Mister Miracle Review
Writers: Tom King
Art By: Mitch Gerads
Publisher: DC Comics
Reviewed By: Dean Asquith
My Rating: 🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹
From Hugo Award-winning writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON, comes an ambitious new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods in MISTER MIRACLE! One of the best-reviewed series of the year and already a classic in the making, this Mister Miracle is magical, dark, intimate and unlike anything you've read before.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great, he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made quite a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, who has counted him among its ranks.
You might say Scott Free has everything--so why isn't it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick--except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.
Tom King delivers a phenomenal story in Mister Miracle. Having never read anything with mister miracle in I went in totally blind to this. I was utterly flabbergasted at how very good this is and how engrossed I became with Scott Free’s journey. An expertly delivered mash up of everyday family life, deities and war, Tom King takes us on a journey through the life of the world’s greatest escape artists and his attempts to make sense out of everything.
Mister Miracle includes stunning art by the superb Mitch Gerads you too will become entwined with Mister Miracle’s life and you won’t want to put this mammoth story down! I certainly didn’t. I read on breaks at work, I read into the early hours. I read whenever I could. I couldn’t stay away from Mister Miracle and Big Barda!
With so many twists and turns along the way, including Darkseid’s consumption of a veggie tray, you will not be disappointed by using all your free time to make sure you’ve read this one of a kind graphic novel. I won’t give away much as you need to live every part of this story. Mister Miracle should be a staple in the Justice League lineup, reading this story I’m sure you will end up thinking the same.
“Hey. One thing I’ve learned in all my years as a god on earth. NEVER underestimate the power of a good veggie tray.” - Mister Miracle