Promotions are applied when you make a purchase. Miracle over to Steve Ditko after a couple of issues and have me write it and Ditko draw it. Whether that body count includes Mister Miracle is up for interpretation. I wanted to like this graphic novel, especially with his 4.49 average rating from Goodreads, but I simply could not. Damn, this comic is a tight little 12-issue maxi series. The reader is constantly thrown from one panel to another with only a dynamic couple to hang onto with their incredible tranquility. Mister Miracle is an ambitious and intimate look at a God thrust into responsibilities that are beyond his understanding as he struggles to grasp onto the slippery ropes of peace and happiness. Anything with King’s name attached as a must read for me!

Thanks for the review! Best comic I’ve read since Black Hammer Vol.

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To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Not just for Scott but for all of the New Gods on New Genesis and Apokolips. But with all of DC’s crisis stories, the ending often gets mired with open ended finales. Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including BATMAN, GRAYSON and OMEGA MEN. It is while growing up that Scott Free escapes his painful life to grow up among humans where he one day takes on the mantle of an escape artist known as Mister Miracle. I meet this character in Justice League New 52 run and I was excited about this story. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mister Miracle takes on issues such as depression and anxiety, the pressure of living up to expectations, and where your identity is found.

Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a copy for review! But Gerards quickly reminded me! Mister Miracle is a kind of superhero comic written by Tom King and illustrated by Mitch Gerards focused on a guy named Scott Free, who is—move over, Houdini--“the greatest escape artist who ever lived.” Mister Miracle, first seen in 1971, was the invention of Jack Kirby, and I read some of that to remind myself of his origins. With the release of Mister Miracle #12, Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ exploration of the mind-bending yet mundane life of Scott Free has come to a close.

With touches of refreshing absurdity that comically looks at both mundane and cosmic activities, Tom King doesn’t shy away from magically putting together adulting and superheroism together in Mister Miracle. The art is distinct and unique. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Like most good writers, Tom King does that thing with this book that lets each reader decide what the story means, while at the same time kinda pointing you toward what it meant to him. OR maybe not. ( Log Out /  All in all, you're missing out if you don't pick up this book. All the characters were there, but I was never sure what was happening. King and Gerads do some amazingly clever things in this book, both with the art and the writing, though I found it impenetrable in parts, a problem I found with King’s writing on Batman too. How Do You Connect with the Blogging Community. (Immortal Hulk (2018-)), Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including. If there was a point to this work, it was buried so deeply as to be non-existent. Please try again. Now that I think about it, DC pulled something very similar with the Dark Knights Metal volume they offered previously via NetGalley.

Collecting issues #1-12, Mister Miracle is a limited series by Eisner Award winners Tom King and Mitch Gerads as they reboot Jack Kirby’s 1971 creation Scott Free, also known as Mister Miracle. I’m reading it because I think Tom King is one of the best contemporary comics writers, who also is doing a terrific Batman run, and did The Vision, The Sheriff of Babylo. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2020. I don’t know anyone who does it as much as I do, but I do love to shine light on them as they are great stories there, just as many as any novel! So I usually try to summarise a book before launching into the review but part of why Mister Miracle, Volume 1 didn’t fully click with me is because I don’t really know what’s going on?! If you read my incredibly whiny review of that one you saw that my biggest complaint was that since I didn't have the ending I had no idea what all of this had been working towards. Darkseid has achieved the anti-life equation and the forces of Highfather and Orion will risk everything to stop evil from winning. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 February 2019. There are a lot of cool concepts thrown around. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Mister Miracle We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads.

( Log Out /  One suspects it has less to do with her immense height than breasts the size of dwarf planets. I found the story hard to follow. Never having been a huge fan of Mister Miracle or the New Gods, I went into this one with no preconceived expectations, and I'm glad I did, because this is quite a different comic story.

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