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Matt McGloin

Kapow: Mark Millar Hit-Girl Kick-Ass spinoff comic and more


picAt the KAPOW Comic Con held by Mark Millar in London this weekend, the writer behind Kick-Ass announced a new spinoff comic book starring Hit-Girl, among four other projects soon to be released.

"Hit-Girl," as the new comic will be called, will be written by Millar with art by Leandro Fernandez; the first issue will be out in September by Icon.

"When I was writing 'Kick-Ass 2' I found myself just desperate to write Hit Girl, but I had to force myself to give Kick-Ass as many scenes as possible because it was his book. So since I had so many ideas for Hit Girl that I couldn't fit into one book, so I've just spun it off into a solo title, " Millar told CBR in an exclusive interview.

Another new project will be called "Super Crooks," with art by Leinil Francis Yu, and according to Millar will be about seven super villains that leave America and head for Europe, where there are no super heroes, to pull off the greatest heist.

"It's like 'Ocean's Eleven' meets the 'X-Men' where seven supervillains head to Europe to pull the biggest job of their career where there are no supervillains to stop them. So it's a fun heist story," said Millar.

The final two books are soon to be announced with the third awaiting legal hurdles by artist Dave Gibbons, and the fourth, "a huge, 12-issue superhero epic for Image," with artist Frank Quitely.

Look for the new Image book to hit January 2012 with Millar stating, "I created this thing that was a huge superhero epic with a mythology as rich as 'Lord or The Rings' or 'Star Wars' but along the lines of 'Crisis On Infinite Earths.' It's a whole cast of 100 characters in a big epic together. It'll be like a Marvel or DC summer event but with new characters and with the gloves off. All the things you can't do."