Mister Miracle by Tom King

Mister Miracle

No prison can hold him. No trap can contain him. He is Scott Free, the worldwide celebrity sensation known as Mister Miracle, and he is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. But can he pull off the ultimate trick–and escape death itself?Something has gone horribly wrong with the perfect life that Scott and his wife Big Barda have made for themselves on Earth. With war raging between their homeworlds of Apokolips and New Genesis, Scott's cr...

Details Mister Miracle

TitleMister Miracle
Release DateFeb 19th, 2019
PublisherDC Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Comic Book

Reviews Mister Miracle

  • Sam Quixote
    So I usually try to summarise a book before launching into the review but part of why Mister Miracle, Volume 1 didn’t fully click with me is because I don’t really know what’s going on?! I can explain bits of it: in addition to being a superhero, Mister Miracle/Scott Free (I know, these names - it’s superhero comics, just go with it) is an escape artist and he’s planning the ultimate escape... from death itself!! There’s a war on Apok...
  • Chad
    Fourth World Primer: Here's what's necessary to understand the relationships in this book. Apokolips and New Genesis were at war. To end the war, Darkseid and Highfather agreed to exchange sons. Scott went to Apokolips and Orion went to new Genesis as babies. This is why Orion is always such a dick, Darkseid is his true father and has a similar personality. Scott was raised in Granny Goodness's orphanage, eventually meeting Big Barda who was lead...
  • James DeSantis
    From my ratings of King's previous work you can probably tell I'm a pretty big fan of this guy. Taking on Mister Miracle I was a little worried. Always am from getting overhyped. When I began reading this title I was a tad bit confused why so many people loved it. I couldn't get into the first 3 issues really much at all, but the rest? Well...Who is Mister Miracle? Well, if you're like me, you have no fucking clue. You might have seen him before ...
  • Artemy
    Note: this is a review for the book that was supposed to be Mister Miracle Volume 1, which was supposed to collect issues 1–6 of the series that I was reading in singles and wrote the review after finishing issue #6. That collection was cancelled by DC and instead they decided to print the whole series in one volume, which I "reviewed" again here.Come along for the most daring and dangerous adventure of your lifetime with Scott Free, the super ...
  • Bookwraiths
    Never having been a huge fan of Mister Miracle or the New Gods, I went into this one with no preconceived expectations. I'm glad I did though, because this is quite a different comic story. There are a lot of cool concepts thrown around. (Especially interesting is the creative team's twist on the old mystery of whether any of this is real or not.) The art is distinct and unique. And Scott Free's characterization is intriguing as he is a god prete...
  • Malum
    I went into this volume without knowing anything about Mister Miracle or the New Gods. At first, I didn't think I would like it. It was very confusing, I didn't know who anyone was or what was happening. Luckily, King does a pretty good job of filling you in on most of the backstory that you need to understand, and the weirdness begins to make sense in its own way. Then, looking deeper, you begin to see some of the brilliant things that King is d...
  • Shadowdenizen
    Originally read as single issues.One of todays top writers takes on one of Jack Kirbys most underrated creations, and hits it out of the park! This is, hands down one of my favorite runs of the last few years! It takes a relatively minor character and brings him directly to the forefront of the DCU.Tom King masterfully navigates this complex character, throwing in enough history to please long-time fans while still making it accessible to new/cas...
  • Wing Kee
    This is without a doubt one of the best books on the market at the moment.World: The art is absolutely fantastic. Gerad's art sets the tone for the world and the story that grounds this little family and character tale like no other. The colors, the frames, the character expressions and personality that pop off the page, the art is perfect. The world building is basic, it's there for the story and it serves it well. We have Scott as a performer, ...
  • Dr Rashmit Mishra
    This was a hard book to review . To start the review however , you must know about a few things , first I don't like King's stories , I know he is regarded very highly but for one reason or the other I have never really liked his work . Second I am not all that versed in the exploits of Mister Miracle , I mean I do know his origin story and his influence in some of past mega event books by DC . Knowing that , it maybe easier for you to know why t...
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    I had to keep reminding myself as I read this that it was a superhero comic from one of the big 2 publishers. It certainly didn't feel like it. If you are looking for a flashy fight book with big huge action scenes...this probably isn't the book for you. However, if you are on the hunt for a deep character study that asks some meaningful questions, this is certainly that book. And more.I absolutely loved it. I loved the 9-panel pages...it brought...
  • Frédéric
    Well, this was... different.Tom King gets ballsy and delivers a very different book than  average. Does that make it good? If you're like me-and I reckon we're a crowd out there- and started the book knowing zilch about Mr Miracle, Big Barda and the gang of New Gods or whatever, you'll end up with about the same level of knowledge as when you started. So most relationships, stakes, reasons for battles and stuff largely remain a mystery throughou...
  • Adam M
    This was an incomplete collection. I was warned that before requesting. THAT BEING SAID: this story is so disparate and cerebral that it killed the story not knowing how it ended. Mister Miracle is, arguably, a largely unknown entity in modern comics. Many of the characters in this story are lesser known today in the larger DC canon. I don't know a lot about the New Gods or many of the characters here, so I was genuinely curious as to how Tom Kin...
  • Rory Wilding
    "Darkseid is.” This is a term that was introduced in the "Rock of Ages" storyline in Grant Morrison and Howard Porter's JLA run, in which the tyrannical ruler of the planet Apokolips has finally claimed the Anti-Life Equation and in the future has turned the Earth into an apocalyptic dystopia. Although Darkseid has often been depicted as a physical threat who could easily take on the Justice League, comics like JLA have depicted the character a...
