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Mark Millar
Art: J.G. Jones (with Paul Mounts)

Reviewed by Lorenzo Princi
Wanted by Mark Millar
Cover Concept by Lorenzo Princi, 24 February 2013

Wanted is an anti-superhero comic set in a twisted alternate reality were super villains have taken over the world after eliminating not only the super heroes but any memory of them. Wesley Gibson is living his meaningless day to day existence like everybody else, until one day he inherits the estate and job of his estranged father, a deadly super villain assassin.

Thrust overnight into this new world, his eyes open for the first time, Wesley takes to his new life of ultra violence with much enthusiasm. Mark Miller pulls no punches, his dialogue is filthy, his characters irredeemable and his anti-social lead is barely likeable as he rampages through the world without consequence.

The ludicrousness of the plot can only work in this medium, poking fun at traditional comic book fare of a zero who becomes a hero (or anti-hero) and plays out like the ultimate geek wet dream. Fast cars, action, super powers and femme fatales all feature in this twisted revenge of the nerd power trip.

Wanted is about going against the grain in the vein of fight club. Fun and as fast as a bullet, however I believe Mark Miller perfected his comic tongue and cheek approach in the superior Kick-Ass.