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Miracleman: The Silver Age #4 (of 7)

86
Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Young Miracleman’s journey continues, and he finds companions on his quest to learn more about the world and about himself.

They may not be the companions that Miracleman would have chosen, but will they be who Young Miracleman needs?

Gaiman and Buckingham continue to reinvent not only this world, but all of comics while they’re at it.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
29 pages
Language
English
Price
$4.99
Amazon ASIN
B0BJ37V859

17%
83%
6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    ComicBook.com

    The issue teases that sinister subtext out further as the Warpsmith called Phon Mooda attends a meeting with the Black Warpsmiths, as an angel returning to the foot of God’s throne to report on the “confluent world” that is Earth. Mark Buckingham draws the Black Warpsmiths across two pages as massive, looming, and intimidating, incapable of being contained fully within a frame. “Neotenous” is how Phon Mooda describes the world remade in the image of the miracle men. It is a world unable to achieve maturity. The cracks are forming in Miracleman’s utopia, tracing along the same fractures that run through the superhero genre.

  • 100

    Major Spoilers

    In comics, as in life, a long wait doesn’t guarantee that you won’t be disappointed, but Miracleman: The Silver Age #4 proves the exception to the rule, succeeding in art, story, and the synthesis of both, deepening the emotional core of the story and making things even more uncomfortably human, earning 5 out of 5 stars overall. I don’t believe Gaiman did extensive rewriting of the original scripts, meaning that the parallels to modern comics event storytelling is even more impressive in its prescience.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Excellent chapter that continues to increase the tension and suspense, while Miracleman’s excessive confidence does not make him see that everything I believe is not what it seems.

    Art
    Each page is a masterpiece, it is impressive how delicate and perfect each one of the strokes is, where they play with textures, the details of the hair, the changes of environments, it is a mesmerizing comic.

  • 90

    AIPT

    Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham, and Jordie Bellaire bring a deep issue that showcases events that will have an impactful intersection. The Warpsmiths might have other motivations and problems within the Miracle Family, and Young Miracleman doesn’t know what to make of the world. More questions and entertainment arise as we could be seeing the world fall apart.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 70

    Graham Crackers Comics

    In June of 1977, I sat down as a younger man and read through the original Howard the Duck #16. I knew I was reading something so outside of the wheelhouse that it had to be good because I couldn’t wrap my head around what I was reading. Nevertheless, I still have my original copy. This title reminds me of that feeling. I know the history of Miracleman. I know that Neil Gaiman is a maestro of the comic story. I know that Mark Buckingham’s art is very stylish and well drawn. But this is not a one read type of story. There is a lot of material to digest here. Luckily, we are also treated to a 1954 story of Young MarvelMan battling his nemesis Young NastyMan (still one of the oddest villain names ever created). This story allows the brain to cool down.

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