7:33am PT by Graeme McMillan
Netflix Unveils First Comic Book Title, Mark Millar's 'The Magic Order'
Mark Millar is bringing the magic to Netflix.
The creator of Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsman has announced that his first comic book project for Netflix will be The Magic Order, a new generational drama in which five families of magicians attempt to keep the world safe from unknown threats while living amongst humanity in secret. The series will be illustrated by Olivier Coipel.
"We wanted to make a splash with our first book for Netflix and this is it," Millar said in a statement. "I love dark fantasy and there’s an enormous gap in the market for something like this. Netflix hiring Olivier has also made me the happiest guy alive. I’ve been after him for almost ten years so to finally have our names in the same book is an absolute honor."
The Magic Order will be the first comic book project to be produced by Netflix, running six issues beginning in Spring 2018. The series will be released in both print and digital formats, according to the company. In a recent interview, Millar — now on staff at Netflix following the company's purchase of his Millarworld imprint in August — said that he planned on creating around 20 comic book issues annually for the company, with new concepts and series appearing regularly alongside existing properties.