According to Millar, the Reborn Comic Book is “Mad Max” Meets “Lord of the Rings”
Popular comic book writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) and artist Greg Capullo (known for excellent work on, among other comics, Batman and Spawn) are teaming up for a new sci-fi fantasy comic book called Reborn. And thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we’ve got a look at 12 pages of the Reborn comic book, which promises a crazy and epic story.
What Is the Reborn Comic Book About?
Well, this is sort of a departure for Millar. Reborn is about
a group of hard working, small town auto mechanics who lose their head mechanic in a tragic accident, but then find out he’s been reborn as a classic 1971 AMC Hornet… OK, OK, who am I kidding, it’s Millar, so it’s dark, violent and action packed. Reborn is actually about a war raging in the afterlife. And, based on what sort of life you lead previously … well, here’s how Millar describes it:
“It’s not Heaven or Hell or anything we’ve seen before. The idea simply is that when we’re done here, we show up somewhere else and our main character, Bonnie Black, has a stroke in the opening pages and suddenly finds herself in this magical place that’s a cross between Lord of the Rings and Mad Max. If you’ve lived a good life you appear in one territory, if you haven’t, you appear on the other, and both sides are in conflict with one another. This is where all our dead friends and relatives are waiting for us and Bonnie is thrown right into the mix.”
Millar is definitely in the prime of his career, so it makes sense he’d be working with gifted artists. Speaking about his collaboration with Capullo, Millar said that “If you want to do a story filled with monsters and darkness and impossibly cool visuals there’s nobody better than Greg.” He added that he believes Capullo is the hottest artist in the industry currently and that he’s excited to work with him, and gratified he responded well to the material.
Preview of the Reborn Comic Book
After looking through the preview pages, I have to say I’m inclined to agree with Millar that Capullo is crafting some incredible visuals. This is definitely a comic we’ll have to grab as soon as it drops from Image Comics, on October 12th.
Featured Images: Images Comics / Greg Capullo / Mark Millar