's geared toward a movie deal.

#14 Posted by Standurd (12 posts) - - Show Bio


#15 Posted by xX2nite_alriteXx (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Watchmen 2!!!

#16 Posted by gambitpryde1993 (175 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123: Nerdgasm ;) But Alan Moore would be pissed and probably make a lawsuit :(

#17 Posted by The Poet (8646 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArtisticNeedham said:

the RIDDLER! heh


#18 Posted by ReVamp (23014 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

The Question/Rorschach team up. Tell me you don't want it to happen, and you're a liar.

I don't want it to happen.


#19 Posted by entropy_aegis (16119 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jake Fury said:

Prediction: Lots of cursing, shameless violence and it's geared toward a movie deal.

Yup typical Mark Millar.

#20 Posted by Meteorite (3479 posts) - - Show Bio

I notice that the question mark looks like a "P", I'll bet that has something to do with it

#21 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio


A new series from a man who truly has no idea. 
#22 Posted by 4Essence (154 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jake Fury said:

Prediction: Lots of cursing, shameless violence and it's geared toward a movie deal.


: /

#23 Posted by sora_thekey (8688 posts) - - Show Bio

@paulcousins: @Meteorite: Backwards "G"

#24 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

Its his version of Wonder Woman! Maybe?

#25 Posted by J1ml33 (565 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Millar ...? Dave Gibbons ? ( together on something ) I am speechless as to what could come out of it ? 
this raises lots of questions ?
oh well just have to wait and see .

#26 Posted by Eyz (3187 posts) - - Show Bio

@xX2nite_alriteXx said:

Watchmen 2!!!

Gosh, no! I can't imagine it being this, wouldn't like it at all... please, no! Not everything needs to be serialised/turned into franchise/have sequels!...

#27 Posted by Silkcuts (6040 posts) - - Show Bio

John Higgins was the color artist of Watchmen.  And Higgins can draw.

#28 Edited by daredeville (95 posts) - - Show Bio

@4Essence: Exactly....

I'm still enjoying Kick-Ass, but Millar's other books recently have been really weak. 1985's first issue was awesome, but then it petered off, Nemesis was just totally gratuitous, and Superior was good in theory but it has lost me. Plus I hate Millar's over the top tag lines. For Superior there was something along the lines of "Crippled boy fights giant robot!" Just dumb. The main character of Superior would be really annoyed if he saw that. When you are writing a story about a certain character, your promotional material should reflect the feeling of the book and point of view, not just shallowly attempt to draw in readers... he's acting like an advertiser, not a writer.

The promise of Dave Gibbons is pretty awesome, but even despite that I will likely skip this one and any future Millar projects. Brubaker and Fraction know how to do a good Icon series between Criminal/Incognito and Casanova... way more entertaining and fulfilling than the majority of Millar's work.

#29 Posted by NyxEquitis (405 posts) - - Show Bio


#30 Edited by Roldan (243 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't get how Mark Millar still gets great artists with his millarworld projects. They're so fucking shallow and i expect the same thing for this one. He also has a new project with Frank Quietly.

#31 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

The Secret Service huh? Nice!

#32 Posted by elayem98 (486 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Millar+Dave Gibbons+James Bondish plot=EXCITEMENT

#33 Posted by Daveyo520 (2469 posts) - - Show Bio

I should have gotten David Gibbons' autograph Saturday :(

#34 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

Never mind. It's a secret. lol

#35 Posted by The Impersonator (6951 posts) - - Show Bio

So it's a spy comic.

#36 Posted by mikeclark1982 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

who is publishing it? marvel? image/top cow? DC? WHO?

#37 Posted by THE_unnamed (18 posts) - - Show Bio

@KamenRider00 said:

The question mark is drawn to look like a "P." I wonder if that is a clue.

wonder if its pornographic

and the title tells it as a secret service???

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