Pat Mills launches new digital comics label, Millsverse

PsychoKiller, written by Pat Mills, co-written with Tony Skinner, with superb fully painted artwork by Dave Kendall, is the first Millsverse digital title.

PsychoKiller, written by Pat Mills, co-written with Tony Skinner, with superb fully painted artwork by Dave Kendall, is the first Millsverse digital title.

Pat Mills, creator of 2000AD and writer of numerous successful comic series such as Charley’s War, Slaine, Accident Man, Nemesis, Marshal Law and Requiem Vampire Knight, has launched his digital label, Millsverse, on the Comixology Submit digital platform.

“I’m starting with PsychoKiller, a black comedy horror story originally published in Toxic! in 1991, co-written with Tony Skinner,” he tells us, “with superb fully painted artwork by Dave Kendall. It’s a lot of fun: gory, violent and weird– featuring the mysterious Doctor Morbus who provides bizarre medical treatments for his demonically possessed patients.”

PsychoKiller - Sample Page

PsychoKiller - Sample Page

“We should have collected this story years ago but – because it is relatively short at 56 pages – somehow we never got around to it,” he admits. “Now, with the advent of digital comics, it seems the perfect story to kick off the Millsverse, which will include my creator-owned comic strips and graphic novels, some of which are out of print or haven’t been available in English before.

“The goal ultimately is to originate material and debut it on Comixology. But for now, I hope fans and new readers will enjoy the very British schlock that is PsychoKiller.

Toxic! was aimed at a popular culture audience, at the ‘reader in the street’, rather than hardcore comic fans,” Pat says of the strip’s original appearance. “I’m really passionate about reaching this audience, especially as it has been lost in recent years in favor of more elite, older or superhero readers. In other words, I like to think you could download PsychoKiller and enjoy it, even if you rarely pick up a comic book.

“It’s the comic equivalent of watching a black comedy horror film, like Shaun of the Dead, something that there just isn’t enough of out there. Horror – yes. Comedy – no.”

PsychoKiller is on sale now for £2.49, available from Comixology here

Read more about PsychoKiller on Pat Mills’ blog

PsychoKiller story © Pat Mills & Tony Skinner. Art © Dave Kendall



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