Mister Miracle #6

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 66
9.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion's throne room, they learn that the war against Darkseid has taken a bloody turn.

  • 10
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 14, 2018

    While I haven't been staying up-to-date on this comic, this issue is nearly perfect in and of itself and should work for fans whether or not they care about he larger upheaval on New Genesis or how that ties into our heroes' future. Best of the Week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jan 10, 2018

    Mitch Gerads has been a huge part of why this comic works too. In seeing his work for The Punisher, or Sheriff of Babylon its almost hard to believe that this is the same guy who drew those other comics. It evokes the same kind of free-wheeling grandiosity that defined Kirbys take, but without being beholden to it. The cheerful, yet eerily beaten take on Scott Free wouldnt work half as well without Gerads work here. Its also a ringer for one of the most gorgeous comics of the year. If youre going to jump on to Mister Miracle, now is pretty much going to be the time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jan 10, 2018

    It's kind of hard to review a book like Mister Miracle #6. I mean, how many ways can you say it's brilliant? This is one of my favorite super-hero comics of the last bunch of years without a doubt. Tom King and Mitch Gerads continue to create something special, something that makes you want to buy an extra copy, find a stranger, and just give it to them as an example of what mainstream super-hero comics can do with a truly gifted creative team working at the peak of their powers and unafraid to unleash a unique vision. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell Jan 10, 2018

    Mister Miracle is so much more than just a comic book. Its the way King, Gerads, and Cowles are dealing with this world we live in and showing that there is probably no explanation for it. King seems to be saying that life is going to happen and its up to us to continue to live through it. The creators have done such beautiful work on this series so far that even if you read it just for fun there is so much here to enjoy. It is the epitome of what comic books are all about. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 10, 2018

    This is essentially a story about trauma and moving on, and it's one of the best comics anyone has put out in years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jan 12, 2018

    MISTER MIRACLE #6 by Tom King and Mitch Gerads is a masters class in what can be done with comics using the standard 3x3 panel structure. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Jan 10, 2018

    If you've been following Mister Miracle since #1, you're already familiar with the sheer quality of this series. The story is riveting, heartbreaking, and still violent enough to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Artist Mitch Gerads manages to convey the world inside Scott's head through the style and coloration of the panels- a feat that takes Tom King's writing to even greater heights. If you know someone on the fence about starting Mister Miracle, or if you yourself have not actually read the title, I would absolutely encourage you to pick it up. This is a title that seems to get better with each issue, and an absolute must-read for any DC fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 10, 2018

    Mister Miracle is one of the most engaging, and thought-provoking comics I have encountered. Plus, the fact that it is well-rooted in Jack Kirby's Fourth World mythology make it even better. This was one of the best comics of 2017 and probably will be for 2018 as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Jan 10, 2018

    The issue takes you on an action-packed yet retrospective journey and ends with a shocking final few pages. This has been an excellent series, and this issue may be its best. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 12, 2018

    Even as the walls are closing in around Barda and Scott, the incredibly creative team of King, Gerads and Cowles have never felt freer to be formally daring. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 10, 2018

    The most straightforward issue of the series so far is also quite surprising in both the humor, how relateable it is, and a shocking ending. King and Gerads are putting together comic of the year material here and with the first half being this good, I can't wait for the second. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jan 10, 2018

    Saying that Mister Miracle is a hit is an understatement; not only has Tom King and Mitch Gerard's mini-series been entertaining and thought provoking, it has also been one of the most quality-consistent works that I have ever read. Mister Miracle (2017-) #6 is another amazing issue and offers a fitting and exciting conclusion to the first arc which leaves readers eager to keep reading. Do not miss this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Jan 18, 2018

    Tom King and Mitch Gerads have left a permanent mark on Jack Kirby's fourth world. Each issue makes Scott and Barda feel like people I could walk up to on the street and hold a conversation with. This issue adds to the humanization that King does best, as Cowles lettering ties the whole story together with an easy to read flow that doesn't take away from the art. Mister Miracle #6 was a flawless issue that I recommend for any fans of the series, character, or just fans of great stories and artwork. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Jan 9, 2018

