Mister Miracle #3

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 78
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The groundbreaking new series from the creators of The Sherriff of Babylon and BATMAN #14-15 continues. The insanity of war is the insanity of Mister Miracle. Darkseid and Orion's forces clash violently on the battlefields of New Genesis. Stained with blood and glory, the New Gods fight on. As they move closer to victory, Scott and Barda begin to see that every step forward leads them into a deadly trap. Where do you run when the path ahead is your enemy's triumph and the path behind is your family's defeat?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Oct 11, 2017

    There is so much subtle storytelling here. The use of stories from Scott's memory, the references to Dr. Bedlam, the shaky, fuzzy depictions of panels, all tell the story without forcing any exposition on the reader. This is a book that trusts its readers to just get what is presented to them through the images. King and Gerads continue to tell a fantastic psychological drama with an emotional depth that will not let you put this comic down. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ken Petti Oct 13, 2017

    Mister Miracle #3 is another strong entry in a twisted, dark saga to expert creators are telling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Oct 11, 2017

    So continue buying this series... then buy it in hardcover... then again in trade paperback to give to your friend. This is the best series going on in comics right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 16, 2017

    Okay, seriously, just buy this one, guys. You won't regret it, unless the therapy bills get too high. Mister Miracle #3 is beautiful, it is haunting, it is disturbing, and it's one of the best comics I've read in 2017. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 16, 2017

    King, Gerads and Cowles are interrogating this world - while still being respectful of Jack "The King" Kirby - digging into the core of New Genesis and Apokolips, planets ruled by gods and fuelled by the exploitation of slave armies to unearth the harsh realities of both. They've already found plenty of rich veins, and there's still so many left to mine as the series continues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Monica Archer Oct 13, 2017

    As for those who say this comic doesn't live up to its hype, my (not so) humble opinion is that they're flat-out wrong. It does that and much more, and I am certain it will be considered one of the greatest comic books of our era. Anyone who calls themselves a comic book fan, or even a consumer of important contemporary media, and does not read this comic is making a huge mistake, and doing themselves a grave disservice. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 11, 2017

    I'm still not fully sure whats going on here, but I do know enough that I like it. Mister Miracle isnt the average comic and its one of the strongest monthly titles DC has going today. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Oct 11, 2017

    Tom King and Mitch Gerads are giving us Game of Thrones in space. I gotta repeat, this isn't just a stale rehash of the beef between New Genesis and Apokolips. This is a war. I repeat, this is a fucking war. Mofos are getting got out here. By the time it's all said and done, Mister Miracle will be the gateway comic you give to newcomers to introduce them to great story telling, grounded gritty art, and the psychology of rebuilding a character for the modern time. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 11, 2017

    Three issues in, Mister Miracle is unquestionably one of the best books DC is currently publishing. This series continues to offer a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one very troubled god. It manages to blend mundane human drama with epic cosmic spectacle and royal family intrigue. This is another beautifully rendered and expertly structured issue. The prospect of nine more is very appealing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 11, 2017

    This story continues to captivate. Both the art and narrative are viscerally interesting and keep the reader both entertained and intrigued about what it all means. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 11, 2017

    This book is a treat to read carefully, looking for hints or clues about what's really going on. Mister Miracle is faced with the most dangerous trap of his career, and I can hardly wait to see how he escapes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 11, 2017

    The team-up of King and Gerards continues to astound. Now that we are three issues, you can tell that a lot of love is going into this comic series and that we are all the better for it. King’s writing is a cut above most other series at this time and Gerards art continues to be the perfect complement. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Oct 11, 2017

    The static panels are back. Yes! I love seeing those static panels, it gives me that acknowledgment that there is something really messed up with Scott Free's mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 17, 2017

    King and Gerards are firing on all cylinders and if I get this kind of series every few years from someone like Tom King similar to The Omega Men and this then I'm going to be a very happy comic book reader for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 23, 2018

    Some sequences, however are not as strong. For example, the page where Mister Miracle climbs the crane would have been better told had Gerads used a vertical nine panel grid system, or simply three panels read from the bottom up. It is true that most readers would have started from the top but the page would have been more elegant. Such pages show the limits of the nine-panel grid. Breaking it into a three-panel vertical grid would have been better. It makes me worry that the nine-panel grid is being fetishized instead of used as an effective storytelling tool. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 14, 2017

    Mister Miracle is getting weird, but it hasn't lost me yet. The newest issue really ups the sense that nothing is as it seems, but what we do see is really fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 11, 2017

    While it seems that Tom King still wants to keep his cards close to the chest, this issue was interesting enough to get me back onboard the series.  Mitch Gerads great art helped matters and I am now back on the Mister Miracle trolley.  I just hope I can stay on for the remainder of the journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Oct 11, 2017

    If you're not a big Fourth World fan (because I'm not) don't let that stop you from picking up this book.  Tom King and Mitch Gerards are making something great and you don't want to miss it.  Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Oct 16, 2017

    Mister Miracle #3 was a disappointing read. King has the kernel of what could be a really interesting story. However, the execution is so poor that it ruins the potential of the story. The problem is exacerbated by the artwork in this issue. I would not recommend Mister Miracle to readers who are long time Jack Kirby fans. Nor would I recommend Mister Miracle #3 to long time Fourth World fans. I would not recommend Mister Miracle #3 to fans of mainstream super hero comics. However, I would definitely recommend Mister Miracle #3 to readers who are fans of indie comics and indie style super hero comics. Read Full Review

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