Mark Millar has found another single word to use as a comic book title, anotherhigh concept, and reunited with his Huck collaborator Rafael Albuquerque for Prodigy. The title will be the second in Millar’s Netflix deal, which will see his comics eventually adapted for streaming fame. THR got the news:
According to Netflix, which made the announcement, Prodigy centers on Edison Crane, the world’s smartest man, who isn’t content with running the world’s most successful business: “His brilliant mind needs constant challenge and so he’s become the go-to guy for governments around the world when a problem arises they just can’t handle. A Nobel Prize-winning scientist, a genius composer, an Olympic-level athlete and an expert in the occult, Edison Crane is as addicted to the mysteries of the world as he is to sitting at the top of the Fortune 500. These are the tales of the world’s most exceptional man and this story marks his first published adventure.”
“I wanted to write the smartest thing I’ve ever written and at the same time top any action set pieces I’ve ever managed in the past and I honestly couldn’t be happier with how this has turned out,” said Millar in his familiar enthusiastic patois. “Edison Crane is by far the best character I’ve created in my career and I’m delighted that my genius friend [Rafael] Albuquerque is drawing the comic book side of all this. He’s really one of the best artists in the world.”
Prodigy follows The Magic Order in the Millar/Netflix publishing program. The series, like all the books in the deal, will come out from image on Dec. 5.
In the other side of the Milalrverse deal, the streaming giant has greenlit Jupiter’s Legacy and American Jesus as series and Empress, Huck and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter as movies.
Netflix also released a variant cover by artist Özgür Yildirim.