Whats Mark Millar's best work?

#1 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (938 posts) - - Show Bio

After reading Old Man Logan and Kick- Ass, then Red Son and currently Nemesis, i have come to the conclusion that he could be one of my favorite writers. But... what would you say is his best piece of work?
What would you recommend picking up other then the titles mentioned above?

#2 Posted by Sexy Merc (42071 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally it's Superman: Red Son and he has done a lot of great work on The Authority.

#3 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

Swamp Thing. Okay, I haven't actually read his run on it yet but I want to (after Moore's, Veitch's, Collin's and whoever else wrote that comic) and it's one of the longest runs he ever had on a comic so it must be part of the essential Millar fan club's required reading.

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#4 Posted by Sexy Merc (42071 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost: Alan Moore's Swamp Thing was the only version I read. I guess I'm a bit worried that if I read another writers work on him that it may end up like Animal Man.
#5 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (938 posts) - - Show Bio

what should i pick up in trade?

#6 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (938 posts) - - Show Bio
is Wanted worth picking up?
#7 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sexy Merc: I take it you only enjoy Morrison's Animal Man?
 
personally, I've only read Swamp Thing Vol. 4 plus a few other comics with supporting roles by Swamp Thing so I don't have that worry...and I also like the runs of some other writers on Animal Man so I don't automatically associate him with Morrison (though in general I still do)
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#8 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@carnivalofsins00 said:
" is Wanted worth picking up? "
I've heard good things...with characters like Fuckwit and Shithead, it must be amazing
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#9 Posted by Sexy Merc (42071 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost:  I love Animal Man as character and I've enjoyed his writing from different writers. It's just that I read Morrison's run before the others and the later books didn't live up to it, not saying that they were bad though, just not up to par.
#10 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sexy Merc: Ah, now that I can understand, its the problem I find myself while reading Hellblazer sometimes. SO many great writers and I have to instinctively judge which are the best and be disappointed with some amazing stuff because what I read first was better.
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#11 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (938 posts) - - Show Bio
@Korg: i picked up and read Red Son, and its definetly my favorite piece of work in my entire collection.
#13 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (938 posts) - - Show Bio
@Korg: for the Jenny Sparks one, wouldnt i be confused if i never read The Authority.
#14 Posted by YOUNGneil (82 posts) - - Show Bio

 Superman: Red Son, followed by  Kick-Ass and Wanted. 

#15 Posted by ofaaron (118 posts) - - Show Bio

I probably liked The Ultimates the best out of anything of his I've read. But its also the first thing of his I read, so its hard to say.

#16 Edited by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio
@carnivalofsins00 said:

" @Korg: for the Jenny Sparks one, wouldnt i be confused if i never read The Authority. "

Probably. I'd recommend reading The Authority anyway though. You only need to read Ellis's run to get a feel for Jenny Sparks, but Millar's run was good too. In fact, I loved The Authority until DnA's run, and now I am excited about the book again.
#17 Posted by baker1skter (163 posts) - - Show Bio

superman: red son then kick-ass! i mean you gotta add kick ass!

#18 Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon (2271 posts) - - Show Bio

civil war

#19 Posted by War Killer (19992 posts) - - Show Bio

For me I'd say his beast work would be Ultimates 1 and 2 (Plus those were two of the first comic trades I read when I started reading comics, so yeah :P) along with Old Man Logan.

#20 Posted by jamdown (294 posts) - - Show Bio

KICK-ASS
#21 Posted by dan1509 (183 posts) - - Show Bio
@carnivalofsins00: Its alrite, kinda lets down towards the end tbh
#22 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8895 posts) - - Show Bio

Kick ass and Civil War

#23 Posted by Omegaman10 (541 posts) - - Show Bio

imo Old man logan was amazing from the art to the actual story.

#24 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Millar's a great writer. I liked his Ultimates run, Ultimate X-Men, Old Man Logan, Civil War, and Kick-Ass. I wanna read Red Son soooo bad. 

#25 Posted by MAV (145 posts) - - Show Bio

Old Man Logan

#26 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

Millar's a great writer. I liked his Ultimates run, Ultimate X-Men, Old Man Logan, Civil War, and Kick-Ass. I wanna read Red Son soooo bad.

Wow, two years ago.

Anyways, Ultimates and Red Son are his best (IMO). Civil War, then Old Man Logan, then Ultimate X-Men, then Kick-Ass.

#27 Posted by danhimself (22290 posts) - - Show Bio

I wasn't to much of a fan of Kick-Ass....and actually most of his stuff outside of his main Marvel books either....to much vulgarity and gore just for the sake of it....I'm not one of those people that thinks that books have to be filled with swear words, nudity, and blood shed to be considered "mature"

#28 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3686 posts) - - Show Bio

Kick-Ass and Old Man Logan

#29 Posted by SmashBrawler (5500 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Son.

#30 Posted by k4tzm4n (36433 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a very soft spot for vol 1 and 2 of The Ultimates.

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#31 Posted by z1co80 (176 posts) - - Show Bio

The Ultimates Ultimate Collection 1 and 2 were what got me into graphic novels so i will always have a soft spot for Miller's work.

#32 Edited by entropy_aegis (14392 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Son,one of his few original works.Most of what he does is just a blatant ripoff of some other successful work,I read Nemesis and it's similarities with The Dark Knight were astounding,what's so great about Nemesis on his own? the best aspects of this character just happen to be the best aspects of Batman and the Joker.The character himself has no unique trait of his own,and the only shred of originality in that series was...well not worth mentioning.

Then there's Civil War which started the event fest that's prevalent in both Marvel DC.

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