Mister Miracle #2

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 29 User Reviews: 102
9.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to doubt why he's fighting when Orion takes over the mantle of Highfather. It's enough to make a New God miss Granny Goodness's orphanage! From Eisner Award-nominated writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team that brought you THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the recent Swamp Thing crossover in BATMAN # more

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Sep 13, 2017

    Mister Miracle is the book that truly encompasses the celebration of Jack Kirby's birthday, more than any other special or reprints or covers ever could. Tom King and Mitch Gerards have written and drawn the best Fourth World story since Kirby himself, and that is saying a lot. DC for a long time did not know what to do with these characters, but it is evident that the characters were just not in the right hands. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The DC Bros - Dillyn Chadwick Sep 15, 2017

    Mister Miracle #2 is a brilliant issue, crafted by the highly a talented team of writer and artist King and Gerads. It's dark, gritty and haunting and is an instant classic. The cinematic feel of the panels, dramatic events and smart dialogue make this issue highly enjoyable and recommendable. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 14, 2017

    Mitch Gerads appears to be using modified photo backgrounds for some of his sombre sets but it does not matter if he does. Kirby also did but did not have the benefit of Photoshop to make it look as good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 13, 2017

    Free of ongoing continuity, King is able to just tell a great story and this issue made for another fantastic read. This is definitely going to be one latecomers are going to be sorry they waited to start reading. Don't make that mistake and get on this title now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Sep 18, 2017

    This issue feels even more rhythmic than the last, through Clayton Cowles' word-balloon placement enhancing the more melodic segments, as the inclusion of more characters and aspects help it to build further momentum and hint at what's really going on without throwing the audience off its relatively stable footing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Sep 13, 2017

    Just... Bravo... Well done Mr. King. Expertly illustrated Mr. Gerards. The sardonic humor, to the trippy story line, to snarky dialog. It's just perfect. It's hard for me heap enough praise upon this series.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 14, 2017

    War is hell, but hell is Darkseid, and after Mister Miracle #2, Scott may be closer to him than he ever thought possible. Capitalizing on an ambitious first issue, Tom King and Mitch Gerads go even bigger while at the same time keeping it laser-focused on their cast all meticulously set into a taut nine-panel grid. Believe the hype and submit to Anti-Life. You’ll be glad that you did. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Sep 13, 2017

    Writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads scored a major critical and popular hit with the debut issue of this mini-series, and so expectation for Mister Miracle #2 were understandably high. So, does the second issue live up to the debut? Good news, faithful readers, King and Gerads continue to deliver one of the best books of the year with Mister Miracle #2. It's rich, funny and bold, as well as a perfect example of the kind of story you can only get in comics. A must-read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Sep 13, 2017

    We are just beginning to discover what is at work below the surface of the story. Not only is Scott unsure of his decisions on Earth, is he doing the right thing on New Genesis? Entry two is just a great as the first. If you haven't started on this series yet, you should, you're missing out. This is a classic coming out in real time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Sep 13, 2017

    Mister Miracle #2 adds to a series that already stood out with dynamic vision and craft, and is now all the stronger. Check it out, read it, re-read it, and tell your friends.Darkseid is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Sep 13, 2017

    We are just beginning to discover what is at work below the surface of the story. Not only is Scott unsure of his decisions on Earth, is he doing the right thing on New Genesis? Entry two is just a great as the first. If you haven't started on this series yet, you should, you're missing out. This is a classic coming out in real time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Sep 13, 2017

    Scott Free is burning a fucking hole through Orion's dome and you know this is impeccable foreshadowing. This that good-good foreshadowing. Scott Free and Orion's relationship and animosity toward one another (due mostly to the truce brought about by them being exchanged to their father's enemy [Orion to Highfather, Scott to Darkseid]) is going to come to a head and I can not wait. King and Gerads have given a new life to this ageless war between New Genesis and Apokolips by making this feel like actual wartime, upping the stakes, spreading paranoia, and showing that this war is only going to get uglier from here. Mister Miracle is not a title or character to be slept on this time around. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ken Petti Sep 13, 2017

    This issue moves the story ahead quickly and confidently while maintaining an uneasiness on the fringes. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Sep 13, 2017

    MISTER MIRACLE #2 is the issue everybody should be talking about. It's just as creative, clever, and engaging as the first installment of this terrific new series by Tom King. Alongside artist Mitch Gerads, King creates an epic but dark vibe for this book that makes it a unique vision in comic books. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Sep 18, 2017

