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Subj: Re: New banner! Any MIRACLEMAN fans among us?
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 at 09:19:23 am CDT (Viewed 300 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! Any MIRACLEMAN fans among us?
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Or MARVEL MAN if you prefer?

Here's the Wikipedia article, starting at the 1982 phase of the character's history, so as to be on topic here:
Miracleman from 1982

I love the look of the character. Always have. Unfortunately I haven't been a fan of the various attempts to darken fun characters like the original Captain Marvel or Golden/Silver/Bronze Age Superman.



Oh yes, big MM fan. The art by Totleben is next level museum quality transcendant.

It is the artistic equal and complement of Watchmen. While Watchmen is a (de)construction of superheroes as wholly human, MM is about the superhero as a living god.

Alan Moore makes Mickey Moran every middle-aged man walking around trying to remember his magic word from childhood. And when he finds it; realizes that everything he used to know was a lie.

Johnny Bates is the most abused innocent and terrifying villain of all time. A true illustration of a disturbed person with unstoppable power that makes him beyond punishment.

This is the ultimate Superman/CM archetype story taken to an apocalyptic conclusion. It is one of the reasons I cringe every time someone claims that Superman is really just a normal guy with powers. Or they claim that Captain Marvel is simply a kid's mind in a superpowered body.

It is such a shame that Alan Moore got on bad terms with DC and never had a Superman run. The man saw DEEPLY into the genre; and could fully express it's pure wonder and terror.


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