Marvel just released a sneak peek of Miracleman #1, the issue people have been waiting for years to read!
It was the series that changed comics forever. With the utterance of one word, Michael Moran transformed from the ordinary into the extraordinary – and Miracleman was born!
Long out of print, Marvel Comics is pleased to announce that the earth-shattering stories that injected new levels of sophistication into the super hero genre will finally see the light of day once again! Starting this January, Marvel will begin publishing the legendary run of Miracleman by the original creators that began in Warrior Magazine and continued under now defunct publisher Eclipse Comics!
Or – “Where The Heck Is My Battle Chasers #10?”
In recent weeks of the Major Spoilers Podcast TPB reviews, we’ve looked at several stories that never got a proper ending, be it due to schedules, monetary difficulties, or the attention span of a fruitfly. Some have been sublime, others ridiculous, but in all cases our enjoyment of the stories seemed to be affected by their incomplete status. It got me to thinking about how many of my favorite stories over the years never got a proper ending, appropriate closure, or even a climactic explosion where the hero skates away in triumph…
Who would have thought the week after the San Diego Comic Con would be full of such interesting moments?Â Here’s a look back at what you may have missed last week.
- The signed Major Spoilers poster arrives at Stately Spoiler Manor
- Alien gets a prequel and Ridley Scott is going to direct
- Who knew two Fantastic Four covers would cause so much discussion
- Major Spoilers Adventures clocks in with the 2nd installment.Â Extra points to those that recognized all the bad guys looked like Rodrigo.
- Victoria offers up advice for those wanting to Cosplay
- Who likes Dungeons and Dragons? Then you best check out Rodrigo’s thoughts on the new guide to divine power
- Transmetropolitan and Scott Johnson are featured on the Major Spoilers Podcast
- Stacy B. offers up thoughts on Miracleman for those scratching their heads
- Do you have a favorite DC direct to DVD animated movie?Â Major Spoilers wants to know
- And of course, plenty of reviews to keep you occupied
What is in store for the comic book and pop culture universe this week? Take the ride with us, and let’s find out together.
AUTHOR NOTE: This article is not an all inclusive study of the Marvelman character.Â There are issues in the creation and subsequent history of Marvelman that have not been touched on in years, and this is a basic rundown of the evolution of the character from publisher to publisher.
The seeds of Marvelman as a character where planted in 1941, when National Periodical Publications (know today as DC Comics) sued Fawcett Comics for copyright infringement over their publication of the character Captain Marvel, saying it was to close to their own character Superman.Â The case languished in court for years, and it was not until 1954 that an final decision was announced. During this time, sales of the Captain Marvel titles had begun to decline, McCarthyism was in full swing, and parent groups where beginning to take notice of the content published in their childrenâ€™s comics.Â The case was settled out of court with Fawcett agreeing to stop publishing the Captain Marvel characters.Â The final Golden Age appearance of Captain Marvel and his family was in The Marvel Family #89, January 1954, just months before Dr. Frederic Werthamâ€™s controversial book, Seduction of the Innocent, was released.