Miracleman #2

Miracleman #2

Writer: Alan Moore, Mick Anglo Artist: Garry Leach Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• KIMOTA! With one magic word, a long-forgotten legend lives again!
• Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more -- now, a strange series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny!
• Relive the ground-breaking eighties adventures that captured lightning in a bottle -- or experience them for the first time -- in these digitally restored, fully relettered editions!
• Issue #2 includes material originally presented in WARRIOR #1-5, plus bonus material.

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Aalok Joshi Feb 3, 2014

    Miracleman looks like Britain's answer to the Shazam Family… the ‘gee whiz' factor is intact in the Mick Anglo stories, and Johnny Bates looks almost like Black Adam. With old material, the first question on everyone's lips will be “Is it dated? Does it still work?” For me, it does. It's not as deep as Swamp Thing or Promethea… yet. It is enjoyable, and as someone who has read these stories for the first time, I am eager for more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Feb 3, 2014

    Some readers may find this familiar territory, again, because they're looking back on a work with a backlog of twenty years' worth superhero comics that drew heavily upon the literary tropes that were only just developing here. In spite of this, however, this series " and issue " prove relevant even for contemporary readers given its interest in exploring the mechanics of what it must be like being married to a superhero. Given both DC and Marvel Comics' well-known dislike of married superheroes " which lead to aging their characters " this series provides a look into a subject that not being fully explored in the Big Two. Yet, the questions of applying superheroes to the real world is something fans continue to discuss making yet another reason for why fans should enjoy what Miracleman #2 brings to the table. Don't miss out on this modern-day classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Flip Geeks - Yuri Kiske Feb 3, 2014

    Issue #2 is a must buy. If you think that you saw the best of this run already, think again. The ride's just getting started. And we're not yet done dreaming of flying. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Feb 5, 2014

    As previously mentioned, the narration is great, but the dialogue doesn't have the same pop to it. The artwork is good overall, but shouldn't rely so heavily on the colors to connect the look. It's more than average, but it's not a comic miracle. I'm hoping for better from Miracleman in the next round. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 2, 2014

    Gary Leach's art seems as dark as the story, with his pronounced and heavy line. Much like this character, I'm unfamiliar with Gary's work and that's unfortunate, as his art is a joy to look at. His panel layouts tell the story effectively, and he pushes the violence to a point where it actually seems real and scary. Not only that, but the modern restoration of coloring on this book serves his art well. I don't have the original books to compare, but the colors here still have a dated feel, while being clean and modern. Within this issue is also a story with art by Alan Davis and Paul Neary, a behind the scenes look into Gary Leach's artwork, and two 1950′s tales of Marvelman that dives into the character's rich, yet a bit corny history. I think I'd be happier with just a reprint of the Alan Moore stories for a cheaper price, but Marvel is doing a service to the character by giving us so much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jan 30, 2014

    Moore's script crackles with a younger, rawer energy than anything we've ever read from him before while still reminding us of the prosaic and dense prose that enticed us in the first place. Gary Leach's art really takes off in this issue, providing some truly scary visuals as well as some vast, cinematic panels. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 30, 2014

    It's great to see "Miracleman" back in print, and to have a whole new readership finally discover it. But trust me, new readers, when I tell you this: the best is yet to come. Read Full Review

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