Mister Miracle #8

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 44
9.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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This issue, it's back to Apokolips-and a return to war. Scott Free is engaged in a bloody battle against Darkseid's forces, this time without Barda by his side-because her hands are full, thanks to a domestic situation at home. With his attention split by his concerns for his wife's commitments back on Earth, can Mister Miracle hold his own against the minions of darkness?

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Apr 18, 2018

    I’d like to also like to point out the awesome product placement of DC Comics t-shirts that Scott keeps wearing. Hell, I own a few of those myself. I’m not sure if this was Gerads who chose to do this or it was done at King’s suggestion, but it’s a fun little easter egg. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 18, 2018

    Mister Miracle #8 is yet another home run for King and Gerads. It seems simple, yet there are so many layers to it. Mister Miracle is one of the, if not the, best comics being published right now. These two creators have reached a level of storytelling sympatico that is rare to see. They use the comic medium perfectly to tell their story, with the words and the pictures working together in ways that are both overt and subtle. Mister Miracle is a storytelling tour de force and #8 keeps that going, while even perhaps surpassing the greatness that has come before. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Apr 19, 2018

    putting on a clinic. I just hope the extra month that we have to wait for Mister Miracle #9 is worth it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 18, 2018

    King and Gerad's Mister Miracle is one of finest books in DC's lineup, and that's saying something given the high quality of titles DC has been producing since the Rebirth relaunch. Mister Miracle goes to the very top of my to-read pile whenever a new issue comes out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Apr 28, 2018

    I couldn't think of any other rating for this issue due to the fact that it was the first comic book to ever make me shed a tear. Mister Miracle is one of the most emotional series out right now with about every other issue being absolutely heartbreaking, and the other issues are action-packed adventures starring the most adorable comic couple ever known. I recommend Mister Miracle for anyone looking for an emotional read, and any fans of the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Trevor Richardson Apr 18, 2018

    An emotional read from beginning to end with just enough humor to maintain the pace accompanied by consistently excellent artwork. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 18, 2018

    Any writer or editor who says it's hard to write comics about married people, or parents, just needs to read this issue. It's not hard at all. And it can be brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Jeremy Carr Apr 21, 2018

    My final thought for this issue is that it is a must read for any DC fan. Between the writing and the art, this limited series has been an absolute gem! I advise anyone who hasn't read issues 1 through 7 to do so immediately. The brilliance of this issue is built on the story as a whole, and should be enjoyed with the other 7 issues. Read Full Review

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    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Apr 18, 2018

    Once again, I encourage any and all comic fans to read this run of Mister Miracle. Give me the unappreciated free time of college and a new Adderall prescription and I could probably write a Master's thesis on the merits of this book. Secretly, I really hope someone out there is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 18, 2018

    Whether I am right or wrong, I really dont even care. This is a truly wonderful book, brilliant in both art and story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 18, 2018

    This storytelling team has an amazing knack for dialling down into the humanity of these hardened warriors, while firmly ensconcing this tale as a New Gods story. Mister Miracle #8 excels at showcasing the insane adjustment that is having a newborn, the harrowing nature of war, and has some giggles spread throughout. This is comic-booking at its absolute finest, folks, and dont forget: Batman kills babies. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Drew S. McCarthy Apr 18, 2018

    Babies Killed By Batman Mister Miracle continues to deliver. As soon as you think it's as good as it can be, it gets better. It is among the most fun, original, touching and beautiful books gracing stands and you should be part of it while it happens.  Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Apr 18, 2018

    The team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads (or “King” Gerads) are the new cleaners for DC comics. A ‘cleaner' is a creative team that can take a character that's not so popular and build their mythos to becoming a household name. These issues of Mister Miracle are going to be a blueprint for how to rebrand a character with incredible stories, homages, and fresh ideas. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 21, 2018

    I have no idea where it's going, but I'm anxious to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Apr 18, 2018

    Mister Miracle is the #1 must-buy comic right now, of any genre, and any publisher. I can't wait for this series to end, so that I can re-read it in its entirety and experience the anxiety all over again. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 18, 2018

    Were on the back end of whats been a bizarre, unusual and memorable ride. King still isnt ready to tip his hand yet for the big payoff, but as long as the issues remain this enjoyable, Im solidly hooked. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Cruz Apr 23, 2018

    Only four more issue is left for DC comics hit series! Tom King and Mitch Gerads work of art has truly come out of nowhere and hit it right out of the park. The sad thing about all this is that it's only 12 issues long, but I guess most great things must come to an end sooner or later. It'll only keep getter better from here. Also, Scott Free's shirts are amazing, keep your eyes peeled on seeing his amazing shirts. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Apr 19, 2018

    Gerads and King work together harmoniously to continue producing one of the best series in DC's arsenal. It's clear that the two of them have a shared vision as well as themes and experiences that they want to explore. Their style can only be a comic book; the images inform the way the words are interpreted and vice versa. One without the other wouldn't give the same message. Therein lies the success of this issue. Mister Miracle is a story that can be told in the pages of a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Apr 18, 2018

    Gritty, beautiful, realistic and powerful, Mister Miracle is still garnering much-earned attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 18, 2018

