Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mister Miracle #1

Well... that's not what I was expecting. For those of you unfamiliar with the character, Mister Miracle is one of the New Gods created by Jack Kirby in 1971. A mix of escape artist and super-hero, Mister Miracle is best known by anyone from my generation as a member of the goofiest damn Justice League team ever assembled. This comic is anything but goofy. We're introduced to a Mister Miracle who isn't all there. Bruised and battered from a trick that went right (or possibly wrong) Scott heads home with Big Barda only to be haunted and hounded by a phrase (Darkseid Is) and hallucinations.

The unreliable narrator has been a popular trope in comics recently, most notably Moon Knight. There's obviously something wrong with Scott and his perception of reality making it hard for us to judge what is real (a brutal visit from Orion) and what isn't (a visit from his old friend Oberon). Dark and foreboding, this may not be what I expected in a Mister Miracle story, but it's certainly worth a good long look for fans of the character. Called back home to New Genesis after the fall of Highfather, can Mister Miracle pull himself together in time to perform his greatest escape yet. I guess we'll see. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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