Comic Book Storytelling: Miracleman

It has been talked about for some time now but this week it finally happened.  Marvel Comics released the Miracleman #1 reprint with the rest of the series to follow.

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I have never read Miracleman before this.  I have read about it and heard plenty of people talk about it but this is my first time actually getting a sample of it.  So until I read more of the series I can not make much of a judgement about it.  As first issues go it is okay.  I already have a vague understanding of where the story is going to go based on what I have read and heard in the past and I can see the seeds of it here.

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There are some ‘behind the scenes’ materials at the end.  They tell about Miracleman’s origins as Marvelman and even have some reprints of the old black and white comics.  There are some nice bits from an interview Joe Quesada did with creator Mick Anglo before he died.

I have to be honest the whole superhero as god thing has always been hit or miss for me.  But I understand a lot of that is based on what was done in Miracleman so I will keep reading to see how it plays out and I will be back with updates as the reprints come out.

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