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What big project is Mark Millar teasing?

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Mark Millar is teasing a 10-issue series that has some fans guessing could be his first DC Comics work since 2003’s Superman: Red Son.

Posting a page of artwork this morning on his message board, the writer asked members to guess the artist, the project and which “well-known superheroes” are shown, promising, “All will be revealed next week.” “You will be SURPRISED,” he added.

Clearly enjoying the game, Millar was quick to offer four clues:

1/ These are huge superheroes.

2/ I have written TWO of these characters before.

3/ It relates to a very major series (or is that special project?) I have written in my past.

4/ The last time I worked with this artist is the gift that keeps on giving.

Just as quickly, some of his fans seized upon DC icons Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman, which Millar did nothing to dismiss. That may be supported by the “JG” at the upper-left corner of the page and in the file name, which the writer confirmed stands for Justice … something. “But what else is there beside Leagues or Societies …?” he asked.

Nearly as elusive is the identity of the artist, which is somewhat limited by Millar’s fourth clue. Guesses have included Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones and Terry Dodson, but one forum member insisted it’s Wilfedo Torres, as a portion of the page apparently had cropped up on the artist’s Instagram account. However, Millar seemed to shoot that down, replying, “I’m a huge fan of that guy, but when have I worked with him before? Gotta read the clues, bro.”

Further complicating matters is Clue #3, which of course, nudges us in the direction of Red Son. Millar’s collaboration with Johnson not only continues to sell well in bookstores, but in recent years has spawned action figures and a motion comic, and seen some of its elements used in the video games Injustice: Gods Among Us and Batman: Arkham Origins (which would certainly place a check mark by Clue #4, “the gift that keeps on giving”).

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CHO DOING DC!!!! Dream come true!

Siddharth Shiva

October 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

Seeing as there is JG on the corner of the page, isn’t it highly likely that the artist is JG Jones?

Superman doens’t smoke

Look at the artwork, guys. That is not in the style of JG Jones, Dave Johnson, Terry Dodson, or anyone else who’s done a major project with Millar. Close, in some respects, but no cigar.

It does, however, look extremely like the work of Wilfredo Torres, who, coincidentally, disappeared recently from the Dark Circle series he was initially announced as illustrating.

Most likely explanation: Millar is talking B.S. to drum up attention, as he usually does.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the “JG” refers to the project (e.g. “Justice Guild”).

Do we know this isn’t Dusty Abell?

It would make sense for me that Millar would reunite with Abell for another Elseworlds style take on the DCU.

^^^ Don’t know why I thought Dusty Abell did RED SON. Dave Johnson. (As it said in the article.)

Justice Machine? Justice, Inc?

I’d be surprised if it turns out to be DC.

“Justice: Generations”?

The artist is definitely wilfredo torres. He definitely posted it on his Instagram as well and he is the only artist I know that draws like that. Google him guys and you will see

This is fully Torres 100% and I could not be happier for him. He is an incredible talent. Cant wait to find out more about this!!

Well, okay…It certainly looks like the late 50’s/Early 60’s in styling (which would relate it to RED SON). Those are TOTALLY Wilfredo Torres pencils. He’s amazing. I’m only familiar with him from THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE. I can’t find a project they worked on together, though.

Hmmm…

Whatever it is, it looks great.

I see how this could be Wilfredo Torres, but it also looks like Dave Johnson Preliminary work, to me.

Or…wait…

…would those be Stuart Immonen pencils?

Googled some pencils by Dave Johnson and, yeah…looks a bit like his, too.

I’ll look forward to this project, but I think Millar has to worry about finishing Jupiter’s Legacy first. What’s up with that ? Every star writer wants to work on more than one project. Snyder, Lemire, Fraction, Hickman, Remender etc. Only a few can handle it.

I’d be surprised is Frank Quitely isn’t a big reason that Jupiter’s Legacy is delayed.

And no, that’s not Immonen. Not nearly angular enough.

It might mean “Justice Guys” lol

I think Immonen (whose work I love) is Marvel exclusive anyway.

I suppose War Heroes is too much to ask for?

Or JG could stand for “just guff”. Millar is the most shameless self promoter since Stan Lee, but with finished product nowhere near the quality he promises. That latest Flash Gordon as an old man thing is uninspired and was done by other, far better writers such as Warren Ellis.

It could be a Jim Gordon book…

Andrew from Troy

October 16, 2014 at 7:24 pm

The artist is Peter Gross and the book is American Jesus Book 2. (Makes sense since The Unwritten is ending…)

I second the ‘finishing of Jupiter’s Legacy first’. And while Quitely would be a reason for the holdup on that, I believe at NYCC he said he had only seen 5 scripts so far.

It looks incredibly loke Cliff Chiang, though Torres seems more likely given the facts. Flash Earth One?

It’s red son 2

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