Prodigy: Netflix and Mark Millar launch second comic book
James R | On 14, Aug 2018
Netflix and Millarworld have announced their second comic book series Prodigy.
In Prodigy, the world’s smartest man isn’t content with running the world’s most successful business. His brilliant mind needs constant challenge and so he’s become the go-to guy for governments around the world when a problem arises they just can’t handle. A Nobel-Prize winning scientist, a genius composer, an Olympic-level athlete and an expert in the occult, Edison Crane is as addicted to the mysteries of the world as he is to sitting at the top of the Fortune 500. These are the tales of the world’s most exceptional man and this story marks his first published adventure.
The announcement marks the second comic book franchise since Mark Millar joined Netflix. The Magic Order previously hit stands on 13th June of this year and became the biggest selling new comic book series in nearly 20 years.
The artist selected to bring this idea to the printed page is Rafael Albuquerque (Batman, American Vampire), whom Millar previously worked on the popular comic book Huck.
“I gave myself a challenge when I created Prodigy. I wanted to write the smartest thing I’ve ever written and at the same time top any action set-pieces I’ve ever managed in the past and I honestly couldn’t be happier with how this has turned out.” said Millar, President and Chief Creative Officer, Millarworld, a subsidiary of Netflix. “Edison Crane is by far the best character I’ve created in my career and I’m delighted that my genius friend Rafa Albuquerque is drawing the comic-book side of all this. He’s really one of the best artists in the world. I can’t wait to share this with everyone. This really is a beaut and we’re incredibly proud of it.”
Prodigy will be available in comic book stores and online on 5th December 2018.
Here’s the variant cover by Özgür Yildirim: