Saturday, 5 December 2009

Millar & McNiven on 'Nemesis'

Superstar comic creators Mark Millar and Steve McNiven (Civil War & Old Man Logan) have spoken to CBR about their next project 'Nemesis' due out next year. Here's some bits of the interview from Millar of what it's about:

Millar: But, yeah. "Nemesis" is a reversal of the Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark archetype. What if this genius billionaire was just this total shit, and the only thing that stood between him and a city was the cops? It's Batman versus Commissioner Gordon, in a weird way. Or maybe a super-villain version of "Se7en." A billionaire anarchist up against ordinary people. The Joker's the best thing in the Batman movies, so this guy is a bit of an amalgamation of all the stuff we like.

Millar: Nemesis is the world's smartest man, and the bad news for us is that he's the world's only super-villain. That means he's got freeze guns and jump-jets and all these James Bond gadgets and he's using them against us. To entertain himself, he picks a different cop every year and makes his life a misery. The book opens with him fucking over Japan's top cop, and then our story, the mini-series, takes place as he shifts his attention to Washington and his first American attacks. The visuals we've released here are just single panels from the Japanese segment. It's the best stuff I've ever seen Steve do.

I'm definitely real excited about this, I love nearly all of Millar's work, and think he is one of the best writers in the business right now, and McNiven is definitely one of the best artist so I'm sure they'll score a hat-trick with this new mini series.

See the full interview here.

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