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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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.

  • Primo S.
  • Malum

    I went into this volume without knowing anything about Mister Miracle or the New Gods. At first, I didn't think I would like it. It was very confusing, I didn't know who anyone was or what was happening.

    Luckily, King does a pretty good job of filling you in on most of the backstory that you need to understand, and the weirdness begins to make sense in its own way.

    Then, looking deeper, you begin to see some of the brilliant things that King is doing in this volume. He is humanizing super heroes

    I went into this volume without knowing anything about Mister Miracle or the New Gods. At first, I didn't think I would like it. It was very confusing, I didn't know who anyone was or what was happening.

    Luckily, King does a pretty good job of filling you in on most of the backstory that you need to understand, and the weirdness begins to make sense in its own way.

    Then, looking deeper, you begin to see some of the brilliant things that King is doing in this volume. He is humanizing super heroes. These characters are literally gods, and yet they have hang ups and doubts, make mistakes, and argue about things like how they are going to remodel their homes.

    The artwork is absolutely fantastic and almost evokes a sense of mental illness, as if you can take a schizophrenic journey along with the characters.

    As an aside: Tom King also wrote the awesome Vision book that Marvel put out not too long ago. Isn't it strange that Mr. Miracle and Vision look very similar? Maybe King has a thing for people in giant capes?

  • 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?!

  • Tiago Cesar Silva

    O que o maior artista de fugas do Universo DC faz quando não se pode fugir da própria vida?

    O Senhor Milagre e seu conceito básico quando criado por Jack Kirby na década de 1970 já fazia dele pra mim um dos personagens mais interessantes do panteão dos Novos Deuses da DC Comics. Não é por menos que devorei as 6 primeiras edições desta série em 12 partes escrita por Tom King e belamente ilustrada por Mitch Gerads.

    Tom King tem sido um dos escritores da DC Comics mais aclamados pelo seu Batman na

    O que o maior artista de fugas do Universo DC faz quando não se pode fugir da própria vida?

    O Senhor Milagre e seu conceito básico quando criado por Jack Kirby na década de 1970 já fazia dele pra mim um dos personagens mais interessantes do panteão dos Novos Deuses da DC Comics. Não é por menos que devorei as 6 primeiras edições desta série em 12 partes escrita por Tom King e belamente ilustrada por Mitch Gerads.

    Tom King tem sido um dos escritores da DC Comics mais aclamados pelo seu Batman na fase Renascimento da editora e traz agora sua interpretação do Senhor Milagre e as armadilhas que ele tem que fugir em sua própria mente em uma vida dividida entre celebridade mundialmente conhecido como artista de fuga e suas responsabilidades como esposo e filho do Pai Celestial de Nova Gênese na eterna batalha contra as hordas de Darkseid.

    O texto é simples com diálogos bem elaborados mas nem por isso chatos que vão construindo o clima de estranheza que o personagem se encontra neste arco. O desenho cheio de hachuras e detalhes e as cores opacas dão a impressão de estarmos vendo a história por uma televisão antiga e que por muitas vezes sofre interferências externas mudando o sentido de um diálogo ou outro ou na transição de quadros. Isto tem uma função na história e que deverá ser explorada na segunda metade deste arco de histórias escrito por Tom King.

  • Sans

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

  • 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.

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