The work of comic writer Mark Millar (Wanted, Kick-Ass) is an acquired taste. Although he writes super-hero comics, complete with brightly-colored masks and spandex, his gritty nihilistic visions often don’t paint a very rosy picture of the world which he seems to believe are predominantly filled with irrevocably fucked-up human beings.
In a questionable choice, Millar plays with events just enough that both those who came in from either reading the first series or seeing the feature film adaptation will both be up to speed. Mark isn’t with Katie, but Mindy is living with Marcus (as the film suggested) and not with her mother (as told at the end of the first mini-series).
How’s this for some Internet feel-good: The producers of “Nothing Can Hurt Me: The Big Star Story” posted a goal of $6,000 to help them finish their film on one of pop music’s finest offerings, and they blew through the goal in less than 24 hours. Check out a 9 minute clip of the upcoming film, and then drool over some of the sweet schwag the producers are giving away for pledges, including an autographed copy of ‘”Keep An Eye on the Sky”*.
*Of course, as soon as I start talking about how cool some of those gifts are, my office-mate Eric Melin stands up to say “Jody Stephens gave me an autographed 45 of ‘Don’t Lie to Me’ when we (being Truck Stop Love) recorded “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” at Argent”. *shakes fist at Eric*