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#935652 - 08/10/17 08:06 AM Mister Miracle  
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The first issue of Tom King's Mister Miracle maxiseries is out, and it is everything I could have hoped for. It's a meditation on depression and alienation, with the same lyrical beauty as King's Vision series. Mitch Gerads' art is perfect. It freels very different in different scenes, in very appropriate ways, while also feeling unified. I'm terrible at art-talking, but I will single out his portrayal of Orion, where his mask almost looks like it was pasted over another drawing, creating a feeling of the mask obscuring something much different and darker than the super-hero costume. Which is, of course, perfect for Orion.

I've read some online reviews, which are of course uniformly stellar. I disagree with one that tried to describe Scott Free as a Christ figure, something I don't really see in the comic. The opening tableau could easily have taken on Christ imagery if that was the intent, but it was framed in such a way that there really isn't any.

i don't want to get into many specifics, since the main point of this post is to encourage anyone who isn't already planning on picking it up to do so. Not that I think a lot of you need much pushing, as this is a hottly anticipated book in these parts.

#935674 - 08/10/17 10:20 AM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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I bought it digitally. The art really stands out as a unique "voice" in today's market. I appreciated how different each panel was - the ways that "seeing" was distorted on the page (that's the best description I have of it).

The story is definitely there to intrigue. There's not a linear approach. I mean, I think I know what's going on, but I could be wrong. And I don't mind that at all.

I appreciated the balance of background characters. And I really hope that _____ is not really dead.

#935675 - 08/10/17 10:31 AM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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When King introduced a suicide attempt for young Bruce Wayne over in Batman, it left me cold and I couldn't buy into the narrative or reaction at all. This though, this is something altogether different that's it's hard to believe it was the same writer. Definitely a return to form on the level of Vision with the maturity and craft. I'm still conflicted, as Scott has always been a beacon of hope despite the horrors he's endured and escaped, but maybe that makes him the perfect character to show that depression, trauma and your own demons can impact the best of us. It was deeply affecting and unsettling. The use of Godfrey and Orion were both brilliant, as was the oppression of Darkseid staring at you on every page, while he doesn't "appear" once. Certainly a must-read book.

#935676 - 08/10/17 10:36 AM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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Originally Posted by Brain-Fall-Out Boy


I disagree with one that tried to describe Scott Free as a Christ figure, something I don't really see in the comic. The opening tableau could easily have taken on Christ imagery if that was the intent, but it was framed in such a way that there really isn't any.


Barda explicitly calls him the "Son of God" at one point (not just Son of Highfather, or son of "a" god), and heir to the Throne of Heaven. Hard not to take that and make certain leaps. it also adds to the crushing weight of expectation on Scott. He's not ready for war, but even Barda pushes him. Lots of ways to read it and guess at what's "really" happening.

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My CBS was out today when I went. It was my fault as I had never thought I'd want it on my pull until I read all the positive reviews. I told him to save me the inevitable 2nd printing and put me down for the remainder. If it's this good, I don't wanna trade-wait.


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#935732 - 08/10/17 10:13 PM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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Okay, clearly my mind skipped right past those cues, which are pretty hard to argue with. smile I guess I just don't see a lot of it in the story as a whole, but this is clearly a book that invites us to interpret it through a lens of our own viewpoints, and I guess the issues it stirs up in me just aren't very religious in nature, despite it being a book about gods.

Here is a piece that is less review then critical analysis. It is heavy on spoilers, so I wouldn't recommend it unless you have already read the book, or don't care about detailed spoilers.

http://www.cbr.com/mister-miracle-tom-king-mitch-gerads/

#935758 - 08/11/17 09:19 AM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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#935781 - 08/11/17 11:01 AM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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Haven't read it yet but I had a feeling this was going to be awesome. King is MUST-READ right now and I'm thrilled he's getting the room he needs to show his stuff on some Kirby material. I've mentioned this before, but DC lately has been on fire with its miniseries and maxiseries. They've almost all been excellent.

Lardy, I recommend you pre-order anything King for the forseeable future!

#935820 - 08/12/17 08:39 AM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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Apparently the shops around town are OUT of Mister Miracle (at least the two I walked into) ... That's kind of cool

#935847 - 08/12/17 04:36 PM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Myg - Andy S]  
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Originally Posted by Myg - Andy S
Apparently the shops around town are OUT of Mister Miracle (at least the two I walked into) ... That's kind of cool



They weren't bought, you know. They just managed to escape on their own...




Watch as thoth lad tries to escape the baying mob from this thread...ouch! that's got to hurt...


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#935896 - 08/13/17 02:21 PM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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#936229 - 08/19/17 11:10 AM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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Did they print like 100 copies? I got the digital issue from Comixology and, like many others, signed up for the rest of the series. It really looks captivating and there was a lot of substance in the first issue; even the unadorned "Darkseid is" panels contributed to the sense of a growing threat. And I hope a certain somebody isn't really dead, but everything changes.

The Son of g(G)od comment surprised me, but come to think of it, Jesus was the ultimate escape artist when it came to death, so perhaps it's more comparative than religious.


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