Sledge's Comic Review: Mister Miracle #1

By the second page, I was in love with this comic. 

DarkSeid Is...

DarkSeid Is...

Scott Free is one of those characters I have always had an affinity toward. From his suburban living in Connecticut, to having strong and loving wife, to his penchant to make people question what is really happening in plain sight. Escape Artist. Friend. God of New Genesis. Husband. Mortal? He's seen more than most could even imagine in their wildest dreams... and nightmares. 

But, this is a comic review. 

It's also amazing to see King and Gerads collaborating again after Sheriff of Babylon, which of course is one of the Court of Nerds favorite series to come out sense we opened our digital doors. This is quite possibly the best dynamic duo in comics right now and I'm a huge fan of Abnett/Sejic. King's ability to confuse his reader without angering them or making it feel like Saturday morning schlock is masterful, while Gerads' art styling is so perfect for this story's setting. Hell, he even pays homage to King Kirby's 1971 Mister Miracle by placing a poster in the background of several panels. 

See!

See!

But, this is a comic review.

In the comic industry today, events have taken center stage in everything, building up to something greater across multiple lines and titles; when all we really want is to be told a good story. It can still be epic in scale. It can still have huge stakes. But, it's the personal stakes that make good story great. King and Gerads have managed to make this book feel extremely personal.

Oberon isn't just a Beer by Bell's

Oberon isn't just a Beer by Bell's

But, this is a comic review.

I know I should be detailing the story. Breaking down for the reader... or perspective reader... the major plot points and relating how this will effect the character(s) involved. I know I should predict what will happen in the next issue, and explain that I hope to be surprised even if I turn out to be right. I know that's what comic reviews are supposed to do.

Damn it

Damn it

Maybe this review isn't what we all think it is.

So maybe you should just go buy this book and not let me ruin anything for you. Know that I can't wait for the next issue to come out. Know that Tom King and Mitch Gerads are at the height of their powers and it shows. 

Buy this book.

Rating: 10/10