    Whilst warring on the planet Apokolips, Scott Free, Mister Miracle, must simultaneously wage a domestic war of sorts as he deals with splitting his time between being a father and the Highfather of New Genesis. This story, at first glance, is simple, but I assure you that what is lurking just beneath the surface of this issue is quite complex. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 24, 2018

    Mister Miracle continues to be an utter delight in what it does. It's engaging as it teases out the story and delves deep into the character, touching on interesting areas and providing a great connection to the past through the future with their son, quite the little king of a character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Apr 19, 2018

    This is the kind of comic book creativity that appeals to the mature comic book fan " not that the younger set won't read and love this series; they will. But for readers who have been reading comics for decades; for those who have families and/or are having and raising families right now, the experiences detailed in the endearing relationship between Scott Free and Big Barda are designed to make folks who are married with children feel like the heroic gods they sometimes have to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 21, 2018

    A baby makes three! Mister Miracle has gotten even better as the juxtaposition of Fourth World mind-boggletry and normal, Earth-bound baby raising is both hilarious and touching. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Apr 17, 2018

    Mister Miracle #8 felt like an extension of the last issue, which hasn't been the case for this series up until this point. Still, that featured a lot of great moments spread throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Apr 18, 2018

    While still a solid issue, Mister Miracle #8 is a step back from last month's more complete chapter. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 18, 2018

    After last issues big reveal (Lump!), it's back to mundane tasks mixed with young milestones mixed with war. Scott is feeling the pull of being Highfather and a father and I'm getting pretty tired of it all. I know that all those reviews above me will go on about how perfect this is and while I would like to sit at the cool table, I feel like I am being led on a road to nowhere. I hope I'm wrong. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Busterhasviews Apr 18, 2018

    Got a particular lullaby stuck in my head all day. 10/10 would sing again

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    ZodTee Apr 18, 2018

    The best comic on shelves continues to be mind-blowing.

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    Grifter Apr 20, 2018

    Batman kills babies.

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  • 9.0
    Linkush Apr 18, 2018

    "Hush little baby, don't say a word.
    Daddy's going to buy you a mocking bird.
    And if that mocking bird wont sing... Daddy's going to buy you a GODDAMN diamond ring."

    DAMN.

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Apr 24, 2018

    This is a perfectly average issue. But was I blown away? Did the comic make me think? No. Not at all. I feel like this is a comic that has no real substance, and yet people interpret it to have a ton of substance in the absence of substance. I guess I just don't get it. But it's like, what's the point? Maybe the point is there's no point? Who knows? I'm not even sure the writer does. With the earlier issues, I was more into this, but it just feels so meandering instead of meaningful at this point.

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  • 10
    bucswin611 Apr 18, 2018

    Poignant. Sincere. Relatable. Brilliant. Any slight ding I would give to this issue for the disorientation that occasionally took me out of the book (which is also kind of the point of the whole series) is made up for by Gerads' amazing art, particularly the colors. The battlefield is so gorgeously composed that I lingered on pages long after I should have. This series has not lost any steam!
    PS: Three words about Batman will never leave my mind after this issue lol.

  • 10
    Br'er Lapin Apr 21, 2018

    There is just too much to love about this issue from the lullaby, parent banter, the grim look of the battlefield vs the bright colours while raising the baby, and all the shirts Scott wears.

  • 10
    Comix4fever Apr 22, 2018

    This issue was surreal in every sense of the word.

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 18, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    Normally, I like to give a rundown of what happened but in all honesty, we can probably explain that REAL quick. We simply look at Scott and Barda juggling the war on Apokolips with being parents. The end.

    On one page you have Scott fighting HARD in the front lines leading his troops to war and the other he’s on earth. Sometimes he’s barely succeeding in battle and others he’s taking his son to the park. Scott’s on one page getting broken limbs and the crap kicked out of him and then the next page, you see him at home with baby Jack and t more

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  • 4.5
    JBL Reviews Apr 22, 2018

    Obviously most are still loving this. For me, it’s getting stale and trying too hard.

  • 9.5
    READ RUMBLE Apr 25, 2018

    What the heck is going on in this series?!? No way none of this is real. Man, I hope Tom King sticks the landing on this one cause if he does this is about as close to a masterpiece there is in my opinion.

  • 8.5
    Synthozoid Apr 26, 2018

    Surprisingly, just OK.

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    mrDovydas May 5, 2018

    Oh god please let Scott be fine.

  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez Apr 21, 2018

    I find myself not wanting to argue with Weird Science - Jim Werner's sentiments. But this insta..ment is still better than other books this week so going to give it a better rating.

  • 6.0
    MyNameIsNotJohn Apr 26, 2018

    Adds absolutely nothing of consequence to the story. The art is good as always but that is no longer enough to justify throwing heaps of praise on it. I wish this series would stay consistent with its pace, honestly.

    I really truly get the appeal of what this issue has in it. Showing how quickly time flies with a kid, especially when your attention is divided, and imagine how much more difficult it is for Scott and Barda, fighting a literal war while their kid is at home. But there needs to be more than that. I really liked the last issue because it managed to have an engaging plot while furthering the story in a clear direction, I mean they’re having a kid for crying out loud. I guess you could argue that this furthers the st more

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