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Mark Millar's Christmas Surprise Revealed (Spoilers)

Back in September, Mark Millar teased a surprise project for the week before Christmas. Little did he know at the time that this week would be the biggest week in comics in 2019, in terms of big projects landing in comic stores. And despite all the fuss, it is in danger of being overshadowed, no matter how many guitar licks you add to the promo video.

Teased as 'The sequel to one of my most beloved Millarworld projects since the dawn of time' that would imply a Millarworld title without a published sequel. Which, to date, would be: Unfunnies, MPH, Nemesis, Chosen, Empress, Reborn, Huck, Sharkey the Bounty Hunter, Prodigy, Space Bandits,  Starlight, Superior, The Magic Order, Super Crooks – as well as the unfinished War Heroes and unpublished Run.

Three issues have been solicited below and the comic appears in stores tomorrow. Now Bleeding Cool knows what the comic book is, but we'll keep this going for a paragraph or four more, so you can preserve the surprise if you wish.

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Top Secret
MARK MILLAR and Netflix have teamed up to give you the perfect Christmas gift-the sequel to one of the most beloved Millarworld projects since the dawn of time. The twist is that you don't know what it is, and like all good gifts, you're in for a nice surprise when you open the delivery boxes on December 18th. Can you guess what Santa's going to bring you?? In Shops: Dec 18, 2019 SRP: $3.99

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Top Secret
Last month, Mark Millar and Netflix teamed up to give you the perfect Christmas gift-the sequel to one of the most beloved Millarworld projects since the dawn of time. By the time you order this, you'll know what that secret project was, and we have just two words for you, dear retailer friend…YOU'RE WELCOME!! In Shops: Jan 22, 2020 Final Orders Due: Dec 30, 2019 SRP: $3.99

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Top Secret
Welcome to the finale of what started as PROJECT X-MAS and ends now with you knowing which Millarworld sequel this really is. We still can't say here in the solicits without blowing the issue one surprise, but the good news is, readers finally got the series they've asked about for years, and the next volume is already in the works! In Shops: Feb 19, 2020 SRP: $4.99

Now some people speculated that Millar's most beloved Millarworld book without a sequel would be Wanted, created with JG Jones for Image/Top Cow, but that was unavailable to Netflix, along with Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and The Secret Service/Kingsman.

So which would it be? Well, we'll tell you. If you want to be surprised in store, wait till tomorrow. If you want to assure yourself that it's not Unfunnies II, well it's not. Your call…

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Well, it shouldn't be a surprise that it's a Netflix show that is already filming. And on which the artist is already working on the sequel.

American Jesus by Mark Millar and Peter Gross was originally published as Chosen by Dark Horse Comics, befoe it was republished by Image Comics with the new title, and a self-censored ending. Telling the story about a young boy who comes to believe that he is the new Messiah, as his future is laid out ahead of him, it was one of the first wave of Millarworld books along with Wanted, Unfunnies and a series of Image one-shots that were never published.

Here's the logline for the TV show:

American Jesus
Drama Programmes
A 12-year-old boy learns he's returned as Jesus Christ in a final effort to save mankind and must step into his destiny. Based on Mark Millar's comic.

From the collection of the first story.

From the writer of the Universal hit, Wanted, comes his next graphic novel on the way to becoming a feature film! American Jesus Volume 1: Chosen follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he's returned as Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead! How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?

And here's the planned cover for the sequel from 2006.

Mark Millar's Christmas Surprise Revealed (Spoilers)

UPDATE: An American reader sends in the following proof:

Mark Millar's Christmas Surprise Revealed (Spoilers)

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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