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Even Mark Millar thought Superman went too far in Man of Steel ending

Until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finally arrives in theaters next March, Superman’s polarizing actions at the end of Man of Steel will continue to be the subject of much debate: Did he have to kill General Zod, and how does that act betray the superhero’s mythos? 

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Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar creates a small-town superhero in his new comic Huck – exclusive first look

The latest comic from Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar concerns a superstrong Maine gas-station worker who anonymously performs a good deed every day—until a newcomer to his small town alerts the media. “I wanted to do something that was unlike the kind of hero you normally see,” says the Scottish scribe who is collaborating with artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) on the title, which will be published by Image.

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Kingsman: The 5 biggest changes from comic book to screen

While the marketing campaign doesn’t make a huge deal out of it, this weekend’s Kingsman: The Secret Service is, in fact, a comic book adaptation. It’s based on a six-issue limited series called The Secret Service, a 2012 comic written by Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar (whose work gets optioned by studios so often that it’s easy to call his comics movie pitches), with art by legendary Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons. 

Even though the broad strokes are all there, Kingsman is a very loose adaptation, with dozens of changes to the source material. It’s enough to consider the comic and movie entirely different stories—knowing one won’t necessarily ruin the other, although the changes made to the film are almost all for the better. Here are five of the biggest ones. Spoilers ahoy!

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NASA meets time travel in Mark Millar and Sean Murphy's 'Chrononauts'

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What if we explored time the way we did space—with expeditions manned by our best and brightest as the whole world watches on live television? That’s the premise behind Chrononauts, a new Image Comics series by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, The Secret Service) and Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake). 

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'Kingsman: The Secret Service' trailer: Meet the new breed of knights

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Image Credit: Jaap Buitendijk

Super spies aren’t born – they have to learn some manners first. And undergo heart-stopping, think-on-your-feet training, as we learn in the first trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service. Based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar and artist Dave Gibbons, it’s the next comic book movie from X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn, who also adapted Millar’s Kick-Ass for the big screen.

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