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Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle sign up for comic strip

Jonathan Ross
Ross is to leave the BBC later this year

Controversial comedian Frankie Boyle and presenter Jonathan Ross are writing comic strips for a new magazine from the creator of the Kick-Ass movie.

Ross has created a vampire storyline for the adult comic CLiNT which will be published on 2 September.

Scots creator Mark Millar said: "This is The Eagle for the 21st century."

"They're both brilliant writers and will surprise a lot of people with this stuff," he said of Boyle and Ross - who leaves the BBC this summer.

Hit film

Other high-profile names are expected to write for the comic in future editions.

"We have the most insane line-up of creators ready to come in and join us," said Millar.

"You'd be amazed how many people who work in film and television want to be comic book writers," he added.

Ross, Boyle and Millar's stories will run for the first six months of the magazine.

Millar wrote the graphic novel Kick-Ass, which was adapted for the big screen by Ross's wife, screenwriter Jane Goldman.



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