In a sea of Hollywood comic book and superhero movie franchise, Kingsman stands apart. The first movie, The Secret Service, was based on the comic co-created by Mark Millar and Watchmen's Dave Gibbons. But while the comic sold well, it was the movie adaptation that became a blockbuster, earning rave reviews, $US400 million ($507 million) at the worldwide box office, and a sequel, The Golden Circle -- a sequel based on no comic at all.