The Magic Order

Netflix is expanding to the world of comics with the help of Mark Millar. Their first series of comics is title: The Magic Order.

Attention to all you folks who stream Netflix. Netflix is raising prices, canceling shows, and filming new shows and movies.  But, that is not all they’re doing. They’re venturing out into a different type of media platform. Along with their streaming service, Netflix is entering the world of comic books. Yes, you read that right, comic books.

Netflix is expanding into the world of comics.

Back in August of 2017, Netflix announced that it bought a Scottish comic book company call Millarworld. Millarworld is a business born from the mind of Mark Millar, who’s been writing comics since he was 19. Mark’s imagination has brought us the comic books of, Wanted, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Kick-Ass. Mark story arcs with the Marvel comic book universe became the inspirations for the Marvel movies, The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, and Logan. Mark established his company 15 years ago and ran the business with his wife, Lucy.

Netflix chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, views Mark Millar as the new Stan Lee. Mr. Sarandos feels Mark’s characters are identifiable to the readers, and they are planning to bring Mark’s portfolio to life via Netflix films, series, and children shows.

Will Mark Millar still be writing?

Don’t fear. Mark will still make comics. He’s teaming up with artist Olivier Coipel. Oliver drew some of Marvel’s comics, The Avengers, X-men, and Thor and DC comics Batman and The Legion of Super-Heroes. These two-creative geniuses will be combining their creative talents into a new series of comic books.  The six-series long comic books are releasing in the Spring of 2018. The comic books will be available for sale in print form from comic book stores and other retailers. Of course, there will be a way to buy a digital format of the comic book.

The name of the new series of comic books is The Magic Order and is rated R for adult fantasy thriller. Combining the world of magic, with a mob mentality feel. Chances that the comic books are becoming movies or a television show is high. IMDb has a page created. It’s listing is a TV Movie: action, drama, and fantasy. Currently, there is no casting information.

They have this secret life, but to the outside world it’s all very normal and it makes the idea look more like The Sopranos than Lord of the Rings.” -Mark Millar via Entertainment Weekly.

Image courtesy of Netflix.

What is The Magic Order?

The story arc for the comic book series is dealing with five families stationed all over the world. They are a secret order of magical people who have been protecting humankind from the evil forces that lurk in the shadows for hundreds of years, generation after generation. By day, these families look and act just like you and me; they’re our neighbors, friends, and co-workers. Little do we know, when night falls, these five families use their powers to defeat those dark forces that lurk around every corner. The five families face a problem. After generations of protecting humankind, an enemy has risen and is killing them off, one by one.  Will the world of magic collide with the non-magic world? Or will the families be able to find and stop their enemies in time?

Are you excited about Netflix’s expansion? How do you feel about Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel teaming up and creating the new comic book series?

 

Tracie lives in the United States and is an enthusiastic and versatile writer with an academic background in journalism and creative writing. She's an aspiring journalist, screenwriter, and novelist.