Mark Millar Announces Space Bandits for Netflix and Image Comics

Comic book scribe Mark Millar has revealed the latest project that’s being developed under his Millarworld imprint with Netflix. Via Deadline, Millar and artist Matteo Scalera are teaming up for Space Bandits, which will be published by Image Comics this summer.

Space Bandits centers on Khloe and Cody Blue, intergalactic outlaws who lead their own gangs across the cosmos and pillage any starships in their paths. When both leaders suffer betrayals from within their own camps, they join forces and embark on a quest for revenge.

Never one to shy away from self-promotion, Millar teased what sets Space Bandits apart from other science fiction tales.

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“I love writing female-led stories in everything from Reborn to Empress to Hit-Girl to Jupiter’s Legacy and, of course, our recent Magic Order at Netflix,” said Millar. “I also love writing big, fun sci-fi things… There’s a gap in the market for sci-fi that’s upbeat and fun and… I wanted to combine all this into a big, high-octane story.”

“I’ve been working on this as a property for Netflix since last summer and now I’m being joined by the brilliant Matteo Scalera for the comic-book translation of this story,” continued Millar. “The guy’s a genius and I’ve followed him for years. Having him draw this is like someone you’ve always had a crush on going out on a date with you. He’s just amazing.”

Space Bandits #1 hits comic store shelves on July 3. You can check out Scalera’s cover, as well as a variant by Howard Chaykin, below. Will you be picking up a copy of the series’ first issue? Let us know in the comment section below!