Comic Review: Mister Miracle #12 (DC Comics)

With the new issue of Mister Miracle, DC ends the twelve issue run. And what a run it has been. Mister Miracle, the title originally conceived by the late Jack […]

With the new issue of Mister Miracle, DC ends the twelve issue run. And what a run it has been.

Mister Miracle, the title originally conceived by the late Jack Kirby in the 1970’s, enjoyed a revival at the hands of Tom King (writer) and Mitch Gerads (art). This Eisner winning duo managed to ‘miraculously’ inject life into the character and title this year. We’ve seen the battles, watched relationships develop, and gotten accustomed to King’s style of 9 panels-per-page drama.

Issue 12 continues the double life saga of Scott Free and Big Barda; domestic everyday existence with a new baby, intermingled with other-worldly conflict. There are guest cameos by some famous Kirby Fourth World characters and some surprising developments. All in all, a good but not stellar way to cap off this 12 issue miniseries.

The front cover is a little strange. Unless my eyes deceive me, both characters have elongated, ultra slim bodies. A makeover for make-believe?

DC. Mister Miracle 12, $3.99 for 24 pages of content. Mature Readers

Alan Spinney

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