Comic Review: Mister Miracle #6 (DC Comics)

Tom King is having a lot of fun with Mister Miracle, and that means we are too! Issue 6 of this title, originally conceived and drawn by Jack Kirby, picks […]

Tom King is having a lot of fun with Mister Miracle, and that means we are too!

Issue 6 of this title, originally conceived and drawn by Jack Kirby, picks up with Scott Free and Big Barda on their mission. The issue’s very simple premise allows King ( with art by Mitch Gerads (pencils, inks, colors!) to play with the mechanics of comics. In a brilliant example of breaking all the rules, he transforms a typical mission (get somewhere, and beat up bad guys) into rambling, long-form conversation between Free and Big Barda. The conversation strays from each of them speculating on their reasons for doing things, to suburban home redecoration, and other “waiting for Godot topics.

All of this is tied to a page grid of very small panels that is unflinchingly confining.

This issue have you chuckling and being shocked and entertained, and is well worth your time and money!

DC Comics Mister Miracle #6 (of 12) $3.99 for 23 pages of content. Mature rating

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!