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Miracleman #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

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!

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61 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    Maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for Alan Moore, maybe it’s the retro-appeal of the classic Brit-comics of the Eighties, and maybe it’s the promise of further electricity, deconstruction of the medium and gritty violence to come. But in this case, I’m on board.

    All of this to say, Miracleman #1 is well worth the wait. Do yourself a favour. Buy this comic.

  • 100

    Flip Geeks

    I’ll admit that I’ve never been familiar with Miracleman – a character originally conceived as Marvel Man from his original creator Mick Anglo, so when his return was announced I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy about his return; however I am a fan of the “original writer” thanks to his previous works like Watchmen and The League of Extraordinary Gentleman among other things and this is considered another one of his golden comic runs from the Eighties. Either way it doesn’t matter who or what you’re a fan of as Miracleman #1 is a fantastic comic debut, with the only flaw coming from production rather than the story.

  • 96

    Chuck's Comic Of The Day

    This is Moore (excuse me, “Original”) at his best. This series ranks right up there with Watchmen and Swamp Thing as some of Moore’s best work.

    Marvel has assembled a sharp package here, with lots of background material and reprints of early Marvelman comics.

    This series isn’t for young kids, but mature readers will love it – highly recommended!

  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    A lot has been said about Miracle Man to the point where adding another voice to the project feels slightly redundant. However, one thing that has not been discussed regarding the initial Alan Moore series is if the quality is still present after several decades, and if it is actually as good as the general fandom insists. When asking some fans of the series about the quality of the tales, most will just tell you it is a good read and then go about their business. From the critical eye, how does this run actually fair? How on earth will it read in a world where the writer is one of the most celebrated superhero authors of all time? When looking at other work from Moore will this simply feel extraneous? Also what does this book offer for fans of the property who have read this series before and are having a difficult time with the steep $5.99 price point? Do the reprints makes the title worth it? There is a lot of material open for discussion here.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    I am fully prepared for a volley of reviews and internet comments snarking that this book doesn’t live up to the hype, but it’s a strong issue nonetheless. Though the first chapters of this story have to do some heavy-lifting in terms of exposition and explanation, and young Alan Moore wasn’t quite the writer that he’d later become, but I still find a lot to like here. Miracleman #1 is the third version of these stories that I’ve purchased in my comic book collecting history, but even at $5.99 I’m okay with paying to see it re-presented in a deluxe format and pleased to see the story holding up. I’m excited to realize that in a few months, we may finally get to see how the whole thing was supposed to have wrapped up decades ago, and pleased to see that the book isn’t the relic that I worried it might be in the post-irony age…

  • 80

    Comic Vine

    This issue really defines a “mixed bag” in terms of what you get. On the one hand, it’s very cool to see the original stories and, for me, very, very fascinating peering behind the curtain at exactly what went on behind the scenes with this character (the interview with Anglo by Joe Quesada is especially interesting, especially since very little of it focuses on the comic and a great deal focuses on the man himself) but I could see someone who couldn’t care less feeling like they’re paying extra for nothing. Buyer beware, in that case, but the core story here is as rock solid and resonant now as it was thirty years ago.

  • 70


    As long as you don’t come into Miracleman immediately expecting the same caliber of work from Moore that he delivered on Watchmen or Swamp Thing, you’ll find a thoughtful, intelligent look at a once-campy superhero. It’s just a shame that Marvel insisted on cramming the issue with supplemental content and driving up the price accordingly. Wait for the trade, perhaps, but don’t miss this chance to finally experience a classic.

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