Mister Miracle Vol. 1

Mister Miracle Vol. 1

From Hugo Award-winning writer Tom King and Mitch Gerads, the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON, comes an ambitious new take on one of Jack Kirby's most-beloved New Gods in MISTER MIRACLE VOL. 1! One of the best reviewed series of the year and already a classic in the making, this MISTER MIRACLE is magical, dark, intimate and unlike any you've read before.Scott Free is th...

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Title:Mister Miracle Vol. 1
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Mister Miracle Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Artemy

    Okay, I'm not going to pretend I understand everything that's going on here. Jack Kirby's Fourth World is extremely difficult for me to wrap my head around (not in the least because, let's face i

    Okay, I'm not going to pretend I understand everything that's going on here. Jack Kirby's Fourth World is extremely difficult for me to wrap my head around (not in the least because, let's face it, those old 70's comics are borderline unreadable today). It also doesn't help that DC isn't doing anything to ease you into that whole world of crazy, not even an intro page to explain what's what. So yeah, even though I understood some things from the context, I'm pretty sure a good chunk of King's

    went over my head — everything about the mother boxes and boom tubes, the complicated relationship between Orion and Miracle, the New Gods, Darkseid, Apokolips, New Genesis and everything else — I have no idea what the hell it all is and how it all relates to each other.

    I loved the comic anyway.

    I loved it because underneath this veil of cosmic deities, gods, mother boxes and boom tubes there is a very human story about pain, depression, love, hate, fear and hope. Every time I saw a "Darkseid is" panel I felt that crushing sense of dread. I felt Scott's fear and confusion when he was losing his grip on reality, I felt his love for Barda, his hatred of Granny Goodness, his philosophical ponderings about God and life and death, and what it all means. I felt it because I'm going through it all myself, day to day.

    I loved it because it made me feel things. Complex, uncomfortable and important things.

    And that's a weird thing to do for a superhero comic by a major publisher. And yet Tom King keeps doing this stuff, year after year —

    , even

    . And now

    . The themes in his writing are always pretty similar, but with every new comic he approachers it from a different angle, and he almost never fails to win me over (except for

    , but now that I think about it, maybe I should give that series a re-read to see if I like it more, too).

    is an outstanding series. Even if you're not a Jack Kirby scholar.

    Darkseid isn't. I hope.

  • Ken Moten

    Tom King is the only person at DC Comics that is coming close to

    . As much as I have been liking his work on

    , this is the project that takes me back to his work on

    . I have always known about this character, but it is only now that I really invested in the Fourth World. The trade-mark candor and Tarentino-esque violence of King is in full-effect. The fact that the action is from the point-of-view of someone who is in

    Tom King is the only person at DC Comics that is coming close to

    . As much as I have been liking his work on

    , this is the project that takes me back to his work on

    . I have always known about this character, but it is only now that I really invested in the Fourth World. The trade-mark candor and Tarentino-esque violence of King is in full-effect. The fact that the action is from the point-of-view of someone who is in a state of what seems to be psychosis

    makes you question every single thing that is happening. There was a whole page devoted to explaining

    philosophy....who does that?!

  • Sans

    Re-read as single issues. Even more amazing the second time around.

  • Eli Seibert

    This reads like a fever dream, and I mean that in the best way possible.

  • Wing Kee

    This is without a doubt one of the best books on the market at the moment.

    World: The art is absolutely fantastic. Gerad's art sets the tone for the world and the story that grounds this little family and character tale like no other. The colors, the frames, the character expressions and personality that pop off the page, the art is perfect. The world building is basic, it's there for the story and it serves it well. We have Scott as a performer, and that part of his world. We have Scott the son

    This is without a doubt one of the best books on the market at the moment.

    World: The art is absolutely fantastic. Gerad's art sets the tone for the world and the story that grounds this little family and character tale like no other. The colors, the frames, the character expressions and personality that pop off the page, the art is perfect. The world building is basic, it's there for the story and it serves it well. We have Scott as a performer, and that part of his world. We have Scott the son of Highfather and that part of his world. We have Scott and Barda and their world. It's all simple and grounded, it's amazing.

    Story: I can't get into this, I don't want to get into spoilers cause it ruins the experience for anyone who is going to read it. It's a character story, it's not a stabby stabby superhero romp (thought there is action in the story), it's a character story. It's beautiful and basic in it's simplicity but the character depth that wells out of the book really shows what's so special about this book. I have always loved Barda and Scott (they were always my favorites in the Forth World) and seeing them in this book and how their story plays out and the emotions, the art, the quiet moments, the big moments the dialog, this book is just sooo good. This is a perfect example of how this art form is different from prose and how art and prose meld together to tell a tale that is awe inspiring. Just read it if you want a good character story, you'll love these to characters I promise you.