    Mister Miracle is shaping up to be one of the most important series of the year, made by a team in their prime, booming on all cylinders. Don't. Miss. This. Book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Sep 12, 2017

    Within 4 years Tom King has epitomized success in the comic world. From co-writing with Tim Seeley, another industry best, to writing comic's biggest character; his success is admirable. Thankfully, this allows him to write what he wants when he wants. Omega Men wasn't a financial success but it was an amazing glance at a little-seen part of the DC Universe. Mister Miracle #2 is no different. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 15, 2017

    It's not for everyone, and it's a long way from the original series - but Mister Miracle is shaping up to be a story to watch out for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jun 23, 2021

    I gotta give a quick shoutout to Rico Renzi on the colors for Mister Miracle #2. One, because colorists never get the love that they deserve, but also because my guy is killing it with 2/3rds of the primary colors prevalent in the book. Mister Miracle has a lot of red and yellow in his costume and surroundings, but Renzi continually finds a way to make those colors feel fresh and have purpose when I imagine that's got to be incredibly hard. So yeah, shout out to him. My eyes are thankful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 12, 2017

    The story moves at a good pace, giving the reader the opportunity to feel part of it rather than a passive observer. I want to know more about what's coming and look forward to reading it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 14, 2017

    Mister Miracle's defining trait is that he can escape any trap. I am positive that this is the story of his greatest escape ever, even though we have yet to see the nature of the trap. This series has the makings of a truly epic Fourth World story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Aug 17, 2017

    Mister Miracle #2 may not be as mind-blowingly amazing as the premiere issue in the series, but it's still a fantastic issue telling an interesting story, and that simply looks beautiful. And as I say, there is still clearly a lot more to the story than I think any of us can guess just yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 13, 2017

    The one thing I’ll add, it is very apparent that Gerards does it all: from pencils to inks to colour. And the colour is some of my favourite. I am always a fan when an artist utilizes colour to distinguish between worlds and Gerards does just that in Mister Miracle: you know when Barda and Scott are on Apokolips or are in the middle of battle - the colour scheme will be much darker and “redder”. Whereas, while on New Genesis, Gerards continues his distinctive style of rough drawings, but we are treated to a much lighter colour palate with extensive use of yellow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Sep 14, 2017

    Not as mind bending as the last issue, but still a very good damn issue. I missed the static pages from the issue before and wondering Holy hell is Scott Free okay or is he really messed up in the head? Not taking anything away from this new issue, the art and color look beautiful in every page and the story is good, but will Scott Free keep breaking as this war goes on or will it be straight forward like this issue? Thats what Im wondering now. The issue is a straight journey that Mister Miracle may or not be questioning his every actions; especially his new Highfather Orion. Mister Miracle might be one of the best comics to have come out in a long time. I am so lucky to be reading this, if you have not picked up the first issue please go out and read it. Tom King and Mitch Gerads are making history. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 18, 2017

    Mister Miracle is a book that's going to be a long haul kind of work when all is said and done it's just going to deliver in a big way. The individual issues are not going to be everyone's cup of tea but it's the kind of slow tease that I want, revealing ideas and tantalizing pieces of dialogue while nudging us toward the larger truths. The story has plenty of directions it can go and that uncertainty is a delight but the certainty of the book is that it's going to look fantastic. Mitch Gerards is just so ideally suited for this in a way that I don't think I could have predicted that I'm really enjoying the re-read digitally through guided view to allow each tight little panel to stand out all the more. I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 14, 2017

    This issue feels like it's missing a certain something, but at least it still works as an effective character study. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 16, 2017

    Mister Miracle continues to impress with a really character-driven issue, at times hilarious, scary and very touching. But the very nature of this comic puts every single panel into question! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Sep 18, 2017

    Mister Miracle continues to be the much-needed breath of fresh air in DC's line, and mainstream comics in general. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Sep 13, 2017

    With its second issue, Mister Miracle #2 continues its journey towards becoming one of my favorite comics this year. Its formal ambition is awe-inspiring and its themes of depression and the subjectivity of truth, if executed upon correctly, are timely ones to explore. I can hear the rhythm this book is building and I think I'm falling in love. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 13, 2017

    After a very intriguing start, Mister Miracle #2 has little answers and more padding than I ever expected from a series still getting started.  Tom King continues his "tell not show" storytelling when it comes to the war going on and because of that, the whole story has no weight to it.  The art, while very stylistic, is more confusing than satisfying and I am already bored with the whole thing. Read Full Review

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