Mister Miracle #5

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 83
9.3Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

How do you spend your last night on Earth? Why, with the one you love, of course! Having been condemned to death by the new Highmaster, Mister Miracle is going to have to return to New Genesis for his execution. Before he does, he and Big Barda go on one last date. But if Scott Free truly is infected by Darkseid, as Orion says, you can bet some dark force will intervene-only to what end?

  • 10
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 13, 2017

    I don't think it's hyperbole to say that Mister Miracle is the best superhero comic on the stands. It's consistently been one of the best of the year, and it should cement King and Gerads as one of the all-time great duos in comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Dec 24, 2017

    If you haven't started reading Mister Miracle yet, I would recommend catching up just so you can read this issue. Actually, if you want to just read one Mister Miracle comic ever in your life, I'd recommend this issue. Read Full Review

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

    There's really not a lot that needs to be said with this book. King and Gerads continue to surprise and this issue was everything right with this series. It's worth all the hype and then some. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 19, 2018

    As usual, Mitch Gerads played the accomplice to King in this story whose narrator in hindsight is very godly and very obvious. The repetitions of panels using the nine-panel grid with little changes and a lot or reused frames in subsequent pages create much familiarity in a story that can be difficult to grasp if read literally. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Dec 14, 2017

    Working with King and Cowles, this issue's nine-panel grid dictates the content, and in these cases, the creative team has to create a space in the first panel that works for the rest of the page, packing in every detail and nuance they can. Time appears to be inescapable, but Gerads makes the moments beautiful while they last. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 13, 2017

    So, if youve skipped everything above and are jumping to the concluding paragraph to get the tl;dr of this review, read this sentence: Mister Miracle #5 is fucking amazing. This issue is not best of 2017 material. Statements like that feel like they are cheap when referencing work that is this good. It is a masterfully crafted, integral piece of a series that is, thus far, the kind of work that highlights how amazing storytelling can be in the medium of comics. Tom, Mitch, Scott, BardaI cant wait to see what is next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Dec 13, 2017

    Tom Kings and Mitch Gerads are no strangers to creating amazing comics series. This isn't their first; it won't be their last. That's because they understand the needs of both the story and the reader. The level of care that goes into every issue is astounding but not surprising. Because it comes from two of comics' best creators. Who together have managed to create a… miracle. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Dec 13, 2017

    If you are not reading this series, please correct that mistake immediately. This is one series that deserves to be read by all. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Dec 18, 2017

    "Mister Miracle" #5 is a book that should be shown at art schools to demonstrate how to do mature comics right. It explores what the medium is capable of, but never losing sight that it exists to serve a story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 13, 2017

    Once again, King surprises with this incredibly intimate and emotionally intense issue that chronicles what may very well be Scott Free's last day alive. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 13, 2017

    It's fitting that the only series that can rival Batman as DC's best current book is another Tom King-penned epic. Mister Miracle delivers its finest issue yet thanks to this emotionally charged, intimate look at the romance between Scott Free and Barda. It's got humor and sex appeal, but it truly succeeds when it comes to highlighting the enduring appeal of this pairing and their ability to survive the worst the Fourth World can throw at them. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Dec 21, 2017

    Find the first issue and get caught up on one the best series that you can't escape from. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Dec 13, 2017

    Again, no action this issue but you wouldn't even notice it. King gives us a haymaker with the dialogue. Gerads's art and colors are the sucker punch you love getting caught off guard by. Mister Miracle is proof that with the right creative team, *Kevin Garnet voice* anything is possible! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jonathan Baldessari Dec 18, 2017

    Mister Miracle #5 shows us why Scott Free and Big Barda are meant to be together as well as why we're meant to read this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 19, 2017

    Mister Miracle continues to do some strong work but this is one of those almost kind of side bar issues where it's doing something very character focused that in some ways may not feel like it's fully important. Spending an entire issue on a day before execution is something other series would do for half of it at best but I loved that King delved into it in full, spent a lot of time going through some of the banality of life within that, but also digging into the joys and pleasures as well. And really, Mitch Gerards brings it to life in such a fantastic way that it's so easy to become wrapped up in it all and feel a connection. I can't wait to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 13, 2017

    It's hard to fault this series because it's so unique and true. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Dec 12, 2017

    Another captivating issue in this one of a kind series. How will Mister Miracle get out of dire situation? I don't know, but I'm excited to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 13, 2017

    I can't say I completely get what's going on with this series but there's no ignoring that this issue is full of emotional weight with the expected amazing art. The series continues to be a head scratcher but it's a head scratcher I look forward to reading every month and one of the best of the year. Read Full Review

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

    In the end, this issue perfectly encapsulates the series as a whole in that we get to be a part of an incredible character study that makes us feel all those emotions described in the last paragraph as we follow King and Gerards’ exploration of what makes Scott Free Mister Miracle. With the next issue, we’ll be at the halfway mark, but I can honestly say, this is already shaping up to be one of the best series of the last decade. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 13, 2017

    While DC's Rebirth era has given us many great books, Mister Miracle is one of the best, despite not being labelled as a Rebirth title. It has breathed new life into Jack Kirby's Fourth World without losing touch with the spirit of Kirby's original stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Dec 18, 2017

    God is" Darkseid is" What will happen now that Mister Miracles' day is up? The next issue will surely steer up the Highfather back in New Genesis when he finds out what happened. Just ready yourselves for the final pages that will shock you and leave you questioning the outcome of what comes next. To be honest, Mister Miracle has become one of my favorite comic books and I have found a new love for Scott Free. I really hope he gets better because if in the end he's still laid out on that bathroom floor when he cut his wrist and all of this that happened never did that would totally suck. But, if Darkseid is messing with his mind well then damn Mister Mircale, how will you escape that? Let's just wait and see what Tom King and Mitch Gerads' amazing team work bring us next time". Darkseid is. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 1, 2021

    Overall, this issue is very good and it has some really great moments. Read Full Review

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

    The new issue tells a wonderful, intimate story about Mister Miracle and Big Barda, but I can never shake the feeling that something deeper and more dangerous is going on. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 13, 2017

    I know that I will be in the minority here, but I do not like this book. I swear to god that it's laughing at me every time I read it and it just points out how dumb I must be to not like it as much as everyone else.  Blue Pill, Red Pill?  Whichever one will help, give me three!  I said in earlier reviews that I do think that it will all make sense by the end.  I am losing hope. Read Full Review

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