    Characters: Scott and Barda are perfect. They are real, they are deep and they are just beautifully written and realized. I've never felt the depth for these characters before and now I can't go back to the basic caricatures of normal superhero comics for them. What King has been doing at DC since Rebirth as been astounding. I don't see Bat Cat the same as before him, I don't see Swamp Thing they way I see him (I loved Moore's version the best still) and I not don't see Scott and Barda the same way. It's just sublime character work.

    These first 6 issues is absolutely amazing, I can't recommend this book enough. If you are looking for something deeper, something different with complex and human emotions READ THIS!!!

    Onward to the next book!

    *read individual issues*

  • Dan

    4.5 Stars

    For me King is hit and miss. I don’t love everything he touches. But this reimagining of Kirby’s characters is incredible.

    On paper if you were to tell me King was remaking these characters as dark and gritty I’d be intrigued but worried. But King managed to pull off taking some of the most colorful characters in DCs history and make this more mature tale that both honors the characters roots and does something new and different.

    I liked this first arc and I’m very interested in the back

    4.5 Stars

    For me King is hit and miss. I don’t love everything he touches. But this reimagining of Kirby’s characters is incredible.

    On paper if you were to tell me King was remaking these characters as dark and gritty I’d be intrigued but worried. But King managed to pull off taking some of the most colorful characters in DCs history and make this more mature tale that both honors the characters roots and does something new and different.

    I liked this first arc and I’m very interested in the back half.

    Definitely recommended reading for fans of Fourth World, Kirby, and King.

  • Roy

    I read this in single issues. I really didnt have much prior knowledge with regards to the character or story. It was a little confusing but after investing the time it became pretty cool with the nuemerous characters, the god concepts, the trippy word play and graphics. Tom King is great at his craft

  • Bookwraiths

    Never having been a huge fan of Mister Miracle or the New Gods, I went into this one with no preconceived expectations. I'm glad I did though, because this is quite a different comic story. There are a lot of cool concepts thrown around. (Especially interesting is the creative team's twist on the old mystery of whether any of this is real or not.) The art is distinct and unique. And Scott Free's characterization is intriguing as he is a god pretending to be an ordinary person yet having to deal

    Never having been a huge fan of Mister Miracle or the New Gods, I went into this one with no preconceived expectations. I'm glad I did though, because this is quite a different comic story. There are a lot of cool concepts thrown around. (Especially interesting is the creative team's twist on the old mystery of whether any of this is real or not.) The art is distinct and unique. And Scott Free's characterization is intriguing as he is a god pretending to be an ordinary person yet having to deal with extraordinary circumstances which complicate his whole life to the point of it not only being jarring for him but for a reader as well.

    Overall, this was a very good read. There are some highs and some lows in here. Some cool twists, some dumb plots. It's all a nice setup, but not much else. And there better be a damn good payoff, because if not then all this weirdness was for nothing.

  • Dr Rashmit Mishra

    This was a hard book to review . To start the review however , you must know about a few things , first I don't like King's stories , I know he is regarded very highly but for one reason or the other I have never really liked his work . Second I am not all that versed in the exploits of Mister Miracle , I mean I do know his origin story and his influence in some of past mega event books by DC .

    Knowing that , it maybe easier for you to know why this book is so good .

    As I said before neither Mis

    This was a hard book to review . To start the review however , you must know about a few things , first I don't like King's stories , I know he is regarded very highly but for one reason or the other I have never really liked his work . Second I am not all that versed in the exploits of Mister Miracle , I mean I do know his origin story and his influence in some of past mega event books by DC .

    Knowing that , it maybe easier for you to know why this book is so good .

    As I said before neither Mister Miracle nor King hold any allure for me as a reader and yet reading this book was so much fun .

    Generally I just want to close King's book and donate it to some reader who really wants to read it , but this one kept making me read more and keep turning the pages .

    While Mister Miracle for the first time made me feel intrigued about him . He made me want to become obsessed about him and change all my social media profile into a picture of him .

    That said I think the book does have a narration problem and many readers may get lost and feel clueless at what was happening especially at the beginning , but spare some time on the book and it will make you excited and make you want to read more .

    And let's face it that's what we want from a good book after all

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