One of Jack Kirby’s most beloved creations returns.
Mister Miracle joins the DC Rebirth. DC Comics announced MISTER MIRACLE from writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON.
DC is calling this “a unique take on Mister Miracle, one of Jack Kirby’s most beloved New Gods.” The 12 issue series “will take readers on an episodic roller coaster of death, resurrection, mystery and intrigue.”
Who is this Miracle Man?
Scott Free/Mister Miracles was created by Kirby for DC and first appeared his own book in 1971. Free’s stage alter ego was Mister Miracle, the great escape artist. Before Free became Mister Miracle on Earth, he was caught in the war of the New Gods. Free is the son of Highfather, arch enemy of Darkseid. The two super beings raised each other sons in a pact to keep peace between New Genesis and Apokolips. Free was married to Big Barda, a Female Fury, a warrior serving his “father” Darkseid. Free and Barda later became Justice League members.
“MISTER MIRACLE is the most ambitious project I’ve ever worked on,” says King. “Mitch and I asked ourselves if we could do something as good as SANDMAN, PREACHER or NEW FRONTIER, which are transcendent, contained stories that comment upon the times in which they were made. We knew we’d be stupid to think we could, but we’d be more stupid not to try.”
“Because of the nature of how Tom and I are creating the book, I’m able to really stretch how I approach the art,” adds Gerads. “I’ve followed Tom into Baghdad, Gotham City, and now I couldn’t be more excited to join him on the battle plains of Apokolips! So here we go, into the breach once more, and I wouldn’t want anyone else by my side. FOR NEW GENESIS!”
“MISTER MIRACLE is the story of a trapped man who can get out of any trap,” continues King. “It’s about the weird that surrounds us now, that seems to push into every aspect of our being, that leaves us questioning the very foundations of our existence: how did I get into this and how the hell do I get out?”
Here’s more preview art and a variant cover:
MISTER MIRACLE #1 arrives August 9th.