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Netflix announces 'The Magic Order,' first comic book series from Mark Millar

UPI News Service, 11/09/2017 

Netflix is set to publish its first comic book, "The Magic Order," from famed writer Mark Millar.

"The Magic Order," illustrated by Marvel comics artist Olivier Coipel ("Thor," "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man"), will be a six-issue series that debuts in spring 2018.

It will be sold through comic book stores, retail outlets and online.

"Magic meets the mob in 'The Magic Order,' as five families of magicians sworn to protect our world for generations must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one," reads the synopsis.

"By day they live among us as our neighbors, friends and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness...unless the darkness gets them first," it continues.

"We wanted to make a splash with our first book for Netflix and this is it. 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," Millar said in a statement about the comic.

The comic book is the first project born from Netflix's acquisition of Millar's publishing imprint Millarworld in August.

The move was made in order to develop new content for the streaming service based on Millarworld properties.

The company and Millar is known for publishing hit series' such as "Wanted," "Kick-Ass," "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "Nemesis" and "Superior" among others.

It remains unknown if Netflix plans on adapting "The Magic Order" into a television series or film for their video-streaming service.

Millar is also known for his work on Marvel comic books that include "Old Man Logan," "Civil War" and "The Ultimates."

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