  • Dan
    4.5 Stars For me King is hit and miss. I don’t love everything he touches. But this reimagining of Kirby’s characters is incredible.On paper if you were to tell me King was remaking these characters as dark and gritty I’d be intrigued but worried. But King managed to pull off taking some of the most colorful characters in DCs history and make this more mature tale that both honors the characters roots and does something new and different.I ...
  • Craig
    I might have even gone five stars for this, except that DC's preview issue via NetGalley only collects the first 10 issues of the series, so it isn't complete. It ends at a pretty huge cliffhanger (I won't say more--if you're reading this in single issues, you're probably aware of what I mean) and...that's it. What the what? Why send this out in this form? If you want to whet people's appetite, send out a collection that collects the first half o...
  • Todd Glaeser
    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-copy. Netgalley copy included Issues #1-10I think if you're not reading this, you are missing one of the best, Period.King used the best of Kirby, made sense of the bounty of ideas, even made Funky Flashman relevant. I read Kirby's Mister Miracle as the issues came out at the drug store. (Yeah, I'm old.) I felt this book respected the past and yet was completely modern.
  • Ian Roditi
    Darkseid Is.But so are we.
  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.If there are two buddies who make an excellent creative team out there, it’s Tom King and Mitch Gerads. Their first project together, The Sheriff of Babylon, blew my mind away and it was only a matter of time before the two got back together on a brand-new adventure. While Tom King’s writing style delves deep into the psyche of characters and favours story-telling through images rather than w...
  • Sans
    Re-read as single issues. Even more amazing the second time around.
  • Harry Jahnke
    This book, to me, was at the same time a love letter to Jack Kirby and a reflection on how far comic books have come as a medium. I like the contrast between the classic Kirby and Lee style dialogue boxes with the mundanity of what's happening in panel. Also, this book messed me up in a big way. Being a person with anxiety/depression issues, this was hard to get through at times. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I appreciate how mental health...
  • Javier Muñoz
    4,5 sobre 5Tom King nos vuelve a traer una genial serie limitada que nos fascinará aunque nos deja rascándonos la cabeza, tras la primera lectura no se muy bien qué es real y qué es imaginación, cuál es el mundo en el que vive realmente el protagonista, si al final alcanza la victoria o si lleva toda la historia cumpliendo los designios de su enemigo... Es posible que las futuras lecturas (porque este es un cómic que pide varias lecturas) ...
  • Luke Gardiner
    Haunting but also surprisingly funny, Mister Miracle wholeheartedly deserved the Eisner award for Tom King's incredible (and incredibly absurd) writing as much as Mitch Gerads deserved the award for his stunningly beautiful artwork.I am not normally a fan of the unusual or anything too strenuous on reality but I could not put this book down, from cover to closure I was gripped.Scott Free and Big Barda are amazingly characterised, both as gods but...
  • Drown Hollum
    The New Gods truly feel like modern day deities in King's Mister Miracle. I don't mean this in the throw-away sense of superheroism, but the conflicts and ugly mirrors of humanity combined with the larger-than-life battles and bargains, truly capture the heart of ancient human mythology. Of course this comes with that great Tom King special sauce, and the whole story becomes one of illusion. Appropriate no? This series is funny, warm, and heart-f...
  • Sean
    What a fantastic run of comics. I never really followed 'Mister Miracle' as a kid, and couldn't care less about the New Gods or Darkseid. But this I enjoyed as a story about a man caught up in a never-ending war; trying to build a life he doesn't want to escape from.
  • Chris Lemmerman
    You've heard it all by now, I'm sure. All the awards, all the hype, all the praise - it's all true. Mister Miracle is a masterpiece that'll leave you thinking about it for days afterwards, and stands up next to the Omega Men and Vision as one of Tom King's best works so far. I'm not saying anything else other than go read it - you won't be disappointed.Oh, and:Darkseid Is.
  • Ellen
    3.5 starsI read this as a preview to see if the library should purchase it. There is some excellent stuff here, but I couldn't give it higher than 3.5 stars because I was also really confused. I did not know anything about Darkseid and the war that rages on in Apokolips before starting this, and that left me at a loss during parts of this story that jumps around a lot. I had a friend explain some stuff to me, but alas. However, I did love a lot o...
  • Václav
    Scot Free aka Mister Miracle is exceptional "hero" with regular personal issues to deal. King's Mister miracle is fun to read. The story is, especially for superheroes in with capes, bit untraditional and I appreciate the funny twist that big events are taken to the background and small, personal one are amplified and put to the foreground. The art is playful and experimental and the panel style is more like "back to basics", and it is more than ...
  • Ken Moten
    Tom King is the only person at DC Comics that is coming close to Christopher J. Priest. As much as I have been liking his work on Batman, this is the project that takes me back to his work on Vision: The Complete Series (Vision: Director's Cut. I have always known about this character, but it is only now that I really invested in the Fourth World. The trade-mark candor and Tarentino-esque violence of King is in full-effect. The fact that the acti...
  • Berna Labourdette
    Un cómic muy ambicioso (usando el sistema de 9 viñetas simétricas por página que hiciera famoso Watchmen) que logra traer a Mr. Miracle y Big Barda, esa pareja forjada en el infierno de Apokolips en una visión actualizada sobre el legado de los padres, la ecuación de la anti-vida, la paternidad y el hecho que Scott Free sea un artista del escape frente a una situación de la cual no quiere escapar. Muy buena. 
  • Primo S.
    100/100 Darkseid is.