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Nemesis – You could be the hero going up against Mark Millar’s bad guy

Posted by LiveFor on January 26, 2010

Like he did with Kick-Ass, comic writer Mark Millar is auctioning off the chance the have your name as one of the main characters in his forthcoming comic book, Nemesis. No not the Warlock or the Suicide Squad bloke, this is the one about a person like Bruce Wayne / Batman but with the mentality of The Joker. Every year he picks a cop to mess with and you could be the cop.

Mark Millar described it as, “What if this genius billionaire was just this total shit, and the only thing that stood between him and a city was the cops? It’s Batman versus Commissioner Gordon, in a weird way. Or maybe a super-villain version of “Se7en.” A billionaire anarchist up against ordinary people. The Joker’s the best thing in the Batman movies, so this guy is a bit of an amalgamation of all the stuff we like.”

Nemesis is the world’s smartest man, and the bad news for us is that he’s the world’s only super-villain. That means he’s got freeze guns and jump-jets and all these James Bond gadgets and he’s using them against us. To entertain himself, he picks a different cop every year and makes his life a misery. The book opens with him fucking over Japan’s top cop, and then our story, the mini-series, takes place as he shifts his attention to Washington and his first American attacks.” – more here

Here’s more about the auction from the ebay listing:

WIN A STARRING ROLE IN THE UPCOMING “NEMESIS” Comic Book Series! Benefit auction debuts Monday, January 25th, 2010 for a special cause.

(January 25, 2010) — Have you ever imagined yourself as the star of a comic book? Award-winning writer Mark Millar is offering YOU that chance! Millar’s upcoming comic book, “Nemesis” (illustrated by Millar’s co-creator, best-selling artist Steven McNiven), is about the fight between America’s smartest cop and the world’s one and only super-villain. Who is that cop? Well, that’s where you come in!

Dynamic Forces will be hosting an auction to name that cop, and the winner’s name will be immortalized as the hero of the story! Best of all, all proceeds raised from this once-in-a-lifetime event will go directly into a special fund that will assist handicapped children. “My older brother, Dr. Bobby Millar, works with these children every day and he explained to me what a difference it would make if they could get a new bus,” Mark Millar explains. “Resources are tight at all schools and hospitals in the current economic climate, but we had a great success with the Kick-Ass auction and feel hopeful that comic-book readers will dig deep again and they can build towards this pretty hefty amount of cash they need for the vehicle. Steven and I have had an amazing run of luck with Civil War and Old Man Logan and we’re hoping “Nemesis” will be similarly massive. To star as a comic-book hero is pretty cool and the intense movie-studio and production-company interest for “Nemesis” before the book even hits the stands should bode well that whoever wins this auction will get their name out there in many other media too, just like Dave Lizewski. I really hope people get behind this as the staff at the school do a terrific job and the kids would be delighted with this nice, new bus everyone has their eye on.” “We’re thrilled to help Mark out here with this awesome auction and to raise some much-needed money for a truly worthy cause,” stated Dynamic Forces President Nick Barrucci. “‘Nemesis’ is poised to be another break-out book from Mark and Steven, and the chance to be in the book is the opportunity of a lifetime. Am I eligible to win?”

The auction goes live starting Monday, January 25, 2010!

Millar has had amazing success with his creator-owned characters being picked up for movies and it was only a few years ago that Dave Lizewski was immortalized as the winning bidder for the Kick-Ass auction. Now, Dave will now be immortalized forever in comic books, movies, and upcoming video games and toys. Be sure to bid at for your chance to be the next Dave Lizewski (or Peter Parker)!

There you have it. Get bidding and your name could be in a comic book, and most probably a feature film somewhere down the line. Still no word if Sam Raimi or Guy Ritchie will be directing it though.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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