The King’s Man continues the story that started in Kingsman: The Secret Service, and there are many comics that fans of the movie should check out.
The King’s Man brings back the world of Mark Millar’s Kingsman series for the third movie in the franchise and the first prequel. This movie takes fans back to 1902 and gives them a look at the early years of the elite spy network. However, the movie was not based on a comic book in the Millar series.
Once fans finish watching The King’s Man, they might be interested in seeking out other comic books similar to both the movie and the franchise itself. Millar has created a lot of great comics in his career that fans need to check out, but there are also other books by different creative teams that fit the themes in this movie.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The first book for any new Kingsman fan is Kingsman: The Secret Service by Millar and Dave Gibbons. The story is close to the first movie in the series, with special agent Jack London recruiting his nephew Gary “Eggsy” Unwin into the team of very brave Kingsmen. note: “The King’s Man 2022” kostenlos stream auf Deutsch
This series features six issues and fans can collect them as graphic novels. It is also worth reading for the differences from the movie. In the comics, it is MI6 that Jack works for and this series and the villain is also different than the movie; this one is a 23-year-old who wants to kill everyone except for the celebrities he admires.
Kingsman: The Red Diamond
While there was a Kingsman sequel called The Golden Circle that had the Kingsman teaming with American agents in a similar organization, there was also a comic book sequel released in 2017. This was Kingsman: The Red Diamond and is worth reading to see a new story for the spies.
After the death of Jack, Eggsy is working on a new mission to save Prince Phillip and he heads on an international adventure to stop a criminal who wants to destroy the world’s financial system. Millar did not write this one, having been replaced by Rob Williams and Simon Fraser.
Kingsman: The Big Exit
Finally, for completists who want to read all the Kingsman books, there is also a one-shot titled Kingsman: The Big Exit. Williams, who wrote The Red Diamond, returns with artist Ozgur Yildrim with a story that is a little more topical.
This story is set after Brexit and Eggsy is tasked with protecting $100 billion in gold bars from a pro-Brexit group called The Union Jacks. This offering isn’t quite as good as the other books in the franchise, but it is a shorter story.
For those who don’t know, Kingsman creator Millar was also the man who created Kick-Ass. There are a few different series in this franchise, but the original by Millar and John Romita Jr. is well worth reading and is mostly the story from the first movie. note: “Die Täuschung 2022” kostenlos stream auf Deutsch
However, for fans who might have loved Hit-Girl in the movies even more than Kick-Ass, she has her own series that was released in 2012 with the young vigilante on a mission of her own.
Wanted is another Mark Millar comic book that was turned into a movie. This one is a little more along the lines of Kingsman than some of his other work. The big difference is that the secret service agency in Kingsman was replaced by a criminal force running the world in Wanted.
Fans who loved James McAvoy in the movie might be surprised when they open the comic and see that Wesley Gibson was designed to look just like rap star Eminem. Overall, the comic’s story is similar to the movie and is a great read for people who love Millar’s works like The King’s Man.
Millar also worked a lot in superhero comics. Before he really set out on his own creator-owned titles, he wrote books like Marvel’s Civil War and books in the Ultimate Marvel Comics line. As for his solo work, his best creator-owned superhero book was Jupiter’s Legacy. note: “Parallele Mütter 2022” kostenlos stream auf Deutsch
This is the same book that Netflix adapted as a series, though the streaming giant canceled it. For fans who want to see how things were supposed to end for the Jupiter’s Legacy characters, pick up these books because the Netflix show was just the tip of the iceberg.
A similar writer to Millar is Garth Ennis, and while Millar was able to see his best work on the big screen with The King’s Man and its predecessors, Ennis has seen great success on the small screen with an adaptation of his comics, The Boys.
While Millar saw his Jupiter’s Legacy superhero series die, Ennis’s deconstruction of the superhero trope is rolling along great on Amazon Prime, and there are 72 issues of his comic book series for fans to catch up on.
While Millar has a ton of comics that have been made into movies, he has plenty more than fans can discover for the first time in print. The one that fans of The King’s Man should really take a chance to read is Superior.
A 12-year-old with multiple sclerosis is given a chance by an alien monkey to become the fictional superhero he idolizes, Superior. However, after a week of saving people as the hero, the boy learns the monkey is a demon and he either has to sell his soul to keep the powers or go back to his old life. It is an incredible story with a sympathetic character making difficult decisions.
Queen & Country
For fans of The King’s Man who loves the British aspects of the story, there is a comic book series they should check out titled Queen & Country. Created by Greg Rucka, the comic began in 2001 and ran for 32 issues.
Queen and Country is about a woman named Tara Chance, a special ops agent from a group called the Minders. Unlike The King’s Man, which is based around over-the-top adventures, Queen & Country is based on a real-life scenario, dealing with the hardships the Minders encounter in their missions.
Fans of Millar’s work on Kingsman, especially the uber-violence strung throughout, should find a lot to love about Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ comic book, Criminal. There are five volumes of the series with 38 total issues.
This series has different lead characters in each volume, although they are connected by the same city and crime that has lasted for generations. This is an award-winning series and is one that most fans of The King’s Man should get a lot of enjoyment out of.