I like how Morrisons blended the real world with the New Gods mythology. He creates the feeling that magic can be found around any corner. Ordinary things take on metaphorical meaning when viewed in this context. Cars are instruments of death. Make-up is a tool of conformity. And the gods could be living on your street. Divinity is all around us. The battle between good and evil is waged every day by every one of us. That was a recurring theme in much of Jack Kirbys work, including the New Gods. The mundane can be mythical, and the miraculous can become mundane. Read Full Review
The tortures together create the step-by-step traps that parallel Mister Miracle's ballyhoo. In other words, the baseball bat beating is like the straitjacket. The next humiliation is like the chains wrapped around the straitjacket. As gruesome as these actions are, they set up the potential for a big escape--hopefully seen next issue. Read Full Review
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