At the Kapow Comic Con earlier this year in London, Mark Millar and friends set the world record for the fastest completion of a comic book, with writers and artists diving in to complete a new issue of Superior under the watchful eye of the Guinness Book Of World Records, the intent being to publish the book and raise money for charity. The book was finished, the Guinness people were satisfied that it was “camera ready”, the entry went in the upcoming volume.
That was a while ago. But what happened to the publication and the charity raising?
Well, I understand that in order to publish the book, Marvel Comics had to get sign off from everyone involved, with proper iron clad work for hire contracts. And it turns out that on the day, getting the details from everyone involved wasn’t a priority. So people had to be identified, tracked down, and the relevant paperwork signed.
A tricky task, especially for those that may live in other countries, may speak a different langage, and it may not have been quite apparent… who they were.
Well, I understand that the detective work has been done, cats herded, paperwork finally signed (transferring ownership to Millarworld and Leinil Francis Yu – thanks Will Pickering!) and that people involved are getting the final artwork together for publication from Marvel.
There are questions about other charitable projects that haven’t been answered, but at least on this one, we’re getting there. (Will also says the charity is propbably Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow)
Here’s a Superior page from the project by David Lafuente.