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Millar & Gibbons Talk The Society of "The Secret Service"

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As they launch their brand-new creator-owned spy series "The Secret Service," Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons explore the issues of society, espionage and "Star Wars" fandom that impacted the book's creation.

SPOILER WARNING: Some spoilers for the first issue of "The Secret Service" lie below.

Shortly before speaking with CBR News alongside his new collaborator Dave Gibbons, Mark Millar had to go in for his shots. The comic writer is heading to the Philippines in late May to appear at the comic shop who ordered the most copies of his "Supercrooks" series, and therefore had to get himself vaccinated against illnesses like typhoid fever and diphtheria.

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"I once had a smallpox vaccination, and I was in a coma for two days. So let's hope you can make it to the end of the interview," Gibbons joked. "My mum when, she was a girl, had actually had smallpox. So I had a very strong reaction to it. It was in the genes or whatever. So when I got the actual vaccination, my body went into overdrive, and I had a 103 degree fever for a few days. But I'm sure you'll be all right, Mark. I'm sure you'll be fine!"

As it turned out, Millar was able to talk up he and Gibbon's "The Secret Service" - who's first issue hits today -just fine. The story of superspy Jack London who decides to take his working class nephew Gary under his wing and train him in the arts of espionage, the series from Icon Comics was drempt up by the "Kick-Ass" and "Watchmen" co-creators alongside film director Matthew Vaughn. But from Millar's own plans to give out free advertisements to retailers for the rest of this year's Millarworld comics releases (which interested stores can read about here) to the fact that Gibbons was signing copies of issue #1 for London shop Titan Towers, the pair are keeping a comics-first attitude for the launch of the book.

That wraps it, gentlemen. Thanks for taking the time.

Gibbons: I think while we've been speaking here, I've maybe signed 200 or 300 copies, so it's been a very productive afternoon!

"The Secret Service" #1 is in comic shops today.

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