This week marks the release of the remastered Miracleman #13, which was by coincidence the first issue of the book I ever bought, waaaay back in 1987, featuring a wonderful moment featuring Miraclewoman, a mixed metaphor, and a time-jump that would lead us to the madness of issue #15.  I am a bit confused, though, as I’ve heard literally NO feedback from anyone regarding these reprinted issues, good or bad, which makes me think that perhaps Miracleman’s time has passed.  Certainly, it is a product of the 1980s, and given the high-profile work that The Original Writer (*coughAlanMoorecough*) produced in the years since, it may be that the book was ahead of its time in 1985, but old news 30 years down the line.  I’m still enjoying each issue as much as I did in my teens, but I’m a sucker for anything having to do with the character, which leads us into today’s Olympian query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is mostly excited for the new Miracleman stories promised after the existing material ends with issue #24, asking: Are you excited about the return of Miracleman, or has that train already sailed?

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Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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4 Comments

  1. Thunderhowl
    November 8, 2014 at 11:38 am — Reply

    I’m 8 issues in and liking it so far. I’m not the biggest Moore fan, but I’m a huge fan of Alan Davis, and seeing his earlier work is really interesting. I’m looking forward to what happens as the series progresses.

  2. Malone_hasco
    November 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    We never got Miracleman here back when it was released, so for me, the ship kinda sailed like 25 years ago. I know people hold it in high regard with Alan Moore and all, but I find its quite difficult to get into.
    I was just reading a hardcover collection of Finnish edition X-Men 1984-1985 (around 105-130 of U.S. Uncanny X-Men) and while I think they are some of the best superhero comics ever made, I acknowledge how hard it could be get into now without any previous exposure to comics of that era and X-Men in general. Its same with Miracleman.

  3. Oldcomicfan
    November 9, 2014 at 6:37 am — Reply

    I’m not a big fan of Alan Moore in particular, and when I picked up Miracleman back in the 80s I was not impressed with it then, so I feel no particular urge to pick up the remastered edition. It’s pretty much just a British version of standard superhero fare. The art isn’t outstanding and there’s nothing outstanding about the writing, either. So, for me, not only has the ship already left the station, I’m not even bothering to go down to the depot to watch it chug past.

  4. Chris
    November 9, 2014 at 11:56 am — Reply

    I was just talking about this the other day. It seemed like people were demanding reprints of the Moore stuff forever and when we finally got it…nothing. Issue 1 sold decently but we’ve only been keeping 2-3 copies of the latest issues on the racks. No one buys it and it has me baffled considering how much good things I’ve heard about it. Maybe people are waiting for a collected edition?

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