||Mark Millar is a Scottish comic book writer, known for his work on comic books such as The Ultimates, The Avengers, Flash, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Wanted and Kick-Ass, the latter two of which have been adapted into feature films. He has now created a super hero with MS!
Millar was inspired to become a comic writer after meeting well known writer Alan Moore at a signing session at AKA Books and Comics when he was a teenager in the late 1980s. However it was not until experiencing financial problems after his parents died that he decided to drop out of university and take up writing professionally.
Millar worked for both American giants of the comic book world DC and Marvel. He loved the fact that many Marvel heroes were flawed characters i.e. Peter Parker (Spiderman) struggled to pay the rent or get a girl-friend, Tony Stark (Iron Man) had a serious heart condition and Matt Murdoch (Daredevil) is blind.
Millar has taken one step further and created Superior a super hero whose alter ego Simon Pooni is a teenage boy with MS!
Simon, idolises superheroes, particularly Superior, a Superman type of hero. One night an alien (Ormon) appears at Simon's bedside, informing the boy that of all the people on Earth, he has been granted the honor of being bestowed a single magic wish. Simon is then transformed into Superior! (‘come on, it’s just a comic book!’)
I haven’t read any of the Superior comics but they have proven to be so successful Superior is being made into a feature film so as they say, it will be... “Appearing at a cinema near you soon!”
Source: Enable Magazine March/April 2012