Millar is the guy who made Nick Fury black, and it impressively stuck with the character and Avengers mythos.
Mark Millar... has been off in his writing lately. As such, I'm not sure if this will actually be good or not. Then there is Frank Quitely, an artist I really could care less about. Though this art here looks better then anything else he has drawn by the simple fact this people don't always look old or look like they are squinting half the time.
Err... I'll give it a shot. I'll read it in the store, but I seriously doubt this will change my mind on either of these two. Can't say I won't completely write it off.
Millar is far from being a pusher of diversity comics however as one just has to look at Kick Ass to see yeah he may take a couple steps forward but he's more then willing to go several steps backwards.
On topic I'm getting this for Frank's art only
I buy pretty much all Millarworld stuff and even some of his Marvel stuff (love Old Man Logan) and the same goes for Quitely, whose acknowledged Moebius inspirations are everywhere. This is going to be great.
Continuity doesn't matter.