    New Genesis needs the Sloman's ShieldThe dialogue and action go hand in hand and I never get tired of seeing how Scott Free fights or uses his Aero-Discs on the offensive. I've never seen Mister Miracle be this physical in a series and I'm loving it. King and Gerads outdo themselves each issue. Barda and Mister Miracle are having a hell of a run and a hell of a year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 10, 2018

    Its probably foolish to bet against them at this point, but its going to be tough to find many comics in 2018 that will top this issue. Yes, its the second week of the year, but Im feeling pretty confident. If youre not getting Mister Miracle, youve already figured out your first resolution for 2018. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Jan 10, 2018

    This issue had it all. From a couple arguing about normal stuff, to blood and gore to crazy twists. Tom King and Mitch Gerads really out did themselves in this latest issue, might be one of my favorites. Mister Miracle has gone through so much that right when he feels like everything might be going perfect or at least better, we come to realize at its end that everything is far from perfect. I really hope Scott Free can finally find peace in his life soon because the ending of this issue will definitely mess up our poor Mister Miracle. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Jan 14, 2018

    King and Gerads are consistently a team worthy of the praise they receive as they build on the medium's strengths and push its limits. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Jan 11, 2018

    Mister Miracle #6 concludes the series' first arc with big reveals and a better understanding of what "Darkseid is" really means in an issue that continues to make Mister Miracle a strangely relatable psychological thrill ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jan 11, 2018

    Mister Miracle is a consistently beautiful and thoughtful book that works as well as a soft family dramedy as it does a wild sci-fi thriller. King has crafted a thoughtful, emotional look at trauma and recovery that embraces the idea that there’s no universal panacea for troubled childhoods except, perhaps, the devotion of a found family that lets you find yourself without leaving you adrift. Mister Miracle #6 marks the half-way point of the series and isn’t a stand-alone, but serves as an excellent introduction to the long history of Mister Miracle for newcomers to the Fourth World. For those who have been waiting, you’ll either want to hold out for the trades or start catching up from issue #1 digitally. Regardless of your medium, Mister Miracle #6 is an excellent read from a stellar series, and absolutely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 16, 2018

    Mister Miracle is going to mean a lot of different things to different people depending on your connection to the character, Jack Kirby's work, and the larger themes that Tom King is bringing into it. Even with all of these larger elements there's also a very simple and accessible storyline playing where those new to it can enjoy it a great deal and hopefully want to explore the character more. This issue is just a whole lot of fun even while dealing with some darker aspects of what's going on and it left me grinning while wondering how well they'd actually handle a reno " and if they'd do it themselves or get someone in. I still can't get over how strikingly beautiful this book looks as it delivers something really special here in each issue " and eventually in a fantastic single volume read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 13, 2018

    Once again, King and his team expertly use the medium to deliver an exciting, unexpectedly cool comic book story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 12, 2018

    It's not for everyone - but it's loaded with promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 19, 2018

    Of course, none of this would be possible without the great timing and of Tom Kings accomplice, Mitch Gerads whose job it is to choregraph the fight while King focuses on the showing how oblivious Scott Free can be. There are a few scenes that are not very clear, such as when the couple literally pull the guts of the aquarium monster to use as a vine and some of the movements between panels in the fight. The backgrounds are very similar so sometimes, it is not clear where the comic is moving to. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Jan 10, 2018

    Tom King and Mitch Gerads are halfway through their story, and they continue to do magnificent things. I never knew an issue that contained so much talk about home improvement could be amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 10, 2018

    Another solid installment, though it uses a story convention that can't sustain an entire issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Jan 12, 2018

    "Mister Miracle" #6 is another great building block to what will surely be a Tom King and Mitch Gerads phenomenal series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 10, 2018

    In an uneventful and unfunny issue, King and Gerads end the first arc of their acclaimed series. This issue is pretty bad; it's paced poorly, the dialogue is contrived, the humour doesn't work, and nothing happens in the issue. Save for some repeated poses, the art is mostly nice and is coloured wonderfully. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 10, 2018

    Halfway through this maxi-series and I still have no clue what's going on.  Sometimes, if I'm having fun, I can go with an enjoy the ride philosophy, but Mister Miracle is a frustrating read that makes me wonder if Tom King is making it up as he goes.  I still hope that it all ties together by the end and thus, reads best in trade, but as individual issues go, I am far from onboard the hype train. Read Full Review

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