All-New Miracleman Annual #1

All-New Miracleman Annual #1

Writer: Grant Morrison, Peter Milligan Artist: Joe Quesada, Mike Allred, Richard Isanove, Laura Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 31, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

• Joe Quesada illustrates Grant Morrison's lost Miracleman story, a disturbing confrontation prior to the Battle of London
• Peter Milligan and Mike Allred reunite for a new Miracleman classic!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - J.L. Caraballo Jan 5, 2015

    For any collector " and fans of this obscure, troubled character " this annual is highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Dec 31, 2014

    You might be tempted to pass All-New Miracleman Annual #1 up when you hit the comic shop today. Sure, its an exceedingly light week (only 9 books?) and it feels pretty flimsy for an Annual. Dont. Just buy it. You wont be sorry. Every page is a treat for the eyes worth the price of admission and more. And if you figured there wasnt any good reason to head into the shop one last time before 2014 ends, think again. This is the book to have this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Magen Cubed Dec 31, 2014

    While seemingly disparate, these two tales offer concise and haunting stories from the larger Miracleman mythos. Hype aside, fans of the series will enjoy this annual for the sheer amount of talent onboard, coming together to tell remarkable stories for a new generation of readers. It may be twenty-one pages, but its twenty-one pages youre sure to remember. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 2, 2015

    All-New Miracleman Annual #1 is a good'n, with stylish art in both stories, and massively different but very enjoyable stories in both halves of the issue, earning an impressive 4 out of 5 stars overall. If you've never read Miracleman before, there's no better time to start" Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 2, 2015

    So I can't really give this a strong recommendation - it's a fair effort, but it has some powerful storytelling to live up to, and it doesn't quite reach the mark. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jan 5, 2015

    This issue suffered from a case of “I had high expectations” that were possibly unrealistic and weren't met by what I actually got, especially with a $4.99 price tag. One 6-page filler from 1984 stretched to 11 pages and a cute 10-page homage to the Golden Age Marvelman family just didn't make me feel like this was $4.99 well-spent. Marvel is fond of tossing “behind the scenes” material into a book and jacking up the price. That's great for process junkies, but is not something that everyone wants to pay the extra buck for. The bottom line for this issue is a real case of YMMV. If either of these stories strike you as excellent or you really dig seeing the script pages and tiny original art reproductions, you may find this issue to be a great deal. For me, I was left wishing I'd have waiting to rescue this from a $1 bin in a few months time. Nothing here needed to be read this week. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 1, 2015

    Not so with Miracleman, with Miracleman I get the sense most fans really do want more stories from this character, not just because Neil Gaiman has some unfinished business but because Miracleman as a character works. You need a creative team energized and engaged with the chance for long-form stories, yes, but without itMiracleman as a concept feels so much more unique and inspiring.He's free from connection to simply his story, he's a powerful character with a rich history of loss and responsibility and so many other compelling elements that acheto be explored further. Whetherit be more one-offs or as an actual part of the Marvel Universe, there's a strong place and infinite potential for more Miracleman stories. I just hope they're a little bit more active and engaged than these. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 5, 2015

    This annual is a weird move for Marvel especially, with seemingly no further Miracleman material on the immediate horizon. All the creators involved are great talents (and Quesada in particular is a standout in this issue) but, especially at a $5.00 price point, this seems like little more than a cash grab. It's an expensive reminder that, oh yeah, Marvel owns that guy. Neither story develops a foundation for Marvel to continue with their vision of Miracleman and that might be because they don't have a vision yet. For hardcore Miracleman fans, this is an interesting piece of work, but it's one that a more thrifty fan is better off waiting to find in the $1 boxes. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Jan 5, 2014

    I think there is an audience for Miracleman, one that doesn't remember the old stories or doesn't have access to them since they're not really in print anymore, an audience that wants stories more fitting for a comic with the "All-New" banner attached. I wonder if this kind of book would be more fitting in an anthology format, but something more accessible than All-New Miracleman Annual #1. When you hype something as something as potentially big as "all-new" and deliver something like this, you can't help but feel a little disenchanted by it all. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 2, 2015

    I wish "All-New Miracleman Annual" #1 was better, but if anything, it's just a sharp reminder that Gaiman's success writing "Miracleman" post-Alan Moore is that much more of an impressive feat. It looks gorgeous but, considering the "All-New" part of the title, these stories have scripts that feel old and somewhat stale. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Hydrahead Jan 13, 2015

    I enjoyed the Morrison story but it wasn't long enough. Not worth the $5 price tag.

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