Yep, you heard it right, Netflix are releasing their first ever comic book, and this announcement has seriously got me wondering "is there anything that Netflix can't do?!"
Millar and Coipel to collaborate
Netflix have never done anything by halves with their latest announcement. Writer Mark Millar, who we know and love from Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Kick-Ass and Civil War has joined forces with acclaimed illustrator Olivier Coipel who has worked on The Avengers and Thor to create this Netflix Original comic.
Entitled 'The Magic Order', this comic book miniseries follows the lives of five magical families who use their powers to secretly safeguard the world from evil forces.
Netflix offer something new
This addition to the Netflix Original series is said to be released on the 13th June and is available to purchase in both physical comic form or digitally. Although the digital publications may not satisfy comic book geek's need for a comic to add to their collection, there will be no second printing - so you will have to be fast!
“We want to get back to that crazy, exciting time where a first printing really meant something too and create a real collectibility here with NO SECOND PRINTINGS. We love the idea of making this genuinely sought after. So after inventory on the first and only print run is depleted, there will be no additional printings. That said, we’re very, very sure this is going to sell out.” - Mark Millar
After watching the trailer, I feel as though this would be perfect to those who loved Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts when they were younger, and would make an awesome read for those looking for something a bit more gritty as they've grown older...
Whether you have always loved comic books or are a bit of a novice, there is little doubt that both Millar and Coipel will not disappoint with this wonderfully retro comic book offering. With their track record, The Avengers, Thor and Kick-Ass, these two know how to capture an audience and this offering proves that Netflix are not slowing down anytime soon.
What do you think?
Let us know what you think; are Netflix going down the wrong path by developing this comic book? Or do you think that they've got it just right and they can do no wrong? Perhaps you think you've come up with a better comic book idea? Let us know in the comments below...