Ahoy me mateys Captain Cats here, and today I’m going to review one of the best comic a lot of people miss out on in 2018 and quite possibly one of DC best book in the past decade, and it’s Tom King and Mitch Gerads now instant classic run on Mister Miracle.
Jack Kirby introduced Scott Free aka Mister Miracle in Mister Miracle #1 in April of 1971. It is believed that Mister Miracle was inspired by Jim Steranko, another comic book writer/artist who was famous for his incredible run on Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and his one of a kind artwork. It is also said that Mister Miracle relationship with Big Barda was based on Kirby’s relationship with his wife, Roz Goldstein.
While other artists and writers had their hands on Scott and Barda, it was in 2017 that Tom King and Mitch Gerads, who both worked on The Sheriff of Babylon, was going do a run with Mister Miracle and expectations for this series run was on an all-time high. No one didn’t expect that this was going to be a perfect run, from issue #1 to issue#12 we read and saw something that was beyond what DC had running at that time.
King’s writing and storytelling were on point from start to finish, from the opening pages of issue#1 to the now legendary ending of issue#12; it was an emotional roller coaster with a glimpse of every other raw emotion you can think of. Mitch Gerads artwork went hand in hand with the story that was being told, from the use of colors, style, the use of the panels and the list can go on.
I can say that Mister Miracle was not only the best book that DC had in 2018, but one of the BEST runs and series DC had in the past decade. If you missed out on its original run don’t worry, you can buy King and Gerads run on Mister Miracle now via paperback on Amazon.