Mister Miracle #4

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 84
9.1Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

It's the trial of Mister Miracle! Orion and Lightray are convinced that Scott has become infected with Anti-Life and is working against them to bring down New Genesis. Scott must succumb to their interrogation and physical challenges to prove he's not what they say he is...but how do you speak truth to people who don't want to believe?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Nov 8, 2017

    We are starting to get a better idea of Scott's mental state. He's going to have to come to terms with this problem. It won't wait for a convenient time. It will have to be dealt with sooner or later. Orion will need to be dealt with, too. Apokalips will need to be dealt with. The anti-life equation, a metaphor, will need dealing with. It represents depression and the lack of choice. How is Mister Miracle going to escape it? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Nov 8, 2017

    King and Gerards have proven time and time again in these four issues that they clearly have a deep love for these characters and want to do right by them. We, as the readers, are just lucky enough that we get to experience this ride with them. We’re a third through this series and I for one cannot wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 3, 2018

    This comic may not be for everyone though. Yes it is cerebral but more than that it is exploration of comic storytelling as good as Keith Giffen or Alan Moore. Mitch Gerads plays so well with space and the arrangement of panels that this comic should be used in classes teaching students about visual storytelling and how to craft a good comic. Gerads fully understands the tools he has and pure pacing through space. Again, few creators have mastered this art as well. He is competing with the likes of Keith Giffen, Larry Hama, and Frank Miller. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 13, 2017

    Mister Miracle #4 is the series at its most absurd. Largely a one-location play with much of the action (and inaction) taking place in Scott and Barda's apartment. It blends an extended gag about a veggie plate with another involving an impending delivery and the issue's primary focus: Scott Free's trial at the hands of Orion. It's also a comic book where this highly pressing concern is also juxtaposed about the day-to-day struggle of getting out of bed, something which many know all too well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 8, 2017

    This issue is filled with this weird mix of deadpan humor, slice of married life and tyrannical authority figures. Mister Miracle has been a compelling read, but theres so much more beyond the surface that could be broken down in writing or comic book courses. Its been a long time since Ive read a comic that had me thinking on multiple levels beyond just whats on the page, but King and Gerads are pulling it off. This is another installment you dont want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Nov 9, 2017

    Mister Miracle #4 continues the series' powerful and expert look into the ways in which we entrap ourselves, either willingly or unwillingly, through our actions or our states of mind and emotions. Whatever it is that keeps us where we are. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 9, 2017

    Mister Miracle is a pure force of nature disguised as a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Nov 8, 2017

    A book that will likely long be looked at for its emotional depth, brilliant pacing, and utterly complex tapestry of what makes a man like Scott Free tick, Mister Miracle continues to rate as the best read in comics today. King, Gerads, and Cowles have transformed Kirbys New Gods mythos on an emotional level to meet the demands of a culture 40 years older and devastatingly troubled. And what an overwhelming and mind-shattering trap it all is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Nov 10, 2017

    In the fallout from the previous issue, Mister Miracle #4 is framed around a trial " the trial of Mister Miracle. In line with this seemingly apathetic depiction, Scott Free opts to have his trial held in his living room. The result is a blending of comedy and tension that is breathtaking. Thanks to the 9-panel layout that has become a staple of Kings works, the tension builds as we progress through Orions line of questioning. With each question, and each response by Scott Free, one cant help but shake the feeling that one of these two are going to snap. In the end, Mister Miracle #4 runs the reader through a gamut of emotions that is as taxing as it is rewarding. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Nov 8, 2017

    You're not fucking with this title, man. You're not fucking with this creative raw right here. Mister Miracle is yet another example of what a great story and incredible team can do to push the fandom of a 2nd-3rd string character hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 8, 2017

    Anyone not following Mister Miracle is missing out on one of the best comics of the DC Rebirth era. This particular issues manages to tell a gripping story despite unfolding almost entirely within a small, confined space and with a limited cast. The bitter rivalry between brothers forms the backbone of a tense, emotionally charged issue. Kudos to Gerads for keeping this issue so visually striking despite the "talking heads" format. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 10, 2017

    This isn't a traditional comic book adventure (and certainly not a typical New Gods story), but after a rocky first issue, it's settled into a very compelling story. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 9, 2017

    Reading this series messes with the mind, but in a fun way. We are kept wondering what is wrong with reality. I can't help but feel compelled to keep reading the series until Scott solves the mystery and escapes the trap. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 8, 2017

    Mister Miracle is one of the best series that DC has published in some time; four issues in, and so far, it's done nothing but astound. Tom King and Mitch Gerards are a dream team and Mister Miracle #4 is one of their best issues yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Nov 7, 2017

    A great cast of characters, a great story, and some fantastic art make Mister Miracle a must read for anyone that enjoys superhero comics but wants something different from the regular action fare. The trail of Scott Free took a turn I didn't expect, and will definitely have me tuned in for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 14, 2017

    As strong as this issue is I think a lot of readers will end up being surprised by how much more it will resonate when read in full with the whole run. I had thoroughly loved Omega Men as I got into those first few issues for what they presented and the emotion of them and that's playing out here. But when read in full afterward, an issue like this will take on a greater meaning both because of what comes after but also because of the lead-up to it being so fresh in your mind. King and Gerards are delivering a great story here with fantastic artwork with a character that is compelling in the right hands like this. I can't get enough of it but am savoring each new experience in anticipation of the complete experience as both are just so different but wonderfully done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Nov 8, 2017

    Mr. King and Mr. Gerads know how to tell a great story and Mister Miracle #4 is great example of this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 8, 2017

    A strong issue as it shows the bubbling of emotions very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Nov 8, 2017

    The trial of Mister Miracle is the most stunning sequence in this series to date and it all takes place in Scott's and Barda's living room. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 11, 2017

    This book remains stylishly insane, while telling a pretty gripping story about the madness of the New Gods. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Nov 16, 2017

    Tom King makes Scott Free and Big Barda the power couple I can't wait to catch up on every month, and it just wouldn't be the same without Mitch Gerads explosive and psychedelic art. I recommend this comic to old and new comic readers alike, and even when it feels like you have no idea what's going on you just can't help but enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Aug 29, 2021

    Not to throw the baby out with the bathwater, this series remains intriguing and has tons of interesting points … but the show's not over, so there's no telling if it's working or not at this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 8, 2017

    While I'm still waiting for that moment where everything clicks, this issue at least gave hints at something good coming our way.  I still won't go overboard and claim this is a perfect comic, but King and Gerads are slowly getting me more and more into their story.  While that probably means nothing to them, it means a whole lot to me. Read Full Review

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